Apple and Tim Cook Celebrate International Women's Day

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Today is International Women's Day, which recognizes the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

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Apple is celebrating the day by highlighting a selection of songs, movies, TV shows, books, and podcasts created by, about, or inspired by women across Apple Music, iTunes, and iBooks, as it did last year. Look for featured banners in the iTunes Store or tap on the Browse section in Apple Music.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook also tweeted a quote from Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani activist for female education, as mentioned in her autobiography I Am Malala. Yousafzai became the youngest-ever recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 at the age of 17 for her struggle against the suppression of young people's right to an education.


Apple has also been hosting Today at Apple sessions in Singapore in celebration of women who inspire the community, and at its Marché Saint-Germain store in France tonight, the company will be hosting a recruiting event, billed as an evening of inspiration, participation, and celebration.

In addition, there's an Activity Challenge that tasks Apple Watch users with doubling their Move ring today in return for a set of still and animated stickers that can be sent to friends and family members via iMessage.

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Top Rated Comments

dan9700 Avatar
38 months ago
Feminism has got to far if they care so much about females then look at islamic countrys and fight for them, im sorry but females now days are equal and this is getting out of hand metoo isnjust a celeb fashion
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
willyx Avatar
38 months ago
I wonder what would happen if a company hosted a recruiting event aimed at men.

What a hypocrite, opportunist and discriminative promotion of "equality", for the sake of marketing.
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
724699 Avatar
38 months ago
https://www.facebook.com/TuckerCarlsonTonight/videos/601957500139573/ ('https://www.facebook.com/TuckerCarlsonTonight/videos/601957500139573/?hc_location=ufi')

Booooo. Feminism must be brought down, it's a disease.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
pgiguere1 Avatar
38 months ago

"There are two powers in the world; one is the sword and the other is the pen. There is a third power stronger than both, that of women." -- Malala

I don't understand that quote. It's saying the third power, "women", is not in the world? And it's suggesting women have their separate type of power rather than swords and pens, presumably men's power? How is this quote for equality?
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Swampthing Avatar
38 months ago
Today is International Woman’s Day. That means honoring the accomplishments of women in this country, and around the world.

That doesn’t mean it’s International Hate Men day. Grow up and actually educate yourself about feminism. Stop foolishly believing that promoting one thing automatically means hating another. Equality does not exist yet. Just look at the “me too” movement and the disparity in women’s pay. Why not use this day as an opportunity to actually do some research on the Internet to look at some of the studies about the treatment of women. Instead of just firing off some random hipshot comment like how about a day for men. Don’t you think every day already honors men?

One thing in life: You can always count on MacRumors users to deliver unnecessary venom to any thread.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
724699 Avatar
38 months ago

In most sectors (especially those representing the most wealth / power), “male” is the default.

When companies hold a recruiting event, it is by default an event aimed at men, unless they make a deliberate effort to avoid unconscious bias.

If you really want to get rid of “special” women-only events, then work to get rid of all the bias favouring men in the world. Once that’s done, we won’t need special events for women any more. Until then, we do.

(The above applies to pretty much any other minority group that you take issue with receiving “special” treatment btw.)

Men are being put at a disadvantage in every sector. Instead of focusing on gender, why not just open the doors and let whoever is best qualified show up. Women outnumber men in University now; and the wage gap is pure politically motivated ******** for low-IQ individuals to feed off of.

Minority group... Rich, you should be ashamed of yourself.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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