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Chart of the Day: Women write about family and gender, men cover literally everything else

TweetWhen we talk about gender imbalance in the media, it’s not just about women being generally underrepresented compared to men–it’s also about what topics they’re covering. Are women’s voices present in the media conversations around the full range of important issue areas of the day, or are they still siloed into certain traditionally feminine spheres? [...]
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Chart of the Day: Being able to stay home when you’re sick is a perk for the rich

TweetDo you get paid sick days? Count yourself lucky. Although several cities mandate universal paid sick leave, for the most part, such policies are left to employers. And while they’ve been slightly more generous in the last few years, more than 41 million people in this country can’t take a paid day off when they or [...]
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Chart of the Day: Women in the Olympics

TweetIn previous years we’ve covered why the Olympics aren’t exactly a feminist institution, even though the competitions show up some pretty bad ass ladies. I had no idea, though, that the games — and particularly the Winter Olympics — were so resistant to including women for such a goddamn long time. After the jump, check [...]
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Chart of the Day: Birth control efficacy

TweetSo, a few disclaimers. Huff Po put together an infographic on women’s birth control use and misconceptions about various methods’ efficacy based on new data from the American College of Nurse-Midwives. There are some problems here. I don’t like that the focus is solely on women because not all people who can get pregnant are [...]
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Chart of the day: Female doctors earn $50,000 less than male doctors

TweetThe gender pay gap among doctors, dentists and other health care workers has grown over the past decade, says Sarah Kliff over at the Wonkblog, citing new research in the Journal of the American Medical Association. As you can see in the chart below, even adjusting for hours and years of experience, female doctors earn less than their male [...]
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