Good morning, Broadsheet readers! Women with high incomes are feeling under the weather, Davos is finally showing the ladies some love, and Sarah Palin is back—with a new buddy. Enjoy your Wednesday.
• You betcha. Sarah Palin officially endorsed Republican frontrunner Donald Trump on Tuesday. Getting the thumbs up from the former Alaska governor and 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee could help Trump with religious conservatives, who have largely been resistant to the real estate tycoon.
ALSO IN THE HEADLINES
• Her work lives on. Leila Alaoui, a 33-year-old French-Moroccan photographer whose work focused on issues of migration and cultural identity, died from injuries sustained during a terrorist attack in Burkina Faso. This story contains a beautiful slideshow of her photos.
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• Mo’ money, mo’ problems. High incomes are linked to good health, right? Not so fast: A new study finds that the more women make, the more likely they are to feel unhealthy.
• Oscar gets a makeover? In response to the backlash over the appalling lack of racial diversity among this year’s Oscar nominees, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president Cheryl Boone Isaacs released a statement promising “big changes.”
• Women’s watchdogs. In a sign of the increasing focus on gender at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Theresa Whitmarsh, who runs the Washington State Investment Board, and Elizabeth Nyamayaro, who heads the U.N. Women’s HeForShe campaign, are both releasing major reports on gender inequality at the economic gathering.
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• Doom from Davos. Speaking of Davos, a new report released by the World Economic Forum finds that the economic gender gap is poised to grow even wider. One major reason: Women will be hardest hit by coming job losses because they make up a smaller share of total employment.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
• Ghosts of scandals past. The sexual misconduct allegations brought against Bill Clinton in the ’90s are now back in the headlines and threatening Hillary Clinton’s courtship of liberal-leaning female voters.
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• Paying for pink. The Times of London reports that British companies are charging women 37% more than men for similar products. This follows a similar “pink tax” study done in the U.S. last month, which found that women pay an average of 7% more than men for equivalent purchases.
• #LikeALadyDoc. After Sunday Times columnist Dominic Lawson suggested that Britain’s National Health Service is being adversely affected by the increasing number of female doctors, medical professionals took to Twitter to poke fun at his thesis, using the hashtag #LikeALadyDoc.
• A future hangover? Mexican authorities want to question Kate del Castillo—the actress who helped arrange Sean Penn’s interview with drug kingpin El Chapo—about whether she accepted money from the outlaw to start a tequila brand.
• The book of Cait. Caitlyn Jenner is writing a memoir, which is expected to be released in early 2017.
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