women's issues

Barbie Dolls And Career Options

Apr 3, 2014
Public Domain

The iconic Barbie doll comes in for a fair amount of criticism, primarily for its nearly anatomically impossible depiction of the female form. 

Now a study from the psychology school at Oregon State University finds another issue. 

The study suggests that girls who play with Barbie dolls may think of their own career choices as more limited than those of boys. 

Women and Politics and Winning

Jan 20, 2014
Wikimedia

It's often been said of the legislative process that (like sausage-making) it's best not to watch.

Now just imagine the process of getting a candidate elected.

Helping Women Leaders Set Goals

Nov 11, 2013

Just about all of us can use the occasional brush-up on skills and attitudes in our jobs. 

And the chance to compare notes may be more important for women in leadership positions (see our 9 AM entry for this date).

The "New Soft War On Women"

Nov 11, 2013
Tarcher Penguin Books

Women rule!  Or should, right?  In the United States today, women are half the educated work force and earn more than half the advanced college degrees. 

And yet, women still earn barely more than 75 cents for every dollar men make.