Browsing All Posts filed under »gender gap«

Why Do They Hate Us?

April 25, 2012

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The real war on women is in the Middle East. BY MONA ELTAHAWY | MAY/JUNE 2012 In “Distant View of a Minaret,” the late and much-neglected Egyptian writer Alifa Rifaat begins her short story with a woman so unmoved by sex with her husband that as he focuses solely on his pleasure, she notices a […]

The Gay and Transgender Wage Gap

April 18, 2012

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Many Workers Receive Less Pay Due to Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination Reva Iman, 42, a homeless transgender woman, at her provided home in Atlanta. Gay and transgender workers need comprehensive federal protections against discrimination in hiring, firing, and wages.SOURCE: AP/ Erik S. Lesser By Crosby Burns | April 16, 2012 Not all employees […]

The Global Problem of Gender Inequality

April 11, 2012

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Nake M. Kamrany and Catherine RobinsonPosted: 04/11/2012 Egregious gender inequality still exists globally despite of substantial national and international measures that have been taken towards gender equality. Only four out of over 135 nations have achieved gender equality including Costa Rica, Cuba, Sweden, and Norway. Yemen was scored the lowest across all dimensions. Measures of […]

The recession’s gender factor

March 17, 2012

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Okabayashi Kazumi, an employee of Toto Ltd., leaves her office in Kitakyushu earlier than her co-workers. Okabayashi is working under the company’s program that allows reduced working hours for employees so that they can take care of their children. (Mainichi) It’s the Year of the Dragon and time to face our fears. But Japanese men, […]

Gender Equity Index 2012: The gap has not reached an “acceptable” level in any country

March 10, 2012

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Published on Thu, 2012-03-08 ■ Mongolia narrowed the gap putting legislation into force■ Brazil reached a low score in political empowerment, although the president is a woman■ Social Watch Italy: “The economic crisis could represent an opportunity to change” The achievements made by women all over the world towards equity in education are still very […]

Society needs to realise the horrific consequences of sex-selective abortions

February 25, 2012

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UK doctors who allegedly offer sex-selective abortions should look to India to see the emotional and social disaster they create Kishwar Desai guardian.co.uk, Friday 24 February 2012 The claim that doctors in the UK have been caught agreeing to conduct sex-selective abortions is extremely shocking – but certainly not surprising. At a time when doctors […]

Global Gender Imbalance Poses Critical Problems for Women

February 22, 2012

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By Charundi Panagoda A group of Chinese boys plays in the mud. By 2013, one in 10 Chinese men of marriageable age will lack a female counterpart. Credit:Jimmiehomeschoolmom/CC BY 2.0 WASHINGTON, Feb 21, 2012 (IPS) – In 2005, there were 163 million more men in Asia, more than the entire female population of the United […]

How Gender Values Point the Way for a More Effective U.N.

February 21, 2012

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By Alisa Clarke* Mexican women say “We are not spoils of war”. Credit:Daniela Pastrana/IPS NEW YORK, Feb 20, 2012 (IPS) – A growing list of U.N. Security Council Resolutions acknowledges the importance of gender in processes for peace. Resolutions 1325, 1820, 1888, 1889 and 1960 note that women continue to be marginalised in peace negotiations […]

Why the gender pay gap matters / The reality of the gender wage gap (2 articles)

February 6, 2012

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Ray Filar, 6 February 2012 With so many families in Britain struggling in the face of the Coalition’s austerity measures, wage inequalities between men and women seem low down on almost everyone’s agenda. But as increasing numbers of households become depend on women’s wages, equal pay for equal work is a more pertinent demand than […]

Hollywood women unite to break through the celluloid ceiling

January 29, 2012

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With female scriptwriters behind some of the biggest movies, from Juno to Kung Fu Panda 2, it seems the sexism barrier has been lifted. But has it? Paul Harris New York guardian.co.uk, Saturday 28 January 2012 Ellen Page and Michael Cera in Juno, the indie film hit that won an Oscar for screenwriter Diablo Cody. […]

Hollywood women unite to break through the celluloid ceiling

January 29, 2012

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With female scriptwriters behind some of the biggest movies, from Juno to Kung Fu Panda 2, it seems the sexism barrier has been lifted. But has it? Paul Harris New York guardian.co.uk, Saturday 28 January 2012 Ellen Page and Michael Cera in Juno, the indie film hit that won an Oscar for screenwriter Diablo Cody. […]

Why Men Always Tell You to See Movies

January 28, 2012

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Trailer Voice-Over Work Scarce for Women Melissa Disney, top, did the voice-over for the trailer for “Gone in 60 Seconds,” starring Angelina Jolie and Nicolas Cage. Women “have so much more to pull from than your typical male action voice,” Ms. Disney said. By ANDY ISAACSONPublished: January 27, 2012 WHAT gender is the voice of […]

Why Men Always Tell You to See Movies

January 28, 2012

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Trailer Voice-Over Work Scarce for Women Melissa Disney, top, did the voice-over for the trailer for “Gone in 60 Seconds,” starring Angelina Jolie and Nicolas Cage. Women “have so much more to pull from than your typical male action voice,” Ms. Disney said. By ANDY ISAACSONPublished: January 27, 2012 WHAT gender is the voice of […]

Gender Divides On Both Sides Of The Green Line – OpEd

January 26, 2012

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Written by: MIFTAHJanuary 25, 2012By Julie Holm Before moving to Palestine I had many Scandinavian friends asking me if I would have to cover up my hair while living in Ramallah. When I tell my Palestinian friends about this they laugh. In Palestine, and especially Ramallah, women are freer than in most other Arab societies. […]

Baby Boys’ Late Language Skills Linked to Testosterone

January 26, 2012

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Jan 25, 2012 | 7:03 PM ET | Linda Thrasybule, MyHealthNewsDaily Contributor CREDIT: Leolintang | Dreamstime Exposure to high levels of testosterone before birth may increase the risk of delays in language development for boys, a new study from Australia suggests. The findings suggest one reason why boys are more susceptible than girls to language […]

Gender equity: Doing the math

January 24, 2012

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As boys and girls become more equal in math skills, everyone benefits. By Rosalind Barnett and Caryl RiversJanuary 24, 2012 Teacher Maria Duarte goes over fractions and division with her fourth grade math class at Los Angeles Elementary School. (Los Angeles Times / June 17, 2011) Do boys lose out when girls start to do […]

When men go to war, blame their sex drive: Males evolved to be ‘aggressive to outsiders’, says psychology study

January 23, 2012

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By Daily Mail Reporter23rd January 2012 From football thugs clashing on the terraces to soldiers killing each other on the front line, most conflict can be blamed on the male sex drive, a study suggests. The review of psychological research concludes that men evolved to be aggressive towards ‘outsiders’, a tendency at the root of […]

Men and Women: Still Both From Earth

January 15, 2012

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Joan Williams1/14/12 [co-written with Rachel Dempsey] A few weeks ago a group of European scientists published a study claiming that sex differences between men and women are much larger than we previously thought. The study found a very small overlap between men and women for personality traits such as sensitivity and warmth (much stronger for […]

Dismantling Gender Stereotypes: The role of laws

January 14, 2012

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Source: AWID 13/01/2012 Gender stereotypes disadvantage women in many ways. A book by Rebecca J. Cook and Simone Cusack examines these stereotypes from a legal perspective and argues for a transnational legal approach to dismantling them. By Kathambi Kinoti Over the years, women have strived for and achieved the recognition and fulfillment of their human […]

Where the girls aren’t: Female friendships often mistreated by books, films, TV

January 13, 2012

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By Julia Keller Chicago TribuneJanuary 11, 2012 CHICAGO — During an appearance in late December on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight,” Jane Fonda was asked which man from her past she would choose to accompany her to a desert island. Would she select a famous ex-spouse like Ted Turner or Tom Hayden? Or would this be […]

America’s growing educational gender gap

January 6, 2012

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We’re storing up trouble as young women are gaining new skills, while their male counterparts settle for lower-paid jobs Victoria Bekiempis guardian.co.uk, Thursday 5 January 2012 Graduates in the school of medicine at the Harvard University Commencement in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Photograph: Jessica Rinaldi/Reuters/Corbis Many Americans have come to think that poor academic performance, lack of […]

America’s growing educational gender gap

January 6, 2012

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We’re storing up trouble as young women are gaining new skills, while their male counterparts settle for lower-paid jobs Victoria Bekiempis guardian.co.uk, Thursday 5 January 2012 Graduates in the school of medicine at the Harvard University Commencement in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Photograph: Jessica Rinaldi/Reuters/Corbis Many Americans have come to think that poor academic performance, lack of […]

Why is the female orgasm so elusive?

January 6, 2012

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January 5th, 2012 Ian Kerner, a sexuality counselor and New York Times best-selling author, blogs about sex on Thursdays on The Chart. Read more from him on his website, GoodInBed. Nearly every week I receive an email from at least one woman asking me what she needs to do to have an orgasm during intercourse, […]

Why is the female orgasm so elusive?

January 6, 2012

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January 5th, 2012 Ian Kerner, a sexuality counselor and New York Times best-selling author, blogs about sex on Thursdays on The Chart. Read more from him on his website, GoodInBed. Nearly every week I receive an email from at least one woman asking me what she needs to do to have an orgasm during intercourse, […]

Top tips on women for Stephen Hawking

January 6, 2012

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The scientist who explained the mysteries of the universe confesses to being mystified by women. Here are a few pointers Jean Hannah Edelstein guardian.co.uk, Thursday 5 January 2012 Stephen Hawking has confessed that women are a mystery to him. Photograph: Murdo Macleod  When I was young, I really struggled to learn to tie my shoelaces. […]

Top tips on women for Stephen Hawking

January 6, 2012

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The scientist who explained the mysteries of the universe confesses to being mystified by women. Here are a few pointers Jean Hannah Edelstein guardian.co.uk, Thursday 5 January 2012 Stephen Hawking has confessed that women are a mystery to him. Photograph: Murdo Macleod  When I was young, I really struggled to learn to tie my shoelaces. […]

The Post-Valkyrie ‘Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’

January 5, 2012

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by Laura Molzahn | Jan. 04, 2012 Rooney Mara as Stieg Larsson’s Lisbeth Salander Lisbeth Salander—my new hero—is the descendant of a long line of Scandinavian female warriors. More specifically, in David Fincher’s new film The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, she’s a scrawny modern-day Valkyrie complete with a helmet of dead-black hair. As Lisbeth, […]

The Post-Valkyrie ‘Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’

January 5, 2012

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by Laura Molzahn | Jan. 04, 2012 Rooney Mara as Stieg Larsson’s Lisbeth Salander Lisbeth Salander—my new hero—is the descendant of a long line of Scandinavian female warriors. More specifically, in David Fincher’s new film The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, she’s a scrawny modern-day Valkyrie complete with a helmet of dead-black hair. As Lisbeth, […]

Multivariate Versus Univariate Conceptions of Sex Differences: Let the Contest Begin

January 5, 2012

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Posted on January 4th, 2012 by PLoS ONE Guest Blogger Richard A. Lippa The following guest post is written by Professor of Psychology, Richard A. Lippa. Dr. Lippa is a professor at California State University, Fullerton and is also a peer reviewer for PLoS ONE. In the following opinion piece, he comments on the paper, […]

Multivariate Versus Univariate Conceptions of Sex Differences: Let the Contest Begin

January 5, 2012

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Posted on January 4th, 2012 by PLoS ONE Guest Blogger Richard A. Lippa The following guest post is written by Professor of Psychology, Richard A. Lippa. Dr. Lippa is a professor at California State University, Fullerton and is also a peer reviewer for PLoS ONE. In the following opinion piece, he comments on the paper, […]

Jeanne Baret, botanist and first female circumnavigator, finally commemorated in name of new species

January 4, 2012

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January 3, 2012 In 1766, Frenchwoman Jeanne Baret disguised herself as a man to work as assistant to renowned botanist Philibert Commerson on the first French circumnavigation of the globe. The expedition consisted of two ships under the command of Louis Antoine de Bougainville and was expected to take three years. A royal ordinance forbade […]

Jeanne Baret, botanist and first female circumnavigator, finally commemorated in name of new species

January 4, 2012

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January 3, 2012 In 1766, Frenchwoman Jeanne Baret disguised herself as a man to work as assistant to renowned botanist Philibert Commerson on the first French circumnavigation of the globe. The expedition consisted of two ships under the command of Louis Antoine de Bougainville and was expected to take three years. A royal ordinance forbade […]

Debunking Myths about Gender and Mathematics Performance

January 4, 2012

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By Jonathan M. Kane and Janet E. Mertz Go to http://www.ams.org/notices/201201/rtx120100010p.pdf

Debunking Myths about Gender and Mathematics Performance

January 4, 2012

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By Jonathan M. Kane and Janet E. Mertz Go to http://www.ams.org/notices/201201/rtx120100010p.pdf

Major New Study Examines Explanations for Math "Gender Gap"

January 4, 2012

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Mon, 01/02/2012 “I’m too pretty to do math”: This year, a T-shirt carrying that slogan was marketed to young girls. After outraged objections, the shirt was pulled from stores, but is still available for sale on the internet—and its familiar message continues to echo: It’s boys, not girls, who excel in math. Was the outrage […]

Major New Study Examines Explanations for Math "Gender Gap"

January 4, 2012

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Mon, 01/02/2012 “I’m too pretty to do math”: This year, a T-shirt carrying that slogan was marketed to young girls. After outraged objections, the shirt was pulled from stores, but is still available for sale on the internet—and its familiar message continues to echo: It’s boys, not girls, who excel in math. Was the outrage […]

Faith in equality a must

January 2, 2012

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Secular authorities need to ensure they win fights with zealots over the rights of women. January 2, 2012By Leslie CannoldMelbourne academic and writer Illustration: Robin Cowcher LAST week in Israel, a news story shocked the nation. It concerned Naama Margolis, an Orthodox Jewish girl, who was shown crying and quaking at the prospect of taking […]

Faith in equality a must

January 2, 2012

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Secular authorities need to ensure they win fights with zealots over the rights of women. January 2, 2012By Leslie CannoldMelbourne academic and writer Illustration: Robin Cowcher LAST week in Israel, a news story shocked the nation. It concerned Naama Margolis, an Orthodox Jewish girl, who was shown crying and quaking at the prospect of taking […]

State of the world: Global gender gap narrows

January 1, 2012

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Women’s lot rises as the gender gap narrows worldwide. By Peter Grier, Staff writer / December 26, 2011 South African teenage girls are seen in a Soweto leadership class in this 2009 file photo.Melanie Stetson Freeman/The Christian Science Monitor Washington Ten years ago, life was still hard for the women of Ijuhanyondo village in Tanzania. […]

State of the world: Global gender gap narrows

January 1, 2012

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Women’s lot rises as the gender gap narrows worldwide. By Peter Grier, Staff writer / December 26, 2011 South African teenage girls are seen in a Soweto leadership class in this 2009 file photo.Melanie Stetson Freeman/The Christian Science Monitor Washington Ten years ago, life was still hard for the women of Ijuhanyondo village in Tanzania. […]

Gaps between boys and girls in developing world widen as they get older – UN report

September 14, 2011

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13 September 2011 – A new report by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) highlights significant gaps in areas such as education and health, mostly favouring males, as boys and girls in developing countries grow older. “While there is little difference between boys and girls in early childhood with respect to nutrition, health, education and […]

Gaps between boys and girls in developing world widen as they get older – UN report

September 14, 2011

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13 September 2011 – A new report by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) highlights significant gaps in areas such as education and health, mostly favouring males, as boys and girls in developing countries grow older. “While there is little difference between boys and girls in early childhood with respect to nutrition, health, education and […]

"Democracies Must Ensure Fair Gender Redistribution of Resources"

September 14, 2011

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Marcela Valente interviews RAQUEL COELLO, adviser to U.N. Women Raquel Coello, expert on gender responsive budgeting. Credit:Courtesy Raquel Coello BUENOS AIRES, Sep 12, 2011 (IPS) – No matter how progressive laws to promote equality between men and women may be, without budgets with a gender perspective that allocate resources differentially, inequality will persist in Latin […]

"Democracies Must Ensure Fair Gender Redistribution of Resources"

September 14, 2011

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Marcela Valente interviews RAQUEL COELLO, adviser to U.N. Women Raquel Coello, expert on gender responsive budgeting. Credit:Courtesy Raquel Coello BUENOS AIRES, Sep 12, 2011 (IPS) – No matter how progressive laws to promote equality between men and women may be, without budgets with a gender perspective that allocate resources differentially, inequality will persist in Latin […]

Women compete better when they are in teams, research finds

September 12, 2011

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Result of pioneering experiment may offer way of levelling corporate playing field for female high-fliers Jamie Doward and Grace Harper The Observer, Sunday 11 September 2011 Angela Ahrendts, head of Burberry, is one of only five women CEOs of FTSE 100 companies. Photograph: Kevin Mazur/WireImage “There is no ‘I’ in team, but there is in […]

Women compete better when they are in teams, research finds

September 12, 2011

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Result of pioneering experiment may offer way of levelling corporate playing field for female high-fliers Jamie Doward and Grace Harper The Observer, Sunday 11 September 2011 Angela Ahrendts, head of Burberry, is one of only five women CEOs of FTSE 100 companies. Photograph: Kevin Mazur/WireImage “There is no ‘I’ in team, but there is in […]

The gender gap

September 8, 2011

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Study shows athletically focused schools can influence gender segregation within fields of studyBy Stephen Brooks Lauren Wood | The State News The only male student in the class, nursing and kinesiology senior Cliff Miller, center, sits amongst the rest of his female classmates in his nursing seminar class Wednesday afternoon in Fee hall. Miller is […]

The gender gap

September 8, 2011

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Study shows athletically focused schools can influence gender segregation within fields of studyBy Stephen Brooks Lauren Wood | The State News The only male student in the class, nursing and kinesiology senior Cliff Miller, center, sits amongst the rest of his female classmates in his nursing seminar class Wednesday afternoon in Fee hall. Miller is […]

The Gender Gap in Travel: Myths and Revelations

September 7, 2011

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September 6, 2011By SETH KUGEL Courtesy of Daisann McLaneDaisann McLane at the palace of the Maharaja of Dungarpur in India. Readers often write in to remark that I am a man, a fact of which I am generally aware. But then they point out something that often slips my mind: my travel experiences are those […]

The Gender Gap in Travel: Myths and Revelations

September 7, 2011

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September 6, 2011By SETH KUGEL Courtesy of Daisann McLaneDaisann McLane at the palace of the Maharaja of Dungarpur in India. Readers often write in to remark that I am a man, a fact of which I am generally aware. But then they point out something that often slips my mind: my travel experiences are those […]