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Coronavirus pandemic exacerbates inequalities for women, UN warns. A global economy in freefall, 1.52 billion students stuck at home, dramatic swells in domestic violence reports and healthcare systems overwhelmed by a single disease all portend vicious side-effects for women during the Covid-19 pandemic, the United Nations warns.

Coronavirus pandemic exacerbates inequalities for women, UN warns

“There is no single society where we’ve achieved equality between men and women, and so this pandemic is being layered on top of existing inequalities, and it’s exacerbating those inequalities,” Nahla Valji, the UN’s senior gender adviser to the executive office of the secretary general, told the Guardian. The current public health emergency will probably mean a disproportionate economic impact for women, who often work in service industries hit hard by Covid-19. Deaf woman's tweet about Peloton spoof snags attention of Ryan Reynolds. When Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds tweeted out a new, boozy spoof of the much-ridiculed Christmas commercial for the Peloton exercise bike, Crystal Jones couldn't get the joke.

Deaf woman's tweet about Peloton spoof snags attention of Ryan Reynolds

Jones is deaf and Reynolds's online ad mocking the viral commercial featuring the now-infamous "Peloton woman" didn't have closed captioning. Frustrated, Jones tweeted at Reynolds and asked him to remedy the situation. Gender Based Violence Knowledge Centre - Status of Women Canada. Laurier Professor Eleanor Ty studies the significance of the romance genre and Outlander. There’s not a lot of love for romance novels in the academic world.

Laurier Professor Eleanor Ty studies the significance of the romance genre and Outlander

The paperback books are known to fill the racks at gas stations and pharmacies, notorious for their covers of burley men and women in distress. They are sold as a disposable “impulse” purchase. The books have a reputation for being “mindless fodder” built around clichés and problematic representations of sexuality and gender. Laurier English and Film Studies Professor Eleanor Ty doesn’t see it that way. She believes romance novels provide a historical insight into the lives of women and a platform to explore sex and sexuality in private. Dad’s hilarious letter to daughter’s school perfectly sums up modern-day sexism. Women At Ernst & Young Instructed On How To Dress, Act Nicely Around Men. EY, one of the largest accounting firms in the world with $36.4 billion in global revenue and 270,000 employees, was still recovering from a public Me Too accusation.

Women At Ernst & Young Instructed On How To Dress, Act Nicely Around Men

A few months before the seminar, the company was in the news for settling a discrimination complaint filed by Jessica Casucci, a partner at the firm who said she was sexually assaulted by a male partner. The incident happened years before and Casucci complained internally. EY fired the man only after she went public. The June 2018 event did not touch on any of these topics, however. The focus was on self-improvement. After HuffPost inquired about the training in early October of this year, EY said that the course had been under review for months, that the June 2018 event was the last time that version of the training was held at the company and that the course “is no longer offered in its current form.”

The training was just one of many that the firm offered to men and women, EY told HuffPost. Guy Created T-Shirts That Label Men Like We Do Women To Expose The Absurdity of Sexist Marketing. An anonymous man who goes by the Twitter handle @manwhohasitall has found a brilliant and simple way to illustrate how we condescend to women by speaking to men the same way.

Guy Created T-Shirts That Label Men Like We Do Women To Expose The Absurdity of Sexist Marketing

ManWhoHasItAll highlights society’s ridiculous need to label the women who participate in traditionally male-dominated fields. For example, we can’t just say that Amy Schumer is a comedian, but it has to be known that she’s a “female comedian”. Sexism and culture. How to Be a Feminist Fan of "The Bachelor" No girls allowed. First-person shooters, action games and sports games have been popular among boys ever since the early '90s.

No girls allowed

In 2012, the three categories combined were responsible for 58.8 percent of video game sales in North America. They're easily some of the most visible kinds of games, lining the shelves at retailers and appearing on television screens any time a story about video games makes the news. But not everyone buys the idea that games have become the realm of males. Think It’s #NotAllMen? These 4 Facts Prove You’re Just Plain Wrong. I got told what to call this poem by my male colleague. Nasa cancels all-female spacewalk, citing lack of spacesuit in right size. Nasa’s plans for the first all-female spacewalk have fallen through – at least in part because the agency doesn’t have enough spacesuits that fit the astronauts.

Nasa cancels all-female spacewalk, citing lack of spacesuit in right size

What should have been a giant leap for womankind has turned into a stumble after Nasa said on Monday night that they will only have access to one correctly sized spacesuit top by Friday when the walk was scheduled. One of the two women on the mission, Anne McClain, will now have to give up her place to a male colleague. She thought a large-sized suit would be fine but after a spacewalk last week found that the medium-sized was a better fit and would be the most appropriate suit to wear to venture back outside the International Space Station. Everything we know about gender violence in one new website. A newly launched government website is bringing together all federal programs, research and information related to gender-based violence across Canada, in an effort to reduce confusion and duplication of services and pilot projects.

Everything we know about gender violence in one new website

The Status of Women Minister Maryam Monsef was in London Monday for the announcement calling it a "big deal" for researchers and women's advocates. Understanding gender diversity: sex and gender are not the same thing. There are two core concepts that help in understanding transgender people and their experiences.

Understanding gender diversity: sex and gender are not the same thing

First, gender and sex are distinct in this context: sex = biology, ie sex assigned at birth; gender = one's innate sense of self. Thus, transgender (where the Latin trans means "on the other side of") signifies someone whose gender differs from their assigned sex. Second, while transgender refers in the broadest sense to someone whose sex and gender do not match, cisgender (from the Latin "on this side of", ie the antonym of trans) refers to those whose sex and gender do match. In other words, anyone not trans is cis. Why Women Prefer Male Bosses. Wiggle Room. I have been thinking of social categories as rooms, as giving residence to bodies.

Wiggle Room

Some social categories might be experienced as roomier than others. When I think of roominess I think of wiggle room. Gender pay gap: new report says it’s much worse than you’ve heard. Every year on Equal Pay Day, we hear that women in America make about 80 cents for every dollar men earn. For many women of color, the number is lower — black women make about 63 cents on the dollar compared with men, while Latina women make 54 cents. But matters are actually worse than any of these numbers would suggest, according to a report published Wednesday by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), a think tank that looks at public policy through the lens of gender.

Measures of the pay gap typically compare the wages of men and women working full time in a given year, as Emily Peck notes at HuffPost. But women are more likely to drop out of full-time work to take care of children or other family members. To account for this, the report’s authors looked at women’s earnings across a 15-year period, and compared those with men’s. Men lost income when they dropped out of the labor force too, of course.

Traditional measures of the pay gap miss the big picture. The grossly sexist ads we can’t believe exist in the 21st century. Yes, Smiley Joe is trying to force his companion to perform oral sex on him. Yes, she’s horrified at the idea and desperately trying to escape. And yes, Belvedere really did make a twisted joke about sexual assault in a bid to sell alcohol. The message was unclear. Were they trying to say “drink our vodka and feel uninhibited enough to rape women”? [Feature] Gender Inequity in My Hero Academia - ANIME FEMINIST. What Once Upon a Time does for feminism *Spoiler alert* Like most of us, I came to feminism later on in life. I wasn't born fighting for equality, nor was I born viewing all television and films through a feminist lens, so it's no surprise that I used to watch Disney movies unquestioningly and fanatically, like many little girls.

I was particularly fanatical about two of those Disney princesses, Ariel and Belle. For me, as with many young girls, these were my roles models. What should I call my professor? Gender Swap: When a Male TV Character Is Reimagined as Female. What’s old is new again, and that includes the practice of gender-flipping a role. Commonly seen in folk tales and comic book properties, the practice has been a staple on the big screen (“Ghostbusters,” “Oceans 8”) and gaining popularity on TV, especially when it comes to reimagining male characters as female. Swapping a character’s gender often occurs in the process of remaking or reimagining a pre-existing story. The most recent example on TV is the casting of Parker Posey to portray the villainous Dr.

Across Women's Lives. Perfectly-canadian-hockey-mom-hailed-for-breastfeeding-during-intermission-1. Social media users are applauding an Alberta mom who used an intermission in her hockey game to breastfeed her eight-week-old child, in a moment that was captured on camera. Reading on an app? Tap here for the mobile experience The viral photo shows Serah Small, of Grande Prairie, Alta., nursing her daughter Ellie in her team’s dressing room.

Small is dressed from the waist down in hockey gear, and her teammates can be seen putting their own equipment on to either side of her. Milky Way Lactation Services shared the photo on its Facebook page, where it praised Small for showing that any mom can “do the things you love to do, and keep your baby close.” 'Respect' Wasn't A Feminist Anthem Until Aretha Franklin Made It One. Who Didn’t Go to the Women’s March Matters More Than Who Did. 'Mr. Robot' Star BD Wong on Trans Representation: "Every Character on TV Creates a Dialogue" The fine art of balancing family and work. The problem of equity is not new, nor is it unique to science, though I sense we’ve been ready to solve it for a long time. I wasn’t planning to become the first woman to serve as dean of science at McMaster University. John Lewis will stop labeling its kids clothes as “boys” and “girls.”

Niklas Halle’n/AFP/Getty Images The venerable British department store chain John Lewis announced last weekend that it would remove “boys” and “girls” labels from its brand of children’s clothing. Instead, the store will label its clothes, including dresses and skirts, as “Girls & Boys” or “Boys & Girls.” Joy of unisex: the rise of gender-neutral clothing. Is John Lewis at the frontline of modern gender politics? Childrenswear Goes Genderless At John Lewis. JOHN LEWIS has become the first major UK store to remove boy’s and girl’s labels from children’s clothing in a bid to reduce “gender stereotypes”. New labels say, “Girls & Boys” or “Boys & Girls” and will be put on all own-brand garments from newborns to age 14. This UK Retailer’s Gender-Neutral Kids Clothing Is Driving the Internet Wild. UK retailer John Lewis has introduced gender-neutral labels for their children’s wear collections, and the controversial decision has divided public opinion.

Instead of “Boys” or “Girls,” labels on children’s wear will now read ‘Girls & Boys” or “Boys & Girls,” as the store makes a move away from gendered clothing. Sex redefined. BuzzFeed Video - If Harry Potter Was Written From... Group: Orangers-Gender Stereotypes. "Beauty and the Beast" is not a feminist movie, despite what Emma Watson says — Quartz. Senators oppose 'clunky, pedestrian' gender-neutral changes to O Canada. Some members of the Senate are determined to stop Parliament from changing the words of the national anthem, with one senator deriding the late Liberal MP Mauril Bélanger's proposed amendments to O Canada as "clunky, leaden and pedestrian. " 5 Unexpected Gender Differences in Children’s Clothing. 14 Books That Teach Intersectional Feminism To Kids.

Can you cite a goole image search. Kids Attend Drag Queen Story Hour. A cartoonist smashes a sexist fairy tale trope in one hilarious swoop. On Newt Scamander, Toxic Masculinity, & The Power Of Hufflepuff Heroes. What does a "Professional" Look Like? Thoughts from a Queer Almost-Lawyer. What would it sound like if men got the lame advice we give to working moms? Female professors ‘pay price for academic citizenship’ Science Doesn't Support the Sex Binary (Pssst: Not Everyone Is Male or Female) Girls In Northern Saskatchewan Are Missing School Because Of Their Periods. 4 Seemingly Harmless Gender Stereotypes That Contribute to Rape Culture. If all men had periods, here's what the ads might look like. Possibly the most exhaustive study of “manspreading” ever conducted - Sociological Images. No, Trans Women Are NOT ‘Biologically Male’ Tired of stereotypical girls' clothes, these women did something about it — then banded together.

6 Ways to Respond to Sexist Microaggressions in Everyday Conversations. Judith Butler: Your Behavior Creates Your Gender. 5 Minutes Of What The Media Actually Does To Women. The Bechdel Test for Women in Movies. Resources for Teachers - Gender Representation. The Codes of Gender (2009) (trailer)