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9 Places Where No Woman Has Ever Been

So, this whole glass ceiling thing is tricky. We tend to focus on the most glaring sources of gender inequality (White House and Congress, I'm looking at you!) but sometimes forget just how depressingly common the disparity is. The following is a (sadly by no means exhaustive) list of places where no woman has ever tread. Share this puppy, and maybe we can change that. (Note: All the heavy lifting for this post came from an incredible Tumblr called 100 Percent Men created by the enterprising Lydia DePillis, a reporter for The New Republic. All of these links are must-clicks. Trust me.)

9 Places Where No Woman Has Ever Been

1. Every member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Ever.



2. Every president of the AFL-CIO,Teamsters, United Food and Commercial Workers, and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Ever.


3. Every current member of the executive team at Apple
[Note: There has been at least one woman previously on Apple's executive team. HT: Sara Robinson]


4. Every winner of the most prestigious award in mathematics, the Fields Medal. Ever.


5. (Almost) Everyone to host a late-night show for a major network. Ever. 
[Note: Joan Rivers hosted The Late Show from October 1986 to May 1987. HT: Benjamin Borowski]


6. Every incarnation of the Dalai Lama. Ever.


7. Every editor-in-chief of The Wall Street Journal and The Financial Times as well as every managing editor of Time magazine and every director general of BBC. Ever. 
[Note: A previous version of this post neglected the fact that Martha Nelson is the new editor-in-chief of Time magazine. Congratulations to her and apologies for the error.]


8. Every member of the Central Politboro Standing Committee of the Communist Party of China. Ever.


9. And just in case you were looking for more parity in space — also, everyone who has ever walked on the moon. Ever.

























Need a mood boost to help you sail through the weekend? Here are 10 moments that brought joy to our hearts and a smile to our faces this week. Enjoy!

1. How much does this sweet little boy adore his baby sister? So darn much.

Oh, to be loved with this much enthusiasm! The sheer adoration on his face. What a lucky little sister.

2. Teens raise thousands for their senior trip, then donate it to their community instead.

When it came time for Islesboro Central School's Class of 2021 to pick the destination for their senior class trip, the students began eyeing a trip to Greece or maybe even South Korea. But in the end, they decided to donate $5,000 they'd raised for the trip to help out their community members struggling in the wake of the pandemic instead.

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