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Gender Gap

Why Are Boys Falling Behind the Girls in K-12 and College Achievement?

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 12.19.2014 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

We must ask ourselves why boys seem to be falling behind academically. More importantly, what steps need to be taken in order to reverse this trend?

Female Actors Earn Less Than Their Male Counterparts

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 12.18.2014 | Entertainment

Female actors in Hollywood are earning less than their male counterparts. On Friday, The Daily Beast released information from the Sony hack which rev...

Join Me to End the Gender Gap in Technology

Craig Newmark | Posted 12.15.2014 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Women and girls still face overwhelming obstacles to accessing and shaping technologies. The digital gender divide might be getting worse.

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.

7 Largest US Districts To Teach Computer Science

ASSOCIATED PRESS | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The seven largest school districts in the U.S. are joining more than 50 others to start offering introductory computer science to a...

G.url Power

Sue Decker | Posted 12.04.2014 | Business
Sue Decker

In most industries, the surest way to create major and lasting value is not through market share, but by expanding or creating new markets. That's what women are doing to the stats by starting their own businesses.

IGNITE: Technology Is a Women's Rights Issue

Dr. Musimbi Kanyoro | Posted 11.20.2014 | Impact
Dr. Musimbi Kanyoro

From the Internet to mobile phones, technology enables us to connect with each other and the world around us in new and innovative ways. Yet there is a serious gender gap when it comes to technological access, literacy, and influence.

The Global Search for Education: What do Finland and Puerto Rico Have in Common?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 11.16.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"Prompted by the Global Search for Education series, a survey was designed and responses were obtained from 53 female and 78 male students at the Uni...

The Right to React

Tina Karkera | Posted 11.06.2014 | Women
Tina Karkera

Gender equality is still a dream for women around the world, including in the US. According to the WEF report, the US is a world leader on gender issues relating to enrollment in higher education and in economic participation and opportunity.

China Can and Must Close its Gender Gap

Tian Wei | Posted 11.21.2014 | World
Tian Wei

Although our lives are very different, my grandmother was and remains my role model, and I carry in me a quote from her, as true for my generation as it was for hers: "As women, we depend on ourselves."

Laura Bassett

Republican Candidates Are Going As 'Pro-Choice' For Halloween

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.31.2014 | Politics

After losing badly among women voters in the 2012 elections, some Republican candidates seem to have undergone a "pro-choice" makeover. Wisconsin G...

The 5 Worst States For Women

24/7 Wall St. | Thomas C. Frohlich & Alexander Kent & Alexander E.M. Hess | Posted 10.18.2014 | Business

Based on recently released Census Bureau data, women made up almost half of the workforce last year. Yet, even working full-time and year-round, they ...

Dude, Where's My Mat? Meet the Guys Shattering Yoga's 'Housewife' Stereotype

Sophia Herbst | Posted 12.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Sophia Herbst

It is fairly obvious that yoga in the Western world is a discipline dominated by women's participation. So it may be surprising to learn that yoga was...

A Food System Fit for the Future?

Marc Van Ameringen | Posted 12.16.2014 | Impact
Marc Van Ameringen

For the first time in history we believe that it is possible to eradicate malnutrition in our lifetimes. But to achieve this we need to build a food system that is fit for the future.

Asking Is the Issue! Why the Microsoft CEO Really Blew It

Karen Hough | Posted 12.13.2014 | Technology
Karen Hough

Given the chance to empower women, he told them not to do the very thing that can significantly change a woman's professional advancement.

An Open Letter to Women Voters

Lisa Maatz | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics
Lisa Maatz

Dear women voters: It's our time, ladies. A midterm election looms, and the focus is on us! Politicians and pundits alike know that there's no crossing the electoral finish line without women voters in their corner. But are the candidates seeking to represent us talking about the issues we care about?

The Gender Gap in Dreaming

Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D. | Posted 12.08.2014 | Women
Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D.

It may seem like bad news for anyone who hopes to change the destructive dynamics of gender inequality in modern society. The results here might appear to endorse the psychological and social status quo. Boys will be boys and girls will be girls, even in their dreams.

Recession Ends, but Millions of Women Still Trapped in Poverty

Linda Meric | Posted 12.07.2014 | Politics
Linda Meric

Women and families need higher wages, equal pay, paid sick days and family leave, predictable and flexible schedules, parity for part-time workers and stronger safety net policies including SNAP, TANF and unemployment insurance.

Bridging the Chasm

Robert Kuttner | Posted 11.28.2014 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

For half a century beginning with Franklin Roosevelt, there was a direct connection between the problems that afflicted American society and the remedies on offer from our democratic system. High unemployment? The New Deal, the World War II mobilization, and the postwar boom took care of that. Stagnant wages? With unions, growing productivity, minimum wage laws, and other regulation of labor standards -- American real wages tripled. Education? The G.I. bill, massive investment in public universities, community colleges, and later in public elementary and secondary education produced a better educated and more productive population. The exclusion of blacks from the American dream? A mass movement and a revolution in civil rights law made a big down-payment on redeeming the promise of Lincoln. I could go on, but you get the point. In the last century, democratic politics addressed real problems.

Is the Gender Gap Really About Race?

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 11.15.2014 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

As the 2014 midterm election approaches the gender gap -- or in less polite terms, the Republican war on women -- will likely draw a fair amount of media attention.

Why The Gender Gap Will Eventually Close

The New York Times | Posted 09.13.2014 | Business

Debates over the supposed differences between men and women are a staple of pop culture. ...

Tech Revolution or Gender Revolution: Which Has Had a Greater Economic Impact?

Shelley Bird | Posted 11.04.2014 | Business
Shelley Bird

Over the last three decades, technology has significantly altered our economic landscape, as well as social conventions and public policy.

Friday Talking Points: The Gender Gap

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

As Silly Season winds to a close, there were a smattering of 'Obama's on vacation -- how dare he!?!' stories, as usual. Obama has taken less than a third of the days off that President Bush did, but that certainly doesn't stop pundits from complaining every time Obama picks up a golf club.

Why the Gender Gap in Comedy Isn't That Funny

Ravishly | Posted 10.19.2014 | Women
Ravishly

The funniest thing about addressing the gender gap in comedy has -- a bit ironically -- nothing to do with humor: It has to do with the curious fact that most people don't really want to talk about the gender gap in comedy.

What Men Need To Understand About Everyday Sexual Harassment, In One Perfect Comic

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 08.12.2014 | Women

If you've ever had a hard time explaining why a man telling you to "Smile!" on the street is harassment, this comic says it all. Artist Robot Hugs ...