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Joan Williams

My Q and A With Work and Family Expert Joan Williams on When Work Becomes a Masculinity Contest

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

Joan C. Williams is an expert on matters of work and family and is a Distinguished Professor of Law at UC Hastings College of the Law. In our conversation she shared her insights on the origins of our culture of sleep one-upmanship, how that culture differs for men and women and how periodically disengaging from work can boost your creativity and efficiency.

It's the Cult of Mom

Morra Aarons-Mele | Posted 11.11.2012 | Politics
Morra Aarons-Mele

Politicians are hoping that if they flatter our inner "momliness," we will forget many of them have tried to strip our rights as humans and as women, or at the very least that women are far from equally represented in government.

Yahoo for YHOO's Pregnant CEO

Morra Aarons-Mele | Posted 09.17.2012 | Women
Morra Aarons-Mele

Many are commenting that Mayer's pregnancy is irrelevant. That the troubled company is lucky to have won Mayer over -- and I agree.

Complementarianism: Religion, Women's Work and the Economy

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 08.19.2012 | Politics
Soraya Chemaly

Last week, Rick Santorum, a man more Catholic than the Pope, in an appeal to fundamentalist, Protestant evangelical voters, said of Mitt Romney, a com...

The Real Reason Women Are More Likely to Fly Solo When It Comes to Work

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 07.07.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

The workplace still skews a little Mad Men, where, for every Don behind the desk, there's a Betty at home to take care of business. (Betty's been replaced, but you get my point.)

The New Boys' Club: Google+

Joan Williams | Posted 09.18.2011 | Technology
Joan Williams

According to early data, Google+ membership in the first few weeks was close to 90% male. Now it's more like a 75/25 split -- better, but nowhere near parity.

How Reconciling Fathering With Feminism Just Got More Complicated

Andrea Doucet, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Andrea Doucet, Ph.D.

The fit between feminism and fathering has become a taken-for-granted part of my work and my life. But I was recently forced to rethink this combination as I followed a debate between men's rights activists (MRAs) and their critics.

Women, Men, and Happiness: We're All in Transition

Morra Aarons-Mele | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Morra Aarons-Mele

The huge societal shift brought about by women's move into the workforce has only begun to play out, and its consequences are truly complex. So when telling this story, we should be careful not to isolate our focus to just women.