The World’s Most Powerful Women: October 13

Updated: Oct 13, 2016 7:14 AM UTC

For all the news stories about Republicans abandoning Donald Trump in droves following the leak of the now-infamous 2005 Access Hollywood tape, a recent poll found that 38% of Trump voters are standing by him despite the revelation. A new story and data in The Atlantic say a belief in reverse gender discrimination may be the reason why.

Analyses have found that about half of men feel American culture is too soft and feminine, and that men are suffering because of it; they're being punished for simply acting like men. Polling by PRRI and The Atlantic show Trump supporters are more likely than Hillary Clinton fans to feel that way, as are Republicans and conservatives compared to liberals, moderates, and Democrats.

The problem, the article says, is that those people tend to see social gains as zero-sum; women's progress in gaining equality in the workplace and at home has come at men's expense. Men used to run everything, and it seems some of Trump's supporters consider his alpha male candidacy—vulgar language and all—a promise to restore that status.

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EUROPE/MIDDLE EAST/AFRICA

Policing the nipple

Less than a month after deleting the famed "Napalm Girl" photo from posts, Facebook is under fire again for its censorship of an article by a data-focused website affiliated with the Le Monde newspaper in France that included a photo of a mammogram with an exposed female breast. The social media giant later restored the photo and apologized. Interestingly enough, Facebook censors don't seem to catch photos of men's hairy breasts.

Quartz

Backup plan

The Guardian talks to Fadumo Dayib, the first female presidential candidate in Somalia, whose bid for the office is a long shot. Dayib, who spent years living in Finland, says even if she loses in the November 30 vote, she'll remain in Somalia. She wants to establish an independent panel there to deal with corruption and encourage more Somali women to invest in their country.

Guardian

THE AMERICAS

Threatening legal action

Donald Trump's lawyer sent a letter to The New York Times last night demanding that the paper remove a "libelous" article about two women who claim the Republican candidate touched them inappropriately. The Times has not retracted the article. A People writer made similar claims against Trump in a separate story published last night.

Financial Times

Examining the emails

The hacked emails of top Clinton advisors, released by Wikileaks, have not yet provided any earth-shattering information about the Democratic nominee. However, they do capture a candidate and a campaign that's as careful, calculating, and politically flexible as they appeared to be in public.

Atlantic

Learning on the job

YooJung Ahn talks to Fortune about designing Google's self-driving car despite having no traditional automotive experience. She also shares how her team shaped the concept from a “literal couch with wheels” to its present-day gumdrop-shaped prototype.

Fortune

ASIA-PACIFIC

Home size doesn't matter

Singapore, like other wealthy nations, is facing an aging population and is urging its citizens to procreate. Senior Minister of State Josephine Teo added some candor to that conversation, stating that couples don't need to buy a home before starting a family since, "You need a very small space to have sex."

BBC

IN BRIEF

Muslim-American women have launched their own super PAC

Politico

How I overcame obstacles to education as a young girl in Nigeria

Time

Meet the woman behind the early-morning dance party craze

BBC

Why men are being charged 7% more than women at this pharmacy

Money

We want men to be ‘geniuses’ and women to be ‘nurturers,’ study says

Fortune

PARTING WORDS

"I like Christmas sweaters—the stranger the better."

--Actress and TV show host Whoopi Goldberg on the launch of her new ugly Christmas sweater line at Lord & Taylor.