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In 2016, one of the revelations that came out on the campaign trail about then-Vice Presidential nominee Mike Pence was his unwillingness to meet one-on-one with women because of his Evangelical Christian faith.

According to The Washington Post, Pence first revealed that he “never eats alone with a woman other than his wife” back in 2002 but it came out again during the campaign and has now been brought up once again by Kamala Harris in a new MSNBC interview.

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ANAHEIM, CA - JULY 14: Julie Taymor, director of The Lion King, on the red carpet for the Disney Legends awards at D23 Expo in Anaheim, on Friday, July 14, 2017. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen/Digital First Media/Orange County Register via Getty Images)

The term "strong female character" tends to take center stage during discourse about women's roles in the theatre, but while there are spades of incredible female actors filling infinitely faceted roles, women behind the scenes are doing an equally compelling job of bringing urgent stories to the stage.

Though all too often underappreciated, Broadway's women directors are at the forefront of shaking up the Great White Way with risky, often breathtaking, productions. Here are some of our favorites:

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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on Wednesday September 5, 2018. (Photo by Melina Mara/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

While voters in the United States get no direct say in who gets appointed to the Supreme Court, their opinions should still matter to their elected officials.

After all, their purpose is to represent the people of their home district. But perhaps more importantly to the politician, the people who elected them do have a direct say in whether they retain their own job.

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Hedy Lamarr. (Screenshot from Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story.)

Throughout modern history, women have had to navigate a world predominantly run by men. Whether at the podium or the pulpit, the rig or the rectory, the boardroom or the bedroom, men have almost exclusively monopolized the role of the world’s decision makers.

While males hold a slight lead in terms of population (102 men for every 100 women), they hold a tremendous lead in terms of corporate leadership. In fact, of the Fortune 1000 CEOs, only 54 of them are female. And in Fortune’s top 50, females currently fill three CEO positions.

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Supporters of Alabama Democrat Doug Jones celebrate his victory over Judge Roy Moore. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Democrat Doug Jones pulled a surprise win for the Alabama U.S. Senate seat against Trump-endorsed, neo-Nazi-endorsed Republican candidate Roy Moore, who's been accused of sexual misconduct and said America was last "great" when slavery was legal. The same Roy Moore who stated in 2011 that getting rid of constitutional amendments after the 10th Amendment would ‘eliminate many problems’ in the U.S. government, and who was fired as chief justice, twice, for refusing to uphold the Constitution when he denied a federal order to permit same-sex marriage licenses in the state of Alabama.

And yet, Moore almost won the Senate seat left vacant by Jeff Sessions when the latter was appointed to Attorney General by President Donald Trump.

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If you’ve any doubt that sexism is alive and well in the United States, look no further than recently fired Google employee James Damore who disseminated a 10-page long manifesto criticizing Google’s diversity policies in favor of men. Damore hung his sexist hat on evolutionary psychology, a controversial field that suggests psychological traits are selected in the same way as our biological traits via evolution, which then confers entitlements like better pay and promotions to those he deems superior, namely men.

His conclusion? That men and women “biologically differ in many ways,” and thus, men have a biologically-based “higher drive for status” which suggests that men are somehow more inherently entitled to make more money than women. “We need to stop assuming that gender gaps imply sexism,” Damore wrote, while apparently ignoring the evidence that sexism is, in fact, strongly associated with women receiving lower pay than men on average in almost every field imaginable.

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[DIGEST: Futurism, Chicago Tribune, Marie Claire, OZY]

Harvard University believes the world’s next Einstein is among us — and she’s a millennial.

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