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.
Read more. [Image: MariusBoatca/Flickr]

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

(Source: themarysue.com, via knivesies-deactivated20140101)

buzzfeed:

The NYFA released this inforaphic of gender inequality in film. It’s truly eye-opening and this only scratches the surface.

stuffmomnevertoldyou:

Episode: Do women apologize more than men?

Hollywood icon John Wayne once said, “Never apologize. It’s a sign of weakness.” Is that masculine advice why it’s thought that women tend to apologize more than men? Caroline and Cristen examine how men and women say “I’m sorry,” and myth-bust the stereotype of women as the sorrier sex.

stuffmomnevertoldyou:

Ye olde gender fluidity.
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stuffmomnevertoldyou:

Ye olde gender fluidity.

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