Weekly News Update

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  • The New York Times explains why celebrities, activists, and journalists are boycotting Twitter on Oct. 13, #WomenBoycottTwitter, following Twitter’s suspension of Rose McGowan’s account after she tweeted about Harvey Weinstein. #AmplifyWomen offers an alternative for women who prefer to speak up.
  • Vulture offers an exhaustive list of women who are speaking out about alleged abuse by Weinstein, including McGowan, Cara Delevingne, and Kate Beckinsale.
  • Above the Law shares as part of their Pink Ghetto series that following recent articles about Weinstein, women in Biglaw are sharing their own stories of sexual harassment as young associates.
  • The New York Times is also reporting an unintended consequence of workplace sexual harassment: Men are less likely to meet with women one-on-one, which can hurt women’s careers.
  • The Muse offers advice on how to repair your workplace rep after a bad performance review.
  • Fast Company provides six suggestions to pull yourself out of a work slump.
  • The Guardian details how the death of a 31-year-old Japanese journalist–after she worked 159 hours of overtime in one month–has started a national discussion about Japan’s workplace practices.
  • The Guardian also offers a firsthand account of a Nigerian woman who is one of the models in Dove’s latest ad, which has been called racist.
  • O Magazine explains why so many Gen X women are experiencing a midlife crisis.
  • PBS NewsHour reports why doctors and researchers are questioning the Trump Administration’s new birth control rule.
  • Wired shares that the speculum, still based on a design from the 1840s, is getting a modern update.
  • Laugh of the Week: For men who are confused about how to act around women in the workplace or in professional situations, Medium offers a simple trick: “Treat all women like you would treat Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.” (The Rock approves.)

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