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daily feminist news: 28.08.13

Image via ADFA

Image via ADFA

Cadets found guilty in Skype case

Two cadets have been found guilty of ‘using a carriage service in an offensive manner’ in a case that has demonstrated the systemic gender problems in the Australian Defence Force Academy. ACT Supreme Court jury also found one of the men guilty of committing an act of indecency on the woman who was filmed having sex without her consent.

The Afghan Women’s Writing Project teaches women to read and write via ‘secret networks’

The Afghan Women’s Writing Project (AWWP) was founded in 2009. Today, 160 Afghan women across five provinces are enrolled in AWWP’s workshops, including a new workshop for teenagers and a Dari writing program.

Male bonuses double female bonuses

A study has shown that men receive on average double the bonuses women receive for the exact same job. The figures, released today by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), reveal that men in UK management roles earned average bonuses of £6,442 last year – compared with £3,029 for women.

Pioneering Wall Street investor and financial analyst Muriel Siebert dies aged 84

Muriel Siebert was the first woman to own a seat on the New York Stock Exchange. In 2010, she was named by the US Banker magazine as one of the 25 most powerful women in finance. She was 84.

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