Why I won’t let any male babysit my children

Many of you have seen one of the latest women writers to come under attack – the author of Why I won’t let any male babysit my children, Kasey Edwards.
Edwards takes a cold, hard look at the too-high likelihood that males with unsupervised access to children will sexually abuse them, compares it with the far lower prevalence of women committing child sexual assault, and concludes that the policy of her and her husband in only allowing women unsupervised access to their children was the most responsible choice they could make.

https://www.facebook.com/notes/ginny-brown/on-individualist-lifestylism-and-woman-blaming-musings-on-recent-attacks/10154466380488036

37 Politicians Get a Mural Dedicated to Their Most Shameful Comments About Women

During the 2016 presidential campaign, audio surfaced of then-presidential hopeful Donald J. Trump telling Billy Bush that his celebrity status allowed him to “grab” women “by the pussy” at will. The revelation sent shockwaves around the country, but for artists Zoë Buckman and Natalie Frank, it was yet another line in an all-too-familiar history of disgusting comments made—on the political level—against women. The shameful sound bite inspired a new, 30-foot long mural titled, We Hold These Truths To Be Self-Evident, now on view at New York Live Arts, that makes art out of quotes from nearly 40 politicians who have, for decades, made odious public remarks about women’s bodies and rights.

https://creators.vice.com/en_us/article/buckman-frank-politicians-shameful-comments-about-women-mural

Swedish nuclear physicist just got the world’s first approved birth control app – as effective as the pill but usi ng only mathematics

For over a year Elina Berglund nuclear physicist has been fighting authorities and malicious headlines. Now her app will be the first in the world to be approved as a contraceptive.

That means Natural Cycles officially offers a new, clinically tested alternative to birth control methods such as contraceptive pills, contraceptive implants and condoms.

http://nordic.businessinsider.com/swedish-nuclear-physicist-just-got-the-worlds-first-approved-birth-control-app-2017-2

'Normal' in our society means male – women are written out of the story

Congratulating Andy Murray on his second tennis Olympic gold medal, Inverdale told him: “You’re the first person ever to win two Olympic tennis gold medals,” leaving Murray to point out: “Venus and Serena [Williams] have won about four each.”
Leaving women out of the story isn’t a simple slip up. It is a consequence of a world that tells us they just aren’t quite as important. That their achievements don’t really count. It means that even in 2016, some of us do still need reminding that women are people, too.
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/womens-blog/2016/aug/17/normal-society-means-male-andy-murray-venus-serena-williams?

Patagonia's CEO Explains How To Make On-Site Child Care Pay For Itself

We don’t have to scratch our heads and wonder why there’s an alarming lack of women in leadership, boardrooms, and public office. Women will never be able to effectively “lean in” without the proper economic, social, and community support for the most critical work of all—raising the next generation. . . Supporting our working families isn’t just the ethical thing to do (which, frankly, should be reason enough for responsible leaders); it will also balance out financially.
http://www.fastcompany.com/3062792/second-shift/patagonias-ceo-explains-how-to-make-onsite-child-care-pay-for-itself