#todayin: academia: #research: women academics do more “servce work” to their possible professional detriment

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Women shoulder a disproportionately large workload at home in ways that might disadvantage them professionally. But are female professors also “taking care of the academic family” via disproportionate service loads? A new study says yes and adds to a growing body of research suggesting the same. “We find strong evidence that, on average, women faculty perform more service than male […]

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#todayin: empowerment: many of the self-styled ‘feminist’ corporate CEOs aren’t as empowering as they think they are @alternet

The Thinx debacle demonstrates that “feminist hypocrisy is the new trend in startup narratives”. While there is certainly some truth to this, it’s important to point out that the hypocrisy isn’t that new and the trend encompasses far more than startups. Rather, the rise in brands hypocritically espousing pseudo-feminist values is the latest chapter in a broader rebranding of capitalism […]

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(more) #saturdaysatire: “Again, again!” says delighted Trump after big bang sparkly flash zoom – @whispersnewsltd

“OOOOH that was a BIG one!” exclaimed a giddy Donald Trump in an adorable clip posted to YouTube showing the 45th President of the United States in his situation room, watching missiles launched from US warships in the eastern Mediterranean rain down on strategic targets in Syria. “Again, again!” cried Trump, clapping his hands together in such excitement that he barely […]

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#saturdaysatire: ‘Devil’s Advocate Boy’ statue erected on Wall Street next to ‘Fearless Girl’

Bravely staring down the financial district’s ‘Charging Bull,’ many women have found the popular ‘Fearless Girl’ statue’ on Wall Street a source of inspiration in the ongoing fight for gender equality. But this week, the conversation changed drastically as a new statue, called ‘Devil’s Advocate Boy,’ unexpectedly sprang up next to her. The bronze statue, which sort of aggressively came […]

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#maleficentmisogyny: slut shaming and the friend zone: two sides of the objectification coin – @FeminismInIndia

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#maleficentmisogyny: slut shaming and the friend zone: two sides of the objectification coin – @FeminismInIndia Side 1: Slut Shaming  Slut shaming only needs the smallest of excuses to manifest itself. “When I was about 14, I shifted to a new school, and being small in figure, my kurta was tight-fitting as well. A girl came up to me and told me to […]

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#todayin: fighting back: from pink collars to pink hats: working-class feminism and the resistance

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Tightly gripping a “Firefighters for Women’s Rights and Equality” banner at the Women’s March on Washington, a group of women who had once made history as New York City’s first female firefighters roared up Independence Avenue. There, they joined a new generation of labor activists: teachers, nurses, government workers, restaurant servers, home health-care aides, communications workers, and thousands of other […]

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#patriarchiesrealign: The simple truth about the gender pay gap (Spring 2017) – @aauw From introduction to report:  In 2015, women…

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#patriarchiesrealign: The simple truth about the gender pay gap (Spring 2017) – @aauw From introduction to report:  In 2015, women working full time in the United States typically were paid just 80 percent of  what men were paid, a gap of  20 percent (Proctor et al., 2016). The gap has narrowed since 1960, due largely to women’s progress in education and workforce […]

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#patriarchiesrealign: #research: women absent from introductory political science texts – @PSAWomenPol

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Despite compelling arguments for gender mainstreaming in political science education, evidence indicates that very little mainstreaming is taking place. This is likely related to a knowledge gap regarding politics and gender. As Ernest Boyer noted: “[A]s a scholarly enterprise, teaching begins with what the teacher knows.” Nevertheless, professors would be hard-pressed to know everything there is to know about their […]

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#todayin: austerity: welfare shakeup ‘will push a quarter of a million children into poverty’

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Payments to bereaved families cut from 20 years to 18 months.Two charities say cuts will leave 75% of bereaved families worse off.  ••• “A government shakeup of welfare payments being introduced on Thursday will push a quarter of a million children into poverty while wiping thousands of pounds off payments for bereaved families, according to research. Analysis for the Guardian reveals […]

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#womenslives: The worst ‘alternative facts’ about abortion – @rewire_news

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Abortion Is Dangerous for Women’s Health The Reality: Evidence suggests a much different world-view from the fake narrative that abortion is medically harmful. Data show that the overall complication rate of abortion is lower than the complication rate for wisdom tooth removals and tonsillectomies, according to Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health, a research center at the University of California, […]

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#womenslives: female academics and the ‘flexibility myth’ @ rolereboot

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There’s a flexibility myth in academia. It goes like this: Academic mothers have it much better than other professional mothers because of their flexible schedule—a luxury women in business, journalism, law, and medicine don’t enjoy—which allows them to set their own hours, and chart their individual paths to success. It’s tempting to buy into this myth, a kind of variation […]

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#womenslives: republican politician says women should be forced to carry dead fetuses to term – @broadly

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Earlier this week, during a committee hearing for an abortion ban that is being proposed in Ohio, a Republican state representative, Shannon Lundgren, mounted a troubling defense of her hardline stance that a woman should not be able to terminate her pregnancy after 20 weeks. The anti-abortion politician suggested that women who miscarry after 20 weeks of pregnancy should carry […]

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#saturdaysatire: local father does the weekly family shop for first time since 1997 – @WhispersNewsLTD

A TRIUMPHANT Waterford father of three and occasional husband of one was quick to dismiss rumours of international awards and praise after successfully carrying out the weekly family shop yesterday evening. Gary Boyd, took to his local supermarket for the first time since 1997 armed with an extensive list of items that when purchased and returned to the family home […]

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