Today’s Bwoglines is a chaotic meld of events that leaves us sure that we’re not sure. Editor’s Warning: mention of assault.
Happening in the World: Typhoon Nanmadol has caused extensive flooding and mudslides in Japan. The super typhoon with winds up to 234 km/h has resulted in the loss of at least two lives and prompted the evacuation of millions of people. (BBC)
Happening in the US: Beyond Meat COO, Doug Ramsey, was jailed following an altercation where he was alleged to have punched and bitten the nose of a motorist. The incident occurred after a University of Arkansas football game, with reports suggesting that Ramsey believed that the motorist hit his car as they were exiting a parking garage. (NBC)
Happening in NYC: The New York City Council is seeking to diversify the FDNY through new legislation. This proposal comes in the wake of repeated claims of discriminatory behavior against the FDNY, whose firefighters are 75% white men and less than 1% women. The new legislation would require more equitable hiring practices, as well as firehouse upgrades to ensure a safe mixed-gender environment. (Gothamist)
Happening in our Community: Go to the International Affairs Building Room 802 from 1 to 2 pm to see the paper presentation of “The Greener Gender: Women Politicians and Deforestation.” Kathryn Baragwanath, a research fellow focusing on politics surrounding environmental conservation, will share her research on how women have favored more environmentally-friendly policies. Learn more here!
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