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Articles related to "gender"


The More Gender Equality, the Fewer Women in STEM

  • A new study explores a strange paradox: In countries that empower women, they are less likely to choose math and science professions.
  • According to a new paper published in Psychological Science by the psychologists Gijsbert Stoet, at Leeds Beckett University, and David Geary, at the University of Missouri, it could have to do with the fact that women in countries with higher gender inequality are simply seeking the clearest possible path to financial freedom.
  • What’s more, the countries that minted the most female college graduates in fields like science, engineering, or math were also some of the least gender-equal countries.
  • In this study, the percentage of girls who did excel in science or math was still larger than the number of women who were graduating with STEM degrees.

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Why some female Olympic athletes are referred to as 'ladies' instead of 'women'

  • If you have been paying close attention to the Olympics, you might have noticed that some of the event names refer the female athletes as "women" and some refer to them as "ladies." For example, on the first full day of events at the Olympics, some athletes competed in the ladies' cross-country skiathlon and the ladies' normal hill ski jumping.
  • Clive Mason/Getty Images So in the examples above, all events in cross-country skiing and ski jumping use "ladies" while all the events in luge and biathlon use "women." That is consistent with how those sports name their events outside of the Olympics.
  • Presumably, those guidelines would include an editorial "style guide" of sorts that would offer more consistency in the naming of events.

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These are the countries with the most gender-equal legislatures on earth — and the US comes 99th

  • Although the leaders of two of the world's most powerful countries — Germany and Britain — are female, women still have a long way to go to before politics around the world is truly gender-equal.
  • Only two countries have parliaments which are more than 50% female, according to a database by the Inter-Parliamentary Union.
  • The ranking lists 190 countries ccording to the proportion of seats in their lower (or only) houses taken by women.
  • Scroll down to the best countries for women in politics.

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These are the countries with the most gender-equal legislatures on earth — and the US comes 99th

  • Although the leaders of two of the world's most powerful countries — Germany and Britain — are female, women still have a long way to go to before politics around the world is truly gender-equal.
  • Only two countries have parliaments which are more than 50% female, according to a database by the Inter-Parliamentary Union.
  • The ranking lists 190 countries ccording to the proportion of seats in their lower (or only) houses taken by women.
  • Scroll down to the best countries for women in politics.

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Problems at Singularity University

  • A teacher allegedly sexually assaulted a former student, an executive stole more than $15,000, a former staffer alleges gender and disability discrimination, and Singularity dismissed 14 of about 170 staffers and suspended GSP, now called the Global Solutions Program, after Google withdrew funding last year.
  • In a June 22, 2013, email to Baydaroglu reviewed by Bloomberg Businessweek, a Singularity human resources official told her Nail believed “the facts around the central allegation of unwanted sexual touching are inconclusive” but that he told Barry the circumstances indicated “poor judgment.” The official wrote that Barry wouldn’t be present for the remainder of the 2013 GSP and asked Baydaroglu not to discuss the matter with other parties.
  • The email outlined steps Singularity was taking to reduce the likelihood of staffers being in “potentially intimate situations” on campus, including prohibiting them from being alone with a student at the end of a program day and installing webcams to monitor classrooms.

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