Hello, Broadsheet readers! F1 chief thinks it would take a meteor to get a woman into this race track, the Nasdaq has competing interests when it comes to climate change disclosures, and only yes means yes in Spain. Spend a relaxing weekend.
– Yes means yes. In Spain it is now the law that “only yes means yes”. The country’s congress yesterday passed legislation declare that consent to sexual activity must be affirmative; silence or lack of objection is not enough.
The legislation derives from a terrible tragedy. In 2016, five men raped an 18-year-old girl during the Pamplona bullfighting festival. During the men’s trial, their lawyer argued that a video of the victim – in which her eyes were closed and she was motionless – was evidence of consent.
The five attackers in the ‘wolf pack’ case were originally convicted of sexual abuse, a less serious charge than rape, as they did not use another form of physical violence during of aggression. In addition to redefining consent, the new law clarifies that lack of consent, not dramatic violence, is the determining factor in a rape charge.
Spain’s 34-year-old equality minister, Irene Montero, was one of the driving forces behind the legislation. “It’s a victorious day after many years of struggle,” she said. say it Guardian. “Now, no woman will have to prove that there was violence or intimidation to be recognized for who she is.”
Alejandro Martinez Velez—Europa Press via Getty Images
The Department of Equality of Montero was particularly active lately. Earlier this summer, the branch launched an advertising campaign urging Spanish women visit the beach with the slogan “all bodies are beach bodies” – although this campaign face to face to tamper with images and portray women without their permission. The department helped pass landmark legislation on transgender rights in Spain about a year ago and helped bring paternity leave for new fathers to 16 weeks.
Of all those efforts, this week’s legislation could be among the most impactful yet. The victim of the 2016 attack remains anonymous, but her mother shared a statement: “This law is the result of the bravery, perseverance and dignity of a girl who knew how she wanted to live without being judged by nobody”.
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– Russian release. Citigroup, led by CEO Jane Fraser, will “reduce” its activities in Russia. The bank had tried to sell its Russian business, but the country’s war with Ukraine complicated those efforts. The bank expects to incur about $170 million in costs in the process. the wall street journal
– Good news, bad news. The Securities and Exchange Commission has introduced a proposal that would require companies to disclose details about their greenhouse gas emissions and their impact on the environment. The proposal should be good news for Nasdaq’s ESG unit, which advises companies on such policies. But the exchange, led by CEO Adena Friedman, is pushing to water down the SEC’s proposal, fearing a requirement could hurt its listings business. FinancialTimes
– Meteor watch. Formula 1 group boss Stefano Domenicali thinks it’s unlikely a woman will drive an F1 for the next five years unless a “meteorite” hits Earth. Only two women have ever competed at Grand Prix level. Domenicali’s exact comment was: “Unless there’s something like a meteor, I don’t see a girl going into F1.” Washington Post
– Call is allowed. New York Court of Appeals Chief Judge Janet DiFiore will allow Harvey Weinstein to appeal the 2020 sex crimes conviction that sentenced him to more than 20 years in prison. Weinstein says the call will “prove [his] innocence.” CNN
MOVERS AND SHAKERS: The National Geographic Society hired Deborah R. Grayson as director of education. Kombucha Maker GT’s Living Foods Hired Kim Bates as CMO. Figma promoted Nadia Singer to the chief of staff.
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– Significant damage. A jury has awarded Vanessa Bryant $16 million for graphic photos taken from the plane crash that killed her husband, Kobe Bryant, and daughter Gianna. The jury found that the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s and Fire Department’s deputies who took and shared the gruesome photos breached the privacy of the surviving parents. CNN
-Tennis Titan. Before Serena Williams, there was Althea Gibson. The first black player to win Wimbledon and the first black woman to rank No. 1 in tennis, Gibson battled racism in the sport and, despite her accomplishments, was often overlooked in the decades that followed. Now, a block of 143rd Street in Harlem, New York, where Gibson grew up, is named in his honor. New York Times
– The State is investigating. The California Department of Civil Rights will investigate allegations of Pinterest discrimination made by Ifeoma Ozoma and other whistleblowers. The department contacted several women as potential witnesses in the investigation. “Our discussions with CCRD are ongoing and we remain committed to reviewing and evolving our human resources practices to better support our employees,” Pinterest said in a statement. Protocol
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“If I’ve learned anything over the past decade, it’s that there’s nothing more powerful than an army of angry mothers.”
– Moms Demand Action founder Shannon Watts at the 10th anniversary of the gun safety organization, launched after the December 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
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