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What ‘Good’ Dads Get Away With

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Division of labor in the home is one of the most important equity issues of our time. Yet at this rate it will be another 75 years before men do half the work.

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How Masculinity Contests Undermine Organizations, and What to Do About It

Ruby Lynn

Harvard Business Review November 2, 2018 By Jennifer L. Berdahl, Pete Glick, and Marianne Cooper From Uber to Nike to CBS, recent exposés have revealed seemingly dysfunctional workplaces rife with misconduct, bullying, and sexual harassment. For example, Susan Fowler’s 2017 blog about Uber detailed not only her recollections of being repeatedly harassed, but what she described as a “game-of-thrones” environment, …

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What Happens When Men Don’t Conform to Masculine Clothing Norms at Work?

Ruby Lynn

Harvard Business Review August 31, 2017 By Ben Barry Every morning, men make a seemingly mundane yet crucial decision: what to wear to work. Most pull out some variation of the charcoal, navy, or black suit from their closet. Some might add their own twist: a polka-dot pocket square or colorful socks. This probably isn’t surprising. In Britain and North …

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The Problem With Mostly Male (and Mostly Female) Workplaces

Ruby Lynn

The Atlantic March 20, 2013 By Philip Cohen NPR has a new brutal but important story about rape in the military. “Dozens” of women told NPR “about a culture where men act entitled to sex with female troops.” One woman, repeatedly assaulted by her superior officer, recalled: “I finally asked his secretary that when he called me and closed the …

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Millennial Men Aren’t the Dads They Thought They’d Be

Ruby Lynn

The New York Times July 30, 2015 By Claire Cain Miller Young men today have aspirations of being hands-on fathers as well as breadwinners — supportive husbands who also do dishes. But as they enter that more responsibility-filled stage of life, something changes: Their roles often become much more traditional. Millennial men — ages 18 to early 30s — have …

Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh

Rebecca Traister on the power of women’s (and men’s) anger

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CBS NEWS September 30, 2018 By Rebecca Traister Last Thursday’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing was seen by millions and millions of Americans, including Rebecca Traister, author of “Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger”: If you watched the testimony of Christine Blasey Ford and Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Thursday, you might have noticed that the two …

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As More New Dads Get Paternity Leave, Companies Push Them to Take It

Hei-ock Kim

As more companies offer new fathers more paid time off, a new challenge has emerged—persuading working dads to actually take advantage of it.
At some companies, new fathers get advice from older colleagues to take their full paid leave; ‘If you don’t take it, it’s borderline idiotic,’ one manager said

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Will millennial men keep their wives from career success?

Hei-ock Kim

Fortune November 18, 2014 By Ben Geier There’s a disconnect, it seems, in a lot of young American families. Just who is going to take care of the kids? According to a recent study by the Harvard Business Review, 66% of millennial men expect their partner to take the primary responsibility for raising children. On the other hand, only 42% …

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How four leading UK companies are achieving gender balance

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CMI February 2, 2017 By Michelle Perry Of all the strategies that organisations can employ to ensure a gender-balanced workplace, executives say sponsorship (when a senior executive “sponsors” the development of another member of the team) is one of the most effective – both for promoting women to senior roles, and in terms of the speed with which it can …

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One Thing Missing From This Generally Excellent Gender Pay Gap Explanation

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Forbes August 3, 2016 By Tim Worstall, Contributor Over at Vox.com Sarah Kliff gives us a generally excellent discussion of what really causes the gender pay gap. Based on the work of Claudia Goldin the inequality of incomes is really a result of the gender unequal distribution of child care responsibilities in our society. As this is an explanation I’ve …