The fight over gendered language may seem frivolous but speaking a heavily gendered language may highlight gender distinctions and lead to discrimination.
We could expect a change in language to decrease gender disparities across a host of measures, including wages, educational attainment, and leadership positions in corporate and political life.
Do women freelancers suffer the effects of ‘male privilege’?
Sexism has long been an unfortunate feature of the workplace, but is male privilege still a problem when the gig economy makes most of our office interactions virtual?
The secret settlements that leave the reputations of alleged sexual abuse perpetrators intact are also tax-deductible.
Secret payments in exchange for silence regarding work-related sexual abuse are usually tax-deductible. How about changing that?
Gretchen Carlson at an event Oct. 17, 2017 to promote a book she has written on how harassed women can empower themselves.
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Sexual harassment of women is detrimental not only because of setbacks it causes in the workplace. It also harms women's health. Here's how I discovered how widespread it is.
Data shows gender disparities in networking.
The low share of women revealed in this data is problematic for two reasons: a lack of diversity, and what it shows about women's participation in the social network of informal collaboration.
It’s not always obvious and it often goes unreported.
In the wake of the #MeToo campaign we need to build cultures that do not tolerate any level of harassment at work.
If you see something, say something.
Research shows that few people take a stand when they witness sexual harassment. Until that changes, this predatory behavior will haunt American workplaces.
The Weinstein scandal is about more than just sex.
Videos and other material from the '80s and '90s remind us that harassment isn't about sex so much as discrimination, inequality and power.
Film producer Harvey Weinstein was fired from The Weinstein Company after a litany of sexual harassment, sexual assault and rape allegations came to light.
Public-facing feminism can often be a superficial distraction from systemic sexism.
Filmmaker Harvey Weinstein, shown attending a concert to raise money for the Robin Hood Foundation in 2013.
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Offering money as a form of atonement is easier for the movie mogul than finding someone who will accept it.
Harvey Weinstein in 2013.
How pervasive is sexual harassment, and how can it be stopped?
Oh the terrible irony.
Photo by Mar Hicks
Five years after a major sexism scandal, Silicon Valley's misogynist culture remains strong and pervasive – and history reveals the stakes could be as high as the entire US tech sector.
A toxic corporate culture may begin at the top, but it doesn’t end there.
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Ethical scandals at Uber and Fox have focused attention on the leaders of the organizations, but the problems of a toxic culture often embed deep within an organization.
Uber is the latest Silicon Valley company to find itself accused of sexism.
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The escalating indifference with which Uber allegedly reacted to a software engineer's harassment claims is the norm in the corporate world, where enforcing civil rights laws is seen as a tax on profits.
Using the same network analysis used to identify criminal organisations, new research examines how men work in the film industry.
Women are underrepresented in the film industry, but it's not their fault. New research analyses the system that ensures male dominance and identifies the 'gender offenders': men who work predominantly with men.
The tech industry is no picture of equality.
Tech accelerator programmes have even lower numbers of women than the industry as a whole.
China's aviation industry is bucking the global economic slowdown. But the women that fuel it are facing burnout.
Powerful, supportive academic networks can offer women a buffer against sexism and patriarchy.
While gender inequality is a pervasive problem in academia, there is a home in universities for women right now. Here's how to make it a happy one.
Pronouncements even from Nobel laureates should not be accepted as if from on high.
Shouting past each other via different kinds of media isn't going to help researchers -- from éminences grises to new postdocs -- effectively work together on issues in the field of science.
Lucie de Beauchamp posting on the #distractinglysexy Twitter hashtag.
Lucie de Beauchamp
Sir Tim Hunt's careless comments about women in the lab may have proven a boon to feminism in science by attracting attention to sexism in science.