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Trump with 7th U.S. Circuit Judge Amy Coney Barrett and her family Sept. 26 at the White House. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Amy Coney Barrett may be the next woman on the Supreme Court – but does a nominee’s gender matter?

With Amy Coney Barrett's nomination, Trump has fulfilled his pledge to replace the late justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with a woman. But female judges don't all decide alike any more than male judges do.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland responds to a question during a news conference on Aug. 20, 2020 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Chrystia Freeland and the merit myth that won’t go away

Reactions to Chrystia Freeland’s appointment as finance minister demonstrate how qualifications and arguments about merit are deployed to women’s disadvantage in politics.
Comment letters in academic journals respond to previously published articles, and are subject to the same gender disparities found elsewhere in research. (Shutterstock)

Women less likely to critique men’s research in academic journals

Journal comments are responses to previously published articles. The gender disparity in the authorship of these comments both reflects and contributes to women's opportunities in scientific research.
An LGBTQ rights supporter sets up outside the Supreme Court. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Devil in the detail of SCOTUS ruling on workplace bias puts LGBTQ rights and religious freedom on collision course

Both sides of the debate over religious freedoms and LGBTQ rights use the language of equality and opposition to discrimination. It will be up to the courts to decide whose claim is stronger.
Women bring a much-needed change in perspective to cybersecurity. Maskot/Maskot via Getty Images

The lack of women in cybersecurity leaves the online world at greater risk

Women are underrepresented in technology fields, but especially so in cybersecurity. It's not just a matter of fairness. Women are better than men at key aspects of keeping the internet safe.
Not all instances of sexism are tangible or easy to explain, but they can have similar impacts on women’s mental health as overt sexism. Zivica Kerkez

Still serving guests while your male relatives relax? Everyday sexism like this hurts women’s mental health

It can happen at work, on the street or at home – even by the people who love us. Everyday sexism might be hard to pin down, but it's pervasive and creates an additional layer of stress for women.

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