Throughout history, women have asserted their right to wear pants for many practical reasons. This article shares some of their stories.
Source: Science Daily
Researchers at Penn State have found that most participants in a study identified robots as male when they were presented with no gender cues, but simple alterations on the robots’ screens could strengthen anthropomorphic personalities that humans tend to give computers.
Source: The Atlantic
How were you raised? Does it affect who you are now? Watch this short video to see how culture affects gender roles.
Source: Ars Technica
Science reporter Cathleen O’Grady explains the gender-equality paradox and and why drawing any conclusions from the research on it is tricky.
Source: National Geographic
In this video and article, nine-year-old kids on four continents share their thoughts about their lives and the broader world, including what expectations they feel because of their gender.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune
Read how a group of high school students are chipping away at the gender disparity in the drone pilot industry.
Source: The Economist
An analysis of surveys conducted over decades show why the pay gap between men and women is slow to change, even when Americans say they suport equality in the workplace.
Writer Hana Schank analyzes the lack of women who play chess and argues that it’s important for females to participate in male-dominated fields.
Saudi Arabia lifted its ban on women drivers in June 2018. Read how two large ride-sharing companies responded.
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign conducted a study to determine when girls begin to accept the stereotype that boys are genuises more often than girls.
Source: Arch Daily
In her thesis project, graduate student Hannah Rozenberg created an algorithm to measure how male or female physical spaces are and created architectural models of gender neutral spaces.
Source: The Washington Post
Medical professionals analyze what factors might account for the results of a study that showed female physicians had fewer patients who died or were readmitted to the hospital.
Source: Scientific American
Psychologist Adam Mastroianni and biologist Dakota McCoy argue that environmental factors, not innate interests, dissuade women from pursuing science and math.
Source: The Atlantic
Many working parents struggle with developing a strong work-life balance. Some states are beginning to offer extended paternity leave, which could change how fathers—and mothers—balance raising children and having careers.
In PBS’s Origin of Everything web series, host Danielle Bainbridge explains how we came to associate pink as a color for girls and blue as a color for boys.
Source: The New York Times
The nonprofit group Common Sense Media has created a rating that labels television shows and movies as having “positive gender representations.” Read this article to find out why they created the label and what falls into the category.
This biography describes the major life events of feminist writer Mary Wollstonecraft, author of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman.
Author Brigid Shulte examines why work flexibile work hours don’t always affect gender equaity and describes four other things that can help.
Though scientists are unable to tell when and how the brains of men and women start to differ, recent studies show differences do exist. Accounting for these differences could help the effectiveness of medication.
Source: The University of British Columbia
In a recent study, researchers at the University of British Columbia found that daughters who see their fathers contribute to household chores are more likely to have higher career aspirations.