Witty Women Are Less Likely to Get Promoted Than Men

The researchers report that male Sam’s perceived status was enhanced by humor, while female Sam’s was diminished. Humorous male Sam was evaluated more positively than serious male Sam on several indicators, including leadership potential. The opposite was true for humorous female Sam.

What’s behind these disparate results? Evans and his colleagues note that men are generally seen as rational and achievement-oriented. “These aspects of the male stereotype reinforce a positive interpretation of humor,” they write.

In contrast, “working women are stereotyped as having lower dedication to work, because of their association with family responsibilities,” they add. This makes colleagues and supervisors more inclined to view their use of humor in a negative light, signaling that women aren’t taking work sufficiently seriously.

Witty Women Are Less Likely to Get Promoted Than Men – Pacific Standard



Why Bernie Sanders Says Hillary Clinton Isn’t ‘Qualified’ to Be President

Why Bernie Sanders Says Hillary Clinton Isn’t ‘Qualified’ to Be President – The Atlantic

Let’s see if I have this straight….

She questioned his positions on a few issues. That’s taken to be the same as accusing him of being unqualified, which is totally out of line.

Then he calls her unqualified because she disagrees with him on a few issues. Which is not out of line to say because, well, not sure….

No double standards or unfair treatment of Hillary by her opponent’s camp here! Am I right, bros?

Hillary Clinton, Pneumonia, and Health Conspiracies

Some die-hard supporters of Bernie Sanders are echoing, and in some cases amplifying, unproven claims that Clinton may be covering up serious health problems.

Hillary Clinton, Pneumonia, and Health Conspiracies – The Atlantic

Well, at least she didn’t emerge from the shower with a head wound that needed 7 stitches. Am I right, ladies?

Donald Trump must face defamation lawsuit filed by “Apprentice” contestant Summer Zervos, court says

In 2017, the president called Zervos and other women accusing him of sexual harassment or sexual assault “liars.” It prompted Zervos to then file the suit.

Trump’s lawyers have said that because he is the president he’s immune from any prosecution, but the court didn’t agree.

…They cited the Supreme Court’s ruling of Clinton v. Jones, which decided the president could be sued in office relating to unofficial acts that have nothing to do with his role as president.

Donald Trump must face defamation lawsuit filed by “Apprentice” contestant Summer Zervos, court says | Salon.com


Old Rape Kits Finally Got Tested. 64 Attackers Were Convicted.

The detective said a grant from the Manhattan district attorney’s office had helped the Tucson authorities clear a backlog of untested rape kits, which preserve the DNA evidence left by an attacker. After five years, Ms. Sudbeck’s kit had finally been tested, the detective said. 

…The Manhattan district attorney, Cyrus R. Vance Jr., committed $38 million in forfeiture money to help other jurisdictions test rape kits. Since the grants began being distributed in 2015, the evidence kits have led to 165 prosecutions in cases that were all but forgotten. So far, 64 of those have resulted in convictions.

…The initiative has paid to get about 55,000 rape kits tested in 32 law enforcement agencies in 20 states, among them the police departments in Las Vegas, Philadelphia, Miami, Memphis, Austin, Tex., and Kansas City, Mo.

…Using money seized from international banks in New York that were accused of violating sanctions, Mr. Vance dedicated $38 million in grants to other law enforcement agencies to clear those backlogs.

…Still, even with such successes, the problem of untested rape kits persists. Advocates for rape victims estimate that about 250,000 kits remain untested across the country.

…Victims whose cases had been solved with the help of grants from the Manhattan district attorney recalled how the local police had dismissed their claims or questioned whether their encounter was consensual.

…“I believe fundamentally there was a gender bias at issue,” Mr. Vance said Tuesday, when asked about the backlog. “A crime mostly involving women was simply not viewed as important to solve.”

Old Rape Kits Finally Got Tested. 64 Attackers Were Convicted. – The New York Times

It’s always a good thing when the American Injustice System actually deals out justice.

The Tucker Carlson drama, explained

“Iraq is a crappy place filled with a bunch of, you know, semiliterate primitive monkeys,” Carlson said in one clip from October 7, 2008.

…Carlson said of Iraqis in 2006. “A culture where people just don’t use toilet paper or forks … they can just shut the fuck up and obey, is my view.”

…Carlson questioned whether Barack Obama is really black, mused about a presidential candidate running on a platform of protecting the country from “Muslim lunatics,” and used a homophobic slur.

…NowThis News published a third tranche of Carlson clips — audio of him alternately mocking and joking about having sex with underaged beauty pageant contestants.

…Last December, Carlson — who took over Bill O’Reilly’s primetime time slot after O’Reilly was forced out amid a sexual harassment scandal in May 2017 — was widely denounced after he said during his Fox News that immigrants make America “poorer and dirtier and more divided.”

Carlson’s comments resulted in 14 companies pulling their advertising. AstraZeneca followed suit on Monday, on the heels of Media Matters publishing the first set of clips from Bubba the Love Sponge’s show.

The Tucker Carlson drama, explained – Vox