Stereotypes may stifle some harassment claims

People in a new study deemed the sexual harassment claims of "prototypical" women more credible, which raises the question of who gets silenced.

Kim Eckart-Washington • futurity
Jan. 15, 2021 ~9 min

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Rough nights for moms of multiple kids, but not dads

Mothers of multiple children report more fragmented sleep, but the number of kids doesn't seem to affect sleep quality for dads.

Shirley Cardenas-McGill • futurity
Jan. 13, 2021 ~3 min

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Child marriage is still happening in Canada

Although Canada works to end child marriage abroad, new research finds that it remains surprisingly common at home.

Shirley Cardenas-McGill • futurity
Jan. 12, 2021 ~5 min

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Child marriage is still happening in Canada

Although Canada works to end child marriage abroad, new research finds that it remains surprisingly common at home.

Shirley Cardenas-McGill • futurity
Jan. 12, 2021 ~5 min

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Dads falter at talking to daughters about body image

Fathers know they should help instil healthy body image in their daughters, but feel awkward in practice, new research finds.

Pate McCuien-U. Missouri • futurity
Dec. 23, 2020 ~5 min

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Would family ‘bargaining’ save older Indian women?

Lack of "bargaining power" within the household may explain the excess mortality rate among Indian women over 45, research suggests.

Amy McCaig-Rice University • futurity
Dec. 10, 2020 ~4 min

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Would family ‘bargaining’ save older Indian women?

Lack of "bargaining power" within the household may explain the excess mortality rate among Indian women over 45, research suggests.

Amy McCaig-Rice University • futurity
Dec. 10, 2020 ~4 min

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The ‘pink tax’ on gendered stuff extends to tariffs too

The "pink tax" means charging more for products aimed at women. Import tariffs are another form of this discrimination, research finds.

Amy McCaig-Rice University • futurity
Dec. 9, 2020 ~4 min

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Widowers who cook bust stereotypes

A new study finds that widowers often relish cooking, whereas widows avoid cooking.

Michael Skov Jensen-Copenhagen • futurity
Dec. 7, 2020 ~6 min

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Teen girls go unprotected in humanitarian settings

"Despite the fact that we know that violence against adolescent girls increases in humanitarian settings, this remains an under-researched and underfunded area of intervention."

Neil Schoenherr-WUSTL • futurity
Dec. 1, 2020 ~5 min

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