Weekly News Update

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  • The Cut offers its take on fashion lines by women for women—Apiece Apart, Nili Lotan, Maryam Nassir Zadeh, Doen, and Jenni Kayne—which have looks that include caftans, oversize sweaters, elastic-waist trousers, roomy linen dresses, blouses that button right up to the chin, and walkable heels.
  • Ask A Manager answers the question: Do I really need to wear high heels to a job interview? (Short answer: No.)
  • Quartz offers 10 CEOs’ top interview questions and tests for prospective employees. Have you heard any of these before?
  • The New York Times reports that sexual harassment cases show the ineffectiveness of going to HR with complaints.
  • Consequence of Sound lists the 120—and counting—men who have been accused of sexual misconduct in the aftermath of the Harvey Weinstein allegations.
  • Slate shares a firsthand account of regret of complacency when it comes to the widely reported inappropriate behavior of Ninth Circuit Judge Alex Kozinski. (Above the Law has details regarding the judge’s judicial misconduct inquiry, announced earlier this week.)
  • Politico reports that U.S. Representative Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio) claimed in a private meeting that “too many members [of the House] dress inappropriately” and that their revealing clothing was “an invitation” to harassment. She later said she never meant to suggest that women are to blame for the harassment they experience.
  • The Washington Post shares that Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year for 2017 is “feminism,” defined as “the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes” and “organized activity on behalf of women’s rights and interests,” according to Merriam-Webster.
  • The Guardian provides a French comic’s take on why maternity leave is nothing like taking a vacation.
  • Glamour shares the new movie posters for Ocean’s 8, which is coming to theaters this summer and stars Sandra Bullock as Debbie Ocean, Danny Ocean’s estranged sister, along with Cate Blanchett, Rihanna, Mindy Kaling, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Sarah Paulson, and Awkwafina.
  • Vulture explains how The Crown’s costume designer created the latest season’s most memorable looks.
  • Rage Laugh of the Week: KatyKatiKate has an annotated hot take on documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock’s so-called apology about sexually assaulting women, calling a woman in his office “sex pants,” and cheating on his wives and girlfriends.

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  1. Aquatalia PSA :

    Rhumba is on sale on Aquatalia’s website for 75% off, taking them down to $188, today only. Check it out. I believe it’s final sale. I am a Size 12 and I found them to run small at the top of the range (as many Italian shoes do). Happy hunting.

  2. I agree that HR is useless in stopping someone from being a sexueal harasser. Even in big firms, they are useless, but in small firm’s, you can NOT expect the manageing partner to insure everything is done BY THE BOOK! FOOEY!

    Frank is always peering at my boobies, or pinching my tuchus, and no one ever does ANYTHING! What is a good girl like me to do? OUT him? FOOEY!

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