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Gender Bias

Blame Tinseltown for Gwyneth's Working-Mom Snub

Anne Weisberg | Posted 04.03.2014 | 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 04.02.2014 | 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 ...

How One Man Discovered Gender Discrimination

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 07.15.2013 | Women

Kim O'Grady had a lot of trouble finding a job until he made one small change to his resume -- adding "Mr." in front of his name. In a Tumblr post...

You Don't Need a King to Be a Queen

Toni Nagy | Posted 08.13.2013 | Women
Toni Nagy

Contemporary American culture has heavily invested in the concept of living "happily ever after." Finding "the One" is a quest many pursue, clinging to the assumption that once you put a ring on it, then you finally become a whole person.

The Global Search for Education: Finnish Math Lessons

C. M. Rubin | Posted 07.23.2013 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

Fewer pupils think math is difficult in Finland. Interestingly, math textbooks, which are written by teachers, are only a fraction of the size of similar textbooks in the U.S.

In a Meritocracy, Sexism Is Shocking and Hard to Believe

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics
Soraya Chemaly

We do not live in a meritocracy, not even in the most privileged corners of the country where diverse, academically driven kids enjoy access to what might legitimately be seen as unlimited opportunities. This idea deeply disturbs people.

Is It Too Cold to 'Lean In'? Women In STEM

Joan Williams | Posted 06.12.2013 | Women
Joan Williams

It's been a rough couple of weeks for women in STEM. Most shockingly, Adria Richards, former developer evangelist at SendGrid, was fired after she publicly reported two men (one of whom was also fired) for making lewd jokes in earshot at a PyCon Conference.

Shame On Those Queen Bees?

Joan Williams | Posted 05.27.2013 | Women
Joan Williams

"Queen bees" in the office are making the lives of other women a living hell. We've heard this before. Powerful women are just grown up high school "mean girls" chipping away at the self-confidence of the women who work with and for them.

MAKERS, A Cautionary Tale: Sandberg, Mayer, Slaughter And Feminism Today

Joan Williams | Posted 05.15.2013 | Women
Joan Williams

Sheryl Sandberg's views have been heavily contrasted to Anne-Marie Slaughter, author of the viral Atlantic article "Why Women Still Can't Have It All," so much so that a New York Times journalist argued that their distinctions amounted to a Freidan-Steinem row.

WATCH: Dad Hacks 'Donkey Kong' So His Daughter Can Save Mario As Pauline

Posted 03.12.2013 | Parents

Thanks to her talented dad, one 3-year-old gamer can now conquer "Donkey Kong" in a skirt. YouTube user Mike Mika explains that his toddler daughte...

Stella Prize Longlist Announced

Elizabeth Lhuede | Posted 04.23.2013 | Books
Elizabeth Lhuede

Since the idea of the Stella Prize was first suggested, Australian women's writing has attracted a great deal of attention, attention which led a blogger for the literary journal Overland to declare 2012 "The Year of Australian Women Writers."

I Work Harder For Male Spin Teachers

Christie O. Tate | Posted 04.02.2013 | Women
Christie O. Tate

I consider myself well-educated and self-aware. I wrote a Master's thesis on issues in Women's Studies and kept my maiden name. I assumed I was one of the last people who would unconsciously work harder for a man than a woman.

In Defense Of Non-Custodial Mothers

Pauline Gaines | Posted 01.30.2013 | Divorce
Pauline Gaines

I chose, after a long, deliberate and painstaking process, to give my ex-husband essentially full custody of one of my children. It was the most wrenching decision of my life, but one that I felt I had to make.

About Leadership: Discrimination

Bernie Bulkin | Posted 01.30.2013 | Business
Bernie Bulkin

In the modern corporation there is no place for racial or gender discrimination. This is an absolute. Any CEO, manager, or team leader who tolerates this abuse, or encourages a culture that fosters it, should be removed.

How Cupcakes Are Keeping Women From the Top

Rachel Dempsey | Posted 01.15.2013 | Women
Rachel Dempsey

Women are expected to do unnoticed, unappreciated work, and face backlash if they demand credit or simply refuse.