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The daddy dilemma: Why men face a ‘flexibility stigma’ at work

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The Washington Post February 11, 2013 By Joan C. Williams When children were asked in a 1999 study whether they spend enough time with their parents, they had something interesting to say. They have quite enough time with their mothers, thank you. What they wanted was more time with their fathers. Not too much has changed in the past decade. …

Think there aren’t qualified women in tech? Here are 1,000 names. No more excuses.

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Mic May 2, 2017 By Melanie Ehrenkranz Next time you find yourself watching a panel of experts discussing the latest in technology, finance, engineering, math or science, ask yourself: Am I looking at a sea of men? Most likely, the answer is yes. Spotting a woman on a tech panel often feels like a game of Where’s Waldo?. Majority-male panels …

Terry Crews On His Sexual Assault Lawsuit: This Is About Accountability

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NPR December 10, 2017 By Michel Martin Actor and former NFL player Terry Crews filed a lawsuit last week stemming from an encounter at a party in 2016 when he says a high-powered Hollywood agent groped him. Crews tweeted about the assault in October, prompted by the women who came forward accusing Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault and harassment and …

WHY WE NEED TO REIMAGINE MASCULINITY

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Newsweek September 20, 2010 By Andrew Romano What’s the matter with men? For years, the media have delivered the direst of prognoses. Men are “in decline.” Guys are getting “stiffed.” The “war on boys” has begun. And so on. This summer, The Atlantic’s Hanna Rosin went so far as to declare that “The End of Men” is upon us. There’s …

Why Women Aren’t C.E.O.s, According to Women Who Almost Were

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The New York Times July 21, 2017 Susan Chira It’s not a pipeline problem. It’s about loneliness, competition and deeply rooted barriers. The impact of gender is hard to pin down decisively. But after years of biting their tongues, believing their ranks would swell if they simply worked hard, many senior women in business are concluding that the barriers are …

Flexible men and successful women: the effects of flexible working hours on German couples’ wages

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SAGE Journals First Published July 12, 2017 By Laura Antonia Langner Abstract Work hour flexibility is believed to help couples manage career and family demands. The German Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP) is unique in following both the flexible employee and their partner over time. The study utilizes this feature to investigate whether the take-up of work hour flexibility is detrimental …

Child abuse and neglect linked to gender inequality

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Phys.org July 27, 2017 Children growing up in societies that experience high levels of gender inequality—irrespective of whether these are developed or developing countries—are more likely to be maltreated. This is according to a cross-national analysis of data from 57 countries worldwide, conducted by Joanne Klevens and Katie Ports of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the US. …

Digital tool teaches Indian boys about gender equality

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In Rajasthan, a social project employs audio stories accessed by mobile phones to talk about child marriage and puberty. Al Jazeera English March 5, 2017 By Shaifali Agrawal Rajasthan, India – Nineteen-year-old Sahil*, who lives in Kolaheda village in the northern state of Rajasthan, felt embarrassed and confused about the way his body changed during his adolescence. It was not …

Flexible men result in successful women

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Women whose male partners take advantage of flexible working hours see a significant increase in their own earnings. University of Oxford July 26, 2017 Research conducted by Dr Laura Langner at the University of Oxford’s Department of Sociology investigated changes in heterosexual couples’ hourly wages once one partner enters work-hour flexibility. The study found that once men started working flexible …