Artificial Intelligence comes with a litany of ethical risks and dilemmas. Some are universal, but some are unique to particular countries, like South Africa.
Women are severely underrepresented in editorial leadership and in news coverage.
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The news media provide a very particular case study of gender discrimination.
Sport and exercise psychology research studies – which inform the strategies athletes use to reach peak performance – have predominantly used male participants.
Gender-diverse adults have a harder time getting effective primary and preventive health care than their nontransgender counterparts.
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From primary care to cancer screening and insurance coverage, gender-diverse people still face many hurdles to getting good medical care.
Photo ops of the world’s central bankers and finance ministers typically involve a woman or two surrounded by men, such as this image from the G-7 in Germany in 2015.
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Men were significantly less likely to express confidence in the Federal Reserve and optimism about the economy when monetary policy information came from a woman versus a man.
Although female inventorship has grown over the years, 15 years’ worth of patent outcomes from IP Australia suggests inventing is still a luxury for women.
The gender wage gap persists even in the ‘sharing economy.’
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Even when they offer similar listings, female hosts tend to charge less than their male counterparts.
In the aftermath of her dismissal, alleged statements about Lisa LaFlamme’s grey hair by CTV executives have ignited debates around the expectations placed on the physical appearance of women.
For many men, grey hair is just part of getting older, but for women, going grey can have major consequences.
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.