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Silicon Valley Sexism Called Out

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The sexist status quo in the venture capital and startup scene may be shifting. In The New York Times’ article, “Women in Tech Speak Frankly on Culture of Harassment,” more than two dozen women were interviewed about harassment they’ve faced in work-related situations. Multiple women publicly outed prominent male executives in Silicon Valley for improper and sexist behavior, such as […]

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“Preserving Scientific Data in the Age of Trump” With Lindsey Dillon

“Preserving Scientific Data in the Age of Trump” With Lindsey Dillon

Ars Technica is an online publication dedicated to reporting on the technology industry and its advancement. Once a month they host Ars Technica Live, a live event with a keynote speaker, that discusses relevant topics affecting the tech community. This past week at Ars Technica Live, they featured Lindsey Dillon, a professor at UC Santa Cruz involved with the Environmental […]

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Travis Kalanick, Uber CEO, Resigns

Travis Kalanick, Uber CEO, Resigns

UPDATE: It was reported by The New York Times that Travis Kalanick has officially stepped down as CEO of Uber yesterday. Kalanick was facing pressure from five major investors of Uber and he announced his resignation in an email to the company. The Uber CEO, Travis Kalanick, announced last week that he will be taking a leave of absence from the […]

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Women and Investments: The Importance of Capitalizing the Future

Women and Investments: The Importance of Capitalizing the Future

Last Thursday, Lipstick&Politics held its May Leadership Salon called “Women and Investments: The Importance of Capitalizing the Future,” that tackled the crucial conversation of women and money. Over $20 trillion of the world’s wealth is created, controlled, and influenced by women. Despite this number, we see an economic parity between men and women that go beyond the pay gap called […]

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Invest In Women, Better The World

Invest In Women, Better The World

When it comes to investing, our world is failing women. Let’s break it down into simple numbers. In a Fortune article from March 2017, it was reported that almost 5% of venture capital deals in 2016 were given to female-led businesses, which is the highest in the last ten years. Unfortunately, those VC deals don’t amount to much–the funding that […]

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It’s National Women’s Health Week!

It’s National Women’s Health Week!

In America, women’s healthcare is under threat. It seems like women’s healthcare is always on the defensive against society and government policy, but since the beginning of Donald Trump’s presidential term, it’s even more so. When major, detrimental decisions about women’s healthcare (on a national and international level) are made by a roomful of men, they exhibit how people must […]

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Everyday Women Through Larry Sultan’s Lens At SFMOMA

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In the newest SFMOMA exhibit, photography from a few of Larry Sultan’s collections are on display. From his collaborative effort with Mike Mandel, Evidence (1977), a series of pictures from governmental archives, to The Valley (2000), which follows pornography photo shoots in suburban neighborhoods, Sultan has a unique talent for shedding new light on everyday life. This is especially highlighted […]

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Matisse & Diebenkorn At SFMOMA

Matisse & Diebenkorn At SFMOMA

Two artists with different styles who worked in different parts of the twentieth century and in different countries come together in the newest exhibit at the SF MOMA. Henri Matisse and Richard Diebenkorn never met, but their work converses with each other as if the two crafted side by side. And that effect is exactly what the creators of this […]

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Congratulations To The First Black Woman President Of Harvard Law Review!

Congratulations To The First Black Woman President Of Harvard Law Review!

ImeIme Umana makes #herstory as the first elected black female president of the influential Harvard Law Review. The enormity of her election speaks as much of Umana’s strength of character as it does of her race and gender. HLR’s presidency is considered the most prestigious student position at Harvard Law, where competition is notoriously fierce. Prior groundbreakers elected to the […]

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Shakira: How Child Brain Development Is A Societal Matter

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The World Economic Forum for 2017 took place in Davos last week where they discussed many pressing global matters, from leadership standards to global warming. Shakira, who is a UNICEF Global Ambassador, brought forward how early brain development in childhood is crucial and, unfortunately, overlooked. But if we focus on providing necessary “love, protection, and nutrition” to child brain development, […]

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A Counter-Inauguration By Lawyers: The Rise Above Conference

A Counter-Inauguration By Lawyers: The Rise Above Conference

January 21st and 22nd will be a busy weekend. Two organizations, Lawyers for Good Government Inc. and RISE When We Fall, are gathering together in Washington DC for the inauguration of the Rise Above Conference, an effort to coordinate legal resistance to the incoming Trump Administration and Republican controlled Congress. Recognizing the unprecedented political energy spurred by the presidential election […]

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Simple Ways To Help Homeless Women And Mothers In The City

Simple Ways To Help Homeless Women And Mothers In The City

San Francisco’s homeless population of around 6,500 is just behind New York’s as the largest in the nation and a stroll through the Tenderloin on any given day will reaffirm that ranking. Media outlets and humans rights activists alike have been spreading awareness of the situation on a broader sense for years, but when the daily struggles specific individuals experience […]

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Press Freedom May Be In Danger

Press Freedom May Be In Danger

Arguably, the news coverage of the recent presidential election has been mixed, largely due to the unusual campaign of President-elect Donald Trump. But one of the many claims Trump made during his election campaign was that the news media could not be trusted and that he would take action upon press when he became president. This is dangerous. Update: Since […]

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