Women senators of the 113th Congress, 2013 (ABC News)
Do you pay attention to midterm elections? Well, you should this year! This year’s races should be really fascinating to watch because there are a record number of women registered to run for a seat in the House of Representatives.
Let’s take a look at some other numbers surrounding women running for public office:
Happy Friday! Ashley Madison: It’s the hack that keeps on giving. Every day brings a new joy. And here’s this one: The good people at “Gawker” (who’ve been doing a great job covering this whole thing) took a deep-dive into the data, all 9.7 GBs of it. Why? Well, to see how was dumb enough to use a work email as their AM registration email. (Personally, I’m surprised that nobody got called on the carpet after their network got wind of that verification email in their inbox.)
Now, you’d think that most people would know to use a throwaway email for this kind of thing, right? You’d think that, and you’d be wrong. At the time of the data dump, “Wired”reported that 15K+ domains belonging to the government and military were found, comprising .04% of the total emails found.
Here’s what Sam Biddle at “Gawker” found. (Incidentally, no emails registered to the Gawker domain were found).
‘Gawker’ Ashley Madison Email Data Analysis (Gawker)
So yeah, have some common sense as to when to use your work email. Have a great holiday weekend!
“The Cut” recently reported that Argentina is currently experiencing a woman’s worst nightmare: a tampon shortage.
According to the Associated Press, the shortage has been going on for over two weeks. The problem stems from an impasse between importers and the government. Businesses think the Argentinean government has been slow in issuing permits for imports (Argentina imports most of its tampons from nearby Brazil), while the government feels that businesses are driving up the prices to increase profits.
A spokesman for Johnson & Johnson claims that only the most popular tampon brands and quantities are affected by the shortage.
The situation isn’t uncommon for the country. Argentina periodically has experienced shortages of medical supplies such as needles and latex gloves.
The U.S. experienced a similar situation form 2009 to 2011. Johnson & Johnson took o.b. tampons off shelves in 2009, citing a “temporary supply interruption.” The tampons are beloved for not having an applicator and for being environmentally-friendly. The supply shortage emptied drugstore shelves and drove demand up to $99 a box on eBay. The o.b. black market ended when stores began to restock the popular tampon.