The Broadsheet: January 11th

January 11, 2016, 12:55 PM UTC

Good morning, Broadsheet readers! Valentina Zarya (@valzarya) here this morning. The Hollywood pay gap is now stand-up material, Mary Barra heads to court, and Emma Watson wants you to join her book club. Have a great Monday.


Don't cry for me, Silicon Valley? The Times' Vindu Goel reports that morale at Yahoo has sunk so low that some employees reportedly refer to CEO Marissa Mayer as "Evita" and suggests that it will sink even lower with the layoffs that Mayer is expected to announce at the end of the month. However, Jeff Bonforte, Yahoo's communication products SVP and one of the major sources in the story, has taken to Twitter to defend Mayer, calling her his "best boss ever" and accusing Goel of twisting his words. New York Times


Funny 'cause it's true. Golden Globes host and comedian Ricky Gervais poked fun at the Hollywood gender pay gap on Sunday evening. "I'm getting paid exactly the same as Tina and Amy did last year," he said. "No, I know, there were two of them. But it's not my fault if they wanted to share the money, is it?"  Mic

 Mary's day in court. General Motors heads to court on Monday for the first in a series of trials over a defective ignition switch that has been linked to 124 deaths. CEO Mary Barra is expected to testify.  WSJ

 Breastfeeding biz. Nursing might be free in theory but, in practice, lactation has become a billion dollar industry. The market for breast pumps alone will be worth $2.6 billion by 2020. Time

Econ 101. New research by Heather Sarsons, an economist currently completing her dissertation at Harvard, finds that there may be simple—though upsetting—reason for the dearth of female economists: Women are not receiving full credit for collaborative work done with men.  New York Times

 Gaga does good. Lady Gaga has partnered with tech giant Intel and Vox Media, which owns sites like Re/Code and The Verge, on an initiative to fight online harassment. Fortune

 Leave it to Hillary. Hillary Clinton has released the details of her family leave proposal. While the plan is similar to that of other candidates―12 weeks of paid time off to care for a new child or sick family member―she has a different way to pay for it.  New York Times


Each week, Fortune asks our Insider Network — an online community of prominent people in business and beyond — for career and leadership advice. Here's some of the best of what we heard last week.

 Bet on yourself. Don't get in the way of your own dreams, advises Juliet de Baubigny, a partner at VC firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. "If you have something that you want learn, or you have a risky job offer in your hands, don’t get in your own way," she writes. Fortune

Do your to-dos. Sharon Price John, CEO of Build-A-Bear Workshop, says the best way to cross off everything on your to-do list is by actively eliminating unnecessary tasks, prioritizing those that truly matter to you, and delegating whatever you can to others.  Fortune

 Just keep learning. When it comes to your career, it's okay not to have an end-goal in mind, says Sarah Kauss, CEO and founder of S’well. The most important thing is that you learn from each of your professional experiences. Fortune


Income=equality? In this thought-provoking editorial, journalist Judith Shulevitz argues that the implementation of a universal basic income (UBI) would lead to greater gender equality in the U.S.  New York Times

Moms play offense. Nursing mothers are petitioning NFL teams for designated breastfeeding accommodations, fed up with pumping in stadium rest rooms.  Fortune

Ready for our close-up. Christina Morrillo, a Morgan Stanley VP in charge of IT security, is leading an effort to get better media representation of women of color in technology. Re/code

 Watson your shelf? Actress and UN goodwill ambassador Emma Watson has created a book club—and everyone's invited. The digital club, called Our Shared Shelf, will feature a monthly selection and a weeklong discussion of each chosen book. Watson's first pick? Feminist icon Gloria Steinem's My Life on the Road.  Fortune

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The women helping refugees survive Europe's migration crisis  Vice

The collapse of the Kardashian economy?  The Daily Beast

When can women stop trying to look perfect? New York Times

Marine expects to be one of first female riflemen  Marine Corps Times


I thought it would be good for me to go, because I think, for the most part, the majority of people who support Trump had never actually met a Muslim in person.

Rose Hamid, the Muslim woman who was escorted out of a Donald Trump rally on Saturday simply for standing