The Good News

Say Hello to the New Guys
Newsletter editor Lily here. Piggy-backing off of Sarah’s intro from yesterday about how we don’t celebrate men doing things that are considered “feminine,” the NFL just announced that this season will be the first to feature male cheerleaders. Read On…

Let’s Fix the Hypocrisy
Meredith Bodgas noticed that Working Mother, where she worked, had a serious problem: The company’s own maternity leave policy was so stingy that the organization wouldn’t have made its own 100 Best Companies list, which includes certain maternity leave requirements to even be considered. Bodgas ended up petitioning their male CEO (that’s a whole other story…) and got expanded benefits to new moms. Read On…

DID YOU KNOW: You probably already suspected this, but here it is: A study coming out of Florida found that female heart attack patients treated by female doctors were between two and three times likelier to survive than female patients treated by male doctors.

The Bad News

Just…Wheeeew
Women’s co-working spaces are a growing trend in American metropolitan cities, and they’re starting to make a similar splash across the pond in the U.K. However, women’s co-working space The Allbright is under fire after hiring a man as the chair of its board. The female founders say the move is meant to help them get more investors (who, as we all know, won’t invest in many cases unless there’s a dude involved), but critics say doing so completely misses the entire point of having a women’s co-working space in the first place. Read On…

The Trend Continues
Yuck: Former Arizona State Representative Don Shooter and Washington State Representative David Sawyer join a growing list of men accused of sexual harassment and misconduct who are choosing to run for office anyway. Wonder where they got the idea that they could be terrible to women and still be fit for public office… Read On…

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