Women working at Texas Capitol describe culture of sexual harassment

A forced kiss by a male colleague. A catcall by a state trooper assigned to guard the Capitol. Late-night texts. A work meeting hijacked by a male legislative staffer: You are my ideal woman, he told his female interlocutor.

The episodes illustrate what many women say is the biggest open secret at the Texas Capitol: That a culture of harassment persists despite repeated efforts to stamp it out.

In interviews with the American-Statesman, multiple women described a work environment in which they are objectified and made to feel uncomfortable in their daily interactions with male counterparts. 

“Being a female staffer

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Disneyland Shopping Returns & “The Magic is Back” Collection

Disneyland reopened to the public yesterday, April 30, and Disney came prepared with a themed merchandise collection created just for the occasion. But these new items aren’t the only new additions in the parks. Both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure have new safety procedures in place. Join me as we take a look at shopping in the newly reopened theme park stores!

The Magic is Back Collection Welcomes You Home

This merchandise collection consists of five different pieces. The motif centers around Sorcerer Mickey, Sleeping Beauty Castle, the original Disneyland sign, or some combination thereof.

The majority of the items

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Tony Blair’s Long Hair Causes a Stir

What is it with male politicians and their hair these days? After decades — centuries — of nondescript short cuts, their crowning glory has suddenly turned into a form of creative expression. And source of controversy.

It often seemed as if no one could top Donald Trump’s incredibly complicated cream puff of a construction — until Boris Johnson, with his signature flyaway platinum locks (the ones that he uses to distract, amuse, disarm and otherwise manipulate those around him), arrived at 10 Downing Street as Britain’s prime minister.

But then, earlier this week in an ITV television interview, a former

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The Shoe Styles That Will Rule the Summer | BoF Professional, News & Analysis

For most of the last year, Margaret Bonaparte, 29, rotated between white slip-on Vans from Madewell, white plastic Birkenstock slides and leather Nike sneakers. After receiving her first dose of the vaccine, she’s ready for a breath of fresh air. And some new shoes.

”I feel like we’re finally emerging from this cloud of darkness,” she said. “But I’m thinking about my shoes, and [it’s like], ‘Do I even like these?’”

Millions of Americans are ready to dress up again as they receive their vaccines and venture out to restaurants, outdoor concerts and weddings. The billion-dollar question for the fashion

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Gal Gadot Tells Women’s Stories in New Docuseries

Gal Gadot is using her Hollywood power to examine the lives of special women from around the world.

The “Wonder Woman” actor is host and executive producer of a new documentary television show. It follows six women who improved their communities while dealing with poverty, violence, discrimination and natural disasters.

The 35-year-old Gadot said National Geographic Presents IMPACT with Gal Gadot grew from her need to “do something good with my fame and my social media.”

She and her husband Yaron Varsano are both executive producers of the show. They got the idea after watching a short documentary from a

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Line shopping finds betting value for Kansas

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Kyle Larson sits atop the oddsboard at SuperBook USA in Las Vegas ahead of this weekend’s Buschy McBusch Race 400, as the market-making sportsbook rates the No. 5 Chevrolet a tick higher than competing betting shops around the nation. 

The SuperBook, whose NASCAR numbers influence the broader betting market, prices Larson at 5/1 odds (+500, or bet $100 to win $500) to win Sunday at Kansas Speedway, making him the co-favorite with Cup Series points leader Denny Hamlin. While BetMGM also lists Hamlin as the 5/1 favorite as of Friday morning, Larson is the 6/1

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