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By Suzanne Bouffard | Published: December 22, 2015
Gendered language shapes how we think about the appropriate roles for men and women, especially when we are children and just beginning to form our understanding of the world. That might not sound like a problem, but it can reinforce stereotypes we are trying to tear down.
By Social Science Space | Published: December 22, 2015
Social Science Space is presenting 10 shortlisted essays written by young social scientists in an ESRC competition looking at how social science might change the world in the next half century. This week we present Kristin Hübner's discussion on how feminist theory may erase socially constructed ideas about what gender is and how it functions.
By Alison Bartlett | Published: March 2, 2015
A recent data-mapping project reveals that women professors are consistently more likely to be described as feisty, bossy, aggressive, shrill, condescending, rude -- and nice.
By Cliodhna O'Connor | Published: February 12, 2015
Cliodhna O’Connor describes how traditional gender stereotypes sometimes get projected onto scientific information and its subsequent reporting.
By Lori L. Hart | Published: March 10, 2014
This piece was originally posted on International Women’s Day at the Management Ink blog. It is re-posted here with permission. *** It was International Women’s Day Saturday, an event observed since the early 1900s to inspire women and celebrate their achievements. The official theme for 2014, “Inspiring Change,” and the United nations, which also pick a theme for the […]
By Pacific-Standard Magazine | Published: September 28, 2012
Jorja Leap immersed herself in the culture of Los Angeles’ notorious street gangs for over 10 years, interviewing and working with hundreds of active and former gang members.
By Social Science Bites | Published: August 31, 2012
There is still a great deal of inequality between the sexes in the workplace. In this episode of the Social Science Bites podcast Paul Seabright combines insights from economics and evolutionary theory to shed light on why this might be so.
By Sarah-Louise Quinnell | Published: August 28, 2012
I expect many of you will be aware of the very amusing yet, at the same time, incredibly scary twitter account @academic male...
By Megan Holland | Published: June 21, 2012
Racially integrated schools offer a number of benefits for students: they are able to expand their cultural outlooks, gain new friends, learn about those who are different, and get better educations at schools with better resources than they would otherwise attend. However, students may struggle with making friends, interacting across racial lines, developing an ethnic identity and with academic achievement
By Pacific-Standard Magazine | Published: May 13, 2012
Why do young girls lack confidence in math? One study shows American parents are far more likely to talk numbers with young sons than daughters.
By Pacific-Standard Magazine | Published: June 27, 2011
Tom Jacobs writes in Miller-McCune Magazine about a study of contestant behavior on a game show that suggests women tend to hedge their bets when facing male opponents. The answer is: It’s a game show that provides surprising clues about sex, social rules and risk-taking. And the question is: What is Jeopardy!? Two Swedish researchers, […]