Tag: Gender Roles

Wage Gap Embedded Young

It is well known that women earn 80 cents for every dollar a man does. What plays a big factor is a phenomenon called occupational segregation. It is the belief that there are gender normal tasks assigned to men and women. For example, mowing the lawn is viewed as “men’s…

CEO Barbie: Perception of Women in Leadership Differs from the Reality

By Michael Nam Research shows most men and women see little difference in the leadership capabilities of women while acknowledging greater obstacles for women achieving those roles, but the number of women in CEO posts for top corporations remains woefully low. The Pew Research Center found that people saw little…

Subtle Sexism, Mansplaining and Manterruptions No Longer Tolerated

By Michael Nam Photo by Shutterstock Studies have shown what women have been saying for some time: sexism is often hidden, and multiple high profile gaffes have illustrated this point. Men interrupting women, policing the language and tone of women and condescendingly explaining things to women, as opposed to explicitly…

Celebrity Dad Demands Diaper-Changing Stations in Men's Rooms

By Michael Nam Actor Ashton Kutcher is known for playing a stoner teenager and a reality-television prankster, but he would also like to be known as a responsible dad. The celebrity posted his dissatisfaction with public men’s rooms for fatherly duties via Facebook, offering incentives for future changes. Confining diaper-changing…