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The Broadsheet: March 10th

Good morning, Broadsheet readers! Sony drops Dr. Luke amid the Kesha controversy, Carly Fiorina makes her presidential pick, and the Turkish President adds to his litany of sexist remarks. Enjoy your Thursday.


• Muting Dr. Luke. Sony Music is reportedly ending its relationship with producer Dr. Luke a year before his contract expires. The news comes in the wake of singer Kesha’s sexual and emotional abuse allegations against the producer, which many speculate played a role in Sony’s decision.  Fortune


• Miami moments. Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders went head-to-head in Miami in the second Democratic debate in four days.  While there was no clear winner, the most memorable moment of the debate was Clinton’s raw admission that she is “not a natural politician.” New York Times

Carly picks Cruz. Carly Fiorina endorsed Ted Cruz for president. Fishing for a Veep nod, perhaps? Fortune

• Above all else a jerk? Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan—who has already enraged many by urging Turkish women to have at least three children and for calling efforts to promote birth control “treason”—said he believes that “a woman is above all else a mother.” Ironically, he made the remark in a speech celebrating International Women’s Day.  Time

• Foul play. Sadly, Erin Andrews isn’t the only female sportscaster to contend with frighteningly obsessed fans. This story digs into the ways that 24/7 broadcasting and social media have made these journalists disturbingly accessible to harassers. New York Times

A Swift race. The organizers of the Formula One U.S. Grand Prix have booked Taylor Swift to headline the event in an attempt to revive the struggling race. Fortune

• A royal row. Buckingham Palace made what is thought to be its first-ever complaint to the U.K.’s press regulator, protesting a Sun story that claims that Queen Elizabeth backs Britain leaving the E.U. Fortune


• Worst. Tweet. Ever. The National Republican Senatorial Committee is under fire after tweeting that Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) has “a sad record of not standing up for our veterans.” The problem? Duckworth herself is a veteran—who lost both her legs while serving in Iraq. Washington Post

• The anti-Angela. Frauke Petry, chairwoman of Germany’s far-right Alternative for Germany party, is being called the “anti-Angela Merkel.” The scary part: Her party has tapped into the country’s rising wave of anti-migrant sentiment to land its strongest poll ratings ever. New York Times

• A weighty matter. A new study finds that overweight women (and short men) earn about $2,130 less per year than their peers. Fortune

• Game changers. While names like Sheryl Sandberg and Malala Yousafzai pop up first when you Google “women changing the world,” NPR has a few interesting suggestions of lower-profile women who deserve a spot on that list. NPR

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Activists push Obama to nominate a black woman to the Supreme Court  Washington Post

The time-consuming activities that stall women’s careers  Harvard Business Review

5 times Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was a feminist hero Fortune

The first uterus transplant in the U.S. has failed  People


I find it exciting, being a woman. Especially because it pisses a lot of people off, yay!

Adeola Fayehun, host of <em>Keeping It Real with Adeola</em>, which has been described as the Nigerian version of <em>The Daily Show.</em>