Posts tagged "gender gap"

Milwaukee’s Police Brutality Might Be Even More Egregious Than Ferguson’s

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 a…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 23, 2014

It’s Going To Take 81 Years To Close The Global Gender Gap At Work

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,…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 28, 2014

Study: Single Mothers The Reason For The Decline Of Men?

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…
By: Sarah Gray / March 21, 2013

Today’s Lady News: Bea Arthur Does Good & Iceland Is Best For Women

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…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 28, 2009

Why Are Men And Women So Different?

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.
By: Wendy Atterberry / December 19, 2008

Women Aren’t Prepared To Put In Long Hours? Ha.

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.
By: Catherine Strawn / May 12, 2008