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.
Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2014/02/24/female-chemists-protest-all-male-conference-lineup#ixzz2vIpTU0Bh
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.
Click here to read the entire article http://www.cosmopolitan.com/advice/work-money/women-bosses
Though previous studies have shown that Latinos have a higher life expectancy than most other Americans, a new study suggests that might soon change for newer generations of Latino-Americans. Why?
click here for the complete story http://www.diversityinc.com/news/taking-american-customs-decreasing-latino-life-expectancy/
For the first time, a film directed by a black filmmaker — Steve McQueen of “12 Years a Slave” — won best picture and a Latino — Alfonso Cuaron of “Gravity” — took home best director in a ceremony presided over by a lesbian host and overseen by the academy’s first black president.
click here for the complete story…http://movies.yahoo.com/news/diversity-wins-big-86th-oscars-110818216.html