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How women fare around the worldFOR eight years the World Economic Forum has released a ranking of how women are narrowing the gap compared to men in the terms of...

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19 Iconic Gloria Steinem Quotes That Still Resonate Today

19 Iconic Gloria Steinem Quotes That Still Resonate Today | Gender, Media, and Culture | Scoop.it
Happy birthday, Gloria! In honor of the pioneering feminist turning 80, here's a few of her (many) quotes that continue to resonate.

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'Hild,' by Nicola Griffith - Washington Post

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Indeed, gender remains the main question of Hild's life. Men in her royal ...
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The rise of girl-on-girl - Salon

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That brings us to the possibility that there is a cultural effect at play with the U.K. findings — which could also, at least partially, explain the fourfold increase.
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Some Creepy Dudes Said Some Creepy Things To This Reporter. So She Is Calling Them Out In Public.

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You'd make this face too if you saw the comments this science reporter gets on a daily basis.

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I like this cool young woman calling out the ways that sexism insodiously affects  public women, go Emily.

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Women's magazines ignore technology and demean women

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Forget body image for a moment, women's magazines are perpetuating stereotypes about women and tech and it's dated, lazy and damaging.

 

"[...] Fashion, cosmetics, celebrities, lifestyle and attractive men: These are the only topics that we women care about – at least according to the UK's eight top-selling women's print 'glossies.'

 

Lady Geek's own analysis of this month's women's magazines (including Glamour, Elle and Marie Claire) exposes a near absence of technology topics or gadgets. We found that on average, fewer than 2% of pages refer to anything tech-related, and not a single page in November's editions has an article primarily about technology.[...]"


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Sex and equality

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How women fare around the worldFOR eight years the World Economic Forum has released a ranking of how women are narrowing the gap compared to men in the terms of...

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America’s angriest white men: Up close with racism, rage and Southern supremacy

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Up close with small-town white rage, with bitter, scary men who feel left behind by economic and cultural change
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Journalists — Of Color! — To Watch In 2014 - Public Radio East

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(@TheReidReport). Roxane Gay, Salon. Gay is an editor for The Rumpus and a regular for Salon who's become a reliable curator for conversations about race and gender in popular culture.
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Bridging the Gender Gap: Encouraging Girls in STEM Starts at Home | Alicia Chang Blog | Huff Post.com

Bridging the Gender Gap: Encouraging Girls in STEM Starts at Home | Alicia Chang Blog | Huff Post.com | Gender, Media, and Culture | Scoop.it

The 21st century has been defined by rapid innovation in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields -- a trend showing no signs of slowing down. In 2011, women surpassed men in attaining bachelor's and advanced degrees for the first time, according to the U.S. Census.

 

Despite these developments, a gender gap persists in the STEM workforce and is only getting wider. In computer science, only 18 percent of American college majors are women, a number that has been declining over the last 30 years (National Center for Women & Information Technology, 2012). When it comes to university professors, just 17 percent of tenure-track faculty in mathematics are female, and a paltry 11 percent in engineering (National Science Foundation, 2008).

 

Even with vast differences in the pursuit of STEM careers, it is notable that standardized measures of math performance show no meaningful differences between males and females from elementary school through college.

 

There are many factors that might influence a girl or young woman's decision to pursue a particular career path. While the majority of studies show no differences in STEM ability, a large divide in perceived competence starts as early as age five. One study found that by the spring of kindergarten, boys have a greater willingness to learn math concepts.

 

By third grade, boys rate their own math competence higher than girls do, even though no differences in actual performance are found. If girls do not expect to succeed in math and other STEM domains as early as elementary school, it is not surprising that by college, their interests have shifted to fields in which they feel more confident.

 

There is also a widely held stereotype that boys possess more innate STEM ability than girls, which has been found to impact children's performance. Girls as young as seven have been shown to underperform on math tasks when their gender has been made salient.

 

Furthermore, several studies have found that children are socialized differently regarding mathematics based on gender. Boys tend to receive more encouragement in math from parents and teachers, and mothers overestimate boys' abilities compared to girls'.

 

When discussing an interactive exhibit at a science museum, parents have been found to explain scientific concepts three times more often to boys than girls. And even at very young ages, children tend to receive gender-specific toys that may promote STEM skills such as building or spatial reasoning more to boys.

 

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Ethnic identification helps Latina adolescents resist media barrage of body images - Medical Xpress

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Ethnic identification helps Latina adolescents resist media barrage of body images Medical Xpress "This is a serious problem among girls, and our media environment and consumer culture has been making it worse for some time," said Daniels, who is...
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Yes, Katy Perry’s Performance Was Racist, Here’s Why

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Katy Perry's performance ignites firestorm
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Rape Culture 101


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Compehensive description of our rape culture.

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Hard Evidence: is there still gender bias in journalism?

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"Journalism is changing, and so is the role of women in the workplace. But the two are not always evolving in harmony. Women substantially outnumber men in journalism training and enter the profession in (slightly) greater numbers, but still only a relative few rise to senior jobs. The pay gap between male and female journalists remains stubbornly wide, and older women - especially if they have taken a career break - find it difficult to retain a place in the industry.

 

Women in journalism still cluster around particular subject genres. Historically, they were almost totally confined to “pink ghettos”, but as more women entered the industry, there was an expectation that their opportunities would expand and that they would duly embrace areas that had been traditionally male, like hard news, crime or politics.

 

But a byline analysis of UK national newspapers in 2012 indicates that some areas still have very few women, in particular politics, sport and opinion writing. These findings are also supported by qualitative interview data. There are similar lacunae in the US press."


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Why are some 'beats' still inhospitable to women?  Clearly it is not the topics, women js are equally interested in politics, so maybe it is the practice of journalism in these arenas? Locker room based sourcing in sports? Boys drinking networks in politics? Byline analysis is the starting point, we need to figire out the 'why' also?

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malek's curator insight, November 20, 2013 9:02 AM

The digital print skew the picture, given the lower pay to digital writers.