Roundup: Who gets to be a feminist?

A prominent activist opts out of a panel after discovering a conservative activist will be on it

By Tracy Clark-Flory
Published November 10, 2010 2:10AM (EST)
  • Speaking of female comedians we love, Tina Fey tells the Washington Post that from her experience, male humorists tend to be "dark" and "challenge authority," whereas for the women she knows, "the act of doing comedy itself was the act of rebellion."
  • Forbes reports that the takeaway from a Harvard conference on gender equality is that "there is irrefutable, verifiable evidence that women in greater than token proportions improve decision-making, improve shareholder value and lower risk-taking."
  • A student at Dartmouth is accused of religious insensitivity for handing out mirrors to women on campus and encouraging them to become intimately acquainted with their own lady parts.
  • Women are "dramatically underrepresented" in law firm leadership, reports the Wall Street Journal.
  • A study finds that teen girls are more likely than boys to go without protection the first time they have sex.

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