World Cup 2018: Smuggling the Pride flag into Russia – BBC News

Six LGBT activists have found a way to fly the Pride flag in Russia – by wearing football shirts in the rainbow colours.
The country has had a law banning the spreading of “gay propaganda” among under-18s since 2013.
The Pride flag is a symbol celebrating lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities, but displaying it in Russia can get you arrested.

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Nikki Columbus Says Job at MoMA PS1 Was Rescinded After Baby

According the New York Times, MoMA PS1 offered a woman the curator of performance position, only to rescind it when she asked, not for maternity leave, but to work from home when starting the role while she recovered from having a baby.

Nikki Columbus had been in talks with the Queens museum over the spring and summer of 2017, and though clearly expecting, she chose not to mention her pregnancy at the advice of friends who had also job hunted while pregnant. (Pregnant women are not legally obligated to disclose their pregnancy, and it’s illegal for an employer to discriminate against them.) Columbus’ decision was further influenced by the ample disdain for the previous working mom in the role, with an interviewer saying that she had been “much less present” after having a baby.

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Misogyny hate crime in Nottinghamshire gives ‘shocking’ results – BBC News

The Misogyny Hate Crime Evaluation report was put together jointly by the University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University.
It recommends rolling the policy out nationally to increase publicity and the reporting of incidents.
This view is shared by Paddy Tipping, Nottinghamshire’s police and crime commissioner, who said: “A handful of other forces have come forward and later on this week all the chief constables in the country are going to discuss the issue.
“We all need to be pushing together to say we are not going to tolerate this kind of behaviour.
“The report has come out at a really good time, a couple of days before all the chief constables have this discussion, and I think there’s a lot of support for it.”

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TRNSMT boss: Festivals have ‘a long way to go’ on gender balance – BBC News

The organiser of TRNSMT has told Newsbeat there’s “a long way to go” with gender balance across festival line-ups.
Geoff Ellis says most festival promoters have been trying to “redress a balance”.
“We do have strong female representation across the line-up but we’re committed to doing more.”
This year’s TRNSMT includes The Stereophonics, Liam Gallagher and Arctic Monkeys as headliners.

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100 Women: ‘Signing a gagging clause set me free’ – BBC News

For most of my career, my gender was not a problem, but then five years into my last job in that industry, my working environment became intolerable. I felt marginalised in the office – for example, strip clubs were used as “after-dinner entertainment” with clients as well as for pre-drinks before team nights out. When I said I didn’t want to go, it was made clear to me that if I wasn’t going to be part of the team then I shouldn’t be there.

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Report: The Trump Administration Is Withdrawing From the United Nations Human Rights Council

Bloomberg reports that the Trump administration will announce its withdrawal from the United Nations Human Rights Council, citing “hypocrisy and criticized as biased against Israel.”

According to their sources, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., Nikki Haley, will announce the United States’ departure Tuesday at 5 p.m. While the United States has long threatened to leave this arm of the United Nations, its final straw may have been the council dunking on the Trump administration’s wildly inhumane child separation policy. Or this is, once again, the administration acting impulsively on its own tempers and whims. Or just John Bolton fulfilling a decade-long dream. Who the fuck knows.

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‘Shocking’ level of sexual harassment at music festivals – BBC News

Nearly half of female festival goers (43%) under 40 say they have faced unwanted sexual behaviour at a music festival, new survey suggests.
Overall, 22% of all festival goers have faced assault or harassment, rising to 30% of women overall.
The most common forms were unwelcome and forceful dancing and verbal sexualised harassment.
YouGov surveyed 1,188 festival goers. The poll also suggested only 2% of such incidents were reported to police.
Earlier this year, separate data released in the Crime Survey for England and Wales in February showed more than 80% of victims of sexual assault did not report it to police.

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US child migrants: First ladies speak out on Trump separation policy – BBC News

The former US First Lady Laura Bush has condemned a controversial policy that splits up families who illegally enter the country at the Mexican border.
Writing in the Washington Post newspaper, she describes the separation of children from their parents as cruel, immoral and heart-breaking.
Her comments follow growing controversy over President Donald Trump’s “zero-tolerance” immigration policy.
Earlier Melania Trump made a rare statement expressing concern.
Mrs Trump “hates to see children separated from their families”, her spokeswoman said.

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ER Doctor Suspended After Mocking Patient Suffering From Anxiety Attack

An emergency room physician has been suspended after a video of her mocking a patient claiming to be suffering from an anxiety attack was posted to Facebook, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

In the video, Dr. Beth Keegstra, of El Camino Hospital in Los Gatos, is seen doubting Samuel Bardwell’s account of what happened to him, saying, “You are the least sick of all the people who are here, who are dying. So you put your head up. Don’t try to tell me you can’t move. Come on. Sit up.”

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She tries to force Bardwell to sit up by pulling at his arm, even though he clearly tells her that he is unable to.

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Five Undocumented Immigrants Killed in Texas in a High-Speed Car Chase With Border Patrol

NBC News reports that at around 11 a.m. on Sunday, immigration officials stationed near the town of Big Wells in southwest Texas spotted three SUVs they believed to be smuggling undocumented immigrants. Agents stopped two of the cars, they said, but chased after a third, which was reportedly speeding along Highway 85 at around 100 miles per hour. Border Patrol agents and a local sheriff’s deputy chased the car until it ran off the road, ejecting several passengers.

“Border patrol was pursuing a vehicle, a Chevrolet Suburban, and one of my deputies assisted and took over the pursuit just west of Big Wells,” Dimmit County Sheriff Marion Boyd told ABC News. “The vehicle was traveling around 100 miles per hour and from what we could tell the vehicle ran off the road, caught gravel, then tried to recorrect and that caused the vehicle to turn over several times.”

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