Data Shows Girls Around The World Underestimate Themselves In Math

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has gathered data comparing countries all over the world on their track record of gender differences in various skills, degrees, work, and wages. It's an interesting cross section of opportunity, gender imbalance, and culture. The OECD even took into… » 3/09/14 12:30pm 3/09/14 12:30pm

How Hollywood Helps Deter Women from Computer Science

The New York Times today would like to suggest that storytelling is powerful, that, in the whole art/life dynamic, it’s life that imitates art, not the other way around, at least not when it comes to kids imagining viable career paths for themselves. For instance, too many “Dilbert” perusals and Office Space viewings… » 10/26/13 1:30pm 10/26/13 1:30pm

In Disney's Planes, the Guys Soar While the Girls Get Left in the Dust

I’ve blogged twice about the sexist preview for “Planes,” and after seeing the movie today, I’m afraid I’ve got to blog about this awful scene once more. The sexist scene actually opens the movie. It sets the tone for the whole film, which is the opposite of what I thought the scene was going to do. When I saw the… » 8/15/13 3:00pm 8/15/13 3:00pm

Ma'am, That Uterus Will Cost You Extra

It used to be that insurance companies justified charging women more for health insurance because they could get pregnant and be more expensive, but then someone pointed out the business fallacy that many insurance plans didn't cover birth control, either, so they came up with insurance plans (like mine) that don't… » 6/26/08 4:40pm 6/26/08 4:40pm