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Retiring lawmakers warn GOP move to Trump will drive away women, minorities, youth

Retiring lawmakers warn GOP move to Trump will drive away women, minorities, youth

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Four Congressional Republicans who are not seeking re-election this November appeared together on Face the Nation on Sunday to discuss the state of the nation. Three of them — Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), and Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA) — each sharply criticized their own party’s move toward President Donald Trump. Ros-Lehtinen warned that the GOP’s policies in the Trump era are alienating women and minorities, especially the administration’s “schizophrenic” approach to immigration policy. “When you look at the future of the Republican Party, I think that we would be foolish to not see that we’re heading into trouble,” she observed, noting that women are becoming Democrats and outreach to minorities has be
7 Tips for Women on Avoiding Unwanted Advances During Business Travel

7 Tips for Women on Avoiding Unwanted Advances During Business Travel

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Here’s an interesting question for today: Do you often get unwanted attention when traveling for work? What are your best tips for women on avoiding unwanted advances during business travel? Does it happen most often in hotel bars, on the plane, at the airport, or elsewhere? From coworkers, clients — or strangers? Do you ever feel unsafe during those experiences, or are you mostly just annoyed when you’re trying to do some work, eat a meal, or simply get to where you’re going?  The question of how to avoid being hit on when you’re traveling for work is especially relevant in light of all of the changes happening these days with sexual harassment, office culture, and the #metoo movement. As if flight delays, lost luggage, and jet lag weren’t enough, two i
While The World Celebrated Valentine's Day, These Women Held A "Missing Lovers Day"

While The World Celebrated Valentine's Day, These Women Held A "Missing Lovers Day"

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Years after Sri Lanka’s decades-long civil war ended, there are still thousands of families waiting to learn the fate of people who went missing. As people around the world celebrated Valentine's Day on Wednesday, a group of women in Sri Lanka instead came together to remember their family members and other loved ones who have been missing for years. Ishara S. Kodikara / AFP / Getty Images Sri Lanka's civil war — between the Sinhalese majority and Tamil separatists in the north and east of the island — has been officially over since a ceasefire in 2009. But the reconciliation process has been slow. Ishara S. Kodikara / AFP / Getty Images An estimated 80,000 to 100,000 people died during the struggle betw
Dating Open Thread: What’s Your Best Dating Advice for Career-Driven Women?

Dating Open Thread: What’s Your Best Dating Advice for Career-Driven Women?

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Happy Valentine’s Day, ladies! If you’re happily partnered, what are you up to tonight (or this weekend)? If you’re still on the hunt for a partner, though, let’s have an open thread to talk about dating. What are your favorite online services or apps? Have you joined any IRL activities to try to meet someone? Are you open to dating at the office (and how does that look in 2018)? Whether you’re partnered or not, what is the best dating advice for career-driven women you’ve ever heard? For my $.02, I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: I’ve always been of the view that I’d rather be alone than with the wrong person — and knew it was time to break it off with guys as soon as I rolled my eyes at them. As a Type-A, career-driv
Republican women react to domestic violence charges and it is … underwhelming

Republican women react to domestic violence charges and it is … underwhelming

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It seems that Republican women—well, at least the three the Associated Press managed dig up for this article—aren’t happy with Donald Trump’s approach to domestic violence charges. Emphasis on “approach.” And here they are, fired up and ready to kick ass against domestic violence: “It’s the mixed signals. They’ve just got to be stronger, more consistent, clearer in the message” to women, Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., said Tuesday. Here’s a thought, Shelley: If you’re not always strong, consistent, and clear in your condemnation of domestic violence, you’re enabling or covering up for it. It would be like someone not strongly, consistently, and clearly denouncing Nazis. Oh, wait, that already happened. “I’m extremely disappointed in this situation. Abuse is never OK,” Sen. Joni
Meet Some of the Women Building Comcast’s Next-Generation IoT Experiences

Meet Some of the Women Building Comcast’s Next-Generation IoT Experiences

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By Ashley Reed, Human Resources for the Digital Home Team at Comcast Cable For Internet of Things engineers, there’s a lot to be excited about these days, but one thing that’s been particularly inspiring to me – as a woman who is continuously on the lookout for talented software engineers – is the emergence of so many brilliant, dynamic women who are helping create the next generation of connected home experiences. While we still have plenty of work to do to create more diverse teams in software engineering, the progress we’ve made as a technology community is inspiring.  If you visit one of our IoT centers of excellence in Philadelphia, Austin or Silicon Valley, you’ll find any number of scrum meetings that are mostly made up of women are being led by women or both. We know this is criti
The President Of The Philippines Said His Soldiers Should Shoot Rebel Women In The Vagina

The President Of The Philippines Said His Soldiers Should Shoot Rebel Women In The Vagina

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Rodrigo Duterte. - / AFP / Getty Images Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte last week told soldiers under his command that when engaging with rebel women, they should shoot them in the vagina.Duterte, a former mayor of Manila who has made numerous incendiary remarks since taking office in 2016, made the comments while speaking to former rebels at a private event on Feb. 7.During his speech, he described an imaginary conversation between a general and a solider: "'Are there any women holding guns?' 'Sir, she's a fighter.An Amazon.' 'Shoot the [slang term for vagina].'"The official transcript of Duterte's comments released by his office replaces the word "vagina" and the slang for it with a set of dashes. According to the transcript, the ma...