Sexualized avatars affect the real world, researchers find
(Phys.org) —A Stanford study shows that after women wear sexualized avatars in a virtual reality world, they feel objectified and are more likely to accept rape myths in the real world. The research could ...
Researchers analyze growth potential in African bank loans
In Africa, small women-owned business owners find it easier to obtain loans than their male counterparts. The reason for this distortion is that politicians and foreign aid organisations with their focus ...
Women directors better at mergers and acquisitions
The more women there are on a corporate board the less a company pays for its acquisitions, according to a new study by researchers at UBC's Sauder School of Business.
Men support cracking glass ceiling
Male workers appear to support women becoming CEOs even more than female workers do, finds new research on the proverbial glass ceiling and job satisfaction in six formerly socialist countries.
Transgender controversies can lead to 'gender panic,' study finds
When New York City moved in 2006 to make it easier for transgender people to revise the gender on their birth certificates, the proposal was widely expected to pass.
Smartphones boost sharing of photos, videos
Smartphones are giving a big boost to posting of photos and videos, according to a study released Monday.
Call to arms: Racism and sexual harassment is still rife in science
Martin Luther King said, "On some positions, Cowardice asks the question, 'Is it safe?' Expediency asks the question, 'Is it politic?' And Vanity comes along and asks the question, 'Is it popular?' But Conscience ...
Women scientists, Wikipedia under microscope in US
Look up a female scientist or technologist on Wikipedia, and you might not find what you're looking for. Many don't have detailed pages or any page at all on the free online encyclopedia created by contributors, ...
New information is discovered about the ancestry of Ashkenazi Jews
Professor Martin Richards, of the Archaeogenetics Research Group at the University of Huddersfield, has published a paper uncovering new information about how Ashkenazi Jewish men moved into Europe from the Middle East, and ...
Women and minority corporate directors lack mentoring
(Phys.org) —As more women and minorities were welcomed on corporate boards of directors in recent decades, few have attained elite inner circle status that comes from serving on multiple boards.
Diversity in science
Some may recall the way she personally transported her portable X-ray machines to the front lines in World War I. Others may remember the deal she made with her sister to wait her turn before attending the ...
Report shows increase in number of women on FTSE 100 boards
A progress report, co-authored by Dr Ruth Sealy (pictured, left) from City's Department of Psychology and published by Cranfield School of Management, shows that women now account for 19 per cent of FTSE 100 and 15 per cent ...
Birth control good for education, women's work and growth in Africa
Short birth spacing reduces the chances of African children to go to school. Mothers of shortly spaced children have less opportunity to work and their households generate less wealth. However, the good news ...
Report sheds light on conflicts over religion, women's rights in global affairs
Women's education, reproductive rights, female genital cutting/mutilation and women's dress. These are just a few of the topics commonly used to support the idea that the world is locked in a clash of civilizations.