How abolitionists paved way for the 19th Amendment

100 years after the 19th Amendment's passage, an expert digs into how the intersection of gender and racial justice inspired the women's suffrage movement.

Melissa De Witte-Stanford • futurity
yesterday ~11 min

Tags: history gender united-states slavery featured society-and-culture voting

Masculinity keeps some Black men from mental health care

Traditional ideas about masculinity may be a barrier for young Black men in getting the mental health care they need, researchers report.

Jared Wadley-Michigan • futurity
Aug. 13, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: depression gender emotions health-and-medicine identity race-and-ethnicity

Stereotypes in language may shape bias against women in STEM

Stereotypes embedded in languages around the world may shape biases against women entering STEM careers, new research suggests.

Stacy Kish-Carnegie Mellon • futurity
Aug. 10, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: language gender bias stereotypes society-and-culture stem-careers

Black men face high discrimination and depression, even as their education and incomes rise

The issues facing Black Americans are not confined to only racial discrimination. Gender plays a part too.

T.J. Curry, Professor of Philosophy, Personal Chair of Africana Philosophy & Black Male Studies, University of Edinburgh • conversation
July 21, 2020 ~9 min

Tags:  education  depression  anxiety  gender  discrimination  police  black-men  black-women  stop-and-frisk

Moms, not dads, lose time to work during pandemic

The pandemic has worsened the gender gap among dual-earner parents. Moms have less time to work, but dads tend to clock a full 40-hour week.

Sara Savat-WUSTL • futurity
July 20, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 parents gender jobs families featured society-and-culture trends

To close wage gaps, ban asking about salary history?

Employers can't legally ask applicants their salary history in 14 states. New research indicates banning the question can make salaries more fair.

Rich Barlow-Boston U. • futurity
July 10, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: gender jobs money featured society-and-culture laws race-and-ethnicity

Gender bias about who’s ‘brilliant’ spans the globe

"...people explicitly say that they associate women with brilliance. Yet implicit measures reveal a different story..."

James Devitt-NYU • futurity
July 2, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: gender bias stereotypes society-and-culture beliefs perception

Calling out white people for sexism can cut racism, too

"Confronting someone is challenging, but we hope that knowing that it can be effective might make people more willing to step up."

Megan Schumann-Rutgers • futurity
June 25, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: gender bias racism stereotypes featured society-and-culture race-and-ethnicity

Genes may explain why some people love to hug

Twins show that genes play a significant role in how affectionate women are, but not guys. Plus, tips for how huggers can get through social distancing.

Alexis Blue-U. Arizona • futurity
June 25, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: gender genes twins touch featured society-and-culture social-lives

Black women scientists missing from textbooks, study shows

Scientists portrayed in biology textbooks are predominantly white men, according to a US study.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
June 24, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: gender diversity

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