micdotcom:

Fans are taking ‘Where’s Gamora?’ into their own hands

As many frustrated fans have pointed out online, much of the official Guardians of the Galaxy merchandise leaves out Gamora, one of the movie’s five titular Guardians, played by Zoe Saldana. Though Gamora has an equal amount of screen time as her male colleagues, and Saldana is second-billed after Chris Pratt, Gamora is mysteriously absent in some egregious ways.

Unfortunately, this is nothing new

stuffmomnevertoldyou:

Why Girls (And Guys) Wear Earrings

How poking holes in your earlobes — aka ear piercing — became a girl thing.

fastcompany:

Women are told to lean in, but having the time to lean back might be the true test of equality and success.
It’s well documented that women still aren’t earning as much as men—less than three quarters of the salary for the same work in many industries—but the gender wage gap isn’t the only issue. There’s another disparity quietly gaining traction: The gender leisure gap.
Some blame Sheryl Sandberg’s "Lean-in" phenomenon, in which women have been urged to do more, take on more, lean in to more and more opportunities in order to advance. Lean-in critics like Georgetown law professor Rosa Brooks say it’s a mentality that breeds burnout.
"When a workplace is full of employees who always lean in and never lean back, it’s full of employees who are exhausted, brittle, and incapable of showing much creativity or making good decisions," she writes in Foreign Policy. “There is, after all, much to be said for leaning out—for long lunches, afternoon naps, good books, and some nice, slow hours in the La-Z-Boy.”
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fastcompany:

Women are told to lean in, but having the time to lean back might be the true test of equality and success.

It’s well documented that women still aren’t earning as much as men—less than three quarters of the salary for the same work in many industries—but the gender wage gap isn’t the only issue. There’s another disparity quietly gaining traction: The gender leisure gap.

Some blame Sheryl Sandberg’s "Lean-in" phenomenon, in which women have been urged to do more, take on more, lean in to more and more opportunities in order to advance. Lean-in critics like Georgetown law professor Rosa Brooks say it’s a mentality that breeds burnout.

"When a workplace is full of employees who always lean in and never lean back, it’s full of employees who are exhausted, brittle, and incapable of showing much creativity or making good decisions," she writes in Foreign Policy. “There is, after all, much to be said for leaning out—for long lunches, afternoon naps, good books, and some nice, slow hours in the La-Z-Boy.”

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stuffmomnevertoldyou:

How Sexism Affects Men

Or: why men and boys have a vital stake in gender equality, too.

stuffmomnevertoldyou:

Why do men and women use separate public bathrooms?

Or: A Brief History of Class, Race, Ability and Gender Identity Segregation At the Public Toilet.

stuffmomnevertoldyou:

Do women apologize more than men?

Cristen investigates whether studies on gender and apology behavior match the stereotype of women apologizing way more than men.

stuffmomnevertoldyou:

Modesty Is NOT the Best Policy

It’s high time we a) stopping teaching girls via dress codes and modesty policing that it’s their job to be the gatekeepers of male sexuality and b) stop teaching boys that their sexuality is so uncontrollable it must be protected against.

stuffmomnevertoldyou:

Why are long eyelashes considered feminine?

Not surprisingly, evolutionary biology has a theory about it that — again, not surprisingly — has a lot to do with babies. See, when we’re born, our big ol’ baby eyes are relatively huge in proportion to the rest of our face, and as we age, our faces grow larger but our eyes remain relatively the same size, which explains the youthful association of long lashes. And from there, youth denotes fertility, which circles us back around to babies. Also on the fertility front, David Givens, director of the Center for Nonverbal Studies, thinks the contrasting effect of dark mascara that brightens the whites of our eyes also signals good reproductive health.

stuffmomnevertoldyou:

Why are long eyelashes considered feminine?

Not surprisingly, evolutionary biology has a theory about it that — again, not surprisingly — has a lot to do with babies. See, when we’re born, our big ol’ baby eyes are relatively huge in proportion to the rest of our face, and as we age, our faces grow larger but our eyes remain relatively the same size, which explains the youthful association of long lashes. And from there, youth denotes fertility, which circles us back around to babies. Also on the fertility front, David Givens, director of the Center for Nonverbal Studies, thinks the contrasting effect of dark mascara that brightens the whites of our eyes also signals good reproductive health.

stuffmomnevertoldyou:

Women’s Work: Reimagining “Blue-Collar”

26 images of tenacious, strong female loggers, welders, firefighters, miners and so forth challenging the idea of what we consider “women’s work.”

theatlantic:

Why Don’t More Women Want to Work with Other Women?

Most Americans don’t care about the gender of their coworkers, but those who do prefer men by a wide margin.
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theatlantic:

Why Don’t More Women Want to Work with Other Women?

Most Americans don’t care about the gender of their coworkers, but those who do prefer men by a wide margin.

Read more. [Image: MariusBoatca/Flickr]

stuffmomnevertoldyou:

Why Men Love Reddit

If Reddit users are 74 percent male, what is it about the aggregator’s architecture of the aggregator that appeals to the masculine masses? Two words: up vote.

knives-in-the-drain:

Today in Women in STEM Fields: The Struggle, The Life, a study conducted by University College London’s Infectious Disease Research Network has found that U.K. female scientists working on infectious diseases are far less likely to receive grants than their male counterparts. And when they do

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