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

Seeing God as a white man shapes views of leadership

"Basically, if you believe that a white man rules the heavens, you are more likely to believe that white men should rule on Earth."

Melissa De Witte-Stanford | Feb. 4, 2020 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture beliefs bias gender images physical-appearance race-and-ethnicity religion

Has greater workplace equality sparked economic growth?

In 1960, 94% of doctors and lawyers were white men. In 2010, just 60%. Here's why researchers attribute major economic growth to that shift.

Stanford | Jan. 30, 2020 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture discrimination economics gender jobs money race-and-ethnicity united-states

Teen boys and girls now do equal amounts of housework

Teen boys and girls now do household chores in nearly equal measure, which could continue the long-term change to a more equal division of labor between men and women.

Morgan Sherburne-Michigan | Jan. 24, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture families gender jobs teenagers

Fighting more likely for teen boys who witness gender violence

"Our findings highlight the wide-ranging impact that witnessing sexual harassment and dating violence has on our teenage boys..."

Andrea Kunicky-Pittsburgh | Jan. 2, 2020 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture abuse beliefs childrens-health gender teenagers violence

How gender equality can protect men’s health

Men's feelings about being the breadwinner can cause stress-induced wear and tear on the body, but it all depends on their view of gender roles.

Katie Bohn-Penn State | Nov. 26, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine beliefs gender marriage money relationships stress

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