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The Confidence Gap. For years, we women have kept our heads down and played by the rules.

The Confidence Gap

We’ve been certain that with enough hard work, our natural talents would be recognized and rewarded. We’ve made undeniable progress. In the United States, women now earn more college and graduate degrees than men do. We make up half the workforce, and we are closing the gap in middle management. Half a dozen global studies, conducted by the likes of Goldman Sachs and Columbia University, have found that companies employing women in large numbers outperform their competitors on every measure of profitability. Coveting Not a Corner Office, but Time at Home. Darren Hauck for The New York Times “I really don’t want people to come away from my story thinking that I’ve figured it out, or that I have the answers for anyone else. I have been very blessed in so many ways," said Sara Uttech, a working mother in Fall River, Wis. More Photos » The Balancing Act Articles in this series will look at the ways working mothers from varied backgrounds are balancing careers and family responsibilities.

Ms. Gender, Globalization and Cosmetic Surgey in South Korea. Existing research on cosmetic surgery in Korea frames cosmetic surgery primarily in two ways - either as an undesired effect of Western cultural influence or as a feminised issue evidencing women¶s continued subjection to patriarchy.

Gender, Globalization and Cosmetic Surgey in South Korea

However this research questions these simplistic explanations. We will show using contemporary South Korea as an example. Why Gender Equality Stalled. Missing the Love Boat - The Case for Marriage — Modern Love. Still, I knew he was the one, or at least I thought he was.

Missing the Love Boat - The Case for Marriage — Modern Love

He had moved across the country for me. Modern Love - Want to Be My Boyfriend? Please Define. Why Do They Hate Us? - By Mona Eltahawy. Where Have All the Girls Gone? - By Mara Hvistendahl. How did more than 160 million women go missing from Asia? The simple answer is sex selection -- typically, an ultrasound scan followed by an abortion if the fetus turns out to be female -- but beyond that, the reasons for a gap half the size of the U.S. population are not widely understood. And when I started researching a book on the topic, I didn't understand them myself. I thought I would focus on how gender discrimination has persisted as countries develop. The reasons couples gave for wanting boys varies: Sons stayed in the family and took care of their parents in old age, or they performed ancestor and funeral rites important in some cultures.

Or it was that daughters were a burden, made expensive by skyrocketing dowries. But that didn't account for why sex selection was spreading across cultural and religious lines. The story begins in the mid-20th century, when several factors converged to make Western demographers worried about global population growth. The U.S. Melinda Gates’ New Crusade: Investing Billions in Women's Health - Newsweek and The Daily Beast. Angelina Jolie: We All Are Malala. The far-right Christian Patriarchy—brought to American audiences by the Duggar family—is on the verge of collapse after a series of alleged sex scandals involving the movement’s leaders.

Angelina Jolie: We All Are Malala

Magazine - All the Single Ladies. In 2001, when I was 28, I broke up with my boyfriend.

Magazine - All the Single Ladies

The Startling Plight of China's Leftover Ladies - By Christina Larson. Lisa Firestone: The Real Reason You're Not Married (And What to Do About It) Sheryl Sandberg: Why we have too few women leaders. Sheryl Sandberg & Male-Dominated Silicon Valley. In 2007, the founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, knew that he needed help.

Sheryl Sandberg & Male-Dominated Silicon Valley

His social-network site was growing fast, but, at the age of twenty-three, he felt ill-equipped to run it. That December, he went to a Christmas party at the home of Dan Rosensweig, a Silicon Valley executive, and as he approached the house he saw someone who had been mentioned as a possible partner, Sheryl Sandberg, Google’s thirty-eight-year-old vice-president for global online sales and operations. Why Women Still Can’t Have It All - Anne-Marie Slaughter.

The culture of “time macho”—a relentless competition to work harder, stay later, pull more all-nighters, travel around the world and bill the extra hours that the international date line affords you—remains astonishingly prevalent among professionals today.

Why Women Still Can’t Have It All - Anne-Marie Slaughter

Nothing captures the belief that more time equals more value better than the cult of billable hours afflicting large law firms across the country and providing exactly the wrong incentives for employees who hope to integrate work and family. Yet even in industries that don’t explicitly reward sheer quantity of hours spent on the job, the pressure to arrive early, stay late, and be available, always, for in-person meetings at 11 a.m. on Saturdays can be intense. Indeed, by some measures, the problem has gotten worse over time: a study by the Center for American Progress reports that nationwide, the share of all professionals—women and men—working more than 50 hours a week has increased since the late 1970s.

Revaluing Family Values. "What’s Stopping Women?" by Anne-Marie Slaughter. Exit from comment view mode.

"What’s Stopping Women?" by Anne-Marie Slaughter

Click to hide this space PRINCETON – When I wrote the cover article of the July/August issue of The Atlantic, entitled “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All,” I expected a hostile reaction from many American career women of my generation and older, and positive reactions from women aged roughly 25-35. I expected that many men of that younger generation would also have strong reactions, given how many of them are trying to figure out how to be with their children, support their wives’ careers, and pursue their own plans. I also expected to hear from business representatives about whether my proposed solutions – greater workplace flexibility, ending the culture of face-time and “time machismo,” and allowing parents who have been out of the workforce or working part-time to compete equally for top jobs once they re-enter – were feasible or utopian.

Reactions differ across countries, of course. Why Women Should Stop Trying to Be Perfect - Newsweek and The Daily Beast. Magazine - The End of Men. Earlier this year, women became the majority of the workforce for the first time in U.S. history.

Magazine - The End of Men

Most managers are now women too. And for every two men who get a college degree this year, three women will do the same. Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg: ‘No one can have it all’ Video Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg: "No one can have it all" Coming to terms with that reality is invaluable for women trying to find fulfillment as both great leaders and great parents.

Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg: ‘No one can have it all’

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has emerged as a leading voice for gender equality since she delivered, in late 2010, a provocative TEDWomen address on why a smaller percentage of women than men reach the top. In this interview—available here as both a video and an edited transcript—with McKinsey’s Joanna Barsh, Sandberg (an alumnus of McKinsey, the US Treasury Department, and Google) expands on issues from her new book, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead (Knopf, March 2013), and explains why women need to “lean in” to gain confidence, develop skills, and become more comfortable as leaders—herself included.

The Quarterly: When were you first self-aware that you really were a leader? Sheryl Sandberg: I don’t easily identify as a leader. The Opt-Out Revolution. The Opt-Out Generation Wants Back In. Mother Inferior? Ayelet Waldman on Amy Chua's 'Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother'