UNLV law professor Frank Rudy Cooper on the psychological impact of repeated exposure to videos of violent and deadly police encounters that increasingly circulate online; the role that slavery and societal norms surrounding masculinity play into them; and police reforms that might be in the works.
Gender targets miss the mark for women in leadership
Gender diversity experts at the University of South Australia are urging governments to rethink their approach to gender targets as new research shows that they do not lead to expected improvements in gender equity for women in leadership.
America on the Move: How Urban Travel Has Changed Over a Decade
A new study reveals that although private automobiles continue to be the dominant travel mode in American cities, the share of car trips has slightly and steadily decreased since its peak in 2001. In contrast, the share of transit, non-motorized, and taxicab (including ride-hailing) trips has steadily increased.
Pandemic put more parenting stress on mothers
A first-of-its-kind study of parents’ work arrangements during the pandemic shows that mothers working from home increased their supervisory parenting fully two hours more than fathers did, and women were also more likely to adapt their work schedules to new parenting demands.
Couples don’t have the same experience when both work from home
In dual-earner couples, working from home may be a better deal for husbands than wives in some ways, according to two related studies of workers in China and South Korea.
Male gender bias deters men from some career paths
Men are less likely to seek careers in early education and some other fields traditionally associated with women because of male gender bias in those fields, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.
UCI-led study finds pay practices, job barriers to blame for women making less than men
Irvine, Calif., Nov. 28, 2022 — Despite advances in gender equality, women still earn less than men in all advanced, industrialized societies. Who – or what – is to blame? A new 15-country study led by Andrew Penner at the University of California, Irvine, divides fault evenly between inequitable within-job salary structures and the decisions that route men and women into differently compensated roles.
Teachers must stand up to bullying of LBGTQIA+ students
Unconscious bias and gender stereotypes are preventing teachers from intervening when they see LGBTQIA+ students being bullied, researchers from the University of South Australia say.
Study shows heart failure treatment with dapagliflozin consistently benefited both men and women
When it comes to heart failure (HF), sex differences are known to impact everything from risk factors to clinical presentation to response to treatment, making sex a key factor to consider in studies of emerging pharmacotherapies.
Study: Live Chat Boosts College Women’s Class Participation
Women much more enthusiastically embraced the live chat function during pandemic Zoom classes than men, according to a new UNLV study. Researchers hope the data could be a key to broadening underrepresented groups’ access to STEM disciplines as colleges incorporate technology into hybrid and even in-person courses.
UAlbany Study: Pandemic Had Disproportionate Impact on Female Educators
A new study by University at Albany researchers found that female educators experienced the COVID-19 pandemic more negatively than their male counterparts. The study, which was conducted by NYKids, a research-practice partnership housed within the University’s School of Education, adds to emerging research that is finding the pandemic had a disproportionate impact on women in the workforce, who have dropped out at much higher rates than men.
New book offers road map for more equitable corporate culture
The new book “Shared Sisterhood” lays out a road map for white, Black and Latina women to build workplace alliances through vulnerability, trust, risk-taking, and empathy in order to pressure organizational structures to become more equitable for all women.
Expert: How the Las Vegas Aces’ championship win changes the game for women & the entire sports industry
For decades, Las Vegas — a city world famous for sports betting — was one of the few U.S. metropolises without a professional sports team. That all changed in 2017 when the NHL’s Golden Knights took a gamble by setting up shop in Southern Nevada, soon followed by the WNBA’s Aces and NFL’s Raiders. Just a few short years later, the Aces have upped the ante on their “raise the stakes” tagline and became the first major professional sports team to win a championship for Las Vegas.
Female Managers Pay Fairer
There are two levels of reference for the elementary question of an appropriate remuneration of work: the markets with their structure of supply, demand, and productivity as well as the needs of the employees. Operationally decisive, however, is also what managers are guided by when assessing wages. A study recently published in PLOS ONE by researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) provides new insights into this issue.
Trials of Alcohol Use Disorder Treatments Routinely Exclude Sex, Gender, Race, and Ethnicity from Consideration in Outcomes
The manifestation of alcohol use disorder (AUD) and its social, health, and psychological implications depend in part on patient demographics. Yet researchers routinely exclude those demographics from analyses of non-medicinal AUD treatment trials, a review of studies has found. Consequently, little is known about how sex, gender, race, and ethnicity influence the effectiveness of those treatments, or which treatments are indicated — or not — for specific patients and communities. This is despite the National Institutes of Health Revitalization Act in 1993 requiring that NIH-funded studies include diversity of sex/gender and race/ethnicity in their participant samples and analysis. Problematic alcohol use, which has high prevalence and low treatment rates, is a leading contributor to preventable death and disease. Non-pharmacological treatments include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing (MI), contingency management, twelve-step programs, and more. Inequalitie
People less outraged by gender discrimination caused by algorithms
People are less morally outraged when gender discrimination occurs because of an algorithm rather than direct human involvement, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.
WVU research finds LGBTQ people face barriers to health care, especially in rural areas
By interviewing researchers and physicians, Zachary Ramsey — a doctoral candidate in the West Virginia University School of Public Health — identified four pressing health issues that sexual and gender minorities face: discrimination, heteronormativity, health care system barriers and the interconnectedness of physical, mental and social health.
Women resent compliments about communality at work
Women feel more frustrated than men by the gendered expectations placed on them at work, even when those expectations appear to signal women’s virtues and are seen as important for workplace advancement, according to new Cornell University research.
Women worldwide underrepresented in economics
Women are underrepresented in many academic professions.
Study: COVID Tech Took a Toll on Work-from-Home Moms
Research by UNLV communications expert Natalie Pennington finds that texts, video calls burdened the mental health of working moms during pandemic.
Study casts doubt on theory that women aren’t as competitive as men
As researchers investigate reasons for America’s persistent gender wage gap, one possible explanation that has emerged in roughly the last decade is that women may be less competitive than men, and are therefore passed over for higher-ranking roles with larger salaries.
For comment on restrictive abortion laws: Natali Valdez, author of Weighing the Future: Race, Science, and Pregnancy Trials in the Postgenomic Era
As the court battle over the abortion law in Texas continues, Wellesley College women and gender studies professor Natali Valdez is available for comment on how the situation in Texas reveals how unconstitutional restrictions on individual liberties are permitted, promoted, and…
Voices of Reason? Study Links Acoustic Correlations, Gender to Vocal Appeal
What makes a voice attractive? The question is the subject of broad interest, with far-reaching implications in our personal lives, the workplace, and society. In The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, scientists describe research that explores the interactions between gender and articulatory precision to gauge vocal attractiveness. They were surprised to find a sizable gender difference in speech intelligibility.
Groundbreaking ideas from women scientists get less attention
Scientists are less likely to adopt important new ideas in biomedicine introduced by women researchers, a new study has found.
Women Athletes Get Most Airtime Ever
A tally by the authors of the book Olympic Television: Broadcasting the Biggest Show on Earth found women athletes received the majority of the coverage within the 17 nights of NBC’s Tokyo Summer Olympic primetime broadcast.
New Research Reinforces Impact Men Can Have as Gender Equality Allies in the Workplace
Men can have a major influence on the extent to which women feel that their identity is safe within a workplace.
Indian women’s nutrition suffered during COVID-19 lockdown
A new study from Cornell University finds the nationwide lockdown India imposed last year in response to COVID-19 caused disruptions that negatively impacted women’s nutrition.
More Than the Games: The Olympics and the Global Spotlight on Societal Issues
Millions of spectators tuned in Friday to watch the opening ceremony of the delayed 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Medical Journal Articles Written by Women Are Cited Less Than Those Written by Men
Academic articles published by women in high-impact medical journals also have fewer citations than those written by men, especially when women are primary and senior authors, according to new research.
Expert: Cosby’s Release is a story of race, gender and power
Dr. Angela Hattery, a professor of Women and Gender Studies at the University of Delaware, can comment on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s overturning of Bill Cosby’s rape conviction and his recent release from prison. She argues that although the overwhelming story of…
CUR Social Sciences Division Announces Mentoring Awardee, Undergraduate Presentation Awardees
The CUR Social Sciences Division announces its latest awardees: Andrew “Drew” Christopher (Albion College), mentoring awardee; Jack Dempsey and Taylor McGown (TAMU), undergraduate conference presentation awardees
Cedars-Sinai Opens Pediatric, Adolescent Gender Wellness Clinic
Cedars-Sinai has opened a clinic for children and adolescents under age 18 who are questioning their gender or experiencing gender dysphoria—marked incongruence and distress between their true gender identity and biological sex. The clinic is run by Paria Hassouri, MD, a pediatrician specializing in the field of gender wellness.
Aortic Condition More Deadly in Women than in Men
Women who experience acute aortic dissection—a spontaneous and catastrophic tear in one of the body’s main arteries—not only are older and have more advanced disease than men when they seek medical care, but they also are more likely to die, according to research published in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery.
CUR Psychology Division Announces 2021 Psychology Research Awardees
The Psychology Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research announces the 2021 recipients of its Psychology Research Awards. The recipients are undergraduate students conducting original psychological research, who receive awards of up to $500 per project.
Racial, Gender and Socioeconomic Factors Linked to Likelihood of Getting Proven Treatment for Diabetes
A new study from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania found significant disparities in the use of sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors, a class of drugs proven to treat type 2 diabetes, with usage remaining low with Black, Asian, and lower-income groups despite an increase in overall usage for patients with type 2 diabetes.
Eberly College students lead gender inclusivity, anti-racism training at WVU
A gender inclusivity and anti-racism training—for students and by students—is building a stronger sense of belonging and community at WVU.
Study: Ag policy in India needs to account for domestic workload
Women’s increased agricultural labor during harvest season, in addition to domestic house care, often comes at the cost of their health, according to new research from the Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition.
Study Explores How Sexism Within Religious Congregations Shapes Women’s Health
A new study has found that sexism in religious institutions can limit the health benefits of religious participation for women.
A leader’s gender plays a role in local government sustainability policymaking
When it comes to local government, does the gender of a mayor or county executive matter in sustainability policymaking? Yes, but only in certain ways, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.
Everyday ‘hacks’ that counter gender inequality
Whatever our age or gender, we all have a responsibility to challenge gender inequality. Yet, despite women comprising 50 per cent of the population, gender inequality remains a systemic problem, infiltrating every aspect of our society.
From local to global, Argonne initiatives drive gender equality, diversity, respect
Argonne’s workforce has supported gender equality and diversity with various initiatives for 30 years.
Pandemic compounds psychosocial issues for sexual, gender minorities (SGM)
The weight of isolation and loss of social connection caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has compounded existing psychosocial-emotional issues already experienced by adults who identify as sexual or gender minorities (SGM). And while many people globally and across the United States—regardless of their gender identity—are experiencing pandemic anxiety at some level, those who identify as SGM appear to have been disproportionally affected by the pandemic both physically and mentally.
Want to hire more women? Expand your short list
As more male-dominated industries look for ways to hire women, new Cornell University research offers employers a simple solution – make your initial job candidate short list longer.
Americans like sports, but heterosexual men especially do
Nearly nine out of 10 Americans say they enjoy sports at least a little, but heterosexual men more commonly identify as passionate sports fans, a new study suggests.
Vice Presidential Vogue: Kamala Harris and White House Fashion
As Kamala Harris stood beside newly sworn-in President Joe Biden last week, all eyes were on her as she made history as the nation’s first female vice president. But, much like other prominent women who have walked the halls of the White House before her, cultural experts expect that there will be just as much focus on her fashion statements as on her political ones — and the scrutiny may be intensified as the first woman and person of color in the VP position takes on stereotypes surrounding Eurocentric standards of beauty.
For veterans after suicide attempts, gender affects recovery needs
What care do veterans need when recovering after suicide attempts? The answer may be different for women compared to men veterans, reports a qualitative study in Medical Care, part of a special issue devoted to new research on suicide risk and prevention in women. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.
Male-dominated background affects CEOs’ decisions, new study finds
Male CEOs who experienced gender imbalance in their formative years are more likely to promote women into peripheral divisions of their companies and give them less capital, according to a recent study by W. P. Carey School of Business Professor Denis Sosyura.
Research Helps Identify High-Risk Populations to aid Health Officials Combating the Pandemic
A team of UCLA Fielding School of Public Health researchers has developed a method to better guide public policy related to the control and prevention of COVID-19, based on identifying those most at risk in the pandemic
Researchers discover men fighting both cancer and COVID-19 at higher risk than women
Men with cancer and COVID-19 may be at significantly higher risk for severe symptoms and even death as compared to females fighting both, a University of Kansas Cancer Center research team has found.
Patients Who Had More Severe Covid-19 May Be the Best Donors for Convalescent Plasma Therapy
Sex, age, and severity of disease may be useful in identifying COVID-19 survivors who are likely to have high levels of antibodies that can protect against the disease.