The vast majority of high-profile big tech whistleblowers in recent years have been women.
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Frances Haugen, Timnit Gebru and Janneke Parrish are at the forefront of a group of high-profile women calling out big tech. Is there a connection between their gender and their role as whistleblowers?
Comparing students’ comments on their teachers in in-person classes in 2019 and online classes in 2020, the one difference that stands out is the increase in bias against female lecturers.
Gender norms can affect every aspect of a person’s life, including their health.
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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.
How seriously people take particular scientific disciplines partly depends on how many women enter them.
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The proportion of women in a discipline influences how rigorous and trustworthy people rate the field overall, as well as whether they categorize a STEM field as a ‘hard’ or ‘soft’ science.
A cutout display at a protest highlighted the connection between social media and the real-world effects of misinformation.
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Misinformation will continue to strain society in 2022 as the lines between misinformation and political speech blur, cynicism grows and the lack of regulation allows misinformation to flourish.
Research tracking teachers, classes and their grades over many years shows gender bias has long-term impacts on students’ performance and their post-school study choices.
When academics were asked to draw, write and reflect on their career journeys, the results were revealing. While men were free to focus on their careers, the picture was more complicated for women.
Women who got their start in the male-dominated profession 40 years ago have advice for today’s newcomers in STEM.
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A survey of 251 women engineers who graduated from college in the 1970s sheds light on the experiences of these professional pioneers.
Student experience or satisfaction surveys are not a reliable guide to teaching performance. Even worse, anonymous survey responses are at times little better than university-facilitated hate speech.
Thousands of activists protest outside the South African parliament in Cape Town, following a week of brutal murders of young women in 2019.
The problem of gender-based violence and femicide in South Africa is structural and fuelled by inequalities that transect race, class, gender, sexuality and age.
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Even though The Chair confronts some of the tougher realities of higher education, the world it depicts is still rosier than the reality.
Research shows women job-seekers are turned off by job postings that use the type of language that appeals more to men.
The language in job postings may be hampering the efforts of organizations in male-dominated industries to create more gender-diverse workforces.
Economist Esther Duflo sits with a tableful of men just after winning a Nobel Prize in 2019. She was the second female in history to win the economics prize for her research in global poverty.
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Science is not egalitarian. Top researchers get more credit and funding than lesser-known scientists. The long-held practices creating inequality also amplify gender disparities that hold back women.
Changing Siri’s gender so the virtual assistant isn’t female by default is a significant step.
Digital assistants have been defaulted to having female voices because of how developers and coders view women’s labour.
The EU is cracking down on pay secrecy, as the pandemic exacerbates gender inequalities.
One of the problems with traditional courts is that they marginalise women.
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Denying people the right to opt out of the traditional court system conflicts with the notion of customary law as a voluntary and consensual system of law.
Ecology needs to be more inclusive of research from the global South and by women, to create a balanced view of the world.
Relatives performing the last rites during cremation at Nigambodh Ghat crematorium in New Delhi, India.
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The dreadful statistics coming out of India are not just numbers – they relate to people and to suffering.
Men and women underestimate women’s pain – and overestimate the pain of men.
Both male and female observers are susceptible to the false belief that women exaggerate their pain.
Even the Oxford English Dictionary contains traces of sexism – it’s little wonder that our translation tools do too.