#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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#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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#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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#vivelafeminism: Feminism around the world: economist analyzes global gender gap in the workplace despite feminist gains – @themarysue

Less heartening is what happens to those women once they leave school. That’s where the seeds of inequality they’ve experienced all their lives really begin to grow fruit. The labor force worldwide is only 40% female, and that’s only a 1% improvement since 1990. Depending on what industries you’re looking at, the disparity is even more grim. According to Kenny, […]

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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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#womenslives: Online harassment, young women (and the academy)

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Online harassment, young women (and the academy) – @socimagination The Pew study found the distribution of these experiences to be structured by gender and age. Young adults (18-29) as a whole are more likely to experience either category of harassment but young women (18-24) are overwhelmingly the targets of the more extreme behaviours. But the gendering of these experiences, shouldn’t […]

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#feminismisdead: Trump’s top woman advisor – Kellyanne Conway – and her tireless anti-woman advocacy – @seemstween @broadly

Conway has always gleefully inhabited this position. Katie Baker, a Republican strategist who worked on Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, once said of Conway, “She has created a niche where candidates can check a box and say, well, they’ve got a woman advising them.” Indeed, before Conway became Trump’s righthand woman, she made a business out of helping Republican candidates—like Mike […]

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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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#feminismisdead: Trump’s moniker, “Crooked Hillary”, was a masterstroke

Trump’s moniker, “Crooked Hillary”, was a masterstroke. Snappy yet vague (and thus irrefutable), it gained instant traction. But it was hardly original. In portraying his opponent as untrustworthy, corrupt, and unfit for public office, Trump was reworking a theme common in the anti-feminist rhetoric of the post-war period. Writer Philip Wylie’s 1942 best-selling polemic, Generation of Vipers, excoriated American women […]

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