'Ban the Box' leads to increase in employer racial discrimination

"Ban the Box" legislation seeks to open doors to employment for people with criminal records by barring employers from asking about records on employment applications. More than 20 states and over 100 municipalities have ...

Incivility at work: is 'queen bee syndrome' getting worse?

The phenomenon of women discriminating against other women in the workplace—particularly as they rise in seniority—has long been documented as the "queen bee syndrome." As women have increased their ranks in the workplace, ...

US attorney: Two Belarusians took in $1.35M from phishing scam

Two men from the Eastern European country of Belarus have been charged with receiving $1.35 million stolen in an international phishing scheme from the bank account of a Pennsylvania oil and gas drilling company, federal ...

The prisoner's nutrition dilemma

Snacking is pervasive at the Massachusetts Correctional Institute at Norfolk, a medium security prison for men just south of Boston. A pint of Ben & Jerry's is a daily ritual for some, and a common treat is the "honey bun ...

How a job acquires a gender (and less authority if it's female)

"I'm not bossy, I'm the boss." So proclaims Beyoncé in a video in support of the #banbossy campaign. The campaign highlights how when little boys take charge, they're often praised for being a "leader." But when little girls ...

Holding on to patriarchy-reinforcing beliefs comes at a price

Some men categorize women into two groups: either they are chaste, nurturing and good, or they are promiscuous, manipulative, and out to seduce them. This polarizing "Madonna-Whore dichotomy" is grounded in a man's desire ...

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