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In Phd Hunt, Men Track Men

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Philip N. Cohen

While women integrate, men accumulate. The National Science Foundation has published new numbers on the PhDs granted in 2009, with a nice interactive...

Are We Accomplices to Violence Against Women?

Navi Pillay | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Navi Pillay

The numbers are of pandemic proportions -- so large that, perversely, they distract us from the plight of the woman next door. Are we unconsciously shrugging it off as 'normal'?

On the World Stage, U.S. Falls Flat on Women's Equality

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michelle Chen

The Senate's failure on Paycheck Fairness appears to be entirely consistent with our global outlook. U.S. hypocrisy is exposed when addressing the most blatant human rights crises on a global scale.

Pew Research Takes on Marriage

Margie Omero | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Margie Omero

Beyond questioning whether marriage is obsolete, Pew Research's latest study sheds further light into why marital status can be an interesting political demographic cut.

Playboy TV's New Fantasy Woman: Your Wife

Caroline Hagood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Caroline Hagood

If Playboy's programming is successful, the stereotypical image of porno will shift -- the portrait of a couple will replace the lone male wanking it away from his wife.

The royal heads up

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Philip N. Cohen

Maybe they're trying to get height right this time. The British royal family has got a marriage on its hands, and this time it involves a man who app...

Why Aren't Marriages Getting Happier?

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Philip N. Cohen

Marriage has changed. People's happiness within marriage hasn't (much). You might think, that with all the change in marriage since the 1960s, marria...

Mama Grizzlies, Kanye West: "Man Up"

Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney

The phrase "man up" seems to have crept into our lexicon this past year, coming from some surprising sources. Who decided that such resolve is an attribute of one sex and not the other?

Election 2010: Man Pants and the Girlie-Man

Robin Lakoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robin Lakoff

Now that the midterm elections are over, it is time to decide what they were about. The right answer, of course, is many things. The economy, to be su...

Boys Get Less Sex Education

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Philip N. Cohen

Two-thirds of 15-19-year-olds have had formal instruction in methods of birth control. Seems like we should do better, but anyways. I never noticed t...

Women: A Missed Opportunity

Margie Omero | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Margie Omero

Moving forward, it's crucial Democrats look at women not as a special interest group, or a side note, but as a majority of the population, with proven ability to swing away from us.

Whether Women are more Generous than Men, and Whether it Matters

Kelly Kleiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Kelly Kleiman

What makes this more than a parlor game demonstrating female superiority is the extent to which it reveals the role of empathy in giving.

Women's Enthusiasm Rebounds, But They're Still Not Voting for the Grizzlies

Margie Omero | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Margie Omero

Recent polling shows women not voting for the so-called "Mama Grizzlies," and other Republican women candidates are no more likely to benefit from a g...

NYC Women React To Legislation Against Street Harassment

AP | SARA KUGLER FRAZIER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Whistles, catcalls and lewd come-ons from strangers are all too familiar to New York City women, who say they are harassed multiple t...

What's at Stake for Women in the Midterms Part 1: The Economy

Margie Omero | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Margie Omero

Two weeks out from Election Day, motivating women voters means clearly defining what's at stake. And the economy is the number one focus.

Good Woman Child Language (Talking Characters in Taiwan)

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Philip N. Cohen

Things to raise casually in Taiwan. To test the hospitality of your hosts in Taiwan, one may choose to innocently suggest that their Chinese characte...

Mind the (Gender) Gap: How Women Can Stave Off Big Democratic Losses

Margie Omero | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Margie Omero

Make no mistake, more women will vote Democratic this November. That's been true in presidential elections since 1980, and it has been true nationally in House races in the last eight cycles examined.

Rethinking Gendered Bathrooms

Joanne Herman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joanne Herman

We should follow the advice in Carlos Ball's post to accommodate the differently gendered.

Troubled History of Domestic Violence Legislation in Pakistan

Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza

Mere consideration of a domestic violence bill constitutes a major development in Pakistan, where gender-based violence is rampant. Protections for women cannot be presumed.

Not Every Man Wants to Have Sex With Every Woman

Kate Fridkis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kate Fridkis

Giving men a monopoly on desire is just as unfair as imagining that all men have the same desires.

CGI 2010: An Interview with the Executive Director of WITNESS on Video Advocacy, Justice, and Human Rights

Rahim Kanani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Rahim Kanani

Now we will be training 50 organizations, putting video cameras in their hands and training them how to use them. And then train them how to strategically and tactically use those videos to create lasting change and obtain justice.

Time Check: "Women on Top"

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Philip N. Cohen

When, if ever, did this ship get turned around? After I commented on Time's story about young women earning more than young men, Editor-At-Large Bel...

An Unscientific, but Remarkable Explanation of the Wage Gender Gap

Wendy N. Powell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Wendy N. Powell

This may fuel the ''settling'' epidemic plaguing women's careers; we can't shop for the highest bidder. Are women hired at lesser salaries because employers can get away with it in this economy?

The Powers and Problems of Passing as a Boy

Marcia Dawkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marcia Dawkins

Less traditional acts of passing are about much more than mere disguise. They are about reopening a space to understand how identities are constructed within specific situations.

Goldman Sachs Slapped With Sex Discrimination Lawsuit

Huffington Post | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

UPDATE: The lawsuit documents have been added below (hat tip to the WSJ.) Three former Goldman Sachs employees filed a gender bias lawsuit against ...