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Nashville: at last, a drama whose female leads feel grownup and real

Nashville: at last, a drama whose female leads feel grownup and real | Soup for thought | Scoop.it
The show's writer Callie Khouri, of Thelma & Louise fame, has achieved a rare thing, a feminist drama in which men take the back seat There is a scene early on in the first episode of country music drama Nashville when star-on-the-slide Rayna James...
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What an entertaining way to spend 60 min . I particularly love that the men's success depends entirely on that of the women, and the way that Juliette 'treated' Deacon to a vintage guitar like she'd just been to the shop and bought him some sweets was a great example of female financial independence.

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“When A Woman Speaks Up, It's A Gate To Hell"

“When A Woman Speaks Up, It's A Gate To Hell" | Soup for thought | Scoop.it
How one feminist publisher is taking on the worst of Silicon Valley (and some of her allies, too)
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Earlier this year the New York Times fired its executive editor, Jill Abramson, with the ostensible rationale that she had not managed her newsroom well. 

Thank you @pdeppisch

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Women Use Instagram More Than Men

Women Use Instagram More Than Men | Soup for thought | Scoop.it

Who uses Instagram: men or women? And what top brands do they prefer to follow on the visual social platform? 

The answers vary by country.




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Visual Instagram breakdown by gender, in which countries. You can find more about Instagram demographics

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M. Philip Oliver's curator insight, July 9, 3:19 PM

Thanks to Malek

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7 Tips For A Work-Life Balance With No Blah, Blah, Blah

7 Tips For A Work-Life Balance With No Blah, Blah, Blah | Soup for thought | Scoop.it
Here are the 7 things you should think about when considering all the chatter about 'balance.'

Via Official AndreasCY
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A practical look at how to achieve the illusive target. Zooming in on specific 7 areas in life provide a good informative and motivational post.

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Official AndreasCY's curator insight, July 5, 7:31 AM

"If you want to balance something, then balance your checkbook."

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The Ping-Pong Theory of Tech Sexism

The Ping-Pong Theory of Tech Sexism | Soup for thought | Scoop.it

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Tech-industry sexism is well-documented, yet the harassment and discrimination lawsuit brought by Whitney Wolfe against the mobile app company Tinder, its parent Match.com and majority shareholder IAC is especially poignant: Tinder is a dating app that owes its success partly to Wolfe's marketing efforts targeting young women."


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Enjoy the movie script

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Phone-sex cop now "Cutie Off Duty"

Phone-sex cop now "Cutie Off Duty" | Soup for thought | Scoop.it
Police brass didn't like Officer Terra Barrow's old side job as a phone-sex operator, but she says they OK'ed her new risque gig.

Via Dana Hoffman
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Confusion!

We take it as a joke, but what about hypocrisy? what about politicians?

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Supreme Court rules against Obamacare's Contraceptive Mandate

Supreme Court rules against Obamacare's Contraceptive Mandate | Soup for thought | Scoop.it

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that certain closely held for-profit businesses can cite religious objections in order to opt out of a requirement ...

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The Entitlement mentality is cruising forward on all cylinders.

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Artist draws Disney heroines kissing their FATHERS to fight incest

Artist draws Disney heroines kissing their FATHERS to fight incest | Soup for thought | Scoop.it


  • Artist Saint Hoax created the posters after learning that his friend had been molested by her father at aged seven
  • One victim of incest has already been moved to report her attack after seeing the campaign


The aim is to encourage victims to report their cases in order for the authorities to prevent it from happening again,' Saint Hoax says.

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I'm fully against sexual abuse of minors, worst still by family members.  But the paintings look inappropriate to me.

  • Don't touch little girls,
  • Don't touch Disney's Princesses.
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Nigerian singer offers her virginity to Boko Haram in exchange for kidnapped schoolgirl

Nigerian singer offers her virginity to Boko Haram in exchange for kidnapped schoolgirl | Soup for thought | Scoop.it
Singer Adokiye has been praised and criticised for offering her virginity to the Boko Haram in exchange for the return of 276 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls
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Desperate measures for desperate situations?!

I think it's another  publicity stunt in the middle of absurdity over social media.

Heartbreaking.........

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Social Media Gone Awry: FAFSA Tweet Mocks the Poor     

Social Media Gone Awry: FAFSA Tweet Mocks the Poor      | Soup for thought | Scoop.it
You’d think a government agency would have the common sense not to insult the millions of people who depend on its services in order to afford an education. Government agency and not being offensive, yeah I’m amazed I typed that with a straight face. Unfortunately this was not the case...
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@pdeppisch won't hesitate a second before commenting

"what else do you expect fromr a PREDATOR?"

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Stoned to death while pregnant

Stoned to death while pregnant | Soup for thought | Scoop.it
Farzana Parveen was only 25 when the pregnant woman was stoned to death by her father and brother for marrying Mohammad Iqbal.

Via Jocelyn Stoller
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I'm at the end of my tether, medieval thoughts rule

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Queer Feminist Artists Challenging Today's 'Body Oppression' (NSFW)

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When asked, in an interview back in 1999, whether or not one painting could adequately challenge masculine representations of God, the inimitable Judy Chicago replied, "Not one painting... One painting can't possibly have that power...


Via musée du quai Branly, Caroline Claeys
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Divine female?!

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Domestic violence increases 25% during England #World #Cup games

Domestic violence increases 25% during England #World #Cup games | Soup for thought | Scoop.it
The National Centre for Domestic Violence is trying to raise awareness about domestic violence during the World Cup, after it emerged that instances increased by 25% after England Games at the 2010 tournament.

Via pdeppisch
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I feel bad for English women tonight after losing again.

A Canadian research shows similar results in the case of Hockey.

The study suggests that high levels of domestic abuse correlate not only with major sporting events, but specifically with disappointing results..

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This Is How A Domestic Violence Victim Falls Through The Cracks

This Is How A Domestic Violence Victim Falls Through The Cracks | Soup for thought | Scoop.it
Laura Aceves photographed in 2009, holding her niece.



Berryville, Arkansas — Two days before she died, Laura Aceves stood on the side of the road and frantically dialed the police for the last time.

It was early afternoon and the 21-...

Via Darcy Delaproser
malek's insight:

a long article and a sad story but you have to ask yourself "what's wrong with the system??"

As with many women who are killed in domestic violence homicidesLaura's death was foreshadowed by a documented trail of warning signs.

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The Key to Kick Butt Branding | Business HeroineBusiness Heroine

The Key to Kick Butt Branding | Business HeroineBusiness Heroine | Soup for thought | Scoop.it

She wanted to know what strategy would get her brand out there before she was clear about what her brand is. She was on the right track thinking about her niche, but the right market for you as a personal brand will only become apparent when you know who you are. (Like REALLY know.) 


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The End of Aspiration Is Near

The End of Aspiration Is Near | Soup for thought | Scoop.it
There’s a word I’d like to strike from business jargon: aspirational. It’s a dreadful neologism, about as bad as incentivize, and only slightly better than incent. But more to the point: I’d like to kill it because it’s on the verge of irrelevance. As typically defined, a brand is “aspirational”...
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It is not that the market overall is set to shrink—far from it. The number of luxury consumers has more than tripled in under 20 years,

But it will be harder to attract and keep an increasingly diverse and sophisticated consumer base.  

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Smart Women

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SMART WOMEN LOVE SMART MEN MORE THAN SMART MEN LOVE SMART WOMEN- Natalie Portman #quote @gidget1432 pic.twitter.com/k35mVc3NyH
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Cruel facts of life

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7 Reasons Why Women Make Great Entrepreneurs

7 Reasons Why Women Make Great Entrepreneurs | Soup for thought | Scoop.it
Only one in four companies in the US are run by women. Does this mean that women aren't cut out for the suits, ties and big decisions?

Via Deb Bailey
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If You Stop and Think About It... | Nomadic Politics

If You Stop and Think About It... | Nomadic Politics | Soup for thought | Scoop.it
Poster for American Women to vote in 2014 mid terms

Via Jocelyn Stoller
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Win Women, Win the Midterms 
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LinkedIn Releases New Trend Data About Women in Sales [Infographic] - HubSpot

LinkedIn Releases New Trend Data About Women in Sales [Infographic] - HubSpot | Soup for thought | Scoop.it

Discover new data from LinkedIn about the role of women in Sales in 2014.




Via iNeoMarketing
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  • % of women in Sales has increased slightly in the past 10 years
  • but that percentage decreases the more senior the role 
  • C-Suite & VP-level have the smallest percentage of women in Sales.
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Stop shops sorting toys by gender, says equalities minister

Stop shops sorting toys by gender, says equalities minister | Soup for thought | Scoop.it
Separating toys into boys' and girls' aisles may discourage girls from science and engineering careers, says Jenny Wilmott




Via Caroline Claeys, Deanna Dahlsad
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Gender between your ears not your legs. Time to smash taboos like gender specific toys.

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Is social media ruining your relationships?

Is social media ruining your relationships? | Soup for thought | Scoop.it
Self-professed addict explores how social media fascination impacts real life
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Getting called out for something sucks, but getting called out for something in a public, online space is way worse.

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Mormon feminist excommunicated

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By Jessica Ravitz, CNN


(CNN) –
 Kate Kelly, a lifelong Mormon who’s spearheaded a fight for equal opportunities for women in her church, was convicted of apostasy Monday and excommunicated from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


The verdict, decided by a panel of male judges who convened Sunday, came to her by way of an e-mail sent by her former LDS Church bishop in Virginia, Mark Harrison. Kelly described the verdict as “exceptionally painful.”



Via Community Village, Deanna Dahlsad
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"When any government, or any church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects, This you may not read, this you must not see, this you are forbidden to know, the end result is tyranny and oppression no matter how holy the motives."

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Remember when Mormons would not allow Black people to become priests? 


This church has serious issues. 


M. Philip Oliver's curator insight, June 26, 1:48 PM

"LDS Ex's"?


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5 Times the Internet Demanded Gender Equality

5 Times the Internet Demanded Gender Equality | Soup for thought | Scoop.it
Here are five examples of the Internet deciding to take gender equality into its own hands.
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When the internet community jumped in to protest against gender bias

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How millennial women are redefining leadership at work

How millennial women are redefining leadership at work | Soup for thought | Scoop.it
For the younger generation of women in the workplace, there is no such thing as a confidence gap, argues Trang Chu
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more self-confident

willing to pave their own way

want feedback and development


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Exploiting Jasmine : She Makes A T-Shirt

How does a simple T-shirt get made? To find out, we decided to make one -- and track every step of production. At the heart of the process are people like Ja...
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Jasmine works six days a week for $3 per day; this amounts to barely more than a quarter per hour. She lives in Bangladesh. The only thing keeping her hard at work? The fact that her life before–living with her family and farming–she had to worry about whether or not she would have enough to eat. Now, the worry is what to do with her $10 of monthly spending money. A long way to go–but a large step forward. The world is complicated, beautiful, and immensely tearful.

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