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Double standard
Buzzfeed reporter Rossalyn Warren compiled instances of 2015 clothing discrimination in a year-end wrap-up including the Cape Cod-area high school that banned girls from wearing yoga pants to school. One who protested the ban said, "We can't help we were born girls and we shouldn't have to pay for it because boys can't 'control' themselves."

A Louisiana student wanted to attend her prom in a tuxedo but was told by her principal that it was banned because "girls wear dresses and boys wear tuxes, and that's the way it is."
Source: BuzzFeed.com

Compiled by Mikki Morrissette

Oxford English Dictionary makes it official
Mx (noun):
a title used before a person's surname or full name by those who wish to avoid specifying their gender or by those who prefer not to identify themselves as male or female.
Source: Out.com

Serving up a new dish on Broadway
"Waitress" is the first-ever Broadway musical to boast a primary creative team of all women. It is directed by Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus and choreographed by Lorin Latarro. Playwright Jessie Nelson adapted the script for stage, and 5-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles wrote the music. "Waitress" is based on a film, written and directed by Adrianne Shelly. It opens on Broadway in April at the Brooks Atkinson Theater.
Source: Broadway World

Coca-Cola's secret ingredient
Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent said the soft drink giant's key to success is feminism. He started making changes after he discovered women held only two spots on the company's board and fewer than 20 senior leadership positions. "If you're a male and you're at the top, you have to be a feminist," he said.

Kent said economic success in the second decade of the 21st century requires the balance that women offer. "Women have a better feeling, a better immersion, a better ideation on how to create positive balance between social and economic values."
Source: Ms. Magazine

Beijing closes exhibition of violence against women
An installation at Beijing's Jinge Gallery has been shuttered before its opening by Chinese authorities. The exposition calls awareness to domestic violence issues in China. Authorities were concerned the exhibit was too large and too negative. The event was scheduled to coincide with the UN's International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. This comes in the midst of growing unrest between the government and citizens-activists have been detained for distributing anti-sexual harassment literature, and feminist books have been retroactively censored.
Source: The Guardian


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