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Source: CBS News

Looking at 2018's "Pink Wave" - and an uphill run for women

Today 03:19 GMT

"You would think that women are sort of taking over American politics; all of the stories are about women running," she said. "The attention is to the surge or the tsunami or the pink wave.

Kelly Dittmar, a political science professor at the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University in New Jersey, has been tracking what in some ways is a standout year for female political candidates.

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Source: CBS News

Gender gap helps keep Democrats in front — CBS News poll

Today 03:20 GMT

Democrats are being helped by a gender gap in the race for the House in these key districts: Men are backing Republican candidates by 7 percentage points, while women are supporting Democrats by 12 points.

Also, Democrats are partly relying on new voters — more than one in five of those backing Democrats did not vote in either the 2010 or 2014 midterm elections. Black voters' strong support for Democrats is in part because these voters see the Democratic Party working for them, and the Republican party against them.

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Source: Global News

The dark side of Saudi Arabia’s youthful crown prince Mohammed bin Salman

Today 10:52 GMT

In a kingdom once ruled by an ever-aging rotation of elderly monarchs, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman stands out as the youthful face of a youthful nation.

Last year, at age 31, Mohammed became the kingdom’s crown prince, next in line to the throne now held by his octogenarian father, King Salman. But behind the carefully calibrated public-relations campaign pushing images of the smiling prince meeting with the world’s top leaders and business executives lurks a darker side.

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Source: Global News

#MeToo rattles Indian government as minister is accused of sexual harassment

Today 07:00 GMT

Indian minister M.J. Akbar described multiple allegations of sexual harassment against him as “wild and baseless” on Sunday and added he plans to take legal action against the women who have made the accusations.

The comments by Akbar, 67, follow widespread calls on social media for his resignation from his post as the minister of state for external affairs in the Indian government, after at least 10 women came forward to accuse him of harassment in recent days.

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Source: Washington Post

U.S. women secure spot in next year’s World Cup with rout of Jamaica

Today 10:51 GMT

The Americans breezed across the finish line Sunday night with another demolition of a terribly inferior foe at the Concacaf qualifying tournament, a 6-0 rout of Jamaica in a semifinal before 7,555 at Toyota Stadium.

After four lopsided victories, after performances that were as grand as the score lines, after an 11-day compulsory exercise against countries that are generations behind in women’s soccer, the U.S. national team certified what everyone in the sport had known for a very long time.

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Source: Common Domain

New Accuser Says MJ Akbar Harassed Her When She Was An 18-Year-Old Intern

Today 10:51 GMT

On the last day of Majlie de Puy Kamp's internship at the The Asian Age newspaper in the spring of 2007, she walked up two flights of stairs from the news floor to the office of the editor MJ Akbar.

A journalist in Delhi, who was in her twenties when Akbar ran TheSunday Guardian in 2014, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said that it was common knowledge that Akbar stared at the breasts of his reporters at weekly meetings and the newsroom knew about it.

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Source: The Guradian

'There's no escape': Weinstein accusers on hope and despair in the #MeToo era

Today 10:51 GMT

In the hours after Harvey Weinstein was finally outed as a serial sexual harasser and abuser last October, Zoë Brock received link after link to the bombshell New York Times coverage from the friends she had told of her own Weinstein experience.

A year after the #MeToo movement took off in the wake of the Weinstein allegations, its shockwaves have been felt way beyond Hollywood, from Capitol Hill to the courts, through the tech and media and service industries, as well as academia and even children’s literature.

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Source: The Guradian

USA rampage past Jamaica to qualify for 2019 Women's World Cup

Today 10:51 GMT

On Sunday, the Americans steamrolled their way past Jamaica, 6-0, and clinched their spot at the 2019 Women’s World Cup, giving them the chance to defend their title.

It was only eight years ago that the US almost missed out on the 2011 Women’s World Cup due to a shock loss in qualifying. Coming into Sunday’s Concacaf Women’s Tournament semi-final against Jamaica, the players and coach Jill Ellis were keenly aware of what happened in 2010, admitting they talked about it before the tournament started.

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Source: The Guradian

Indian minister sues alleged victim over #MeToo claims

Today 12:41 GMT

An Indian government minister accused of sexual misconduct by at least 12 women has said the claims are “wild and baseless” and filed a defamation lawsuit against one of his alleged victims.

There are 48 members of parliament across India with cases registered against them relating to crimes against women, a quarter of them members of the BJP, according to statistics from the Association for Democratic Reforms thinktank.

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Source: The Guradian

Women-only motor racing contest still leaves some petrolheads fuming

Sunday 23:41 GMT

The thought recurred this week, when the creators of the W Series announced their new just-for-women single-seater motor racing competition.

It was another of those notions that seemed like a good idea to someone, somewhere, at the time – a made-for-ITV single-gender racing series to uncover and promote female drivers. It sounded like one of those vitamin supplements that promises to pep you up and its ambition was to create a fleet of female role?model?racing-drivers and encourage more women to watch motorsport.

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Source: Fox News

Maria Sharapova's biggest piece of advice to female entrepreneurs

Saturday 19:05 GMT

Maria Sharapova is not only one of world’s top tennis players – with five Grand Slam titles under her belt – but she is also a savvy businesswomen.

Sharapova says her biggest piece of advice to the women she mentors through the program is to urge them not to be shy and ask questions. “I had a platform of fans that I could speak to and I had a voice and I realized that there are a lot of female entrepreneurs that start with an amazing idea but don't have the opportunity to force it into something big,” she says, adding that she “wanted to help them.”

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Source: The Guradian

California chef in sexual misconduct scandal criticised for 'dunk tank' plan

Saturday 05:11 GMT

An embattled California chef accused of sexual harassment is facing renewed backlash after announcing he would sit in a “dunk tank” as part of his efforts to reform himself and make women “feel safe” in his restaurants. Charlie Hallowell, an Oakland restaurateur who faced misconduct allegations from more than 30 employees over the last year, has released an “open letter” and “apology” detailing his return to three restaurants and a “twelve-point plan” to ensure the workplaces would be “different moving forward”.

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Source: The Guradian

'I don't see any reason for feminism': the women backing Brazil's Bolsonaro

Sunday 23:40 GMT

“I really don’t see any reason for feminism today — men and women are equal in Brazil,” said Ana de Moraes, 56, a retired lawyer who intends to vote for Bolsonaro on 28 October.

When Bolsonaro supporters held their own demonstrations, his son, Eduardo, pronounced: “Rightwing women are prettier than leftwing women. And far from warming up to feminism, Bolsonaro and his supporters doubled down with their attacks.

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Source: Washington Post

Voters say they are more likely to cast ballots in this year’s midterm elections

Today 03:19 GMT

Three weeks before critical midterm elections, voters are expressing significantly more interest in turning out than they were four years ago, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll.

The margin of sampling error is 3.5 points for overall results as well as for results among 991 registered voters; the error margin is four points among for the sample of 752 likely voters.

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Source: The Week

This contest is spreading a love of drumming to women worldwide

Saturday 21:50 GMT

Soma's clip is just one of thousands of videos submitted from around the world over the past seven years to the Hit Like a Girl contest, an amateur female drumming competition designed to inspire female empowerment and spark a rebound in the struggling musical instrument industry.

"We have girls from as young as 7 to women as old as 70 that participated in the contest this year," says Hit Like a Girl co-founder David Levine, who owns the cymbal manufacturer TRX Cymbals.


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