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The women censored for male nude paintings

This year marks the 100th anniversary of an exhibition of paintings by the Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani, at the Berthe Weill gallery in Paris. The exhibition, displaying a number of nude works, was too much for some and shut down within hours of its opening. The police commissioner at the time had been offended by the depiction of pubic hair. [Source]

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The women censored for male nude paintings

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From paintings to flash protests, Venezuelan artists raise voices

CARACAS (Reuters) - Deploying poems, paintings and posters, opposition-minded artists in Venezuela are expanding their anti-government protests, offering a peaceful alternative to the violent political unrest costing at least 73 lives in two months.

How New Hampshire's first female senator moved off the sidelines


Critic's Notebook: Groundbreaking TV About Female Desire, Thanks to Playwrights

Annie Baker and Heidi Schreck wrote an episode of Amazon’s “I Love Dick” that our critic calls the best 20 minutes of television she has seen in years.


Male, female or X? Oregon adds third option to driver's licenses

(Reuters) - Oregon became on Thursday the first U.S. state to allow residents to identify as other than male or female on state driver's licenses, a decision that transgender advocates called a...


Serbia's president nominates country's first female prime minister

BELGRADE (Reuters) - Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic nominated Ana Brnabic, the state administration minister, on Thursday to be the country's first female and openly gay prime minister.

Hunting and Trapping

Trilobites: As Female Elk Age, They Learn to Evade Hunters

Older female elk are able to adjust their behavior and adopt more stealth strategies through life, scientists found.


Harvard's first female president to step down next year

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Reuters) - Harvard University President Drew Faust, the first woman to serve in that post in the elite Ivy League school's 380-year history, plans to step down from her role at the end of the next academic year, she said in an e-mail to staff on Wednesday.

City Council's emergency ordinance: 'No constitutional right' to be nude

A family-friendly seaside Maryland town on Saturday ended any confusion about whether it is now welcoming topless female sunbathers.


What does a CEO look like? New female 'Foundation 500' list challenges stereotypes

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - From a Peruvian trout farm manager to the head of an Indonesian meatball company, a list of 500 women entrepreneurs in emerging markets was launched on Thursday to challenge the stereotype of a typical company boss and inspire women globally.


British artist Grayson Perry explores a divided country in new exhibition

LONDON (Reuters) - British artist Grayson Perry will launch a new exhibition on Thursday, the day Britain votes in a general election, and unsurprisingly, his works cast a critical eye over the country's tumultuous political landscape.

How female coal miners feel about climate deal exit


New exhibition gives rare insight into life of diva Maria Callas

ATHENS (Reuters) - Forty years after her death, the personal life of opera great Maria Callas still has a rapt audience.


Da Vinci contraptions brought to life in Bruges exhibition

BRUGES, Belgium (Reuters) - Leonardo da Vinci’s bird-like flying machine and portable bridge have been brought to life in a new exhibition opening on Thursday in the Belgian city of Bruges.


Tokyo's female governor takes on Japan's old-boy network, but denies run for PM

TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike is challenging Japan's old-boy network in the capital, where she thrashed a ruling party rival to win her post and now aims to lead reform-minded candidates to victory in a city-wide July election.


Injury rates in young female athletes may be underestimated

Injury rates among elite young female athletes may be higher than what’s been reported, new data suggest.


Polanski's return to female psycho-drama divides Cannes critics

CANNES, France (Reuters) - Roman Polanski, whose 1960s films "Repulsion" and "Rosemary's Baby" focused on women in mental torment, returns to the same theme in a film that screened at Cannes on Saturday to mixed reviews.


U.S. says three N.Y. prison guards sexually assaulted female inmates

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Three male prison guards repeatedly sexually assaulted and raped several female inmates under their supervision at a federal detention center in New York over time periods of up to three years, federal prosecutors said on Thursday.

Meet Israel's pioneering female winemaker

With a Mediterranean climate not unlike Italy or Spain and a national faith that requires drinking "the fruit of the vine" on the Sabbath, it's not surprising that Israel has invested heavily in cultivating its wine industry.


Playboy model sentenced for posting photo of unsuspecting nude

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Dani Mathers, the 2015 Playboy Playmate of the year, pleaded no contest on Wednesday to a criminal charge of invasion of privacy for secretly photographing a 70-year-old nude woman and was sentenced to 30 days of graffiti removal work, prosecutors said.


Jane Campion, only female Cannes laureate, brings cop drama to Riviera

CANNES, France (Reuters) - Jane Campion, the first and so far only woman to win the Palme d'Or, is back at Cannes almost a quarter of a century after winning the festival's top prize for "The Piano", this time with a chilling six-part made-for-TV drama.


Japanese interactive art exhibition dazzles Beijing

BEIJING (Reuters) - A new digital interactive exhibition in Beijing allows visitors to create their own art and see it immediately reflected in the work being displayed around them.

LaVar Ball gets testy with female reporter

LaVar Ball got into a heated exchange with Fox Sports reporter Kristine Leahy during his appearance on "The Herd with Colin Cowherd."


Michigan Senate votes to outlaw female genital mutilation

(Reuters) - The Michigan Senate approved legislation on Wednesday making genital mutilation of girls a state felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison, both for doctors who perform the procedure and parents who transport a child to undergo the surgery.

Male rompers are now a thing

Male romper. RompHim. Bro romper (bromper?). Public onesie. Jumpsuit, variety: short. Or, perhaps, just a romper that happens to be worn by a man.


BRIEF-Female Health director Bethune buys 10,000 shares of co's common stock on May 15

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Star lot withdrawn at Sotheby's, a Malevich fetches $21 million at N.Y. auction

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Impressionist and modern art achieved some respectable results at Sotheby's on Tuesday, but the sale was marked by the 11th-hour withdrawal of its much-hyped star offering, an...


Star lot withdrawn at Sotheby's, a Malevich fetches $21 mln at N.Y. auction

NEW YORK, May 16 (Reuters) - Impressionist and modern art achieved some respectable results at Sotheby's on Tuesday, but the sale was marked by the 11th-hour withdrawal of its much-hyped star offering, an early masterpiece by Egon Schiele.


Three female suicide bombers kill two in northeast Nigeria's Borno state

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Three female suicide bombers killed two people and injured six others in an attack on a village in northeast Nigeria's Borno state, a police spokesman said on Tuesday.

3 US women share the horrors of female genital mutilation

Rahel Musa Aron was just 7 days old when the elders of her community in the African nation of Eritrea performed a centuries-old ritual on her tiny body, cutting off her clitoris and burying it.

Alarming rise of female genital mutilation in US

It's a brutal practice that's inflicted on thousands of girls and women every year. Female genital mutilation, or female ritual cutting, involves altering or injuring female genital organs. It's often done by people with no medical training and in filthy places, posing horrendous health risks that can linger for decades. Most victims are told never to talk about it -- and some don't survive to tell their stories. Even as girls and women across the globe faces these risks every day, misconceptions abound. To end the practice, experts and survivors say this practice must be drawn out of the shadows. Here's what you need to know:


Senators on defensive over all-male healthcare panel

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Barely two days into crafting a new bill to roll back Obamacare, U.S. Senate Republicans were already on the defensive on Tuesday over the absence of any women in their core working group.


BRIEF-Wells Fargo Asset Management names Kayvan Malek as senior portfolio manager, multi-asset-class solutions

* Wells fargo asset management appoints kayvan malek as senior portfolio manager, multi-asset-class solutions


London exhibition celebrates 50 years of Pink Floyd

(Reuters) - A new exhibition celebrating the career of Pink Floyd, featuring a raft of memorabilia and tributes to the rock group's famously surreal iconography, opens in London on Sunday.


UPDATE 1-Zalando reports solid growth helped by male shoppers

* More than 20 mln active customers at end of Q1 (Adds details)


Met Museum Plans Michelangelo Exhibition

The Met announced it would be displaying works by Michelangelo this fall, including drawings, sculptures and his earliest painting.


Democrats criticize Senate's all-male healthcare group

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Democrats on Sunday criticized the lack of women on a working group in the Republican-led Senate that will craft a plan to pass legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare.

College Athletics

Michigan’s Female Hockey Players Support Their Team With Cash and Brooms

At a university that spends $160 million on athletics annually, women must pay to play, sometimes sweeping the arena to do so. Their biggest bill? Michigan charges them rent.


Five Marines disciplined so far in nude photo scandal: report

(Reuters) - Five U.S. Marines have been disciplined for their involvement in a nude photo sharing scandal that targeted women in the military and investigators have identified another 16 suspects who may have committed crimes, the Marine Times reported on Friday.

Sterling Jewelers Inc

Sterling Jewelers Settles Charges of Bias Against Female Workers

Sterling, the parent of Jared the Galleria of Jewelry and Kay Jewelers, agreed to hire an expert to review its compensation and promotion practices.

First female usher in White House history no longer in post

White House chief usher Angella Reid, the first woman to serve in the position, is no longer in her post, a White House official confirmed Friday. The official gave no reason when asked.


Singer Tony Bennett's career, paintings on show in New York

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Legendary singer Tony Bennett may have left his heart in San Francisco, but the native New Yorker was in his hometown on Wednesday celebrating his long, prolific career as a singer and a painter.


China's all-girl pop band crushes hopes of besotted female fans

BEIJING (Reuters) - Just a little under a year ago, Min Junqian was an unknown art student in China's eastern province of Shandong, dreaming of becoming a star and hitting the big time.


‘Downton Abbey: The Exhibition’ to Tour the Modern World

The multiyear, traveling exhibition will open on June 17 at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.


Instagram ban of Imogen Cunningham nude photos stuns Boston museum

BOSTON (Reuters) - Social media company Instagram pulled photos by U.S. photographer Imogen Cunningham promoting an exhibit at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, saying they violated decency standards, even as parent company Facebook Inc faces criticism for users' live videos of murder.

World's last male northern white rhino seeks love on Tinder

In search of a hook up that might well save his species, the world's last male northern white rhino has taken to dating app Tinder.

Female doctors earn a LOT less than male doctors

It's no secret that doctors take home some pretty hefty paychecks. But male physicians are getting paid a lot more than their female colleagues.


Horny male seeks mate: Kenya's last northern white rhino joins Tinder

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Like many guys using the Tinder dating app, Sudan loves the outdoors and travels widely. The catch: he's the world's last male white northern rhino and desperately needs to mate.

Court documents give details of female genital mutilation procedure on child

A 7-year-old girl who underwent a painful genital mutilation procedure told federal investigators that after a doctor completed the process, she was rewarded with a piece of cake for "doing good."

Could more female police lead to safer communities?

Vera Bumpers, the first female chief and first African-American chief of Houston's Metro Police Department, remembers one of the first calls she went on shortly after joining the force right out of college.

Female genital mutilation is a US issue


To Be Black, Female and Fed Up With the Mainstream

The spare-looking show “We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965-85” at the Brooklyn Museum offers a textured view of the political past.

Navy, Marines ban sharing nudes

The US Navy and Marine Corps on Wednesday officially barred service members from distributing nude photos without the consent of the individual depicted.

Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief's Tribute to America's Warriors (Book)

Nonfiction: Bush Nostalgia Is Overrated, but His Book of Paintings Is Not

The work in George W. Bush’s “Portraits of Courage” reveals a surprisingly adept artist who has dramatically improved his technique while also doing penance for a great disaster of American history.

Female kicker makes NCAA football history

Becca Longo isn't the first woman to play football, but the high school senior made history when she signed a letter of intent to play football on a scholarship at Adams State University, an NCAA Division II school.


Next Star Wars movie to feature new female character

ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - The largely testosterone-fueled Star Wars movie franchise has added an important new female character in the eighth film, "Star Wars: The Last Jedi", director Rian Johnson said on Friday at a fanfest in Orlando.