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Women around the world march to protest austerity and violence

Tens of thousands take to city streets to protest violence against women and the impact of austerity on their livesPropelled by a mass public rendition of Sister’s Are Doin’ It for Themselves and accompanied by a thudding police helicopter overhead, hundreds of protesters rallied in central London yesterday in solidarity with an estimated 89 Women’s Marches worldwide.In Athens, Berlin, Washington DC and Los Angeles to name just a few, tens of thousands of demonstrators turned out to protest viol...
Tags: Gender, Politics, London, Activism, Women, Los Angeles, UK News, Women in politics, Donald Trump, Athens Berlin Washington DC


Women around the world march against austerity and violence

Tens of thousands take to city streets to protest against violence and the impact of austerity on their livesPropelled by a mass public rendition of Sisters Are Doin’ It for Themselves and accompanied by a thudding police helicopter overhead, hundreds of protesters have rallied in central London in solidarity with an estimated 89 Women’s Marches worldwide.In Athens, Berlin, Washington DC and Los Angeles, to name just a few, tens of thousands of demonstrators turned out to protest against violenc...
Tags: Gender, Politics, London, Activism, Women, Los Angeles, UK News, Women in politics, Donald Trump, Athens Berlin Washington DC


Hundreds join London Women's March to protest austerity

Demonstrators march in solidarity with 89 other protests worldwide to improve quality of women’s livesPropelled by a mass public rendition of Sisters Are Doin’ It for Themselves and accompanied by a thudding police helicopter overhead, hundreds of protesters rallied in central London on Saturday in solidarity with an estimated 89 Women’s Marches worldwide.“Today is about improving the living and working conditions of women”, said organiser Shola Mos-Shogbamimu, a lawyer and activist. “On the gro...
Tags: Gender, Politics, London, Activism, Women, UK News, Women in politics, Brexit, Shola Mos Shogbamimu


Regular says she was banned from eating at the bar at Manhattan's fancy Nello restaurant because she might be a sex-worker

After marketing executive Clementine Crawford published an essay about being banned from eating at the bar at her favorite New York restaurant, Nello, because the owner (already notorious for labor abuses) was "cracking down on escorts" and had decreed that only men would be permitted to dine at the bar, The Cut tried to get a comment on it from Balan, whose employees repeatedly hung up on them. According to Crawford, when she told the owner that his policy was unfair and discriminatory and...
Tags: Post, Gender, New York, News, Not Food, Sex, New York City, Manhattan, Crawford, Balan, Nello, MeToo, Clementine Crawford, Nello Balan, Fancy Manhattan Restaurant, Claire Lampen


Women's March demonstrators descend on London to call for an end to austerity - video

Women in more than 30 countries around the world are expected to gather on Saturday as part of the global Women’s March, to protest against violence against women and the impact of policies of austerity. In London, people gathered outside Portland Place and made their way to Trafalgar Square.Women’s March: 30 countries set to take part in third global protestWomen’s March 2019: thousands around the world march to demand gender equality - live Continue reading...
Tags: Gender, London, Activism, World news, Portland Place, Trafalgar Square Women


President Pence? That vision should terrify women | Arwa Mahdawi

The news that Karen Pence is returning to work at an anti-gay Christian school should remind us of the vice-president’s dangerous bigotryKaren Pence is not just the wife of the US vice-president, she’s an empowered career woman in her own right. While her husband works tirelessly alongside Trump to make America white again, Karen Pence, it was announced this week, is returning to her old job teaching kids art. Continue reading...
Tags: Gender, US, America, World news, US news, US politics, Trump, Mike Pence, Arwa Mahdawi, Pence, Karen Pence


Oracle systematically underpaid thousands of women, lawsuit says

Class action alleges female workers were paid average of $13,000 less per year than men doing similar jobsThousands of women were systematically underpaid at Oracle, one of Silicon Valley’s largest corporations, according to a new class-action complaint that details claims of pervasive wage discrimination.A lawsuit filed in California on Friday seeks to represent more than 4,200 women and alleges that female employees were paid on average $13,000 less per year than men doing similar work. An ana...
Tags: Gender, Technology, California, US news, Silicon Valley, Oracle


Why are women more religious than men? Because men are more willing to take risks.

Sociologists have long observed a gap between the religiosity of men and women.A recent study used data from several national surveys to compare religiosity, risk-taking preferences and demographic information among more than 20,000 American adolescents.The results suggest that risk-taking preferences might partly explain the gender differences in religiosity. None In virtually all countries in the world, women tend to be more religious than men. In the U.S., recent surveys show a sizeable 12-po...
Tags: Psychology, Gender, Religion, Sociology, Innovation, Pew Research Center, Brigham Young University, Hoffman, Hoffmann, Catholic University of America, Blaise Pascal, John P Hoffmann, Pascal s Wager, PsyPost Hoffman, Omar Lizardo, Jessica L Collett


Young Men Who Endorse The Masculine Ideal of Success Enjoy Greater Psychological Wellbeing

By Christian Jarrett. The new findings illustrate how the "masculinity is toxic" message is overly simplistic.
Tags: Psychology, Gender, Mental Health, Christian Jarrett


Shantay, you play: the drag queens of gaming

Video games and drag offer potent opportunities to play with identity. Four artists explore personas, avatars and cosplay, taking down trolls on Twitch and the power of Princess Peach Drag in video games is often played for laughs – see 1997’s Final Fantasy VII, in which spiky-haired Cloud Strife dresses as a woman to deceive a gullible, misogynistic mafioso, or Alfred the “cross-dressing freak” from Resident Evil: Code Veronica – but drag and video games can be vectors of identity exploration a...
Tags: Games, Gender, Culture, Sexuality, Identity politics, Twitch, Role playing games, Alfred, Final Fantasy, Veronica, Bayonetta


Sexual abuse of boys often overlooked by state laws, global study warns

Stronger support urged for young men affected by abuse as researchers find existing measures tailored towards girls Sexual abuse of boys is “barely addressed” by the laws in many countries, according to a global study that warns of a lack of support for young male survivors.The study, which examined child rape laws in 40 countries, found that just under half of jurisdictions lacked legal protections for boys. In many cases, laws were specific to girls and did not recognise boys as victims. Conti...
Tags: Gender, Law, World news, Global development, Sexual Violence


New Findings Could Help Explain Why ADHD Is Often Overlooked In Girls

By Emma Young. A greater proportion of girls with ADHD, than boys, start displaying symptoms in adolescence.
Tags: Psychology, Gender, Adhd, Emma Young


Implicit Gender Bias in Startup Funding

While there have been many words written about gender bias in the context of entrepreneurship and funding, I thought the following TED Talk from Dana Kanze presented one of the best frames of references, supported by a real research study, that I’ve seen to date. In addition, she has some clear, actionable suggestions at the end of the talk to help eliminate the bias. Her research emerges from her own exploration of a social psychological theory originated by Professor Tory Higgin...
Tags: Gender, Entrepreneurship, Trends, Financing, Bias, Dana, Dana Kanze, Tory Higgins


Consider Firing Your Male Broker

Years of research show female investors outperform men. But only about 1 in 5 brokers are women.
Tags: Gender, News, Harvard University, Davis, University Of California, Testosterone, Financial Planners, Barclays PLC, Stocks and Bonds, Banking and Financial Institutions, Personal Finances, Women and Girls, Financial Brokers, MeToo Movement


Book: Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger

I read Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger by Rebecca Traister recently. It was recommended to me by Tami Forman, the CEO of Path Forward and I was immediately cheered on by Amy when I started reading it. It was extraordinary. Every man I know should read it. I’m now officially a Rebecca Traister fan. I learned a lot, was forced to think about a bunch of uncomfortable stuff, and formed some new ideas about how to address some gender-related issues in our society. And then...
Tags: Books, Gender, Book, Trends, Bloomberg, Amy, Mike Pence, Rebecca Traister, Pence, Feld, Tami Forman, MeToo, Revolutionary Power of Women


Teen Vogue counsels taping over your webcam to resist FBI (and other) surveillance

As EFF's Eva Galperin notes, Nicole Kobie's story about resisting surveillance by taping over your webcam "proves that once more, the best and most straightforward tech reporting is being done by Teen Vogue." However, there are others who could be watching through your webcam, and the stories of compromised cameras are genuinely terrifying: hackers taunting people and spying on women at home, blackmailing teens into sharing nude photos, and schools even keeping watch on their students. "T...
Tags: Post, Gender, News, Fbi, Eff, Opsec, Resistance, Lawful Interception, Don, Teen Vogue, Joseph Lorenzo Hall, Eva Galperin, Ratting, Nicole Kobie, Teen Vogue However, Center for Democracy and Technology Such


Teeth prove women helped produce 8th-century religious manuscripts

It turns out medieval religious manuscripts were not exclusively the domain of male monks. Fleck of a rare gemstone pigment in fossilized teeth prove women were involved in the making of religious manuscripts. We'll never see these exquisite books the same way again. Surviving medieval religious manuscripts can be quite beautiful, with impeccable calligraphy and adorned with intricately detailed and brightly colorful illustrations. By and large, their authors remain unknown, and they've been as...
Tags: Art, Books, Gender, History, Afghanistan, Christianity, Innovation, Faith, Salzburg, Radini, Anita Radini, Fleck, Max Planck Institute, Ancient World, Badakshan, Alison Beach


Rare gemstone particles found in an 8th-century nun's mouth shatter a historical misconception

It turns out medieval religious manuscripts were not exclusively the domain of male monks. Fleck of a rare gemstone pigment in fossilized teeth prove women were involved in the making of religious manuscripts. We'll never see these exquisite books the same way again. Surviving medieval religious manuscripts can be quite beautiful, with impeccable calligraphy and adorned with intricately detailed and brightly colorful illustrations. By and large, their authors remain unknown, and they've been as...
Tags: Art, Books, Gender, History, Afghanistan, Christianity, Innovation, Faith, Salzburg, Radini, Anita Radini, Fleck, Max Planck Institute, Ancient World, Badakshan, Alison Beach


Traditional Masculinity Can Hurt Boys, Say New A.P.A. Guidelines

Men die earlier than women and commit more acts of violence. But the American Psychological Association did not have a guide for working with males, in part because they were historically considered the norm.
Tags: Gender, News, United States, American Psychological Association, Psychology and Psychologists, Mental Health and Disorders, Men and Boys, American Psychological Assn


Mother and two boys suffocate in Nepal's latest 'period hut' tragedy

Practice of banishing women to small outbuildings during periods claims further victims despite country declaring practice illegal A woman and her two sons have suffocated to death in a windowless shed to which was banished in the latest tragedy linked to the illegal practice of chhaupadi, whereby women in Nepal are forced to sleep in “period huts”.Police said Amba Bohara, 35, had spent four days in the cowshed with her sons Ramit, nine, and Suresh, 12, when her father-in-law discovered their bo...
Tags: Gender, Women, Life and style, Society, World news, South and Central Asia, Nepal, Global development, Menstruation, Suresh, Amba Bohara


Gender-blind hiring is BS. Here’s why so many companies are failing.

    Blind hiring aims to remove any and all identifying information (personal, demographic, etc.) from the recruiting process so that recruiters and hiring managers can evaluate candidates based on their abilities alone. Sounds good in theory, right? The reality of blind hiring is something different altogether. So much so that recruiters, as well as […]
Tags: Gender, Technology, Featured, News, Tech, Recruiting, Ai, Hiring, Branding, Blog Posts, Sourcing, Tech Stack, Blind Hiring, Oleoo, Gender Blind


Scotland census: sex question changes 'may risk reliability of data'

Analysts suggest proposed switch in 2021 survey to non-binary sex question will make results harder to interpretProposed changes to a question about biological sex, asked in Scotland’s next census, risk undermining the reliability of the survey and set a difficult precedent for equalities protection, experts have said.The Scottish government is proposing to add two questions, posed on a voluntary basis, regarding gender identity and sexual orientation to the 2021 census, via the Census (Amendmen...
Tags: Gender, Politics, Law, Scotland, Society, UK News, Transgender, Sexuality, Scottish politics, Office For National Statistics, Equality Act 2010, Census


Saudi law now requires sending a text to women after their husbands secretly divorce them

In Saudi Arabia, women can only get a divorce after proving abuse in court, but men can simply file -- in secret -- for a divorce from their wives, and sometimes, they don't even tell their wives, continuing to live with them so they don't have to pay alimony, fraudulently using power of attorney to access their funds, etc. In a giant leap forward for women's rights, the Saudi government is going to start sending women a text message after their husbands divorce them. This is "part of Crow...
Tags: Post, Gender, News, Saudi Arabia, US, Bloomberg, Canada, Al Jazeera, Yemen, Barbarism, Mohammad Bin Salman, Equality Now, Kevin Underhill, Totalitarianism, Suad Abu Dayyeh, Jamal Khashoggi


Robotic dildo barred from top tech showcase, prompting sexism claims

CES organizers withdrew an award for the Osé personal massager despite spotlight on male-focused sex techThe developers of a female-focused sex toy are alleging gender bias at the International Consumer Electronics Show after organizers revoked an innovation award honoring the company and prohibited it from showcasing its product.Lora Haddock, founder and CEO of Lora DiCarlo, said her team had been overjoyed when the company’s Osé personal massager was selected as the CES 2019 Innovation Awards ...
Tags: Gender, Technology, Sex, US news, Ces, International Consumer Electronics Show, Lora DiCarlo, Lora Haddock


Study: Americans have become less biased—explicitly and implicitly—since 2004

The study examined the results of more than 4 million tests designed to measure implicit and explicit biases.The tests measured attitudes toward groups defined by age, disability, body weight, race, skin tone, and sexuality.All explicit biases decreased during the study's timeframe, while several categories of implicit bias diminished. None In an era when identity is brought to the forefront of nearly every cultural conversation, a new study highlights a somewhat counterintuitive trend: Since 20...
Tags: Psychology, Gender, Nbc, Lgbt, Brain, Harvard University, Innovation, Gender Equality, Inequality, Pew Research Center, Association, Charlesworth, Psychological Science, Associated Press NORC Center, Tessa E S Charlesworth


Arizona's kick-ass new bisexual Senator took her oath on the US Constitution, administered by cringing, homophobic Dominionist Mike Pence

Last week, incoming Senator Kyrsten Sinema [D-AZ] was sworn in by Mike Pence, in his aspect as President of the Senate, choosing to take her oath on a book containing both the Constitutions of the United States of America and Arizona, a tome repeating the framers' prohibition on the US government's establishment a state religion or discrimination on the basis of faith or lack thereof. Sinema is the first openly bisexual person elected to the Senate. Pence is a notorious homophobe, bigot and...
Tags: Post, Gender, News, Senate, Lgbt, Religion, US, America, Democrats, House, Arizona, Atheism, 1a, Mike Pence, Uspoli, United States of America


Sex lives and video games: first exhibition of LGBTQ gaming history opens in Berlin

Rainbow Arcade explores the cultural history of queer content and games, from Nintendo’s 1988 trans character to World of Warcraft’s pride paradesFrom Birdo, the 1988 Nintendo character described in the manual as a boy who “thinks he is a girl”, to Robert Yang’s recent Radiator trilogy, which includes an autoerotic game about pleasuring a gay car, there’s a surprisingly rich history of queer content in gaming. However, these instances are rarely portrayed as part of broader LGBTQ culture. Berlin...
Tags: Games, Gender, Design, Berlin, Society, Culture, Sexuality, Nintendo, Game culture, Identity politics, Exhibitions, Castro, Ralph, Schwules Museum, Robert Yang, Adrienne Shaw


‘I’ll eat my hat’: Tanya Plibersek trashes Liberals’ stand on female representation

Deputy Labor leader says Liberals cannot use ‘merit’ argument, considering some of its ‘unimpressive blokes’The Liberal party cannot fall back on the argument it preselects candidates on merit, given “some of the blokes” it counts among its parliamentary ranks, Tanya Plibersek has said.Responding to frontbencher Sussan Ley’s push for the Liberal party to work towards a “sensible number” to improve its female representation and break ranks from the majority who remained opposed to quotas, Plibers...
Tags: Gender, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Labor party, Liberal party, Liberal, Tanya Plibersek, Sussan Ley, Plibersek


Short men are indirectly aggressive toward taller men, study finds

A recent study examined the Napoleon complex through economic games.The results showed that shorter men are more likely than taller men to keep a disproportionate amount of resources for themselves, but only when the other player can't retaliate.The study suggests that the Napoleon complex is most likely to manifest in situations where the shorter man has all the power. None In the early 19th century, Napoléon Bonaparte was perhaps best known for leading successful military campaigns and serving...
Tags: Psychology, Gender, Competition, Innovation, Men, Evolution, Napoleon Bonaparte, Napoleon, Evolutionary Psychology, Iredale Van Vugt Dunbar, Jill E P Knapen Nancy M Blaker


Morning Docket: 01.02.19

* Out of the mouths of babes federal judges: “Those conclusions – that the president’s statements on national security are not always to be taken literally or to be trusted – are legal victories for his Justice Department....” Did you think you’d ever see a something like this written about the U.S. president? That’s our Trump! [USA Today] * A good New Year’s resolution for the federal judiciary? Chief Justice John Roberts says that while progress has been made when it comes to protecting law c...
Tags: Gender, New York, Law, California, Washington Post, Virginia, New York City, Nbc News, Domestic Violence, Hawaii, Courts, National Security, Usa Today, Women's Issues, Donald Trump, Sexual Harassment