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

Better grades aren’t why more guys do STEM

Women with better grades are still less likely to major in physics, engineering, and computer science, whereas less-qualified men are jumping in, find researchers.

James Devitt-NYU • futurity
June 23, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: education higher-education gender stem jobs science-and-technology college-students

Poor nutrition education puts female athletes at risk

Poor nutrition knowledge among athletes, coaches, and their teams may be putting women at risk for nutritional deficiences, eating disorders, and injury.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
June 9, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: gender food athletes eating-disorders featured health-and-medicine

Teen reading skills may explain college gender gap

Why do more women than men enroll in education after high school? Differences in teen reading skills may shed light on the college gender gap.

Eric Stann-Missouri • futurity
June 9, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: education gender reading teens society-and-culture

Women who own handguns at 35X risk of suicide

In addition, men who own a handgun are 8 times more likely to die of suicide by gun, according to the new study that followed new gun owners for years.

Beth Duff-Brown-Stanford • futurity
June 7, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: death gender suicide featured health-and-medicine guns weapons

Women who own handguns at 35X risk of suicide

In addition, men who own a handgun are 8 times more likely to die of suicide by gun, according to the new study that followed new gun owners for years.

Beth Duff-Brown-Stanford • futurity
June 7, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: death gender suicide featured health-and-medicine guns weapons

The word ‘bigot’ is back. Here’s why it’s so powerful

A law professor and author of a new book on bigotry discusses key cases now in front of the US Supreme Court that could redefine who bigots really are.

Jessica Colarossi-Boston University • futurity
June 2, 2020 ~12 min

Tags: history gender bias discrimination racism featured society-and-culture laws lgbtq

Less worry may mean more COVID-19 risk for older men

Older men may be at higher risk of getting COVID-19 because they worry less than older women or young people about infection or death from the disease.

Anna Varela - Georgia State • futurity
May 29, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: covid-19 gender older-adults emotions society-and-culture

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