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Thomas Park 2021-07-27
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Australia’s Kaylee McKeown captured the gold in the women’s 100-meter backstroke during a record-setting performance in Tokyo on Tuesday. Then, she enraptured social media with a post-race interview in which she dropped an F-bomb on TV:

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Thomas Park 2021-06-18
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“I seek justice for myself and the countless victims who don't come forward.”
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Thomas Park 2021-05-11
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One in four women are subjected to regular sexual harassment when they go running, while 60% have suffered physical or verbal abuse at some point during a run.

That’s according to a survey of more than 2,000 amateur female runners from across the UK, conducted by Runner’s World and Women’s Health.

To be honest, I’m surprised the figure isn’t higher.

I’ve been harassed while running more times than I can recall, but a couple of occasions stand out – like the time a group of grown men in a van slowed to match my pace, just so they could shout comments about my arse and ask if I enjoyed anal sex. Then there was my run when a boy of only 13 or 14 followed me on his bike, calling me all names under the sun – bitch, c*nt, bitch again –  while his mates fell about in hysterics. They learn this behaviour young. 

Sadly, these experiences are far from unique. 

“When running through south London, within the space of a couple of minutes, I’d had a car full of young men slow down and make obscene gestures alongside me, as well as a bus driver on a break call me over to grab my hand and tell me how good I looked in my leggings,” Kara Godfrey, 24, previously told HuffPost.  

“A man I passed on the street tried to stop me by touching my arm and shouted after me that I should ‘come back to [his] house’ before also shouting exactly what he’d do if I did go back with him,” Lou Boyd, 25, added. “A mother and two children were on the pavement beside us, he didn’t seem at all bothered that they could hear what he was saying.”

You always imagine reacting with a perfect takedown in these situations, but the reality is most of us freeze. Almost half (48%) deal with these encounters by trying to ignore it, according to the survey, and only 15% yell back at their harasser(s). One in five now always run with a companion to avoid being alone.

The survey is part of the Reclaim Your Run campaign, which has been launched in support of the Crime Not Compliment initiative, led by Plan International UK and Our Streets Now, to end public sexual harassment in the UK by making it a criminal offence. 

“We now live in a society which forces female runners to carry phones with them, change their routes and use safety-tracking apps because they don’t feel safe,” Claire Sanderson, editor-in-chief of Women’s Health UK said. “We know that 6% of women have even feared for their lives when running, and that quite simply needs to change.”

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Thomas Park 2021-03-15
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Taylor Swift wins album of the year with Folklore. Find all the winners from music's biggest night here, from Harry Styles to Billie Eilish to Beyoncé.
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Thomas Park 2021-07-19
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Meet the man who's into brains but also wants a "big ol' butt."
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Thomas Park 2021-06-09
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The RTX 3070 Ti only costs $100 more than the 3070, and provides another appropriately priced option for gamers.
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Thomas Park 2021-05-04
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(Newcastle University) The majority of top-rated fertility apps collect and even share intimate data without the users' knowledge or permission, a collaborative study by Newcastle University and Umea University has found. Researchers are now calling for a tightening of the categorisation of these apps by platforms to protect women from intimate and deeply personal information being exploited and sold.
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Thomas Park 2021-01-30
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It is obvious as this Covid-19 pandemic wears on that transport is being repositioned – both in our minds and our lives. Changeable travel restrictions and new virus strains are reshaping our mobility psychology. Despite the rollout of viable vaccines, any ‘return to normal’ for the foreseeable future will involve more work from home, more time spent locally, less socializing outside the household, and fewer trips for work and pleasure. In short, excepting those for whom commuting is not a choice, the future of urban mobility is clearly going somewhere; smaller. A silver lining in this is that transport planners…

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Thomas Park 2021-07-16
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"Economic anxiety is high blood pressure, always there, waiting to turn a minor ailment into a life-threatening disease," says Galloway
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Thomas Park 2021-06-09
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Kate Herron talks about how the Disney Plus show redefines time travel in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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Thomas Park 2021-05-01
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Epic Games changed the video game world with Fortnite. Now it wants to upend Apple's iPhone too.
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Thomas Park 2020-09-25
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This week, Netflix's My Octopus Teacher got a reputation for being a very different movie than it is. Here's why.
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Thomas Park 2021-06-23
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One of the best ways that scientists can discover small fossilized insects and plants is encased within amber. Amber can save the specimen just as it was the day it stepped into the gooey medium. A new research study has been published focusing on an interesting discovery of a fossilized ant with a new genus and species of fungal parasite … Continue reading
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Thomas Park 2021-05-12
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Antonio García Martínez is no longer working at Apple hours after employees circulated a petition calling for an investigation into his hiring. Martínez, a former Facebook product manager on the ad targeting team, authored a controversial book about Silicon Valley where he expressed misogynistic views on women.

“We are deeply concerned about the recent hiring of Antonio García Martínez,” employees wrote in the petition. “His misogynistic statements in his autobiography — such as ‘Most women in the Bay Area are soft and weak, cosseted and naive despite their claims of worldliness, and generally full of shit’ (further quoted below this letter) — directly oppose Apple’s commitment to Inclusion & Diversity.”

More than 2,000 employees signed...

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Thomas Park 2021-03-17
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Two minutes into driving the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E for the first time, I watched a man in a pickup miss his green light because he was too busy staring at the metallic red electric crossover. It set expectations for the reaction I should expect to Ford’s new zero-emissions pony car and, though the name may be controversial, one thing … Continue reading
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Thomas Park 2020-09-14
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But can Nvidia play nice with Apple, Linux, and other ARM partners?
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Thomas Park 2021-07-27
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Australia’s Kaylee McKeown captured the gold in the women’s 100-meter backstroke during a record-setting performance in Tokyo on Tuesday. Then, she enraptured social media with a post-race interview in which she dropped an F-bomb on TV:

Thomas Park 2021-07-16
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"Economic anxiety is high blood pressure, always there, waiting to turn a minor ailment into a life-threatening disease," says Galloway
Thomas Park 2021-06-18
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“I seek justice for myself and the countless victims who don't come forward.”
Thomas Park 2021-06-09
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Kate Herron talks about how the Disney Plus show redefines time travel in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Thomas Park 2021-05-11
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One in four women are subjected to regular sexual harassment when they go running, while 60% have suffered physical or verbal abuse at some point during a run.

That’s according to a survey of more than 2,000 amateur female runners from across the UK, conducted by Runner’s World and Women’s Health.

To be honest, I’m surprised the figure isn’t higher.

I’ve been harassed while running more times than I can recall, but a couple of occasions stand out – like the time a group of grown men in a van slowed to match my pace, just so they could shout comments about my arse and ask if I enjoyed anal sex. Then there was my run when a boy of only 13 or 14 followed me on his bike, calling me all names under the sun – bitch, c*nt, bitch again –  while his mates fell about in hysterics. They learn this behaviour young. 

Sadly, these experiences are far from unique. 

“When running through south London, within the space of a couple of minutes, I’d had a car full of young men slow down and make obscene gestures alongside me, as well as a bus driver on a break call me over to grab my hand and tell me how good I looked in my leggings,” Kara Godfrey, 24, previously told HuffPost.  

“A man I passed on the street tried to stop me by touching my arm and shouted after me that I should ‘come back to [his] house’ before also shouting exactly what he’d do if I did go back with him,” Lou Boyd, 25, added. “A mother and two children were on the pavement beside us, he didn’t seem at all bothered that they could hear what he was saying.”

You always imagine reacting with a perfect takedown in these situations, but the reality is most of us freeze. Almost half (48%) deal with these encounters by trying to ignore it, according to the survey, and only 15% yell back at their harasser(s). One in five now always run with a companion to avoid being alone.

The survey is part of the Reclaim Your Run campaign, which has been launched in support of the Crime Not Compliment initiative, led by Plan International UK and Our Streets Now, to end public sexual harassment in the UK by making it a criminal offence. 

“We now live in a society which forces female runners to carry phones with them, change their routes and use safety-tracking apps because they don’t feel safe,” Claire Sanderson, editor-in-chief of Women’s Health UK said. “We know that 6% of women have even feared for their lives when running, and that quite simply needs to change.”

Thomas Park 2021-05-01
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Epic Games changed the video game world with Fortnite. Now it wants to upend Apple's iPhone too.
Thomas Park 2021-03-15
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Taylor Swift wins album of the year with Folklore. Find all the winners from music's biggest night here, from Harry Styles to Billie Eilish to Beyoncé.
Thomas Park 2020-09-25
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This week, Netflix's My Octopus Teacher got a reputation for being a very different movie than it is. Here's why.
Thomas Park 2021-07-19
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Meet the man who's into brains but also wants a "big ol' butt."
Thomas Park 2021-06-23
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One of the best ways that scientists can discover small fossilized insects and plants is encased within amber. Amber can save the specimen just as it was the day it stepped into the gooey medium. A new research study has been published focusing on an interesting discovery of a fossilized ant with a new genus and species of fungal parasite … Continue reading
Thomas Park 2021-06-09
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The RTX 3070 Ti only costs $100 more than the 3070, and provides another appropriately priced option for gamers.
Thomas Park 2021-05-12
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Antonio García Martínez is no longer working at Apple hours after employees circulated a petition calling for an investigation into his hiring. Martínez, a former Facebook product manager on the ad targeting team, authored a controversial book about Silicon Valley where he expressed misogynistic views on women.

“We are deeply concerned about the recent hiring of Antonio García Martínez,” employees wrote in the petition. “His misogynistic statements in his autobiography — such as ‘Most women in the Bay Area are soft and weak, cosseted and naive despite their claims of worldliness, and generally full of shit’ (further quoted below this letter) — directly oppose Apple’s commitment to Inclusion & Diversity.”

More than 2,000 employees signed...

Continue reading…

Thomas Park 2021-05-04
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(Newcastle University) The majority of top-rated fertility apps collect and even share intimate data without the users' knowledge or permission, a collaborative study by Newcastle University and Umea University has found. Researchers are now calling for a tightening of the categorisation of these apps by platforms to protect women from intimate and deeply personal information being exploited and sold.
Thomas Park 2021-03-17
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Two minutes into driving the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E for the first time, I watched a man in a pickup miss his green light because he was too busy staring at the metallic red electric crossover. It set expectations for the reaction I should expect to Ford’s new zero-emissions pony car and, though the name may be controversial, one thing … Continue reading
Thomas Park 2021-01-30
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It is obvious as this Covid-19 pandemic wears on that transport is being repositioned – both in our minds and our lives. Changeable travel restrictions and new virus strains are reshaping our mobility psychology. Despite the rollout of viable vaccines, any ‘return to normal’ for the foreseeable future will involve more work from home, more time spent locally, less socializing outside the household, and fewer trips for work and pleasure. In short, excepting those for whom commuting is not a choice, the future of urban mobility is clearly going somewhere; smaller. A silver lining in this is that transport planners…

This story continues at The Next Web
Thomas Park 2020-09-14
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But can Nvidia play nice with Apple, Linux, and other ARM partners?