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The Broadsheet: July 10

Good morning, Broadsheet readers! One in 14 Americans has been hacked, female players are grunting it out at Wimbledon, and Nikki Haley makes it official. Plus: Patti LuPone is my new hero. Have a wonderful Friday!


• Into the breach. The U.S. Office of Personnel Management announced that a massive hack of its system compromised the sensitive data of 21.5 million people. Not surprisingly, many—including House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT)—are calling for the ouster of OPM director Katherine Archuletta. Fortune


• About time. South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has signed a bill to remove the Confederate battle flag from the Statehouse grounds.  Time

• Grunt work. Grunting in tennis: scourge of the sport or just a good technique? Certainly, when it comes to making noise on the court, women players receive far more criticism than men do. WSJ

• My Heroes: In the middle of a performance of Show for Days at New York City’s Lincoln Center, star Patti LuPone snatched a cell phone out of the hands of an audience member who was texting during the show.

• The mistress of Masters. Michelle Ashford, creator and showrunner of Showtime’s Masters of Sex—which premieres this Sunday—talks to Fortune about what it’s like to be “CEO” of a TV program, the paucity of female showrunners, and how the cable network’s new streaming app could change the game for her show.  Fortune

• Women drivers. Veteran auto writer Tamara Warren writes about how the car industry has tried—and often failed—to market to women. There’s a small but growing number of car makers who may finally be getting it right.  Racked

• Unicorn DNABuoyed by a plan to start developing its own drugs, genetic analytics company 23andMe, founded by Anne Wojcicki, is now valued at more than $1 billion. Fortune

• Lee’s legacy? Harper Lee’s second novel, Go Set a Watchman, is the most preordered book in HarperCollins’ history. But the book may also be its most controversial, thanks to one vital question: Does Lee really want it published? (Click here to read the first chapter of the novel.) Bloomberg


Some expensive ticker tape. The U.S. women’s soccer team will get a ticker-tape parade in New York City today—although so far, the city has managed to scare up only $450,000 in private sponsor money to help cover the event’s $2 million price tag. New York Daily News

• Fox scores. Fox generated $40 million in advertising revenue from the Women’s World Cup, destroying the network’s initial projection of $17 million.   WSJ

One step forward, one step back. New data on Asia finds that women in the region have made some gains—the share of female bosses has increased since 2008 in Singapore, Thailand and the Philippines—and suffered some losses: The proportion of women studying fields like engineering has fallen in countries such as Malaysia, Mongolia and Japan.   Bloomberg

• The Warren effect. This week’s Time cover asks: “Who’s Afraid of Elizabeth Warren?” The story looks at how the Democratic Senator’s passionate populist message is changing her party—and what that could mean for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.   Time

A rock and roll nightmare. In this disturbing story, Jackie Fuchs, one of the original members of the all-female rock band the Runaways, says she was raped in front of her bandmates by the group’s manager and Svengali Kim Fowley.  Huffington Post

• Loaded loans. New research finds that black women face racism and sexism in the mortgage market, paying 26.5 basis points more than the typical white woman. This disparity that can equal thousands of dollars over the life of the loan. Quartz

• Tune in to Fortune Live today and every Friday at 3 pm ET at This week’s guests are Carolyn Balfany, MasterCard SVP of U.S. product delivery, and Kohl’s EVP of product development Arthur Lewis.

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Here’s what to expect from New York’s first men’s fashion week  Fortune

Got PMS? Soon your doctor might write an Rx for weed  Fusion

These men’s responses to “Be a man” show how how masculinity standards are changing  Mic

Back to reality: What’s next for the USA’s World Cup winners  The Guardian


I’d rather be in these hard scenes on <em>Game of Thrones</em>, playing this character who is real dealing with real problems, than be in boring scenes as a two-dimensional character.

<em>GoT</em> actress Maisie Williams on the show's treatment of women