US Women's World Cup Soccer Jersey Shatters All Men's Records | NIKE Now #1 Bra Seller In US

US Women's World Cup Soccer Jersey Shatters All Men's Records | NIKE Now #1 Bra Seller In US

Women’s Soccer marches forward with escalating fanfare, breaking a new record at Nike. The world’s great sports brand Nike has sold more USA Women’s World Cup jerseys in its online store than it has any other soccer team shirt in the same season. Business Insider reports that the sale includes men’s kits and jerseys from teams like Brazil and Barcelona.

“The USA Women’s home jersey is now the No. 1 soccer jersey, men’s or women’s, ever sold on Nike.com in one season,” said Nike CEO Mark Parker. “The exposure is driving outstanding sell-through in kits, high-performance bras and lifestyle extensions,” he added, stating that Nike is now the biggest seller of bras in Northern America for the first time in the brand’s history.

Take that gut punch, Victoria’s Secret. WWD is posting the stat, also. Nike said ‘bras’ not ‘sports bras’. Incroyable!

Paid less than their male counterparts, US Women’s Soccer is now in litigation with the league. For at least 5 years, the women have been pointing out — to no avail — that they are bringing in the bucks for US Soccer, but don’t get the pay.

NYU Hires Law Firm to Investigate Behavior of {Michael H} Steinhardt, a Prominent Donor

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NYU Hires Law Firm to Investigate Behavior of {Michael H} Steinhardt, a Prominent Donor

NYU said on Monday that it had hired a prominent law firm to investigate whether the namesake of its school of education, Michael H. Steinhardt, had engaged in inappropriate conduct with students, faculty or staff.

The review will be headed by Joan McPhee, a lawyer who last year helped lead an investigation of Lawrence G. Nassar, a USA Gymnastics team doctor who last year was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison for sexually abusing young women. McPhee was hired by NYU as part of its response to a New York Times-ProPublica article that alleged a pattern of crude and demeaning sexual comments by Steinhardt toward women over decades.

Steinhardt, a hedge fund pioneer and philanthropist, denied many of the specifics of the allegations, saying that his behavior was always meant in jest, and never involved physical contact.

Harvard Won't Renew Prof Ronald Sullivan Jr. + Stephanie Robinson As Faculty Deans of Winthrop House

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Harvard Won't Renew Prof Ronald Sullivan Jr. + Stephanie Robinson As Faculty Deans of Winthrop House

Harvard announced on Saturday that Ronald Sullivan Jr. and his wife Stephanie Robinson, who is a lecturer at the law school, would no longer continue as faclty deans of Winthrop House, one of Harvard’s residential houses for undergrad students. In 2009, the couple became the first African American faculty deans in Harvard’s history.

The decision not to renew the appointments of Mr. Sullivan and Ms. Robinson as faculty deans won’t impact their positions at the law school, where Mr. Sullivan is the Jesse Climenko Clinical Professor of Law and the director of the Criminal Justice Institute.

Exactly what moral and ethical point Prof Sullivan is making -- putting Weinstein first -- is obviously an important one to him. But the message he send to his young students under his mentorship is one they justifiably rejected in significant numers.

Those students were led by Harvard student Danu Mudannayake, 21 years old, and a visual and environmental studies student in film production at Harvard College.

DANU MUDANNAYAKE, 21 YEARS OLD, VISUAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES: FILM PRODUCTION, HARVARD COLLEGE

DANU MUDANNAYAKE, 21 YEARS OLD, VISUAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES: FILM PRODUCTION, HARVARD COLLEGE

SI Swimsuit Issue Editor M.J. Day Leads A Convo About Female Sexuality In #TimesUp Era

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SI Swimsuit Issue Editor M.J. Day Leads A Convo About Female Sexuality In #TimesUp Era

Victoria’s Secret Angel and top model Barbara Palvin showcases mind and body, lensed by James Macari in Costa Rica in the 2019 Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit Issue. Barbara poses in I.AM.GIA, Dolores Cortes, Beach Bunny Swim and more as the issue makes its new May 2019 debut. / Makeup artist Christine Cherbonnier

Writing for WWD, Kali Hays asks swimsuit issue editor M.J.Day the fundamental question: Is the Sports Ilustrated Swimsuit Issue Still Relevant? (Note that Conde Nast, WWD’s parent, is asking the same question.) The fact that Victoria’s Secret revenues and profits have plunged in recent years give the question sustenance . Victoria’s Secret fashion show viewership has also plunged, as an ultimate symbol of global ‘camp’ and perhaps even American decadence and decline on a planet fighting for its very existence.

The Wing WeHo Opens Its Women-centric Doors In Los Angeles In New Collab With Time's Up

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The Wing, a members-only, women-focused working space has opened in Hollywood on Thursday, in a partnership with Time’s Up.

Founding WeHo members include entertainers Mindy Kaling, Jessica Alba, Katy Perry, Shonda Rhimes, Maya Rudolph, Lucy Liu, Amandla Stenberg, Busy Philipps, Laverne Cox, Lucy Hale, Marisa Tomei, Sharon Stone, Susan Kelechi Watson, Sarah Silverman, Margaret Cho, Roxane Gay, Gabourey Sidibe, Hari Nef, Gia Coppola and Liz Goldwyn; Rodarte designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy; Hollywood stylists Karla Welch (who styles Tracee Ellis Ross) and Jamie Mizrahi (who styles Perry); and 42 West publicist Leslee Dart and ID PR’s Kelly Bush Novak. 

Harvey Weinstein Arrested On Friday Morning & Now Under Arraignment In Manhattan

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Harvey Weinstein Arrested On Friday Morning & Now Under Arraignment In Manhattan

Disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein is pictured by New York Magazine, arriving at a lower Manhattan police station early Friday, turning himself in to face a series of charges related to his aggressive sexual tactics with women.

Weinstein was immediately arrested, the NYPD confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter and then charged with rape, a criminal sex act, sex abuse, sex abuse and sexual misconduct for his behavior with two women. Arraignment will happen later today. 

A statement released by the NYPD thanked "these brave survivors for their courage to come forward and seek justice". 

82 Female Actors & Directors Led By Cate Blanchett & Agnes Varda Stage Feminist Protest In Cannes

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Eighty-two women including French filmmaker Agnès Varda and the actresses Salma Hayek and Marion Cotillard — appeared on the red carpet for the premiere of “Girls of the Sun” , directed by Eva Husson.  In a display of temperment fiercely embraced by the Kurdish women freedom fighters honored in Husson's film, the women joined Cate Blanchett in a red carpet protest of inequitable representation of women at the Cannes Film Festival. 

The number 82 was chosen precisely because in the 71 festival competitions since 1946, only 82 movies by female directors have contended for awards, compared with a total of 1,645 films by male directors. Only one movie by a female director, 'The Piano' by Jane Campion, has ever won the festival's top price, the Palme d'Or. Ms. Husson is one of three female directors among the 21 Palme d'Or contenders this year for 'Girls of the Sun'. 

According to The New York Times, the 82 women walked up the carpeted staircase, then turned to face the crowd. 

Actor Laura Harrier Says She Already Sees Time's Up Change On Movie Sets

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 “Style is not a formula for me—it’s instinctual,” Harrier tells InStyle. “I know right away if I like something or not.”

Her gut is the same for scripts. “I’m drawn to roles that address social issues and injustices in the world,” Harrier says. She just wrapped filming Black Klansman, Spike Lee’s upcoming thriller based on the true story of a black undercover cop who infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan in the ’70s, co-produced by Get Out director Jordan Peele. “Working on that set was a surreal and incredible experience.”

“I feel very fortunate to be acting at a time when women and minorities are getting more of a voice,” she says. “We’re in the middle of a moment where barriers are starting to be broken down. But I just want them to be smashed all the way.”