Today in international good news for women: Greece has sworn in its first female prime minister, and Japan is requiring businesses to set goals to hire more female executives.
Vassiliki Thanou, the head of Greece’s Supreme Court, was sworn in as interim prime minister after Alexis Tspiras was forced to resign last week.… More »
According to a study from two Oxford researchers, robots are coming for men’s jobs. Automation is making many career skills obsolete, particularly those that involve “perception and manipulation, often in conjunction with physical exertion,” as in the case of construction work or truck driving, as well as pattern recognition, as in the case of, for… More »
The Milwaukee police officer who shot unarmed Black man Dontre Hamilton — who was sober; had a history of schizophrenia; had gotten a toxicology screen on the day of his death and was determined by the Milwaukee PD not to be a threat to himself or anyone else: and was shot 14 times at… More »
The World Economic Forum released its annual report on gender equality this week, and the results are — well, it depends on how you look at it. As in, there’s been progress in closing the gender gap globally, but it is glacially slow.
When the WEF started compiling data and releasing reports in 2006,… More »
Nerd alert! I feel very “Lord of the Rings” whenever I read about the “fall” of men: dramatic, old fashioned, and spoken in Cate Blanchett’s voice. And the conversation (like the trilogy) seems never-ending. From Hanna Rosin’s book The End of Men to Charles Murray’s Coming Apart, everybody must add their two cents about why… More »
Bea Arthur, the “Golden Girls” star who passed away earlier this year, left $300,000 for a homeless shelter for LGBT youth. Thank you for being a friend, Bea! [PinkNews]
Iceland is the best place in the world for women, according to the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Index. The index ranked 134 countries based… More »
Yet another new report over-generalizes about the sexes to explain why men and women seem to be from different planets. After the jump, science reveals why women love cuddling, watching chick flicks, and obsessing over details, while men hate shopping and never seem to get very cold. … More »
Ah, the age-old debate: Why don’t women make as much as men? One social researcher at the University of Melbourne says men earn 15 percent more than women because they put in more time at work. “All high achievers in all walks of life … put in long hours into their activity,” Mark Wooden said. More »