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  • by Ashley Farmer on Monday, March 17, 2014 - 11:21am
    You might take for granted that your doctor considers your gender and sex when assessing your health or recommending treatments. But as recently as twenty-five years ago, medical research and health...
  • by Lelia Glass on Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 10:40am
    “Stand up if you are the first person in your family to graduate from college!” The year is 2034, as imagined in sociologist Marianne Cooper’s visionary essay for The Shriver Report. A fictional...
  • by Annelise Heinz on Monday, March 3, 2014 - 12:22pm
    Four male academic leaders were joined by a female peer during a lively panel held Feb. 26. Since women hold 22 percent of tenured faculty positions at Stanford, this ratio might appear unremarkable...
  • by Ashley Farmer on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 9:17am
    Over the last fifty years the composition of the workforce has changed significantly due to an influx of women into the workplace, the delayed retirement of many workers, and the rise in dual-earning...
  • by Lindsey Trimble O'Connor on Monday, February 17, 2014 - 7:31am
    Starting this year, workers in the state of Vermont and the City of San Francisco have the right to make flexible work requests without fear of employer retaliation. These provisions are the first...
  • by Adrienne Rose Johnson on Monday, February 3, 2014 - 9:30pm
    A woman’s road to the c-suite is full of hurdles. Her input in a meeting is ignored. She negotiates skillfully, and she's told she’s full of herself.  While these roadblocks may feel like...
  • by Ashley Farmer on Monday, December 9, 2013 - 10:45am
    Debora Spar is many things: She’s the president of Barnard College. She was among the youngest women to earn tenure at the Harvard Business School. She is the author of six books. She is...
  • by Risa Katzen on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 11:45am
    In 1969, a feminist group called the Redstockings published a manifesto on women’s liberation. In it, they emphasized the importance of women coming together and discussing the particular obstacles...
  • by Gender News staff on Monday, December 2, 2013 - 3:39pm
    In the breadwinner-and-homemaker family, there was a clear division of labor, with men concentrating on work outside the home and women on family.
  • by Lily Bixler Clausen on Monday, November 18, 2013 - 3:22pm
    What’s your number one challenge? For most people, the answer to this question is that they don’t have enough time. They have too many goals and not enough time to do them.“We have multiple parts of...

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