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Gender Bias

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.

Why Female Scientists Are a Rarity

Ashley Bush and Raphaela Sapire | Posted 01.14.2013 | Women
Ashley Bush and Raphaela Sapire

Growing up, we loved science class. We brewed steaming potions by mixing chemicals; created ice cream by shaking salt, ice and sugar; and crafted volcanoes made out of clay. Somewhere along the line, however, our interest in pursuing the sciences disappeared.

Emma Mustich

LOOK: Is This Worksheet Really Sexist?

HuffingtonPost.com | Emma Mustich | Posted 11.09.2012 | Parents

A little girl’s school assignment has generated impassioned debate online after her father, blogger Steve Bowler, sparked outrage by posting the th...

Gender Bias and the Sciences

James M. Gentile | Posted 01.01.2013 | Science
James M. Gentile

Two recent studies shed important empirical light on gender bias in the sciences and should be cause for great scrutiny and reflection by America's universities and colleges. If we are to continue to be preeminent in science and technology, we must engage women fully in that challenge.

Does Race or Gender Influence Professional Judgement?

Katy Welter | Posted 12.29.2012 | Chicago
Katy Welter

Does race or gender influence decision-making among members of the most respected professions? Several recent, high-profile studies conclude that, yes, even scientists, doctors, and judges are vulnerable to such unconscious bias.

Perfect Bias: Why Women Underperform

Kate Baldwin | Posted 10.11.2012 | Women
Kate Baldwin

According to the scientists behind the study, the result is due not to intentional marginalization, but to "subconscious cultural influences." Are we supposed to be relieved that this discrimination isn't deliberate?

Gender Bias and America's Science Preeminence

James M. Gentile | Posted 12.04.2012 | Science
James M. Gentile

Two events in September spoke in profound ways about the role of women in science, and together they hold an important lesson for America's challenge of maintaining its global science preeminence.

Are You 'the Polite Little Girl in the Room'?

Joan Williams | Posted 12.03.2012 | Women
Joan Williams

In this legal environment, sometimes the risk-averse approach of being the polite little girl in the room is, in fact, riskier than going after what you want.

Women in Science

Rui Dai | Posted 12.02.2012 | Education
Rui Dai

Walk through any hospital, and in all probability, the majority of physicians honored on wooden panels will be men. When we think of scientists or physicians, we do not picture in our minds a woman, but instead the stereotypical white male.

Why Don't Women Raise Their Hands More?

Rachel Dempsey | Posted 11.17.2012 | Women
Rachel Dempsey

My law school class is somewhere around 50% women. So why don't us ladies just get over it and speak up?

The New Girls' Network: The Science of Office Politics

Joan Williams | Posted 10.28.2012 | Women
Joan Williams

Advice literature for women is a crowded field and a predictable one. Most advice falls into one of two woefully inadequate camps.

Do Dads REALLY Get Dissed In Divorce Court?

Cathy Meyer | Posted 09.08.2012 | Divorce
Cathy Meyer

We hear a lot about how the courts are biased in favor of mothers when deciding child custody.

Losing Weight, Hate and Obesity Bias

William Anderson, MA, LMHC | Posted 07.30.2012 | Healthy Living
William Anderson, MA, LMHC

We need to stop blaming, hating and discriminating against obese people, but equally important, we need to use what we know to solve obesity and the obesity epidemic. That is the real solution to the evil of obesity bias.