New Documentary Explores the Pressures of Male Gender Stereotypes

The terrifyingly intelligent and beautiful Jennifer Siebel Newsom has launched a project (on Kickstarter, duh) to fund her documentary about the pressures of masculinity on boys today. The film, titled "The Mask You Live In," examines how societal standards of boys and men being emotionally unattached, among other… »7/11/13 4:45pm7/11/13 4:45pm


Shockingly, Undeserved Praise Improves Men’s Navigation Skills

Science, as it is wont to do sometimes, has landed like an innocent little butterfly on the shoulders of a pretty dismal finding: appealing to certain gender stereotypes can be just as confidence-boosting for men as it is confidence-sapping for women, even and especially when those stereotypes have no basis in truth.… »9/12/12 3:50pm9/12/12 3:50pm

Britain: Making It Easier For Women To Stay Home, And Reinforcing The Stereotype That They Should

As if there hasn't been quite enough said about the work-life choices women get to make, Nicola Brewer, the chair of the Equalities and Human Rights Commission in Great Britain, ignited a debate about maternity leave and its effect on women's careers this weekend that has landed her in a spot of hot water. Recently,… »7/15/08 4:00pm7/15/08 4:00pm