EVERY TUESDAY WE BRING YOU ISSUES THAT IMPACT YOU AS AN OUTDOOR LOVING WOMAN. WHETHER IT HAS TO DO WITH CLIMATE CHANGE OR FEMALE EMPOWERMENT, WE SCOUR THE INTERNET, INCLUDING GOVERNMENT BILLS, SOCIAL MEDIA AND LOCAL AND NATIONAL NEWS, AND DELIVER IT TO YOU – SO YOU KNOW.
1. Women Protest the Cannes Film Festival
82 women locked arms in protest at the Cannes Film Festival. More than 1,600 films directed by men were chosen to compete in the festival. It was a stark contrast to the 82 films directed by women that were chosen.
Melissa Silverstein, who founded Women in Hollywood, an organization that focuses on equality, said on ABC New’s Daily podcast:
“I’ve been tracking the festival for almost a decade now, and, you know, it’s under 15 percent per year. The fact that it’s that low is an abomination, but it’s consistent.”
Thierry Fremaux, the Cannes Film Festival Director, said that the organization will try to select more films directed by women next year.
2. Trump Administration to Shut Down NASA’s CO2 Emission Testing
Recently, the US pulled out of the Paris Climate Accord. Now, on that same note, President Trump and his administration are ready to make it more difficult to track CO2 emissions by shutting down NASA’s carbon monitoring program.
Currently NASA spends $10 million to gather data from satellites and air crafts around the world. This gives us a clear picture of how high carbon is all over the earth at any given time. It helps track who in the Paris Climate Accord is living up to the agreement and who is not.
Why is this important? Climate change is said to be caused by increased CO2 emissions.
In an article about the issue, Tech Times says, “It’s an ironic time for the Carbon Monitoring System to be killed off from NASA. Earlier in May, data showed that carbon dioxide found in Earth’s atmosphere passed a new monthly average of 410.31 parts per million in the month of April. These findings were found by the Scripps CO2 Program.”
3. Executives Leaving Nike After Harassment Complaints
An informal survey made and taken by women working at Nike uncovered possible sexual harassment in the workplace. That was in March and since then, 11 executives have left or are leaving the company.
NPR says, “transgressions included company emails that mentioned women’s body parts and a male supervisor cornering a woman in the bathroom.”
In that same article a women accounts a tech conference she attended while representing Nike. She says her superior hired female entertainers that made her uncomfortable. They weren’t naked she said, but they weren’t wearing much. That same woman said she didn’t feel like she could report the behavior because her own boss had been in charge of it. She has since left.
Nike says, “We’re already taking action and will continue to drive change to elevate a culture of inclusion and respect.”