Faster recalls when medical companies have women directors

A study on product recalls finds "a difference in real and important safety outcomes for consumers, between firms that have women on their boards and those who do not."

George Vlahakis-Indiana
April 3, 2020 | futurity

~3 mins

Tags: health-and-medicine society-and-culture business ethics gender medical-devices

Progress toward gender equity has stalled since the 80s

Movement toward gender equity accelerated in the 1970s and 1980s, but slowed or stopped beginning in the 1990s, research finds.

James Devitt-NYU
March 31, 2020 | futurity

~7 mins

Tags: society-and-culture bias education gender jobs united-states

Obama’s 2008 election boosted black men’s mental health

Black men reported experiencing fewer poor mental health days after the 2008 presidential election of Barack Obama. Black women reported more.

Amy McCaig-Rice University
March 25, 2020 | futurity

~4 mins

Tags: health-and-medicine society-and-culture barack-obama elections gender race-and-ethnicity us-presidents united-states

Top women at public med schools paid $80,000 less than men

Women who head departments at public medical schools may have broken the "glass ceiling" but still earn as much as $80,000 less than men.

Krista Conger-Stanford
March 11, 2020 | futurity

~3 mins

Tags: society-and-culture gender jobs money

Toxic masculinity can be bad for older men’s health

Toxic masculinity can keep you from bonding with others and make you more socially isolated as you age. That's bad for your health.

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State
March 10, 2020 | futurity

~4 mins

Tags: featured health-and-medicine aging gender identity social-lives

Selfie editing can turn into ‘self-objectification’ for teen girls

When should parents worry about teen girls' selfies? Usually, they're no big deal, researchers say, unless editing becomes an obsession.

Alexis Blue-U. Arizona
Feb. 23, 2020 | futurity

~5 mins

Tags: featured society-and-culture gender photography physical-appearance social-media teenagers

Listen: How women made the Montgomery bus boycott a reality

Hear how women organized to help make the Montgomery bus boycott a reality, and why they're work is sometimes forgotten.

Anne Brice-Berkeley
Feb. 18, 2020 | futurity

~2 mins

Tags: featured society-and-culture gender history protests race-and-ethnicity segregation united-states

Nope, chocolate isn’t actually an aphrodisiac

An expert busts a few chocolate myths, including whether women are more into it, and whether it boosts romance as an aphrodisiac.

Julian Cardillo-Brandeis
Feb. 13, 2020 | futurity

~1 mins

Tags: featured science-and-technology society-and-culture chocolate food gender relationships sex

Report: Movies can thrive without white male lead actors

A new report debunks the Hollywood myth that films with female or underrepresented minority lead actors tend to perform worse at the box office.

Harrison Tasoff-UC Santa Barbara
Feb. 10, 2020 | futurity

~6 mins

Tags: society-and-culture business diversity gender money movies race-and-ethnicity

Can ‘feminist design’ save hiring algorithms from bias?

Feminist design thinking could help rid hiring algorithms of some bias, researchers argue.

Matt Shipman-NC State
Feb. 10, 2020 | futurity

~3 mins

Tags: society-and-culture algorithms artificial-intelligence bias business gender jobs race-and-ethnicity software

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