1. Content Used to Be King. Now It’s the Joker.  — Climate Confidential — Medium

    4. I’m tired of making rich, white dudes seem more thoughtful than they are. Yeah, I said it. Something about this whole game smacks of sexism, on top of the usual “let them eat cake” attitude corporate types have toward creative types in general (“I know! Why don’t we hire a journalist to write this think-piece? They’re all desperate for cash, they’d be happy to take this on for way less than we pay anyone else.”) Most of the ghost writers and content producers I know are women, ditto the journalists-turned-internal editors and “content strategists” for companies, and 90 percent of their work is for male CEOs. There are various factors at work here, of course. Founding and leading a successful company entitles one to a certain amount of cachet and that’s just giving credit where it’s due. Plus there are legitimate thought leaders in every industry, including media and journalism (although they’re all also mostly white dudes). But in addition to all that, underpinning this new content world is an unsettling image of a bunch of women scurrying around behind the scenes to make the boss-man look good, and an even more unsettling message: Your ideas will only be taken seriously if they are articulated by a white, male CEO.
  2. Top Democrat Wants Hearing On 'Derogatory' Name Of Washington Football Team

  3. pulitzercenter:

    Today is the one-year anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse, which killed more than 1,100 garment workers and injured 2,500 others. What has been done in that country and by the international garment industry to make the factories there safer? And how have the victims and their families been compensated?

    Special correspondent and Pulitzer Center grantee Fred de Sam Lazaro returns to Bangladesh to find out.

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  4. (via Mississippi ‘religious freedom’ law faces business backlash | MSNBC)
  5. Lupita Nyong'o is new face of Lancome

    "I am truly honored to join the Maison Lancôme, a brand with such a prestigious history that I have always loved. I am particularly proud to represent its unique vision for women and the idea that beauty should not be dictated, but should instead be an expression of a woman’s freedom to be herself," Nyong’o said in a statement released by the French beauty house.
  6. mediamattersforamerica:

There is no contraception mandate. 
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  7. Oscars 2014: How best picture maker Megan Ellison became the most powerful woman in movies | National Post

  8. doctorswithoutborders:

This statement by Bayer CEO sums up everything that is wrong with the multinational pharmaceutical industry. Pharmaceutical companies are singularly focused on profit and so aggressively push for patents and high drug prices. Diseases that don’t promise a profit are neglected, and patients who can’t afford to pay are cut out of the picture. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Read our response:http://ow.ly/sS4Uc

Stay classy, Bayer!

    doctorswithoutborders:

    This statement by Bayer CEO sums up everything that is wrong with the multinational pharmaceutical industry. Pharmaceutical companies are singularly focused on profit and so aggressively push for patents and high drug prices. Diseases that don’t promise a profit are neglected, and patients who can’t afford to pay are cut out of the picture. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Read our response:http://ow.ly/sS4Uc

    Stay classy, Bayer!

    Reblogged from: doctorswithoutborders
  9. Caught at the whirling nexus of theory and regulation and commerce, the average internet user’s fate is uncertain. But today, a new and unexpected possibility has made itself clear: We may be entering the era of sponsored data — the era of an internet that we don’t directly pay for, but that we also don’t control. It’s the old net neutrality nightmare, in other words, disguised as a gift.
  10. BOR: Summermoon Coffee Bar is Totally Anti-Choice

    Now to find another location for awkward first dates! Because I sure won’t be patronizing Summermoon any more.

    We played trivia (and won 2nd place) at Strange Brew Sunday night — perhaps that will work from now on.

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