Careful male allies can ease sexism at work

New research identifies how male allies in the workplace can help or hinder women facing sexism.

Amy McCaig-Rice University | Nov. 14, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture discrimination gender jobs social-lives workplaces

Depending on a caregiver spouse can make men feel like a burden

Husbands who depend on a caregiver spouse are more likely than care-needing wives to feel they are a burden, a new study shows.

Jared Wadley-Michigan | Nov. 13, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine caregivers depression gender older-adults relationships stress

Diverse corporate boards still have glass ceilings

White men still dominate leadership positions on corporate boards, research finds. "Simply adding diversity does not automatically remove the glass ceiling."

Austin Fitzgerald-Missouri | Nov. 12, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture bias business diversity gender race-and-ethnicity

New book refutes ‘boys will be boys’

A new book examines masculinity and traces the origins of the idea that "boys will be boys."

Brown University | Nov. 12, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture beliefs gender stereotypes violence

No gender split in child brain function or math skill

"[C]hildren's brains function similarly regardless of their gender..." according to a new neuroimaging study on math ability in boys and girls.

Stacy Kish-Carnegie Mellon | Nov. 8, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology society-and-culture brains gender learning mathematics sexes

Title IX interviews may not use evidence-based methods

Researchers offer recommendations for developing evidence-based interviewing best practices for Title IX investigations into sexual misconduct.

Angie Hunt-Iowa State | Oct. 28, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture communication gender higher-education laws rape sexual-assault

Coerced sterilization of Native women occurred in the 70s

In the 1970s, 25 to 42% of Native American women of childbearing age underwent sterilizations, often without consent or under duress.

Sandra Knispel-U. Rochester | Oct. 24, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture birth-control births discrimination gender genocide history indigenous-people native-americans pregnancy reproduction united-states

Here’s what people mean by terms like ‘privilege’

This podcast episode offers definitions and examples of the terms privilege, positionality, and intersectionality.

Lawrence Goodman-Brandeis | Oct. 15, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture gender identity lgbtq race socioeconomic-status

1st 2016 presidential debate left women sad and men angry

Facial recognition technology sheds light the emotional reactions of men and women during first presidential debate in 2016.

Anna Varela - Georgia State | Oct. 10, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture emotions faces gender politics presidential-elections television

Race, gender overlap for kids and ‘brilliant’ stereotype

Children share the stereotype that links being "brilliant" to white men more than white women, but don't apply this assumption to black men and women, say researchers.

James Devitt-NYU | Oct. 10, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture bias gender intelligence race stereotypes

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