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For women in business, the squeaky wheel doesn’t get the grease - The Washington Post
The research focused on career paths of high-potential men and women, drawing on thousands of MBA graduates from top schools around the world. Catalyst found that, among those who had moved on from their first post-MBA job, there was no significant difference in the proportion of women and men who asked for increased compensation or a higher position.

Yet the rewards were different.
women  gender  inequality  sexism  business  workers_rights  promotion  wages  study 
january 2012 by dissident
Popular Pesticide Tied to Reproductive Health Problems | OnEarth Magazine
The most widely used herbicide in the U.S. appears to have effects even at very low concentrations in drinking water
herbicide  women  reproductive_health  health  atrazine  estrogen  harmones  envrionment  agriculture 
november 2011 by dissident
AlterNet: Anti-Choicers Still Just Want to Control Women's Sex Lives
For those of us who have come of age as feminists in the past few decades, the opposition to abortion we’ve encountered has virtually always centered on the life of the (choose one) fertilized egg, embryo, or fetus. In the not so distant past, however, anti-choice rhetoric came from a very different place. Up until the latter half of the twentieth century, arguments against abortion focused primarily not on the notion of saving an innocent life, but on enforcing traditional gender roles for women.
abortion  patriarchy  women  feminism  gender  activism 
november 2011 by dissident
New study disputes notion that men are better at spatial thinking than women
new research by Moshe Hoffman, a researcher from the University of California and colleagues suggests that conventional thinking might be wrong. He and his team have published a paper on the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that suggests that spatial ability comes more as a result of the environment in which a person is raised, rather than from gender.
sexism  gender  women  stereotypes  study  spatial_thinking 
august 2011 by dissident
Rights Commission Rebukes U.S. on Domestic Violence - IPS ipsnews.net
WASHINGTON, Aug 19, 2011 (IPS) - In a groundbreaking decision that affirms domestic violence as an international human rights issue, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) has ruled that the U.S. should do more to protect victims of domestic violence.
sexism  violence  domestic_violence  restraining_order  united_states  human_rights  women 
august 2011 by dissident
Breaking up with romance - Features - The F-Word
It's not you, it's me. Lex Delaney explains why she is taking a 12-month break from romance to concentrate on herself
romance  love  sexism  independence  gender  women  relationships 
july 2011 by dissident
In Tahrir Square and the Pentagon: Sexual assault exposed | FP Passport
While sexual assault in the military carries its own unique implications -- a particularly high-stress workplace environment, a traditionally male-dominated work culture, a strict mandate to follow superiors' orders, among much else -- the military is not the only workplace where women (and men) are assaulted. According to one statistic, one out of every six American women has been the victim of attempted or completed rape in her lifetime. And, on average, 36,500 incidents of rape and sexual assault happen annually in the workplace.
rape  sexual_assault  United_States  sexism  women  military  violence 
february 2011 by dissident
Women of the revolution - Features - Al Jazeera English
Egyptian women describe the spirit of Tahrir and their hope that the equality they found there will live on.
Egypt  women  revolution  protest  democracy 
february 2011 by dissident
The Pregnancy Police and the Citizens' Arrest of Pregnant and Nursing Women
Now we have another form of "pregnancy control:" The citizen's arrest. The citizen's arrest is the natural extension of our obsession with controlling women's sexual and reproductive lives. It is the emboldenment of or "natural conclusion" drawn by people conditioned to see women as Mrs. Potatohead
sexism  pregnancy  women  facebook 
january 2011 by dissident
This Just In: How Women Are Faring in the Workplace : Ms Magazine Blog
Women may have fared a bit better than men in job retention during the height of last year’s so-called “mancession,” but a new report reveals that women remain underpaid and underrecognized in the workplace—despite playing an increasingly crucial role in the U.S. economy.
sexism  inequality  labor  women  workers_rights  economy 
december 2010 by dissident
Swanday Bloody Swanday: Darren Aronofsky's Sadistic, Misogynistic New Film | | AlterNet
'Black Swan' is a textbook demonstration of what academics refer to as the male gaze—with a pretty young thing poked and dismembered under a misogynist lens.
sexism  misogyny  Black_Swan  women  Darren_Aronofsky 
december 2010 by dissident
Amazon.com: Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference (9780393068382): Cordelia Fine: Books
In a methodical and devastatingly effective manner, Fine eviscerates the recent trend in attributing society's gender-based differences to biology
gender  non-fiction  Cordelia_Fine  sexism  women  men  books 
november 2010 by dissident
Chile: Women Sterilized Over HIV Status
(IPS) - When Francisca arrived at the historic Curicó Hospital – a staple in the Chilean central valley for nearly one and a half centuries – for the birth of her first child, she didn't know it would be her only one.
hiv  health  women  chile  reproductive_rights 
october 2010 by dissident
Shakesville: Rape Culture 101
Rape culture is boys under 10 years old knowing how to rape.
rape  culture  mysogyny  women  violence  feminism  sexism  gender 
october 2010 by dissident
PERU: Women Sterilised Against Their Will Seek Justice, Again - IPS ipsnews.net
LIMA, Oct 15, 2010 (IPS) - Poor, rural, Quechua-speaking women in the Peruvian province of Anta who were victims of a forced sterilisation programme between 1996 and 2000 have filed a new lawsuit in their continuing struggle for justice.
women  Peru  sterilisations  coersion  sexism  health  human  rights 
october 2010 by dissident
BRAZIL: Abortion, a Bargaining Chip in Campaign for Runoff - IPS ipsnews.net
RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 15, 2010 (IPS) - The issue of abortion has turned into a weapon that threatens to take away votes from the candidates in the campaign for the second round of presidential elections in Brazil, with conservative religious groups using it
feminism  abortion  women  Brazil  voting  reproductive_rights 
october 2010 by dissident
The Right-Wing Has Made It Next to Impossible for Many Women to Get Abortions | Reproductive Justice | AlterNet
For many women, getting access to abortion has become extraordinarily difficult. Conservatives' plan is to make it impossible.
imported  abortion  sexism  feminism  women  health  care  reproductive_rights 
september 2010 by dissident

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