women's issues

Jefferson Exchange | April 3, 2014 | 9:00
10:10 am
Thu April 3, 2014

Barbie Dolls And Career Options

The Barbie Runway at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis.
Credit 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. 

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Jefferson Exchange | January 20, 2014 | 9:00
10:35 am
Mon January 20, 2014

Women and Politics and Winning

Credit 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.

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Jefferson Exchange | November 11, 2013
10:44 am
Mon November 11, 2013

Helping Women Leaders Set Goals

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).

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Jefferson Exchange | November 11, 2013
10:41 am
Mon November 11, 2013

The "New Soft War On Women"

Credit 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. 

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