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Study: The 20th Century Was Good For Women’s Brains

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Women gain intelligence faster than men as society improves, potentially because of a need to learn more quickly in order to combat discrimination, according to a new study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Researchers behind the study argue that in fighting extra hard to succeed in a world traditionally dominated by men, women have had to develop the ability to learn more quickly. Because women spent centuries receiving less cognitive nurturing than men, they may simply be catching up as the world becomes a more equal place. I guess this is a compliment …? Keep reading »

On Femininity Vs. Masculinity In The Workplace

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Could it be that plain old mental habit is the reason for gender inequality at work? According to consultant and former businesswoman Caroline Turner, that’s pretty much what it comes down to. In a blog post for the Huffington Post, Turner said that the biggest reason women aren’t proportionately represented in business leadership positions is a set of “mind-sets,” or unconscious ways of viewing the world. The most powerful and deep-rooted of these mind-sets, it seems, is the “double bind,” or the idea that if a woman channels her more feminine energies, she’ll be liked by her coworkers but not seen as a leader. On the other hand, if she allows her masculine energies to lead the way, she’s likely to be judged and disliked. What I take this to mean is that the biggest obstacle we’re up against in the workplace is essentially subconscious stereotyping. Keep reading »

RIP Society: Now There’s A Petition To Classify Feminism As A Terrorist Group

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A group of angry wackos are petitioning the United States government to classify feminism as a terrorist group. Yes, you can read that again.

The Change.org petition’s creator, Janet Wilkinson, included the following statement on its homepage (complete with Wilkinson’s typos left in for, ahem, clarity): Keep reading »

There Were Fewer Women In Charge In Hollywood In 2013 Than 1998

There Were Fewer Women In Charge In Hollywood In 2013 Than 1998

The rates of employment for women in film production are below what they were over a decade ago. Each year, the Center for the Study of Women In Television & Film at San Diego State University conducts a “Celluloid Ceiling” survey of who was employed behind the scenes in the year’s top-grossing 250 domestic films. The 2013 results found that among the films studied, 2,938 people were employed. Only 16 percent of those employees were women. This statistic is down 2 percent from the previous year, and down 1 percent from 1998′s employment levels. Yes, fewer women are employed in film production than in 1998. In the time it took for crop tops to go completely out of style and come all the way back around to trendy again, the film industry has not gotten any closer to gender equality. In fact, it’s actually gotten worse. Keep reading »

Beyoncé Pens An Essay For The Shriver Report: “Gender Equality Is A Myth”

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Does this woman sleep ever? Ever? Beyoncé has written an essay for The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back From The Brink, an investigation by journalist Maria Shriver in conjunction with the Center For American Progress, on the status of women in America today. Beyoncé’s essay, “Gender Equality Is A Myth,” can be read in the full report, which can be downloaded for free here.

After the jump, though, you can read an excerpt posted online.

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Sasha Fleischman, Agender Teen Victim Of A Homophobic Attack, Speaks Out

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Attacked For Wearing A Skirt

Oakland, California teenager Sasha Fleischman was the victim of a horrific hate crime last month when another teenager lit hir* skirt on fire as ou* rode home, asleep, on a city bus. The teen suffered second and third degree burns in the attack. Why was Sasha targeted? The teen identifies as agender rather than male or female and is an activist for agender Americans. Sasha has gathered 27,000 online signatures in hopes of capturing President Obama’s attention on the issue. Keep reading »

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