ESPN Lists a Horse as One of Its Top Female Sports Stars. Right…

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Dear ESPN. You did well at the end of last year. Though we weren’t entirely convinced, you launched your new website, ESPNW, which drew attention to the differences between coverage of male and female sports, and provided dedicated online space to for coverage and discussion of women’s sporting achievements. What went wrong? You were really doing quite good things… and then you went and named a horse at number 4 in your list of top 10 women’s sports stars for 2010.

Yes ladies, you read that right. In their …

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Refreshing Story of the Week: Mother Lets Son, Dylan Kilodavis, Wear ‘Princess Dresses’

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I’ve been feeling a significant loss of faith for humanity lately for a number of reasons that don’t even include anonymous internet bashing.

But, what’s this? A spark of light in the darkness in the form of Cheryl Kilodavis?

The aforementioned Mrs. Kilodavis is a Seattle resident and mother of five-year-old Dyson Kilodavis, who has consistently insisted that he be allowed to wear “dresses worthy of a Disney princess.”

You hear stories about kids wanting to wear clothing inconsistent with their gender binary pretty often, but what makes Dyson’s story stand out is that his mother didn’t view him as sick or damaged, but realized that there was absolutely nothing wrong with it.

The Daily Mail reports that Mrs. Kilodavis was at first concerned that her son’s tendency to wear dresses would …

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Top Business Professor Claims ‘Women Have Better Brains for Marketing’

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Professor Mark Ritson of Melbourne Business School – a leading business academic and a PhD alumni of Lancaster University, UK, my own alma mater – has declared that women should be the ‘natural choice’ for top marketing positions. The way Professor Ritson sees it, women quite simply have better brains for marketing. Interesting stuff.

Professor Ritson has laid out a genetics-based argument to back up this theory, focusing on the fact that women are more naturally …

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A Rethink on Pink Toys for Girls’ Christmas Presents in 2010?

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Viv Groksop writes an interesting article in this morning’s Guardian, regarding pink toys for girls and how, with Christmas 2010 swiftly approaching, it appears that toymakers may finally be changing their assumptions about what little boys and girls really want from Santa.

The article comes on the back of a report this week from campaign group Pink Stinks, who reported that, one year on …

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