In Showtime’s Homeland, CIA operative Carrie Mathison works mostly with men, and sometimes she is treated unfairly because of her gender. But it turns out this isn’t what the CIA is actually like these days. Two decades ago, there were many female agents in the field, but zero were in the highest ranks. Now? Four of the five and five of the top eight top agency members are women.
It all changed after the capture of bin Laden, who was ... Read More
BY Sabrina Hart
on Nov 13, 2013
For today’s daily dose of disappointing news, Americans still think that men should rule the workplace! A recent Gallup poll reveals that American men and women would rather have a male boss than a female boss. While 40 percent of those polled listed no preference, those who did would rather have a man in charge. Of the women polled, 40 percent favored having a male boss, whereas 27 percent preferred a female boss. These results are perhaps indicative ... Read More
BY Katie Fustich
on Nov 01, 2013
A study at the Columbia Business School recently exposed how, in the work place, women are asked for help more frequently, and that their help is less appreciated than that of their male counterparts.
Sharon Meers, contributor to the Wall Street Journal, thinks this behavior may be an after-effect of teaching our children that neatness and niceness are virtues primarily for girls. Later in life, she muses, women are looked at merely as "merry wives of the ... Read More
I once met a female construction worker. When discussing her job, she actually teared up. Not only is she paid less than her male peers because she physically cannot lift as much as many of them can, but she also faces sexual harassment on a daily basis; she is called “weak” and “a little girl,” and she hid the fact that she was gay for fear of bullying.
The artist Susan Eisenberg’s “On Equal Terms,” a ... Read More
BY Amy LaCount
on Aug 02, 2013
It’s been 76 years since Amelia Earhart hopped in her final, legendary plane and disappeared across the misty Pacific Ocean. Her departure is shrouded in mysterious conspiracy theories (Did she drown? Was she executed on an island where she crash landed? Did she, in fact, survive the flight, change her name and go on living, unbeknownst to us all?).
Part of her legacy is crystal clear, though: how much she effing ruled.
Let’s first talk about what ... Read More