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Women-focused capital financing is supposedly aimed at ending the corporate gender gap. But many equity investors, still largely high-net-worth men, still view women entrepreneurs as being deficient — and are practising what’s known as pinkwashing. (Shutterstock)

Do women-focused capital funds actually help women, or are they just ‘pinkwashing?’

Women-focused capital financing is supposedly aimed at ending the corporate gender gap. But many equity investors still view women entrepreneurs as being deficient and are practising pinkwashing.
Prime Minister-elect Justin Trudeau, accompanied by his wife, Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau, arrives at Rideau Hall in 2015 for the swearing in of his new gender-balanced cabinet. Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press

Trudeau’s new cabinet: Gender parity because it’s 2019? Or due to competence?

"Because it's 2015" became a rallying cry for gender parity when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau named his first cabinet that year but equality is still not the norm in the world.
Jocelyn Moorhouse’s The Dressmaker, is the fifth highest grossing Australian film this decade – more women should be given the support to make big feature films. Broad Green Pictures

Screen Australia celebrates its work in gender equality but things are far from equal

In August, Screen Australia announced they had surpassed targets in their Gender Matters initative. But their September 2019 production funding round has no women directors or writers.
Fans take photos of adult film actress Ange Venus at the Adult Video News Adult Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas. Reuters/Steve Marcus

How male ‘porn superfans’ really view women

There's a strand of radical feminist thought that claims porn causes misogyny. So four researchers decided to test this idea – and descended on a porn expo to study the beliefs of the male attendees.

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