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Naomi Osaka is the first Japanese woman to claim a Grand Slam singles title. AAP

Women in sports: double standards a double fault

Sexism in sport plays out on and off the field. Differences in marketable qualities for endorsement deals as well reactions to male versus female athletes behaving badly are evidence of this.
Percobaan kerja empat hari seminggu menunjukkan jika pekerja bisa mengontrol pekerjaanya, maka mereka merasa dan bekerja lebih baik. shutterstock.com

Sistem kerja empat hari dengan bayaran lima hari berdampak baik buat karyawan

Sebuah percobaan empat hari kerja menunjukkan karyawan merasa lebih baik dan terlibat dengan pekerjaan mereka. Mereka juga merasa kehidupan karir dan pekerjaan lebih seimbang dan tingkat stres berkurang.
People who love their jobs get different things out of it - and there’s a difference between women and men when it comes to job satisfaction. from www.shutterstock.com

Gender differences at work: relishing competence or seeking a challenge?

New research reveals gender differences in what we most enjoy in a job: women enjoy being competent while men are more likely to seek a challenge.
Single-use biodegradable plastics include claims that they break down quickly into benign end products, but the reality is more complex. from www.shutterstock.com

Why compostable plastics may be no better for the environment

New types of biodegradable or compostable plastic products seem to offer an alternative to conventional plastics. But they may be no better for the environment.
A four-day week trial showed that if workers have more control over their job, they feel and perform better. from www.shutterstock.com

Working four-day weeks for five days’ pay? Research shows it pays off

A trial of a four-day working week shows that employees felt better about their job, were more engaged and reported better work-life balance and less stress.
As part of its commitment under the Paris Agreement, New Zealand’s government has committed to planting one billion trees within a decade. from www.shutterstock.com

Coldplay conundrum: how to reduce the risk of failure for environmental projects

Planting more native forests could help mitigate the causes of climate change, but unless funding is closely tied to successful outcomes, such projects face the risk of failure.
A worker paints make-up on the faces of sex dolls in a factory in China. ALEKSANDAR PLAVEVSKI/AAP

From stone dildos to sexbots: how technology is changing sex

The use of technology to enhance sexual pleasure is ancient. Now advances in AI have led to more lifelike sex dolls hitting the market – but sex robots aren't the only innovations on the horizon.
Bagi pengkritik bahasa gado-gado, keberadaan bahasa Inggris dalam bertutur seolah membuat jati diri kita sebagai bangsa Indonesia memudar. www.shutterstock.com

Bahasa gado-gado a break from norma sosial dan tabu yang mengekang

Bahasa gado-gado ternyata memainkan fungsi perlawanan terhadap pengekangan kebebasan berekspresi mengenai hal-hal yang tabu dan di luar norma sosial budaya yang dominan di Indonesia.
New research shows that parenthood penalises all women, particularly those who are on high incomes, and sets them on a trajectory of lower lifetime earnings relative to their male peers. from www.shutterstock.com

How parenthood continues to cost women more than men

New research shows that parenthood contributes to the gender pay gap and penalises all women, particularly those who were on high incomes before having children.
Companies like Amazon create value for investors through their people, their invented systems and processes, and their physical presence. Jakub Kaczmarczyk

To value companies like Amazon and Facebook, we need to look beyond dollars and assets

Traditional accounting calculates a company's value by measuring physical assets and how much they owe. But we can tweak this for today's economy by including people and their ability to innovate.
As watchdogs, regulators, tax agencies, and lobby groups apply more pressure to tech giants Google and Facebook, the two companies are rebranding in response. Wes Mountain/The Conversation

Google and Facebook cosy up to media companies in response to the threat of regulation

It's surprising that news publishers seem to hand more power to Google because now more than ever there's an urgency to have clear barriers between news companies, social media platforms and search engines.
Penggunaan istilah “pelakor” (perebut laki orang) dalam isolasi menunjukkan kecenderungan masyarakat kita untuk hanya menyalahkan perempuan dalam sebuah perselingkuhan, meski jelas dibutuhkan dua orang untuk itu. shutterstock.com

Apa kata ahli linguistik soal ‘pelakor’

Jika digunakan sendirian, istilah pelakor menghapus peran laki-laki dalam aksi kolaboratif perselingkuhan.
The use of the term pelakor in isolation reveals people’s tendency to blame only the woman in an affair, though it obviously takes two to tango. shutterstock.com

In Indonesia, a sexist term for ‘the other woman’

Recently, many Indonesians have been bombarded with stories about the “pelakor”, a term popularly used to refer to a woman who is perceived as responsible for ruining a couple’s marriage).

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