"If you wanted to predict the future based on school achievement alone, our world would be a matriarchy.” Famed Psychologist Susan Pinker wrote that line almost a decade ago in her book The Sexual Paradox: Extreme Men, Gifted Women, and the Real Gender Gap, but she could easily make the same cl...
When Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg began her legal crusade half a century ago, the law sanctioned different treatment of women and men. When she finally made it to the Supreme Court, she had already achieved a judicial revolution. Women's issues today can often seem like they've moved far beyon...
Starbucks made the headlines and got some great press earlier this year for extending parental leave to hourly workers, but most people missed the inequality in the fine print: the coffee behemoth is giving much better benefits to its well-paid, white-collar corporate employees. The new policy, wh...
Having kids typically makes it harder to advance in your career, according to overwhelming body of research. According to a new poll, most U.S. workers feel that employers aren’t doing enough to support parents returning to their jobs after they take time off to raise children. 57% report ...
We commonly hear promises and praises regarding automated cars: that they will eliminate human-error accidents and make roadways and traffic more efficient. At first glance, such promises seem to indicate that self-driving cars would reduce congestion and reduce our commute times. But researchers...
On Monday Seattle City Council voted to give city employees up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave. In a unanimous vote on Monday, the Seattle City Council approved a bill to offer city employees up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave, effectively tripling the four weeks currently available to City ...
Republicans have long aimed to repeal Obamacare, and with control of the Legislature and White House now, this is likely to happen. Health care columnists for the New York Times Aaron E. Carroll and Austin Frakt have discussed the possibilities — the practical and the political. A summary of thei...
The home furnishing giant has just created one of the most generous paid parental leave policies in the retail sector. We frequently hear how much better parental leave policies are in Europe, Canada, and…well just about everywhere in the world outside the U.S. But there are a growing number of b...
There’s still hope for expanded paid parental and sick leave. Many left-leaning groups are wringing their hands over what Donald Trump may or may not do over the new four years in office.  Yet for all the uncertainty and anxiety, staff with the Washington DC Paid Family Leave Coalition are cheeri...
Even when writers have good intentions, they can’t escape gender bias, a new study shows. Even scientists find objectivity to be tough.  Because of unconscious gender bias, they are twice as likely to write outstanding letters of recommendation for men than for women, according to an extensive ...