‘Vegan Bodybuilder’: How YouTube Attacker, Nasim Aghdam, Went Viral in Iran

‘Vegan Bodybuilder’: How YouTube Attacker, Nasim Aghdam, Went Viral in Iran

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YouTube Suspect Was Popular and Ridiculed in Iran

Nasim Najafi Aghdam, the woman who the police say attacked the YouTube headquarters on Tuesday before killing herself, created and posted videos that show her to be a passionate animal rights activist and vegan. But they also reveal her anger toward the video internet giant.

By CAMILLA SCHICK and THOMAS ERDBRINK on Publish Date April 4, 2018.

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TEHRAN — In Iran, she was known as Green Nasim, a social media star with followings on YouTube, on Instagram and elsewhere.
In the United States, the star cast a very different profile, a proponent of vegan diets and home exercise who had increasingly become agitated by one of the tech companies that helped give her a platform.
On Tuesday afternoon, Nasim Najafi Aghdam sneaked into YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno, Calif., and opened fire, shooting three people before t..

Britain Aims to Close Gender Pay Gap With Transparency and Shame

Britain Aims to Close Gender Pay Gap With Transparency and Shame Photo EasyJet headquarters at London Luton Airport. Men outearn women by around 52 percent at easyJet, which has pledged to hire more female pilots. Credit Andrew Testa for The New York Times The gender pay gaps detailed by British companies in recent months surprised almost no one — men are paid more than women, often by a wide margin, at the vast majority of businesses.
But by making companies publicly air their salary information, Britain intends to force a reckoning. Officials in London hope the embarrassing revelations in the reports, which had to be submitted by Wednesday, will shame companies into doing more to close the divide.
The push is one of a growing number of efforts among Western countries to promote the principle of equal pay. Australia recently mandated gender pay gap reporting for most companies. In Germany, a new law will require businesses with more than 500 employees to reveal their pay gaps. Nordic ..