#patriarchiesrealign: Women who perform femininity are judged to be less suited to science #academia  #research – @socimages

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Sexism in American society has been on the decline. Obstacles to female-bodied people excelling in previously male-only occupations and hobbies have lessened. And women have thrived in these spaces, sometimes even overtaking men both quantitatively and qualitatively. Another kind of bias, though, has gotten worse: the preference for masculinity over femininity. Today we like our men manly, just like we […]

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#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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#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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event/ CFP: The Welcome City? Leeds, 11-13 Sept.

Call for Papers – one week until deadline, 10th March The Welcome City? RC21 Conference, Rethinking Global Urban Justice, University of Leeds, 11-13 September Convenors: Dr Hannah Lewis, University of Sheffield Dr Louise Waite, University of Leeds Send abstracts to the conference RC21@leeds.ac.uk, and to the session organisers (h.j.lewis@sheffield.ac.uk and l.waite@leeds.ac.uk) Deadline: 10 March 2017 Can every day urban acts of ‘welcoming’ […]

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BSA event 30.06: BSA Regional Early Career Event: The Precariatisation of Women’s Lives

BSA Regional Early Career Event The Precariatisation of Women’s Lives Friday 30th June 2017, 9.00-17.15 Sheffield Hallam University Department of Psychology, Sociology and Politics and Sheffield Institute of Education Confirmed Speakers: Dr Amanda Arbouin (Nottingham Trent University), Professor Christina Beatty (Sheffield Hallam University), Dr Cinnamon Bennett (Sheffield Hallam University), Laura Bentley (University West of England), Vicky Blake (University & Colleges […]

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#research: Judith Butler (b. 1956) is a philosopher and theorist

celebratingamazingwomen: JudithButler (b. 1956) is a philosopher and theorist whohas had a great shaping influence on political philosophy, as well as feminist andqueer theory. She is a Professor of Literature at the University of California,Berkeley, and the Hannah Arendt Chair at the European Graduate School. Some of her most famous and significant works are Gender Trouble and Imitation and Gender […]

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#guestpost: #research: What does the feminisation of psychology look like?

In two previous posts published online at the Feminist and Women’s Studies Association Blog (FWSA) (one, two) I discussed women’s status in psychology. First I looked at the underrepresentation of women as authors in seven academic psychology journals: The Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, Counselling Psychology Quarterly, Review of General Psychology, Teaching of Psychology, Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, Journal […]

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#research: Residential colleges are “total institutions” and hookup culture is totally institutionalized

socimages: Residential colleges are “total institutions” and hookup culture is totally institutionalized. By Lisa Wade, PhD; originally posted at Everyday Sociology. When new students move into their residence halls to start their first year of college, they become a part of an institution. In many ways, it is a “total institution” in the tradition of the sociologist Erving Goffman: an […]

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#vivelafeminism: The feminist classroom as ‘safe space’ after Brexit and Trump by @alisonphipps

aroomofourownfeministnetwork: The feminist classroom as ‘safe space’ after Brexit and Trump by @alisonphipps So it’s happened. Donald Trump is President-elect of the United States. He ran on a white supremacist ticket, and multiple allegations of sexual harassment and assault failed to stop him taking the White House. There were reports of racist, homophobic and misogynistic hate crimes within hours of […]

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#patriarchiesrealign: New study suggests women’s papers receive greater critical scrutiny #academia #research

But that headline doesn’t even scratch the surface of how interesting this study is. Erin Hengel examined papers by economists in top journals. She found: Women’s papers took longer from submission to publication Women’s abstracts were more readable than men’s (employing standard measures of readability) Women’s papers improved in readability than men’s, during the transition from draft to final published […]

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#research: women academics ‘pay price for academic citizenship’

(I question how much of this is “choice” and how much of it is role allocation.) ••• Female professors earn less on average than their male counterparts because they focus on underappreciated “academic citizen” roles that do not lead to promotion or pay rises, a new study suggests. Male professors devote less time to mentoring duties, serving on university committees […]

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#research: “The vast majority of the so-called research turned out in the modern university is essentially worthless”

“The vast majority of the so-called research turned out in the modern university is essentially worthless,” wrote Page Smith, a longtime professor of history at the University of California and an award-winning historian. “It does not result in any measurable benefit to anything or anybody. . . . It is busywork on a vast, almost incomprehensible scale.” The number of journal articles […]

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#todayin: academia (and sexism): #research: STEM culture bars women’s success – @lip_mag

For some time now, women have been statistically underrepresented in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. This trend is particularly troubling, as STEM fields are aching for qualified workers. The cyber security industry, as an example, is a field that has grown to be particularly important in today’s technological age, yet a mere 11% of women have chosen […]

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#todayin: academia (and sexism): STEM culture bars women’s success – @lip_mag

For some time now, women have been statistically underrepresented in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. This trend is particularly troubling, as STEM fields are aching for qualified workers. The cyber security industry, as an example, is a field that has grown to be particularly important in today’s technological age, yet a mere 11% of women have chosen […]

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#vivelafeminism: “No matter what machines do to you:” Navigating anti-blackness in academic institutions – @thefeministwire

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Image: Gloria Richardson pushing away a national guard bayonet in Cambridge Maryland in 1963. From: EMERGING FEMINISMS, “No Matter What Machines Do To You:” Navigating Anti-Blackness in Academic Institutions (thefeministwire) : It came as no surprise to me when, like robots, we were expected to show up to work the day Mike Brown was murdered, and like a robot I […]

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