June 19, 2012
"Men run fast and get praise heaped on them. Women run fast and get derogatory comments about their physiques and question marks raised over their femininity. What we should be celebrating at the London Olympics is great performances by female athletes – their dedication, natural ability, guts and skill. Just as we do their male counterparts."

The Guardian’s Sam Murphy, speaking out in opposition to the International Olympic Committee’s “gender verification” guidelines that would bar women with high testosterone levels from competing.

Is the rule fair?

(via theweekmagazine)

(via theweekmagazine)

May 29, 2012
theatlantic:

Why Women Will Rule the Economy of the Future

Women are poised to dominate our workforce in the coming years. With each passing decade, more Americans have gone to school and earned a higher degree. But as shown in this chart above, which I compiled from data in a pair of annual reports released by the National Center for Education Statistics, nearly all of that progress since 1975 has been among females (in GREEN).
Women passed men in bachelor’s attainment in 1995 and haven’t looked back since. By 2000, a higher share of females were earning Master’s degrees, where they now out-compete males 8.8 percent to 5.1 percent. The pattern has been similar across every racial demographic. Among whites, blacks, Hispanics, and Asians, women have simply made more progress.  
Read more. [Image: Jordan Weissmann]

theatlantic:

Why Women Will Rule the Economy of the Future

Women are poised to dominate our workforce in the coming years. With each passing decade, more Americans have gone to school and earned a higher degree. But as shown in this chart above, which I compiled from data in a pair of annual reports released by the National Center for Education Statistics, nearly all of that progress since 1975 has been among females (in GREEN).

Women passed men in bachelor’s attainment in 1995 and haven’t looked back since. By 2000, a higher share of females were earning Master’s degrees, where they now out-compete males 8.8 percent to 5.1 percent. The pattern has been similar across every racial demographic. Among whites, blacks, Hispanics, and Asians, women have simply made more progress.  

Read more. [Image: Jordan Weissmann]

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Filed under: Jobs Gender 
May 24, 2012
Study: The Objectification of Women Is a Real, Measurable Phenomenon

(via theatlantic)

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Filed under: Science Gender News 
October 6, 2011
onaissues:

Elaine Kaufman:
“I have recorded the names of individuals who appear on the front page of today’s New York Times, excluding the authors of front page articles. They are organized by gender. Today, no women are named in any of the front page articles.” (via 365 Days of Print)

onaissues:

Elaine Kaufman:

I have recorded the names of individuals who appear on the front page of today’s New York Times, excluding the authors of front page articles. They are organized by gender. Today, no women are named in any of the front page articles.” (via 365 Days of Print)