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A leading Twitch streamer was disciplined for gender bias. Screenshot of Trainwreckstv on Twitch

Can online gaming ditch its sexist ways?

Many online communities have developed toxic social norms, including sexist tendencies, that they will need to address as more members join in.
Introspection won’t necessarily reveal what’s going on in there. Photo by Septian simon on Unsplash

Measuring the implicit biases we may not even be aware we have

Prejudice and stereotypes are part of why social inequality persists. Social scientists use tests to measure the implicit biases people harbor and see how much they relate to actions.
Attendees chat during Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network conference in 2014. Jack Plunkett/AP Images for Dell

How the US tax code bypasses women entrepreneurs

Republicans rewriting the tax system have a rare opportunity to fix a major problem: most women-owned companies can't take advantage of key provisions designed to help small businesses like theirs.
“I don’t think there are many women who think, ‘Oh, my ideal project would be a massive tower.’ ” Anthony Delanoix/Unsplash

Mansplaining Australian cities – we can do something about that

Cities aren't just a male creation, but women's contributions have been sidelined. There are ways we can rediscover and restore these women to their rightful place in the stories of our cities.
Healthcare workers tend to think that women are better than men at the job and that there is a bias in favour of women. Julian Smith/AAP

Gender quotas can work but it depends on how employees feel about them

The effect of gender quotas on an organisation's performance depends on employee's attitude towards quotas, which in turn depends on the labour market environment.
Lisa Gerrard performing in Budapest, 2012. She is one of Australia’s few successful female composers for screen. Balazs Mohai/EPA

Why are there so few women screen composers?

Just 13% of those composing music for screen are women, according to membership figures from APRA AMCOS, the organisation that looks after copyright for songwriters, composers and music publishers in Australia…

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