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Gender Bias

To Retain Female Talent In The U.S. Workplace, Create A Purpose-Driven Organization

Anne Loehr | Posted 12.09.2014 | Business
Anne Loehr

How does a corporation attract and retain female talent? A decade of discussing the pay gap and rampant gender bias just isn't working. We need to change the conversation.

The Shocking Comment That Reminded Me of Everything I Need to Teach My Kids

Catherine Pearlman | Posted 12.03.2014 | Parents
Catherine Pearlman

My shock at his words spewed out automatically. I looked at him and asked, "Did you just say he was beat by a girl?" Immediately my friend recanted. He himself didn't know where that comment came from. He felt badly and that was that. But days and weeks later, I couldn't forget it. Something truly bothered me.

10 Easy Ways to Parent Beyond Pink and Blue

Em & Lo | Posted 11.06.2014 | Parents
Em & Lo

After all, being encouraged to try and allowed to enjoy a variety of different experiences as you grow up regardless of whether those experiences are deemed "masculine" or "feminine" creates better brains -- not to mention more empathic humans.

12 Invisible Rules To Bend, Break Or Ignore To Have The Career You Want

Janet Kestin | Posted 12.13.2014 | Women
Janet Kestin

Are women afraid to take risks? Many people would say yes. Others would just say we go about it differently from men.

Technology's Gender Bias -- A Subconscious Shot in the Foot?

Gil Laroya | Posted 12.06.2014 | Technology
Gil Laroya

Technology is for everyone, and the digital divide is not limited to the rich and poor -- it it also part of the gender bias that we see in every society. But with technology, this bias does a dis-service to everyone.

What We're Not Talking About

Kate Van Dellen | Posted 11.24.2014 | Women
Kate Van Dellen

Less than a year out of college, I experienced my first blatant gender biased issue in the workplace. I was 23 and thought that things like gender biases were a thing of the past.

Why Are Women So Underrepresented in the Retail Automotive Business?

Craig Fitzgerald | Posted 11.24.2014 | Business
Craig Fitzgerald

Even when you factor administrative positions into the mix, women occupy only 21.4 percent of all positions in an auto dealership.

20 Facts Everyone Should Know About Gender Bias in Movies

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 11.24.2014 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

Girls and women, infinitely diverse in their interests, appearance, ambition, ability, aspirations, make up more than 50 percent of the human population, but you would never know any of this watching our top grossing films. Despite decades of research, it is apparent that we are, as a culture, so used to women being marginal that we don't even notice.

Are Women Entrepreneurs Better Off Than a Year Ago?

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 11.12.2014 | Small Business
Lisa Abeyta

During yesterday's second annual NMTC-WIT Luncheon, a reporter in the audience asked the panelists if things were getting any better for women.

The Boss Screwed Me

Dr. Robert Lusson | Posted 10.07.2014 | 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 09.30.2014 | 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 09.28.2014 | 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 09.20.2014 | 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 09.19.2014 | 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 08.31.2014 | 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.