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Building relationships with colleagues outside of work is important for career development. 10'000 Hours/Digital Vision via Getty Images

Fishing, strip clubs and golf: How male-focused networking in medicine blocks female colleagues from top jobs

By surveying over 100 people in academic medicine, a researcher found that women are consistently excluded from important networking activities like watching sports, drinking at bars and playing golf.
Single mothers are more likely than single fathers to have their debts discharged in court. Heide Benser/Getty Images

Your chances of getting rid of student loan debt depend on who you are

When researchers examined the outcomes for cases to discharge student loan debt, they found that judges are often biased against people based on their gender and other factors.
Gender norms can affect every aspect of a person’s life, including their health. YES BRASIL/iStock via Getty Images Plus

In countries more biased against women, higher COVID-19 death rates for men might not tell an accurate story

Some countries report higher rates of COVID-19 cases and deaths among men. This might be due to underreporting among women with limited health access.
Audience members listen to Afghan parliamentarian Fawzia Koofi speak in 2014. Women’s access to politics increased greatly after the Taliban’s 2001 ouster. Sha Marai/AFP via Getty Images

Women in Afghanistan worry peace accord with Taliban extremists could cost them hard-won rights

Afghan women interviewed about current talks between the government and the Taliban say, ‘There is no going back.’ Taliban fundamentalist rule in the 1990s forced women into poverty and subservience.
Women have a huge amount to contribute to science and research, if the right support systems are in place. Per-Anders Pettersson/Getty Images

Study sheds light on what it takes for women to succeed – or not – in science in Africa

Reasons why women’s voices are ignored in science reporting range from socio-cultural influences that inform gender norms, to perceptions of leadership and political power structures.
People gather near the Stonewall Inn in New York City to celebrate the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling on LGBTQ workers’ rights. John Lamparski/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Supreme Court expands workplace equality to LGBTQ employees, but questions remain

Federal law now protects lesbians, gay men and transgender people from being fired or otherwise discriminated against at work. But there are more questions and court cases to come about their rights.

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