Tag: Gender Equity

Stereotype-free Halloween Costumes for Kids

By Sheryl Estrada The Disney Store’s line of Halloween 2015 costumes for kids is titled “I Am Awesome.” It’s estimated that 68 million Americans will dress up for Halloween this year and will spend a total of $950 million on children’s costumes. Companies are beginning to respond to the criticism…

Serena Williams, New York Times and Body Image

By Sheryl Estrada Serena Williams is ranked number one in women’s single tennis, winning her sixth Wimbledon championship on Saturday. Sheholds the greatest number of major singles, doubles, and mixed doubles titles combined among active players, female or male. The New York Times, under fire last year for characterizing TV…

Men Named John Outnumber Women in Key Leadership Positions

By Michael Nam Justin Wolfers, a Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the University of Michigan, highlighted the lack of women in charge of financial and political institutions with a darkly amusing ratio he calls the Glass Ceiling Index. In his New York Times Upshot column, Wolfers was apparently…