08. 10. 2014
feminism - sexism (science for girls)

A Sneak Peek at New Parody Book “Science… For Her!”

Actually pretty funny. From bitchmagazine: When I got a copy of Megan Amram’s new book Science… for Her!, I decided to run a little experiment. I host a weekly science night at my...

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09. 09. 2014
Patriarchy’s Magic Trick: How Anything Perceived As Women’s Work Immediately Sheds Its Value

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...

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09. 09. 2014
feminism - equality, women in science

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...

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08. 09. 2014
Why There Aren’t More Top Female Scientists: The Leaky Pipeline

Nature vs Nurture: Girls and STEM: Soapbox Science

This is a very good read for those interested in the gender imbalance in science (specifically STEM fields). Brief summary: apathy (it was ever thus); stereotypes that start early and that enforce the...

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29. 08. 2014
Research: Sexualisation of little girls linked with negative body image

Research: Sexualisation of little girls linked with negative body image

On collectiveshout: “A new study from Flinders University has found that little girls are adopting potentially sexualised behaviours usually associated with teenage girls. Little girls’ engagement with teen culture is linked with an...

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24. 08. 2014
misc. - 50 shades is abuse

Research: women who read 50 Shades more likely to tolerate abusive and controlling behaviours

From mic.com: “Anastasia Steele’s biggest defeat may not have been submitting to her abuser’s sexual desires, but convincing other women that the behavior was okay. At least that’s the finding of a new study...

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19. 08. 2014
academia - tenure, research, faculty

Study raises questions about why women are less likely than men to earn tenure at research universities

Fault of (sexist?) tenure process and not research productivity: ‘“It’s not that we need to make women more productive. It’s that we need to change the processes,” said Kate Weisshaar, a graduate student...

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11. 08. 2014
Research article: Sociology of Prison Life

Research article: Sociology of Prison Life

Drake, Deborah H. and Darke, Sacha and Earle, Rod, Sociology of Prison Life (July 14, 2014). Drake, D., Darke, S. and Earle, R., ‘Prison life: Sociologies of’, in Wright, J. (ed.) International Encyclopaedia...

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08. 08. 2014
Department for International Development’s quarterly Violence Against Women and Girls Evidence Digest

Department for International Development’s quarterly Violence Against Women and Girls Evidence Digest

Linked below is a PDF of the Department for International Development’s quarterly Violence Against Women and Girls Evidence Digest, summarising the latest evidence on drivers of VAWG and what works to prevent it....

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04. 08. 2014
Research: Honor killings condoned by third of teens in Amman, Jordan

Research: Honor killings condoned by third of teens in Amman, Jordan

Emphasis added: Almost half of boys and one in five girls in Jordan’s capital city, Amman, believe that killing a woman who has “dishonored,” or shamed, her family is justifiable, a study of...

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01. 08. 2014
sociology - racism, sexism, homophobia not permitted

Racism And Sexism Look Different Than You Think

Racism, sexism, homophobia, and other forms of discrimination don’t look the way they used to. Today it’s more about giving a leg up to people who are similar to you than trying to...

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24. 07. 2014
Research: new study finds girls view sexual violence as normal

Research: new study finds girls view sexual violence as normal

Citation: Hlavka, H. (2014). Normalizing Sexual Violence: Young Women Account for Harassment and Abuse. Gender & Society, 28(3), pp.337-358. Abstract: Despite high rates of gendered violence among youth, very few young women report...

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15. 07. 2014
feminism - mansplaining

Seven studies on mansplaining. Conclusion: it definitely exists

Below are summaries of studies into the idea of “mansplaining”, which describes the act of a man speaking to a woman with the assumption that she knows less than he does about the...

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11. 07. 2014
feminism - street harassment, smile

Research: What Looks Like Sexism and Why? The Effect of Comment Type and Perpetrator Type on Women’s Perceptions of Sexism

Very interesting indeed. We (potentially) grade sexist comments and perceive some comments (hostile and from strangers or bosses) to be more sexist than others (benevolent and from boyfriends). Abstract: Sexist comments are not...

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01. 07. 2014
Poll: One in four British women think their main role is in home

Poll: One in four British women think their main role is in home

Unexpected statistic here. Also, some interesting international comparisons. Almost one in four British women believe their main role in life is to be a good wife and mother, an international study has found....

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13. 06. 2014
Two thirds of women in the US have been street harassed

Two thirds of women in the US have been street harassed

I’m surprised, really, that it’s as low as 65%. That could be indication of how normalised and “acceptable” street harassment has become. From feministing: A new study commissioned by Stop Street Harassment reveals just how...

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28. 05. 2014
One third of Britons ‘admit being racially prejudiced’

One third of Britons ‘admit being racially prejudiced’

One third of Britons ‘admit being racially prejudiced’ So the percentage of people who admit to being “somewhat” racist hasn’t changed hugely in 30 years (but that’s a fascinating finding in itself –...

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18. 05. 2014
Women use misogynistic terms on Twitter almost as often as men

Women use misogynistic terms on Twitter almost as often as men

A content analysis of tweets reveals that (1) misogynistic terms are frequent on twitter and they seem to be normalised (2) such terms are as likely to be used by women as men...

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15. 05. 2014
Gender language differences: women interrupted more (research)

Gender language differences: women interrupted more (research)

Interesting methodology and findings. Emphasis added. […] Recent research, though, suggests that the most important variable is not the sex of the person doing the talking, but that of the person being spoken...

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14. 05. 2014
Sexual Assault on the College Campus (research paper)

Sexual Assault on the College Campus (research paper)

From the discussion. (I have the full paper if anyone wants it.) Scholarship on violence against women has proposed offense-specific explanations arguing that traditional criminology is insufficient to explain this unique form of...

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