Tag Archives: Gender

“You can’t self-help away deeply-ingrained structural discrimination.”

TweetJessica has a good piece in The Guardian today on the gender confidence gap and the new book The Confidence Code which “argues that what’s truly holding women back is their own self-doubt.” As Amanda Hess has noted, this book is part of a genre that’s enjoying popularity right now — one that she describes as teaching women [...]
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Student kicked out of her prom for wearing pants

TweetAh, the prom. That awkward night of teenagers dressing up and pretending to be adults remains one of our most long-standing and universal rites of passage. As such, it often seems to reveal a lot about how far we have — and haven’t — come in breaking down traditional norms around gender and sexuality. For every [...]
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Chart of the Day: Life expectancy for poor US women is declining

Tweet According to a new analysis from the Brookings Institute, the life expectancy gap between the rich and the poor in the US is growing, especially among women. Comparing life expectancy at age 55 between folks born in 1920 vs. 1940 found that men, overall, have gained an additional five years — with the richest men gaining [...]
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Correction: Sex tapes don’t “work” for working and middle class women

Tweet The release of a sex tape featuring Love and Hip Hop Atlanta cast members Mimi Faust and Nikko Smith earlier this week has had the internet (mainly Black Twitter) abuzz. Per usual, everyone has an opinion on what appears to be a cliché publicity stunt. One take from the blogosphere caught my eye though. In a post on [...]
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Feministing at 10: Re-designing the field of design

TweetEd. note: In celebration of Feministing’s 10-year anniversary, current and former members of the Feministing crew are offering their reflections on the changes of the last decade. First up is this take on women in design by editor emeritus Courtney Martin. Read the whole series here. And consider giving us a birthday donation to ensure Feministing is around for [...]
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