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Opinion | I’m With ‘They’ - The New York Times
What’s the big deal with gender-neutral pronouns? Some readers and our columnist disagreed.
NYT  gender  pronouns 
40 minutes ago by laurenipsum
“Progress … Slowly, but Surely”: The Sports Media Workplace, Gay Sports Journalists, and LGBT Media Representation in Sport: Journalism Studies: Vol 0, No 0
Sport has become an increasingly liberal environment for sexual minorities. This has resulted in an increase of LGBT athletes (especially gay male athletes) coming out of the closet, and being positively framed by sports media. Little is known, however, about how these shifts impact gay men in sports media. Through 12 semi-structured interviews, this article is the first empirical examination of openly gay male sports journalists’ experiences in the sports media workplace. Adopting inclusive masculinity theory (IMT), results indicate that, despite the continued presence of heterosexism, all participants were “out” to colleagues, and almost all were unconditionally accepted when doing so. Additionally, findings indicate a nuanced perspective that contrasts with the oft-sensationalist reporting of LGBT issues by sports media. This article therefore extends the current body of IMT research on improved attitudes toward sexual minorities in sports media.
sport  Research  Journalism  gender  sexuality  lgbt 
11 hours ago by paulbradshaw
The subtle way that gender roles early in a relationship can set the tone for the entire relationship
A survey released yesterday morning found that about 77 percent of people in straight relationships believe men should pay the bill on a first date. The survey, put together by the financial website NerdWallet, polled roughly 1,000 people who had been dating their partners for six months or more.

The company’s survey indicates that, in the early stages of courting, the pressure to pay falls primarily on men, but this imbalance hardly dissolves as the relationship progresses. Fifty-six percent of men foot the bill in full once they’re in an established relationship, and, even further down the line, 36 percent of men pay all of household bills, versus 14 percent of women. There’s not much in the way of historical data on the question of who pays for dates, but the findings of a 1985 poll suggest that very little has changed in the past 30 years. [...]

Last year, Frederick co-authored a study larger than NerdWallet’s—one that reached about 17,000 people—which also found that men tend to pay for dates. In the study, he and his co-authors called paying for dates “a rare case” in which women are incentivized not to fight old-school gender dynamics. This same logic might explain why men who are okay stepping down as breadwinners aren’t as eager to step up to the demands of parenting and homemaking.
social  dating  gender 
yesterday by mattsteadman
It's 2014: Why Are Men Still Paying for First Dates? - The Atlantic
NPR reporter Shereen Marisol Meraji recently dropped in on a professional-etiquette class for teens to see what they made of traditional chivalry. “I can open my own door. I don’t see the point,” 18-year-old Chiamaka Njoku told her. “Most of these doors are automatic anyway.”

But the young woman took a less progressive stance on the topic of money: “If a man wants to pay for the whole meal, I would not stop him,” she said. Why, as other sexist institutions gradually dissolve, does this one stubbornly hang on?
gender  money-relationships 
yesterday by ramitsethi
Understanding Non-Binary People (National Center for Transgender Equality)
People whose gender is not male or female use many different terms to describe themselves, with non-binary being one of the most common. Other terms include genderqueer, agender, bigender, and more. None of these terms mean exactly the same thing – but all speak to an experience of gender that is not simply male or female.
gender 
yesterday by matthewmcvickar
Image Description and Identity | Thought Snax
Sometimes I try to take on big questions; today we’re going to keep it light and only tackle the nature of identity and the relationship between author and reader in interpreting an image.
accessibility  gender  genderidentity  race 
yesterday by beep
Americans Say They Would Vote For A Woman, But … | FiveThirtyEight
A record number of women are running for president in 2020, and now two women look like serious contenders for the presidential nomination — Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris, both of whom rose in the polls after strong performances in the first Democratic debate. Joe Biden is still in the lead, but Warren and Harris may be starting to chip away at one of the central conceits of the 2020 race so far: the idea that Biden has the best shot at defeating President Trump.
For months now, voters have told reporters that they want to elect a woman — but after Hillary Clinton’s loss in 2016, they simply can’t imagine a woman winning against Trump. And this calculus is often justified by beliefs about other people’s sexism — an Ipsos/Daily Beast poll in June, for example, found that only 33 percent of Democrats and independents said they believed that their neighbors would be comfortable with a female president. But the performances of Warren and Harris in the first debate may have allowed some of those voters to envision a path to victory for these candidates for the first time.
Even with Warren and Harris on the upswing, though, it’s hard not to wonder if sexism will still make it more difficult for a woman to win the nomination. After all, the other women in the race — including Kirsten Gillibrand and Amy Klobuchar, who seemed at the outset like promising contenders — are still barely registering in the polls. Whether these women are struggling because of their gender is pretty much impossible to say right now; in part, this is because there is, of course, no research to tell us how six female candidates might fare against 17 male competitors in a presidential primary.
But that doesn’t mean we’re completely in the dark about how sexism affects women’s electoral chances. Political science research has established that women who run for elected office have to navigate a thicket of stereotypes and double standards that their male counterparts are unlikely to experience. And while most scholars agree that partisanship usually overpowers voters’ biases about female leaders, no matter how deeply held, a long and crowded presidential primary could be especially challenging.
So with the caveat that we will learn a lot about gender and elections over the next 16 months (not that we’re counting), here’s a link-heavy introduction to what we know already — and how that could influence the Democratic primary.
gov2.0  politics  voting  election  women  538  sexism  bias  gender  troll 
yesterday by rgl7194

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