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Why are the media so obsessed with female scientists' appearance? | Alice Bell | Science. The Observer has an interview with Susan Greenfield this weekend.

Why are the media so obsessed with female scientists' appearance? | Alice Bell | Science

There are lots of questions it might prompt. Why, for example, has she still not answered Dorothy Bishop’s 2011 question about cause preceding effect when it comes to comments about autism, ADHD and internet use? Graduates and the gender pay gap. Women graduating from part-time degrees go on to earn £7,500 less on average than their male equivalents, according to new data on higher education leavers Click image to enlarge The salary differential between the sexes on completion of a part-time degree has jumped up by £2,000 over the past year.

Graduates and the gender pay gap

New mothers sidelined to 'mummy track' in their millions. GENDERED MARKETING | The Checkout | ABC1. University of Alberta professors apply for vice-chancellor’s job in clever, educational stunt. John Ulan/Canadian Press The current president and vice-chancellor of the University of Alberta, Indira Samarasekera, is leaving at the end of this month.

University of Alberta professors apply for vice-chancellor’s job in clever, educational stunt.

This means that her job, which pays at least 400,000 Canadian dollars (about $368,500), is up for grabs. I’m sure the search committee expected a lot of top talent in the application pool—but they probably didn’t expect 56 Canadian academics, fed up with a highly paid administration in the face of country-wide “austerity” measures, applying for Samarasekera’s job in groups of four.

The elaborate and serious joke—an HR performance piece, if you will, that would also happen to have spectacular results if it actually worked—is the brainchild of Dalhousie University professor Kathleen Cawsey and three friends, a Gang of Four whose pointed (and hilarious) cover letter has become a Canadian media cause célèbre. Women scientists take to their soapboxes on London's South Bank | Nathalie Pettorelli and Seirian Sumner | Science.

On Sunday, London’s South Bank will be flooded with scientists: quantum physicists, large carnivore experts, cancer researchers, climate scientists … They will all be wearing the stereotypical scientist’s lab coat, but only so you can spot them in the crowds – because these scientists won’t look like your "typical" scientist.

Women scientists take to their soapboxes on London's South Bank | Nathalie Pettorelli and Seirian Sumner | Science

They won’t have shaggy grey beards, sock-clad sandalled feet or Einstein-esque hair. In fact, they will be so normal-looking you’d probably swear you’d seen them the other day in the park, at the cinema, or perhaps on the school run. Rape: It's Your Fault. Women in science: A new study on how male professors discriminate against women in scientific labs.

Photo by Andrei Malov/Thinkstock A few years ago, Jason Sheltzer and Joan Smith were at a dinner party, chatting with a physics graduate student.

Women in science: A new study on how male professors discriminate against women in scientific labs.

When she offhandedly mentioned that she was the first female student her adviser had graduated in 20 years, they were appalled. “We thought that that was amazing,” Sheltzer told me. “Twenty years without a single woman!” Wage gap between the sexes becomes yawning chasm as employees age. Bikinis to blame for sex crimes on Goa's beaches, says minister | World news.

A minister in the Indian state of Goa has warned women against wearing bikinis on beaches or visiting bars wearing short skirts, saying it is against Indian culture.

Bikinis to blame for sex crimes on Goa's beaches, says minister | World news

Sudin Dhavalikar, Goa's public works department minister, linked bikinis to sexual crimes and called for a ban. "We should not allow girls with bikinis to enter public places because it is very difficult to control people who arrive in Goa from different states. By the time the victim reaches the police it is too late. It is better to control such type of activities on the beaches," he said. Give the Gift of Scientific American Mind Magazine.

Stop Saying "I Have A Boyfriend" — Eberhardt Smith. Originally published on Luna Luna Magazine and xoJane.

Stop Saying "I Have A Boyfriend" — Eberhardt Smith

I enjoy “going out.” I like dancing, I like music, I like drinking, I like spending time with friends. And I like meeting new people, chatting with them and making friends. Elisabeth Hasselbeck Really Asked This About Feminism. Elisabeth Hasselbeck asked a guest on Thursday whether he believes that feminism is hurting American's national security.

Elisabeth Hasselbeck Really Asked This About Feminism

Nick Adams argued in his new book "American Boomerang" that men around the world are no longer allowed to be "manly. " In an appearance on Thursday's "Fox and Friends," he said it was a "dangerous" phenomenon, claiming, "American men are of course very susceptible to it. It's really important particularly in America given the leadership role that America has in the world that American men be allowed to be men. " "Is this in direct relation to feminism on the rise? " Swedish cinemas take aim at gender bias with Bechdel test rating | World news. You expect movie ratings to tell you whether a film contains nudity, sex, profanity or violence.

Swedish cinemas take aim at gender bias with Bechdel test rating | World news

Now cinemas in Sweden are introducing a new rating to highlight gender bias, or rather the absence of it. To get an A rating, a movie must pass the so-called Bechdel test, which means it must have at least two named female characters who talk to each other about something other than a man. Are you a Pank – Professional, Aunt, No Kids? | Fashion. Today is Cyber Monday, which means two things 1) it's the first working day after "payday", when people will spend the most amount of money online buying Christmas presents 2) someone hasn't updated their marketing speak since the mid-1990s.

Are you a Pank – Professional, Aunt, No Kids? | Fashion

But call it what you will, today will see a rush of click and buys, particularly if you are a Pank. It stands for Professional Aunt, No Kids, and despite the way it conflates money and love, it's an acronym that lifts the spirits somewhat. Sorry, but being a mother is not the most important job in the world | Catherine Deveney.

Being a mother is not the most important job in the world. There, I said it. Nor is it the toughest job, despite what the 92% of people polled in Parents Magazine reckon. For any woman who uses that line, consider this: if this is meant to exalt motherhood, then why is the line always used to sell toilet cleaner? And if being a mother is that important, why aren’t all the highly paid men with stellar careers not devoting their lives to raising children? How Feminism Hurts Men. Women: want to become a writer, artist or academic? Don't bother. Leo Tolstoy: what David Gilmour calls a 'real guy-guy'.

Photograph: Keystone/Getty Images It's been a bad week for sexism. It is testament to the sheer heady heights to which sexism has soared this week that the decision by Amazon and eBay to sell T-shirts with slogans such as "Sometimes No Means Yes" and "The Rapist" under the helpful description "Funny – Retro – Rude" hasn't even made it into this article. Mullerkids.co.uk: Nutritional Info. We all know dairy is an important part of healthy balanced diet for kids, but here at Müller we also know it is not always easy to get them to eat the right things. That's why we have created these yogurts that combine natural dairy goodness (20% of the Calcium RDA in each pot) with a tasty treat.

On this website you'll find games and even a page for your children to vote for new flavours, but also you'll find answers to questions you might like to ask us. Are Kids Corner yogurts good for my child? Kids Corner yogurt contains 20% of the recommended daily allowance for Calcium in each pot. Calcium is needed for the growth and development of healthy bones in children. Mentoring teenage girls: 'Watching them develop in confidence is amazing' Educated in a run-down part of Portsmouth, Becca Dean thought little would surprise her about teaching at an inner-city girls' school. But taking a group of pupils from north London into the capital by Tube proved to be an eye-opener. "These were 15-year-olds and they were going 'Miss, I'm scared. Can I hold your hand?' I've never been to London. All I know is our our end [north of the city]. " Women Should Pay More for Health Care.

The Obama Administration is about to spend $684 million on a public relations and enrollment campaign to persuade young, uninsured Americans to buy government-approved Obamacare plans. In order to be successful, it needs to persuade young men in particular to enroll, but Obamacare requires insurers to charge men the same for their premiums as women in 2014. This attempt at fairness is anything but. If fairness were really the guiding principle, it would be quite simple: women would pay more for health insurance because women consume more health care. Why I am asking Boris Johnson to marry me | Van Badham. What happened when I started a feminist society at school. The sexual politics of sexual conflict. The Dirty Talk Of The Town: Profanity At "The New Yorker" Ghana cracks down on gays. Married Lesbian Couple Rescued 40 Teens from Norway Massacre - Band of Thebes. Benetton Unhate Campaign: World Leaders 'Kiss' In New Clothing Adverts.

Gay couple claim they were ejected from Soho pub for kissing | World news. House Votes to Allow ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Repeal. David Burgess: the extraordinary life and death of a human rights lawyer | UK news | The Observer. Syria bans niqab from universities | World news. Portraits From the New York City Marriage Bureau - Audio & Photos. What Makes a Body Obscene? The fashion model the media can't handle - Media Criticism. Sweden male train drivers wear skirts after shorts row. THE LIFE NEUROTIC WITH STEVE'S ISSUES - cambridge university students were asked on campus... Sarah J. Jackson: What's Wrong with Media Coverage of Women Olympians? The Myth of Looming Female Dominance.

What if every Olympic sport was photographed like beach volleyball? Are Modern Men Manly Enough? - Room for Debate. Parents keep child's gender secret. Anti-abortion group drafted in as sexual health adviser to government | Society. Doctors' anti-abortion views could impact on women's access to service | World news. How Ultrasound Changed the Human Sex Ratio. Hide/Seek: Too shocking for America | Art and design. Real, Live Practice Babies | Wonderland. One teacher's approach to preventing gender bullying in a classroom. Karen Mangiacotti: The Penis Mom. Boat Race becomes 'the Boat Races' as women and men's university events are combined for 2015. Some reasons gendered science kits may be counterproductive. | Doing Good Science.

HTC Bliss reincarnated in a different shade of patronising. Cosmo sex position of the day: hamstring hell. Revealed: secret government plans to win back women | Politics. Gender Across Borders » Blog Archive » Abortion in France is about health, not politics. Women need a PhD to earn as much as men with a BA. Anti-abortion charities should help struggling mothers-to-be | Lisa Hallgarten. Farewell to Nancy Wake, the mouse who ran rings around the Nazis | World news. Will Climate Change Make Life Harder for Girls? Agatha Christie's surfing secret revealed. Tumblinfeminist. Working mums fail to help with homework - Education News, Education. SouthernPlayalisticEvolutionMusic » Feministing Friday: Beauty or Brains what matters most in today’s dating scene? The myth of the "myth" of gender equality. I write a nasty book. And they want a girly cover on it | Lionel Shriver. DELUSIONS OF GENDER by Cordelia Fine reviewed by Carol Tavris - TLS. Mary Wollstonecraft died in childbirth - two graphs on International Womens Day.

Guest Post: Go Where? Sex, Gender, and Toilets. Boy brain, girl brain: How the sexes act differently - life - 08 March 2011 - New Scientist. Abortion does not cause depression or low self-esteem in adolescents, national U.S. study finds. Six Ways to Keep Women in Science. Fear Mongering and the Morning-After Pill | Wonderland. There are HOW many types of Female Orgasm? The Royal Society's lost women scientists | Science. The "Lost Women": science popularizers and communicators of the 19th century : bioephemera. Virginia Ironside's Dilemmas: Should I go back to work now my children are at school? - Healthy Living, Health & Families. The Medium - Home Tool.

Tampon-makers can't mention the V-word. Period. | Richard Adams | World news. Ads for Zestra women's arousal oil rejected. Revenge of the Feminerd: Bluestockings, the Original Feminerds. Kate Swift, Writer Who Rooted Out Sexism in Language, Dies at 87. Women will bear brunt of budget cuts, says Yvette Cooper | Politics. Woman jailed for retracting rape claims is refused appeal | Society. Cindy's Take on Tech» Blog Archive » An Open Letter to Wired Magazine. Male Names Are Still Mentioned First: Scientific American Podcast. Where's the female Brian Cox? | Alom Shaha | Science. A diagnosis of ‘Strange and Inexplicable Behaviour’ Role models: someone to look up to. Lost your libido? Let's try a little neuro-realism, madam | Ben Goldacre. The European approach to teens, sex, and love, in pictures. - By Rachael Phelps.

Working Moms’ Kids Turn Out Fine, 50 Years of Research Says.