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Signing emails as a man, tampon tax and other top gender stories of the week

The International Space Station (ISS) crew member, Peggy Whitson of the U.S. speaks prior to the launch of Soyuz MS-3 space ship at Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, November 17, 2016.

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Saadia Zahidi
Managing Director, World Economic Forum
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U.S. astronaut, Peggy Whitson’s record breaking career. (NPR)

Female childcare workers paid 32% less than male workers. (The Guardian)

Why tackling the tampon tax just isn’t enough. (World Economic Forum)

Rise of women in India’s Cabinet. (Economic Times)

Why aren’t there more women working in audio? (The Atlantic)

Drew Barrymore’s horror anthology series written and directed entirely by women. (Slate)

The magic of signing emails as a man. (The Guardian)

A quarter of films in London Film Festival are directed by women. (BBC)

7 charts that show gender inequality around the world. (World Economic Forum)

Nine things you didn't know were invented by women. (BBC)

Chart of the week: Women earn less than men in 439 of 446 major U.S. occupations
Source: Wall Street Jounal

Quote of the week
“Women have fewer opportunities to make decisions on how to deal with global warming – we must change this. Gender often remains the untold story behind climate change.”

Isabella Lövin
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate, Sweden
Gender remains one of climate change’s great inequalities, Climate Home, August, 2017

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