Congress Won't Be 50 Percent Female Until 2121, Study Finds

A new report from the Institute for Women's Policy Research research finds that Congress will not achieve gender parity until 2121 if nothing changes about how female candidates are pipelined. (According to my Day After Tomorrow-informed projections, by 2121 Congress will just consist of two women, a man, and a male… » 6/19/14 6:00pm 6/19/14 6:00pm

This Photo Perfectly Illustrates Silicon Valley's Gender Disparity

Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference is happening right now and while the event is bringing us some exciting news (iOS8 sounds like it is going to be amazing and useful and whatever I'll buy it because it is simple and shiny) it's also bringing some troubling pictorial evidence that the gender gap in silicon valley… » 6/03/14 8:30pm 6/03/14 8:30pm

In Battle of the Sexes, All-You-Can-Eat Buffet Is the Great Equalizer

It's not easy being a man in the modern American matriarchy! Always being forced to buy all the dinners and win all the bread and dominate all the high-paying jobs and respect all the bodily autonomy. UNFAIR, RIGHT? Sometimes it feels like what happened to equality, you know!? What do men have left to live for, even?… » 4/10/14 5:15pm 4/10/14 5:15pm

Women Drop Out of STEM Fields Because They Fear Failure

A couple of new studies suggest that women might be "self-selecting" out of STEM fields because we're trained to fear mediocrity and failure. It makes sense—when you're told all your life that you have to be "twice as good" to compete "in a man's world," it's tough to feel like you have the luxury of taking chances. » 3/19/14 1:20pm 3/19/14 1:20pm

Government Official Chastised for Saying Girls Should Play Girl-Sports

Blergh. The headline "Equalities Minister criticised for suggesting women take up ‘feminine’ sports" sounds preeeeeetty bad. Like, really awfully bad. Like, 1971-bad. Women face enough discrimination in sports as it is without emphasizing absurd gendered dichotomies that activists have just finally begun to unravel.… » 2/21/14 7:15pm 2/21/14 7:15pm

Media Continues to Be Dominated by White Dudes, Says Depressing Report

The Women's Media Center released their 2014 Status of Women in U.S. Media Report yesterday, and the findings are, disappointingly, pretty much what you'd expect. Over the past three years, women's visibility in media has remained largely the same (i.e. disproportionately low), with women—particularly women of… » 2/20/14 2:00pm 2/20/14 2:00pm

Men Use Anger as a Manipulative Tool to Get What They Want

New research found that men in competitive scenarios will deliberately anger their opponents if they think it will help them win. The UCSD study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, explored the ways that emotions influence decision-making. Whatever you might think of emotional… » 1/16/14 6:40pm 1/16/14 6:40pm

No Black Kids, Latinos, or Girls Took AP Computer Science in Montana

Well, this is unsettling. According to this year's data, not a single female student, black student, or Latino student took the AP computer science exam in either Montana or Mississippi. That means it was pretty much just all white dudes. Not exactly a heartening indicator of all that "diversity in tech" that tech… » 1/14/14 6:20pm 1/14/14 6:20pm

More Than Half of Women Think Their Sick Boyfriends Are Faking It

According to a new poll, men and women have very different perceptions of what goes on during cold and flu season (or as I don't EVER like to call it, cold and flu SNEAZON!). Basically, women are heartless bitches who think their dudes are exaggerating symptoms in order to get attention/sympathy/unlimited soup.… » 12/21/13 1:00pm 12/21/13 1:00pm

Why Are Female Celebs 'Fake' But Men Just Get to Be Cool Dudes?

According to internet prophecies (on this site and others), we're on the brink of a national Jennifer Lawrence backlash. She's too charming. She's trying too hard. She's annoying. She's so likeable that we're just fucking sick of liking her. She's problematic. She dressed up like a "fat witch" once, which was kind of… » 12/16/13 1:00pm 12/16/13 1:00pm