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Gender Bias

Gender Bias and America's Science Preeminence

James M. Gentile | Posted 12.04.2012 | Science
James M. Gentile

Two events in September spoke in profound ways about the role of women in science, and together they hold an important lesson for America's challenge of maintaining its global science preeminence.

Are You 'the Polite Little Girl in the Room'?

Joan Williams | Posted 12.03.2012 | Women
Joan Williams

In this legal environment, sometimes the risk-averse approach of being the polite little girl in the room is, in fact, riskier than going after what you want.

Women in Science

Rui Dai | Posted 12.02.2012 | Education
Rui Dai

Walk through any hospital, and in all probability, the majority of physicians honored on wooden panels will be men. When we think of scientists or physicians, we do not picture in our minds a woman, but instead the stereotypical white male.

Why Don't Women Raise Their Hands More?

Rachel Dempsey | Posted 11.17.2012 | Women
Rachel Dempsey

My law school class is somewhere around 50% women. So why don't us ladies just get over it and speak up?

The New Girls' Network: The Science of Office Politics

Joan Williams | Posted 10.28.2012 | Women
Joan Williams

Advice literature for women is a crowded field and a predictable one. Most advice falls into one of two woefully inadequate camps.

Do Dads REALLY Get Dissed In Divorce Court?

Cathy Meyer | Posted 09.08.2012 | Divorce
Cathy Meyer

We hear a lot about how the courts are biased in favor of mothers when deciding child custody.

Losing Weight, Hate and Obesity Bias

William Anderson, MA, LMHC | Posted 07.30.2012 | Healthy Living
William Anderson, MA, LMHC

We need to stop blaming, hating and discriminating against obese people, but equally important, we need to use what we know to solve obesity and the obesity epidemic. That is the real solution to the evil of obesity bias.

New Curriculum Focuses On Positive Boy-Girl Relationships

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 07.24.2012 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Robyn Gee Education reform is full of silver bullet ideas. A favorite among some communities is single-gender education. But Richard Fabes, dir...

The Evil Gender Bias of Obesity and Weight Gain

William Anderson, MA, LMHC | Posted 07.21.2012 | Healthy Living
William Anderson, MA, LMHC

The obesity bias is far nastier for women than men -- overwhelmingly so. It is insidious and needs to be pointed out and stopped.

"The Woman Tax": The Surprising Reason Why Women Pay More Than $1,300 a Year

LearnVest | Posted 07.14.2012 | Money
LearnVest

No one doubts that women spend more on certain things than men when they have different needs. Makeup. Hair products. Waxing. Gyno appointments. But then there are the charges you don't see coming.

Wage Equality: Is Money 'More Important for Men' in the U.S.?

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 06.11.2012 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

Men out-earn women in the U.S. and lots of people in this country think they should continue to do so, to the detriment of individual women, their families and our entire society.

Surgery Bias Based on Gender? It Could be True!

Dr. Mary I. O'Connor | Posted 06.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Mary I. O'Connor

Physicians need to increase their awareness of the biases that may be influencing their recommendations to patients, especially those who are female or from a different racial or ethnic background.

HuffPost Women's Editor On Gender Bias And 'Blood, Bones & Butter'

Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 05.15.2012 | Books
Margaret Wheeler Johnson

Gabrielle Hamilton was asked to be on a panel at the Culinary Institute of America, titled "Where Are the Women?" It's the same panel hosted in virtually every industry where more than half of the top jobs are held by men.

Bend Over and Cough: Gender Bias and Birth Control

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 05.06.2012 | Politics
Sarah O'Leary

Picking and choosing moral grounds in the contraception debate without considering gender is like trying to eat ice cream without having it be cold. It's impossible to parse the two without denial or discrimination.

What Men Can Learn From Annie Lennox

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 05.06.2012 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

It's about expanding the definition of human to include what is female and about working together to dismantle systematized biases in culture.

A Woman's Message To Rush

Hayley Rose Horzepa | Posted 05.05.2012 | Women
Hayley Rose Horzepa

Those with clout like Rush talk about and regard us with the same type of annoyance and irritation that they also reserve for the brave participants of the Occupy Movement.

And the Oscar Goes to... a Man: Gender Bias at the Top

Joan Williams | Posted 03.28.2012 | Entertainment
Joan Williams

The myth of the meritocracy reigns supreme. But the top of the top is still dominated by men, in Hollywood and elsewhere -- and what's worse, progress may be stalling across the board.

What The Iowa Caucus Means for Women

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 03.03.2012 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

It's unpatriotic and irresponsible to ignore sexism.

5 Ways to Help Boys and Girls Understand Sexism in Movies

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 02.05.2012 | Parents
Soraya Chemaly

There is no rating system that grades misrepresentation, bias or their effects on culture. Here are five things you can do to teach your kids, boys and girls, how to rate things for themselves.

Women Own 1% of the World's Property -- Occupy That

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 01.04.2012 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

How much poorer do we want women to get in the world? It's really hard to imagine. Despite the successes of feminists during the past century, even in the U.S. we have a persistent and growing feminization of poverty.

Porn-Addled Teenage Boys Do Rule The World

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 01.01.2012 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

So what if we don't have a female head of state for the next 500 years. Go get a facial. You'll feel better. Develop a hobby. I hear recreational pole dancing is really fun.

Women Sue Walmart Alleging Gender Discrimination In Calif. Stores

Posted 12.27.2011 | Business

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Women pursuing discrimination claims against Wal-Mart filed a reformulated lawsuit Thursday alleging the world's largest...

How To Brag Like a Lady

Joan Williams | Posted 12.24.2011 | Women
Joan Williams

The problem with so much of the career advice out there is that it advises women to act more like men in the workplace. Here are four tips women can actually use.

Why (Almost) Everything Women Are Told About Work Is Wrong

Joan Williams | Posted 12.20.2011 | Women
Joan Williams

Not only does a lot of the advice out there not help women, much of it actually hurts them.

Is Smurfette Giving It Away? What the Smurfette Principle Teaches Your Kids About Girls

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 12.19.2011 | Parents
Soraya Chemaly

My involvement in Smurfland is limited to checking in now and then to make sure, when my kids are in school, that the plants get watered and don't die. 'Til I heard the question, "Mom, can I buy Smurfette?"