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This year’s Literary Review award for Bad Sex in Fiction Writing (for “the most egregious passage of sexual description in a work of fiction”), featured an all male pool of finalists. See here for an excerpt from award winner James Frey.

Callie Brownson was recently hired as the Dartmouth football team's offensive quality control coach, making her the first full-time female coach in Division I football.

As the first Native American Democratic woman to be sworn into North Dakota’s state legislature, Ruth Buffalo (a member of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation) took her oath of office wearing a traditional Native American dress and held an ornate fan made with eagle feathers given to her by her clan brother hours earlier. 


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New York City police officers forced a 27-year-old woman to give birth while shackled to a hospital bed, in violation of state law. “She gave birth in chains, in a way that made her feel like a dangerous criminal,” one of her attorneys shared. “She continues to have nightmares. She remembers the fear and anxiety she felt when doctors were saying this was a serious risk to her and her child.”

Norwegian striker Ada Hegerberg, who became the first woman to be awarded the Ballon d’Or in the event's 62-year history, was asked by the award's ceremony co-host Martin Solveig whether she was able to twerk after she won. She responded with a curt “No.”

Many Icelanders are calling for the resignations of a group of politicians who were secretly recorded in a bar using sexist and obscene language about female colleagues, including making disparaging remarks about a disabled former member of Parliament.