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Gender Bias

The Boss Screwed Me

Dr. Robert Lusson | Posted 08.07.2014 | Women
Dr. Robert Lusson

Gender bias against women is a well studied, and by now, well established fact of life. The higher levels of anxiety and depression for women resulting from those biases is a theme that continues to play out in therapy sessions across the nation.

10 Everyday Sexisms And What Do You Do About Them

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 08.04.2014 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

When women take note of sexism during their daily lives -- for example, talking openly about street harassment or workplace bias -- and name it for what it is, they stop accepting it as "normal."

Educating Geraldo Rivera and the Men Like Him

Craig Chalquist, Ph.D. | Posted 07.29.2014 | Media
Craig Chalquist, Ph.D.

Acts of disparagement usually begin with objectification: misperceiving women as mere objects. The bulk of the mass media apparatus encourages this by sending the message that women matter only for their looks and youth.

Women's Bias Against Women

Dr. Robert Lusson | Posted 07.21.2014 | Women
Dr. Robert Lusson

Men and women become culturally hardwired for certain biases, and that wiring can be a hard thing to undo, especially regarding societal or even global beliefs that have been in place for a millennium.

Houston, We Have a Leadership Problem

Silvia Damiano | Posted 07.21.2014 | Business
Silvia Damiano

If companies want to make a real change, they can start by expanding their definition of leadership success to address the current built-in gender biases that subordinate the leadership competencies in which many women excel.

Why Keira Knightley Is Part of Hollywood's Gender Bias

Katie Day | Posted 07.01.2014 | Women
Katie Day

Knightley admitted that there's a gender bias in Hollywood (like we haven't heard that before), but she goes on to admit that she's part of the problem.

The Solution to Achieving Gender Diversity: Value Yin AND Yang

Caroline Turner | Posted 08.27.2014 | Business
Caroline Turner

When asked why women do not make it to the top of business proportionally, most people think first of their role in the family, a real and important issue.

Obstacles for Women Reaching the Top: Shall We Just Call It Bias?

Caroline Turner | Posted 08.23.2014 | Business
Caroline Turner

I believe that most gender bias today is unconscious. But that does not make it benign or acceptable. Because of it, women and minorities still are not even close to proportionally represented at top levels of business.

Why Women in Film Matter

Vivian Norris | Posted 08.06.2014 | Entertainment
Vivian Norris

Without women's stories, we see only half of our world. Without women filmmakers showing us what it really means to be a woman within what has long been a patriarchal society, we cannot appreciate the many struggles women have experienced, nor the sweetness of the victories won.

Is a Female President Only a Pipe Dream?

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics
Kathleen Reardon

Before women candidates can even begin to make their arguments and present their platforms, they must face frequent verbal attacks intended to take them down a peg or more -- merely for being women. Is it too much to hope that more people grow aware of just how female candidates' behaviors are marked? Are political observers and journalists at last advanced enough to recognize when certain actions are being disparaged simply because a woman is taking them? Or do we remain suckers in a land of sophists, buying into innuendo, believing whatever's implied -- even if it has nothing whatsoever to do with the truth?

Why Successful Women Should Stop Hiding Their Emotions

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 07.20.2014 | Women
Lisa Abeyta

Tears are an outlet of emotion, and it's usually less destructive than when those emotions are vented through anger. Why is it seen as a sign of strength for a male to have bursts of anger but when women release their emotions, everyone works very hard to shut them up?

When Did We Let Princess Become a Bad Word?

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 07.13.2014 | Women
Lisa Abeyta

If I remember correctly, most of those princess stories have the ladies facing down evil, running through forests and climbing towers -- and they manage to do it all in a dress.

Not Bad For a Girl: Can Bias Give Women the Advantage?

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 07.03.2014 | Women
Lisa Abeyta

The next time you find the words "for a girl" going through your head when you're assessing a woman entrepreneur or businesswoman, you might want to ask yourself if your own sexism might cause you to greatly underestimate a woman's talents and strength.

Blame Tinseltown for Gwyneth's Working-Mom Snub

Anne Weisberg | Posted 06.03.2014 | Women
Anne Weisberg

Paltrow's comment should be a call to working parents around the country to demand TV shows and movies that show us in real life, that celebrate the joy of parenting while having a career -- and that show the hard truth.

The Celluloid Ceiling Is Positioned Much Lower Than You Think

Mary Liz Thomson | Posted 06.02.2014 | Media
Mary Liz Thomson

I'll never forget one of the first visual effects networking events I went to right after graduating at the top of my class. I expected to be able to mingle and make new contacts as a fellow professional in cool 3D software. Instead, I've never been groped so much in my life.

The FDA, Sexual Dysfunction and Gender Inequality

Anita H. Clayton, MD | Posted 04.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Anita H. Clayton, MD

Sexual desire is not valued because it is not necessary for a woman to have desire in order to participate in partnered sexual activity. And if sex can occur without desire, the thought that follows is that lack of desire must not be a serious problem.

We Know Tech Companies Are Sexist, But This Is Horrifying

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 02.05.2014 | Technology

It's pretty obvious by now that Silicon Valley is a cesspool of sexism, thanks to episodes like this, this, this and this. But this is not just about ...

Would You Play Golf On a Weekday Afternoon?

Karen Firestone | Posted 03.09.2014 | Business
Karen Firestone

My reluctance to leave the office led me to question why there were so few working women on the golf course -- so few that we apparently look like retirees to our brothers!

Gender Bias in the Classroom

Kate Bancks | Posted 03.08.2014 | Impact
Kate Bancks

Were my girlfriends and I encouraged to cooperate rather than compete, as it's pointed out that boys are encouraged to do? Was my behavior, when assertive, seen as disruptive and viewed negatively by my teacher?

Double Standard for Women: Democrats and Republicans on Common Ground

Cynthia Dill | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Cynthia Dill

The challenge for women regardless of party in the blood sport of politics is to succeed without appearing to want success. To win a fight without being scrappy. What's admired as "bold" in men is scorned as brash in women. What's sharp is shrill.

Why This Prize-Winning Author Is Treated Differently

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 10.23.2013 | Women

Do interviewers treat male and female authors differently? Eleanor Catton thinks so. Catton, who is the youngest writer to win the prestigious Man...

Why Are There So Few Women in Science, Continued

Joan Williams | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Joan Williams

Twenty years of work by myself and Mary Ann Mason confirms Eileen Pollack's worry that things don't look good for women in science. The threshold problem is one Pollack discusses in only a sentence or two: the impact of children.

Why Aren't Women Getting Flex Time At Work -- When Their Male Coworkers Are?

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.14.2013 | Women

More American workers are asking for flex time than ever before, but according to a new study by researchers from the Yale School of Management, Harva...

Geena Davis: What's Still Missing From Hollywood

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.31.2013 | Fifty

For Academy Award-winning actor Geena Davis, the 1991 girl buddy movie "Thelma and Louise" wasn't just a career watershed; it was a life-changing role...

These Corners Of Hollywood Are For Men Only

Posted 07.23.2013 | Women

Gender inequality is everywhere -- even in Hollywood. A new Tumblr, "Hollywood Boys Club," points out the gender gap that exists behind the scenes ...