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Research shows women job-seekers are turned off by job postings that use the type of language that appeals more to men. (Piqsels)

How to avoid gender bias in job postings

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. Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP via Getty Images

Female scientists set back by the pandemic may never make up lost time

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.
One of the problems with traditional courts is that they marginalise women. Rajesh Jantilal/AFP via Getty Images

South Africa’s efforts to fix traditional courts hit a snag

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.
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.

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