#report: yes, the gender wage gap is real (see in particular: women of colour) – @rewire_news

(Evidence people. There is Actual Evidence. See in particular: women of colour.) ••• A major research report out Thursday from the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) aims to inform the national discussion about workplace policies with a new analysis showing the gender wage gap is real. “We’re basically saying we’ve measured it a lot of different ways, and it exists, and […]

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#todayin: sexism: research: John vs. Jennifer: A Battle of the Sexes

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More research evidence on the bias towards male applicants in science. Respondents were asked to rate students with identical job applications – half were for an applicant named “John” and half for an applicant named “Jennifer”. The results showed that: “with statistical significance, both male and female faculty at these institutions were biased towards male students over female students.” If […]

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#todayin: misogyny: stories of sexism in science: ‘sorry about all the women in this laboratory’

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Yes, #forsrs. ‘There should be a rule against women having children in science’ “Following the recent comments made by Tim Hunt, I spent a little time reminiscing about my experiences as a postdoctoral researcher at a London University. I started this position full of enthusiasm but it ended quite swiftly following comments from my principal investigator (PI), such as: ‘There […]

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#todayin: sexism: five reasons why gendered products are a problem

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Boys and doctors; girls are nurses From Sociological Images: Our Pointlessly Gendered Products Pinterest board is funny, no doubt. When people make male and female versions of things like eggs, dog shampoo, and pickles, you can’t help but laugh. But, of course, not it’s not just funny. Here are five reasons why. 1. Pointlessly gendered products affirm the gender binary. 2. Pointlessly gendered […]

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#todayin: sexism: study: Gender bias found in reviews of scientific studies

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A scientist’s gender can have a big impact on how other researchers perceive his or her work, according to a new study. Young scholars rated publications supposedly written by male scientists as higher quality than identical work identified with female authors. First, the methodology: “The participants were reading abstracts of 150 words or so and rating their quality. The author […]

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#todayin: sexism: law students use course evaluations to discuss female professors’ clothing

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We’ve said this before in the past, but it apparently bears repeating — constantly. Women in the legal profession are treated much differently than their male colleagues, right down to their fashion choices, which continue to be denigrated and belittled. As we noted in June 2014, “[a]t least every other month, women attorneys get lectured by bar associations, Biglaw firms, […]

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#todayin: sexism: study: gender bias in student evaluations: women lecturers rated lower than men

As they’ve noted on feministing, this is a depressing study, even to world-weary feminists such as myself. A new study has revealed that students give better evaluations to university instructors if they think that they are male than lecturers they think are female. In the study, the researchers told the students — who never actually saw or heard the lecturers […]

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#todayin: sexism: revealed: The careers in which men still earn thousands more than women

Examples: Role: Financial institution managers and directors Average male salary: £64,558 Average female salary: £38,632 Pay gap: 40pc Role: Construction and building trades supervisors Average male salary: £32,970 Average female salary: £20,222 Pay gap: 39pc Role: Medical practitioners Average male salary: £85,517 Average female salary: £54,147 Pay gap: 37pc Role: Chief executives and senior officials Average male salary: £93,426 Average […]

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#todayin: sexism: Patriarchy’s Magic Trick: How Anything Perceived As Women’s Work Immediately Sheds Its Value

I’ve posted quite a bit about gender imbalance in the workplace this week (particularly in terms in science careers) and here is another. This post (from cratesandribbons) is from a while back but it’s well worth posting again. It debunks the idea that women earn less than men because they “naturally” gravitate towards less well paid industries and puts forth a […]

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#todayin: sexism: Why There Aren’t More Top Female Scientists: The Leaky Pipeline

I posted another piece about this issue yesterday. The discussion about the gender imbalance in science is finally gaining some traction. The piece below discusses the findings from a small piece of research (by Rotem Ben-Shachar, a fourth-year student in the Computational Biology and Bioinformatics graduate program at Duke University) on why women are less likely to pursue and advance in science careers. The […]

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#todayin: sexism: Stay-at-home mums face barriers returning to the workforce

On dailylife.com.au (emphasis added): in contemporary Australia, most mothers go back to work when their children are still young kids. But what is it like when they get there? Do they face discrimination as mothers? Have they been supplanted by younger workers or the childless? Is it possible that the struggle to get back to work has supplanted the mummy wars as the great […]

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#todayin: sexism: ‘Pushy’ Is Used to Describe Women Twice as Often as Men

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During her three-year tenure, former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson was described (anonymously, of course), as many things, including “brusque,” “condescending,” and of course, “very, very unpopular.” But none of these attributes seemed to sting women as a whole quite like the one used by another anonymous source in an interview with the New Yorker’s Ken Auletta. After […]

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#todayin: misogyny: “Crying wolf”: Why don’t the police believe women?

On Feminist Times: In December 2012 Naomi Oni was attacked with acid on her commute home from work by a jealous friend. The fear, pain and panic of this horrific attack are difficult to comfortably contemplate. Unfortunately for Naomi, this was only the start of her ordeal. Painful medical procedures, a prolonged hospital admission, and a traumatic police investigation added to her distress. […]

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#todayin: sexism: research: Images of Gender Twenty Years Later: A Content Analysis of Images in Introductory Criminal Justice and Criminology Textbooks

Feminist Criminology, October 2013 issue. Abstract: This research is a content analysis of photographs in 23 introductory criminal justice and criminology textbooks published between 2008 and 2012, replicating the original work of Baro and Eigenberg analyzing changes of gender depictions in introductory criminal justice and criminology textbooks and adding an examination of gendered interaction patterns. Findings support women continue to […]

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Over on the quickhits earlier, I posted this link. It was to a piece in the Indy today, entitled, “To those who can’t see the point of International Women’s Day: you are the very reason it exists”. Well ain’t that the truth. I did my usual quickhitting and tweeting on Saturday – International Women’s Day – but I didn’t bother […]

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