gender inequality

Gender

Employers Don't Like to Hire Intelligent Women

A new study found that high-achieving women were less likely to get called back for a job interview than high-achieving men—as well as only moderately-achieving women.
Kimberly Lawson
3.22.18
fertility

Women Shoulder the Invisible Burden of Preventing Pregnancy Alone

We talked to the researcher behind a study that examines how clinicians in the US reinforce the widely accepted notion that the physical, mental, and emotional labor around contraception is "women's work."
Kimberly Lawson
8.10.17
Gaming

Why Portrayals of Moms in Video Games Are So Messed Up

In video games like "Red Dead Redemption," "Heavy Rain," and "The Last of Us," multidimensional father figures are abundant. But where are the playable mothers?
Lisa Ludwig
5.14.17
women

Don't Trust Men Who Want a 'Nice' Woman

A Fox News contributor suggested that "alpha" women need to learn to be nice in order for men to like them. That's dumb.
Diana Tourjée
5.11.17
gender inequality

​It Took 35 Years to Narrow the Gender Pay Gap by 20 Cents

The results of a new survey indicate that the wage gap is closing, though not very quickly and not for everyone. We talked to a workplace equality expert on the work that still needs to be done to achieve equal pay.
Kimberly Lawson
10.6.16
politics

We Asked High School Debate Coaches to Grade Trump and Clinton's Performances

"Trump's goal is to violate the rules of the debate, to violate the existing rules of the establishment."
Linda Yang
9.27.16
Work

Surprise! On Average, Women Work Four Years Longer Than Men

New research shows that women work an average of four years longer than men during their lives—and it's all thanks to unpaid domestic work and chores.
Sirin Kale
9.22.16
Film

Hollywood Still Sucks at Putting Women On-Screen, Unless They're Scantily Clad

A new report on the top-grossing films of 2015 found that women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ community, and people with disabilities are still largely missing on-screen and behind the camera.
Kimberly Lawson
9.7.16
wage gap

Congress to Consider Landmark Bill to Help Close the Gender Wage Gap

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton plans to introduce a bill to help close the gender wage gap by forbidding employers from asking the salary history of job candidates.
Candace Bryan
9.1.16