Women and Public Policy Program Seminar Series - Download free content from Harvard University. An interview with Jim Sterling about sexism in game culture. Jim Sterling, a staff writer for Destructoid and weekly video blogger for The Escapist, is a pretty big name in the video game blogosphere, as someone who has been doing it for quite a while and one of the few professional video game bloggers out there.
He has gained quite a bit of influence as a reviewer for pushing back against game companies who want nothing more than shills for their games instead of real, honest reviews. Sadly, Jim Sterling also had a pretty unfortunate history of saying really sexist things. Let's Stop Neutralizing Men There are few sporting events I get as excited about as the World Cup.
I played soccer in high school, in the NCAA, and for five years post-college, including two glorious years in the Golden Gate Women's League, Premier Division. What the U.S. Men's National Team has accomplished is extraordinary, with a second consecutive appearance in the knock-out round and incredible teamwork and fortitude against four formidable opponents. “Important to make gender equality visible in practice” - Vetenskapsrådet. Similar participant observations had been carried out in 2008, 2009, and 2011.
It all started at the initiative of an evaluation panel chair who seemed to detect that there were differences in how grant applications from women and men were treated, differences that were subtle and difficult to capture and specify. In several of the panels observed in 2012 there were no gender differences in panel discussions or in how applicants were judged. - Regardless of how uncommon this issue is, it’s important to make it visible and discuss it, says Mille Millnert, Director General of the Swedish Research Council. Is it Time for Masculinism? From “Desire,” a poem by Stephen Dobyns: Why have men been taught to feel ashamed of their desire, as if each were a criminal out on parole, a desperado with a long record of muggings, rapes, such conduct as excludes.
See how quickly a society can shift its sexual attitudes. At TEDGlobal 2013, Shereen El Feki shared how her research in the Middle East revealed more conservative attitudes about sex than existed in the 10th century.
Photo: James Duncan Davidson. 'Kids React To Gay Marriage' In New Video From The Fine Brothers. About Feminism. 10 Amazing Women Who Led Rebellions. History Male revolutionaries such as Che Guevara have gone down as heroes for leading rebellions against “the Man.” But forgotten by history are the women who took on far greater powers than Fulgencio Batista. Throughout the ages, women have led rebellions and revolutions which took on the might of the Roman Empire and the vast wealth of the British East India Company. Eve Ensler: Embrace your inner girl.
Riches Come to Women as C.E.O.s, but Few Get There. Photo If you were Marissa Mayer of Yahoo, making nearly $25 million for one year’s worth of work — not to mention getting $50,000 in company-paid personal security — the gender pay gap would probably not be a major concern.
Women scaling the heights of corporate America tend to have compensation packages that are as jaw-droppingly gigantic as men at a similar level. But here’s the thing: they hardly ever get there. On our annual list of the 200 highest-paid chief executives in the United States, there were just 11 women. That’s 5.5 percent of the total, and similar to the 4.9 percent representation of female chief executives at the 1,000 biggest companies. The Equilar Top 200 Highest Paid CEO Rankings, conducted for The New York Times, raises questions about whether executive compensation is out of hand and whether it is to blame for national economic inequality.
Continue reading the main story OPEN Interactive Graphic Same Pay, Stalled Progress Ms. Another female chief executive, Mary T. Women stay in jobs longer than they should. The job market still isn’t good enough for a lot of people to think about switching jobs, even if they’re sick of the one they have.
But research shows men and women handle job tenure differently. Creating Pathways to Success for Women Entrepreneurs Small businesses are playing a vital role in our emergence from one of the worst recessions in our nation's history.
In fact, America's 23 million small businesses are responsible for 54 percent of all U.S. sales. There are a number of factors contributing to this phenomenon -- our long tradition of entrepreneurship and an evolving economic landscape, to name a few. But among the most impactful is that more and more women are becoming entrepreneurs. According to the 2014 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report, commissioned by American Express OPEN, women are starting 1,288 net new businesses per day; over the past 17 years, women-owned businesses have increased at 1.5 times the national average.
The impact of these new businesses is profound. Why Are Women Paid Less? - Jordan Weissmann. Discrimination, the careers women choose, and the burdens of motherhood could all play a role, says a Cornell economist.
Women's rights activist Lilly Ledbetter speaks at the Democratic National Convention. (Reuters) At last night's presidential debate, audience member Katherine Fenton got up and asked how the candidates planned to fix the fact that women make "only 72 percent of what their male counterparts earn. " Powerful Verizon Commercial Casts Spotlight on Gender Roles. <br/><a href=" US News</a> | <a href=" Sports News</a> Copy A powerful commercial lends a theory to why so many girls grow up to steer clear of science and math.
Their parents are telling them they're pretty -- but maybe not telling them that they're also pretty brilliant. The Gender Spectrum. Printer-friendly version Illustration by Olaf Hajek When we meet a newborn baby, most of us ask the same question: boy or girl? Often, the answer is easy. Documents from the Women's Liberation Movement - Duke Special Collections. Women Scientists You Need To Know.
If you think about the greatest women scientists throughout history, Marie Skłodowska-Curie is probably at the top of the list. For good reason - she is still, after all, the only person in history to win two Nobel prizes in two sciences. Women's Services and Resources Blog.