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Feds spend over $400G studying if 'gender norms' make LGBTQ people get drunk

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The National Institutes of Health is spending over $400,000 studying whether gender norms of masculinity and femininity lead LGBTQ individuals to drink too much. Trying to find the "meanings of intoxication" of sexual and gender minorities is the central question of a study that was awarded in late July. The project will "examine the extent to which gendered norms shape risky drinking practices for sexual and gender minority (SGM) young adults," according to the grant for the study. The grant states that alcohol is an "integral component of bars and clubs."

Artificial Intelligence has a gender problem -- why it matters for everyone


More women and minorities must work in tech, or else they risk being left behind in every industry. This grim future was painted by Artificial Intelligence (AI) equality experts who spoke at a conference Thursday hosted by LivePerson, an AI company that connects brands and consumers. In that future, if AI goes unchecked, workplaces will be completely homogenous, hiring only white, nondisabled men. "In this bleak depiction of our future, decades of fights for civil rights and equality have been unwritten in a few lines of code," said EqualAI executive director Miriam Vogel at the conference in Brooklyn, N.Y., called "Boundary Breakers: Women Driving The Future of Tech." Women and minorities are not building AI, and therefore, they are not being represented in popular algorithm-based products, according to Vogel.

Columbia University fencers tried to give Trump letter criticizing handling of gender issues

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Fox News Flash top headlines for Nov. 23 are here. Check out what's clicking on Several members of Columbia University's 2019 championship fencing team wanted to hand deliver a letter to President Trump Friday, accusing his administration of having "perpetuated a culture that conditions women and minority gender identities to be silent." Elise Gout and three of her teammates planned to hand the letter to the president during a White House visit for athletes and coaches from 22 collegiate national championship teams. Gout said that the letter argued that the Trump administration has "perpetuated a culture that conditions women and minority gender identities to be silent -- to sacrifice the space they have every right to take up."

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Next time you find yourself watching a panel of experts discussing the latest in technology, finance, engineering, math or science, ask yourself: Am I looking at a sea of men? Most likely, the answer is yes. Spotting a woman on a tech panel often feels like a game of Where's Waldo?. Majority-male panels are nearly ubiquitous in the tech industry -- inspiring the blog Congrats, You Have an All-Male Panel!, a game of Female Conference Speaker Bingo and even a cute portmanteau, "manel." In March, Goldman Sachs hosted a two-day technology conference in which 93% of the speakers were men. In January 2016, Davos hosted an all-male panel on women's equality (the woman pictured was the moderator).

Juan Williams: Support from minorities 'wasn't there for Kamala Harris'

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Fox News political analyst Juan Williams reacts to accusations of racial bias being the reason Kamala Harris dropped out of 2020 race. "The Five" co-host Juan Williams weighed in Wednesday on Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., dropping out of the Democratic presidential race, saying she failed to define why voters should have supported her and criticizing pundits and candidates who blamed racism or sexism for her campaign's failure. "If you're saying, 'oh, it seems to me that there's bias at play,' wouldn't you think, 'Oh, there's a tremendous well of support coming from blacks, Latinos, women?'" Williams asked on "The Story with Martha MacCallum." I think she didn't run a very good campaign.