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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Even though The Chair confronts some of the tougher realities of higher education, the world it depicts is still rosier than the reality.
The language in job postings may be hampering the efforts of organizations in male-dominated industries to create more gender-diverse workforces.
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.
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.
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.
The dreadful statistics coming out of India are not just numbers – they relate to people and to suffering.
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.
The lack of recognition of sex differences in biology and medicine is a huge issue science has only recently begun to rectify.