When women experts are not taken seriously

Image copyright @LouiseRawAuthor Image caption Louise Raw’s thread on Sunday began the current discussion One of the many women with doctorates to respond with their experiences was Dr Penny Pullan. Image copyright Twitter “I was a PhD student at Cambridge in the Cavendish lab at the time,” said Dr Pullan. When people found out she was the physicist, “they sort of muttered, ‘Oh!’ and then quickly found someone else to talk to”. “This happened multiple times. I ended up chatting to my husband all evening.” Dr Pullan left academia after her PhD and went into industry. “Things were much more collaborative! Don’t get it wrong, I loved Cambridge and my supervisors and colleagues were fantastic. “It was those who didn’t …

Omar al-Bashir Fast Facts

(CNN)Here’s a look at the life of Sudan’s former leader, Omar al-Bashir. Mother: Name unavailable publicly Marriages: Fatima Khalid; Widad Babiker Omer Education: Sudan Military Academy, 1966 Military service: Sudanese Armed Forces Religion: Islam Timeline:1960 – Joins the Sudanese Armed Forces. 1966 – Graduates from the Sudan Military Academy. 1973 – Serves with Egyptian forces during the October 1973 Arab-Israeli war. 1973-1987 – Holds various military posts. 1989-1993 – Serves as Sudan’s Minister of Defense. June 30, 1989 – Leads a coup against Sudan’s Prime Minister Sadiq al-Mahdi. Establishes and proclaims himself chairman of the Revolutionary Command Council. Dissolves the government, political parties and trade unions. April 1990 – Survives a coup attempt. Orders the execution of over 30 army …

These moms are flaunting their stunning postpartum bodies on Instagram.

Meg Boggs is on a body confidence mission to change the way we look at postpartum bodies. As part of her mission, the mom blogger recently recruited 25 moms to share their own journeys and struggles with body confidence, postpartum depression and anxiety as well as infant loss and grief. She had them share photos and details about their story, using the hashtag #this_is_postpartum on Instagram. The collection of images is stunning to say the least. Every woman’s story is inspiring in its own unique way. One mother, Ashley Dorough, of houseofdorough.com, posted about the postpartum depression she suffered from after the birth of her second child. “Hey, you. I know what it feels like to look in the mirror …

Shannen Doherty Shuts Down ‘Wildly Inaccurate, Exaggerated’ Rumors About ‘Beverly Hills: 90210’ Reboot – Perez Hilton

Shannen Doherty is spilling some major 90Tea10! The 48-year-old is getting REAL and On early Friday morning, the actress wrote a lengthy caption on Instagram: “Being a part of tv history is an honor but it also comes with some massive backlash. There has been many stories floating around about this show and me. One of the reasons I hesitated to say yes was for this crap. The only thing I’m a control freak over is my health. Trying to stay healthy and positive. I realized this morning, that I have a fear of doing what I love because of headlines like this. Not only because there is zero truth to it but because it lessens me and my journey, …

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel leaves office for last time, political future uncertain

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced last September that he would not seek a third term in office. (Associated Press) “Again and again and again he has resisted reforms, he resisted the consent decree process that he has now embraced and is taking credit for as part of his legacy,” investigative reporter Jamie Kalven wrote, according to WLS-TV in Chicago. Kalven first reported on the existence of the dashcam video of McDonald’s shooting. ‘Dead tired’ In an interview with WLS, Emanuel explained he didn’t want to run for a third term because he was “dead tired.” “Being mayor is not a part-time job,” he said. “There is no Fourth of July holiday. I knew I didn’t have four years in the gas …

The therapy dogs that helped the Parkland survivors got their own yearbook page, and yes, we’re crying.

After the devastating Marjorie Stoneman High School shooting in Parkland, Florida that left 17 people dead, a number students and faculty experienced debilitating symptoms that often accompany a traumatic event. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can take many forms, affecting both the body and mind years after the inciting incident. There are several forms of therapy that have been proven helpful for those living with it, but one that brought a great deal of comfort to the Parkland students involved 14 adorable, four-legged friends. These therapy dogs have been a staple at Marjorie Stoneman High School ever since the shooting, acting as non-intrusive, comforting, mobile support systems that students can turn to whenever they need. The students have dealt with …

Man Charged With Urinating On Memorial For Boy Who Died Of Cancer

Bryan Bellace and Daniel Flippen, both 23, were arrested on Sunday after the video taken in a Mays Landing park was flagged to the Hamilton Township police department, The memorial honors Christian Clopp, a local Cub Scout who died in 2012 from an inoperable brain tumor. It sits on a playground that was built in the boy’s memory, CBS Philly New Jersey men Bryan Bellace and Daniel Flippen, both 23, were arrested after video showed one of the urinating on a child’s memorial, authorities said. Bellace’s father has meanwhile  “We apologized to the family … I’m sorry for his actions. I’m not proud of him,” he told the local paper. told the New York Post that he holds no ill …

Busy Philipps perfectly responds to mom-shamers who called her new tattoo ‘inappropriate.’

via Shutterstock A few days ago, Busy Philipps showed off her new tattoo on Instagram. As with any celebrity tattoo the comments ran the gamut from outright supportive to speculative and judgmental. The irony, of course, is that people’s constant judgment is precisely what Philipps’ tattoo addresses, so critiquing her choice is essentially proving the its point. View this post on Instagram My favorite illustration drawn by @mcfetridge for my book #thiswillonlyhurtalittle (it’s in the A Movie Script Ending chapter). Tattooed beautifully by @dre.dayli in Dallas at @thirdeyegallery last night. And weirdly true to form and as things always tend to be, it really always only hurts a little. ❤️ A post shared by Busy Philipps (@busyphilipps) on Apr 7, …

Human atrocity doesn’t start with violence. It starts with prejudice and propaganda.

Not very many things scare me, but extremism in every form does. We hear a lot about the extremism of radicalized Islamic groups, and yes, such groups are worrisome. But labeling an entire religious group with more than a billion followers as dangerous because of the heinous actions of its most radical minority element is also extremism and needs to be called out as such. We hear about child traffickers trying to smuggle children across the border, and yes, those people are worrisome. But making sweeping generalizations about migrants from south of the border and putting asylum seekers into the same category as human traffickers is also extremism and needs to be called out as such. When we don’t recognize …

Bulgarias pro-Brussels PM: ‘There’s no better place to live than the EU’

Boyko Borisov has praise even for Theresa May, but is less keen on questions about corruption At a time when some politicians in central and eastern Europe are profiting from hostility towards Brussels, Bulgarias Boyko Borisov is taking a different path, aiming to winning favour from Europe through charm and flattery. Ive been all over the world and I can say that theres no better place to live than the EU, he said during a recent interview with the Guardian in Sofia. He was careful not to criticise any of his European colleagues. Even Theresa May, who has frustrated many EU leaders after two years of Brexit back and forth, got a positive appraisal. I have seen with Theresa the …

The cable network that is Foxier than Fox — and that Trump is promoting

New York (CNN Business)Does President Trump think he can play Fox News and One America News Network off each other? OANN executives have encouraged the presidential endorsements in their conversations with White House aides — and sometimes in public on Twitter. Robert Herring, the channel’s CEO, regularly tags Trump in tweets. “Mr. President our young employees want to thank you for noticing all of their hard work,” he wrote in one of the posts last month. The praise goes both ways. On Monday the president thanked both Fox and OANN in back-to-back tweets. First he sent kudos to “Fox & Friends” for its ratings, then he said “congratulations to @OANN on the great job you are doing and the big …

Sunday’s ‘Game Of Thrones’ Was Officially The WORST Reviewed Episode In The Show’s History! – Perez Hilton

A couple weeks ago it seemed Game Of Thrones had hit rock bottom for the season, critically speaking. The twists and turns in The Battle of Winterfell were apparently so divisive the episode We had no idea just two episodes later we’d see the lowest score in the series’ history, coming in well below the previous most hated episode, Unbowed Unbent Unbroken. That episode, which contained the Sand Snakes attacking and Sansa Stark marrying Ramsay Bolton (yeah, that episode) has a score of 54% and an average critic rating of 7.55 out of 10. Sunday night’s The Bells ended up with a 47%. What’s worse, the average critic rating is an extremely low 6.35. YEESH. Rotten Tomatoes/HBO/

Blind student facing deportation says university reneged on support

Bamidele Chika Agbakuribe sold his home in Nigeria to pay fees to Dundee University Dundee University took tens of thousands of pounds from a blind Nigerian PhD student in return for what it promised him would be state of the art disabled facilities if he came to the UK with his young family to complete his studies. Instead, Bamidele Chika Agbakuribe, who is totally blind, claims the university gave him failing IT equipment and repeatedly obstructed his studies to the extent he was not able to complete his work. When he complained, they failed him and cancelled his student status, he says. The university then contacted the Home Office, which has said it will deport Agbakuribe and his family on …

How An Elite Private School Is Dodging Blame For Sexual Assault Of A Student

She once posed with kids in her class wearing matching T-shirts that said “AP Chem 2014 has me … (Mg,Fe)₇Si₈O₂₂(OH)₂” — a reference to the symbols for the mineral cummingtonite. A former student recalled her making a suggestive joke next to the word “sex” on one of his tests. Another student talked to friends about having sex with her. That boy eventually transferred to another school — but Palmitessa continued teaching at the Brentwood high school. In 2016, Palmitessa forged a relationship with a sophomore student in her honors chemistry class. She listened to him describe his shyness around girls. She defended him when he got in trouble for being at a party where students were filmed singing along to a …

In a world that pushes kids too fast, let’s let childhood linger a little longer.

My 11-year-old daughter plops down next to me on the couch, curling her legs up into a ball. She says nothing, but her furrowed brow makes it clear something is bothering her. “What the matter?” I ask, praying it’s not something horrible. (I always pray it’s not something horrible.) She takes a deep breath as her eyes fill with tears. “Everything is changing,” she says. “Everybody’s growing up . . . and I’m not ready yet.” Oh, my sweet girl. I remember having this same conversation with her older sister at this age. My kids have deeply cherished their childhoods. They lament when they feel time accelerating, their bodies transforming, their friends moving away from imaginary games and shared childhood …