2018/10/02: one reason college-educated white women are more likely to perceive discrimination is because they are more exposed than blue-collar women to occupations and workplaces where they are competing with men. Women without college degrees, she notes, often "tend to get tracked into gender-segregated labor markets" such as home health care, where they are performing jobs held primarily by women and thus competing mostly against other women for advancement. By contrast, she says, college-educated women are often competing directly against men.
"When women and men are tracked into similar careers ... that's when it becomes a little more evident the role that discrimination plays in the economy and in people's career opportunities," she says.
2017/05/17: Testosterone combined with a drive to eliminate as much interaction with real humans as possible—do the math, and there’s the future.
Arthur Miller's classic 1949 Pulitzer Prize-winning play Death of a Salesman opens with musical direction: "A melody is heard, played upon a flute. It is small and fine, telling of grass and trees and the horizon. The curtain rises." The play follows Willy Loman, past 60, as his grasp on life crumbles amid job troubles. When, at the end of Act II, he reaches his beaten-down end, the melody soars again, this time a requiem. "Only the music of the flute," writes Miller, "is left on the darkening stage ." I heard this flute's dirge throughout last summer and fall, as I made the rounds talking with downsized journalists-men and women who had gotten hooked on the profession as young, ink-stained idealists, only to find themselves cast out in mid- or later life. These veterans spoke of forced buyouts and failed job searches-of lost purpose, lost confidence, even lost homes. I had known of the decimation of my profession: I'd read the statistics, seen the news articles, watched old friends pushed from jobs as bureau chiefs, editors, senior reporters, into the free fall of freelance. But the texture of their Lomanesque despair surprised me. There were some grim moments. Continue reading
By Flavia Fascendini Publisher: APCNews 09 January 2017
Do sexual images of women impact how men perceive women?
Military job titles are going to be changed to be less sexist-but only some of them. And that says something about how language handles gender.
Conferences are a crucial ritual for our community; they allow us to come together, solve problems, and get to know each other in a way which is not possible through electronic communications. But some people have less fun at community conferences than others; women, in particular, are often treated badly there. In this article, Valerie Aurora discusses the problem with several prominent community members and introduces a new proposed generic anti-harassment policy for open source conferences. Click below (subscribers only) for the full text.
In an exclusive interview Tim Hunt and his wife Professor Mary Collins tell how their lives fell apart after his quip about women in science went viral on Twitter
Some time in the middle of Avengers: Age of Ultron, I came to terms with the fact that there will never be any more decent Marvel movies.
For the Technical People This post isn't really about technology, I'll cover the technology briefly skip to the next section if you aren't interested in Linux programming or syste
From revenge porn to online harassment, online spaces are recreating the misogyny of the wider world.
Over the weekend, a game developer in Boston named Brianna Wu fled her home after an online stalker vowed to rape and kill her. She isn't the first woman who's been forced into hiding by aggrieved video game fans associated with Gamergate, the self-styled reform movement that's become difficult to ignore over the past several months as its beliefs have ramified out from the fever swamps of the internet into the real world. She probably won't be the last.
Paying pale-skinned Westerners to do embarrassing things is a growing fad among India's middle classes.
A bunch of us - Sara, Ellen, Sabrina, Kat, Joanne, Angelina, Jessica, Jennifer, Divya - have been thinking about what this means for us.
As South Africa, in election week, watches the trial of Oscar Pistorius for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, my perception is that our society is experiencing an overall paroxysm of social
Comics fans on Tumblr take a look at crazy superheroine poses by redrawing them all with the hero Hawkeye.
The Costa Rican Vice-Minister of Youth Karina Bolanos was removed from her post by the Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla after a video showing an underwear clad vice minister sending a love note to a lover was made public and spread through the web. Reactions to this news are quite varied: from censure to the Vice-Minister for making a video and not taking care to erase it, to rejection of all those who continued to spread the video and finally, repudiation to the President for removing the vice-minister from her post as if she were not the victim of this whole affair.