“We need to get rid of the word ‘bossy’ and bring back the word ‘feminist,’”
Condoleezza Rice, Sheryl Sandberg and Girl Scouts CEO Anna Maria Chávez: Let’s Ban Bossy Campaign Their goal? To ban the word bossy, a negative label they say is too often applied to young girls, and one of the many ways they are discouraged from speaking up.
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New Report suggest that MEN with kids are as disadvantaged as MOMS on academic job markets
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It happened again – another major theoretical chemistry conference features an all-male program.” That’s the opening to a new petition calling for the boycott of the 2015 International Congress of Quantum Chemistry conference in Beijing. The petition has attracted lots of support – and some criticism – and highlighted what many see as the persistent, if unintentional, sexism in academe and in the physical sciences in particular.
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Inside Higher Ed
Women’s equality has made positive gains but the world is still unequal. International Women’s Day celebrates the social, political and economic achievements of women while focusing world attention on areas requiring further action.
I’ve worked for a lot of women, some of whom were good bosses and some of whom were bad. They were all feeling their way. If they didn’t give me everything I wanted in a boss, it wasn’t because they were women. It’s because they weren’t perfect. Nobody is. But each of us deserves to be judged on our own merits, not as a stand-in for our entire sex. Yes, complain about your woman boss, if she deserves it. Just don’t complain about your boss because she’s a woman.
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