The Broadsheet: October 11th

October 11, 2016, 11:44 AM UTC

Good morning, Broadsheet readers! The latest comments from Ruth Bader Ginsburg will test some of her fans, an Australian woman bids for an Ireland-sized chunk of land, and we’ve got info on the 2016 Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit. Have a wonderful Tuesday.


 The countdown is on! We are less than a week out from Fortune's 2016 Most Powerful Women Summit, which kicks off in Laguna Niguel, CA on Monday, October 17. Here's a sneak peek at what to expect from the confab, which will feature conversations with everyone from Apple retail head Angela Ahrendts to Ivanka Trump to Barbra Streisand. I'm particularly looking forward to some of the more surprising on-stage pairings, like Chelsea Handler interviewing Brandeis University professor Anita Hill. Check out the full agenda and mark your calendars: Fortune


 Out for blood. Partner Fund Management LP, a San Francisco-based hedge fund, has filed suit against Theranos and its founder Elizabeth Holmes for allegedly lying to attract its nearly $100 million investment. This is the first sign of trouble from the blood-testing startup's investors, who poured about $800 million into the company and have (until now) stayed largely silent. WSJ

 A notorious take? In an interview with Yahoo global news anchor Katie Couric, Ruth Bader Ginsburg said the refusal of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and other athletes to stand for the national anthem before games is “dumb and disrespectful.” Kaepernick has previously explained that he is protesting police brutality against African Americans and other civil rights offenses. Fortune

 Kind of a big deal. Mining billionaire Gina Rinehart, Australia’s richest woman, is partnering with Chinese company Shanghai CRED to make a US$277 million bid for S. Kidman & Co.—a cattle company that owns more than 1% of Australia's land. If the deal happens, she will own a chunk of the country larger than all of Ireland. Fortune

 Which locker room exactly? Some pro athletes took umbrage at Donald Trump's debate characterization of his comments about groping women as "locker room talk." Huffington Post

 Love the skin you're in. It appears that there may be more Donald Trump hot mic moments—or perhaps I should say "hot type" moments—to come. HuffPo got its hands on a transcript of un-aired moments from an episode of The Apprentice, in which the presidential candidate repeatedly insults the skin of contestant and musician Emily West.  Huffington Post

Berman does the time warp again. Gail Berman is known as a Hollywood hitmaker—and a supporter of female talent. Her new company, the Jackal Group, is behind the The Rocky Horror Picture Show remake scheduled to debut on Fox this month, with Laverne Cox in the starring role of Dr. Frank-N-Furter. New York Times


 Let's get physical. Communication coach Mary Civiello examines the body language used by the presidential candidates in Sunday's debate, weighing in on details like Trump's finger jabs and Clinton's tendency to cozy up to questioners. Fortune

 Hot stuff. Katharine Hayhoe, a climate scientist at Texas Tech University, has "emerged as one of the nation’s most effective communicators on the threat of climate change and the need for action." New York Times

 Tina talks. Tina Brown, CEO of Tina Brown Live media and friend of the Clintons, warns that a Hillary win would mean "a lot of unleashed misogyny." Evening Standard

 Use 'em or lose 'em? A new survey finds that new fathers receive an average of 22 paid days off (moms get 41) and tend to actually use fewer than 10. This story asks why dads don't take their full allotment. Bloomberg

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This election has devolved into a contest of who treats women the least-worst   Fortune

Portlandia gives the men's rights movement its own theme song with 'What About Men?'   Slate

How Lisa Vanderpump went from restauranteur to reality TV tour de force  AdWeek

Ursula Le Guin has stopped writing fiction—but we need her more than ever   The Nation


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Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor to President Obama