Category Archives: General

Math disparities the result of unconscious teacher biases

So, here’s a report from Israel via NPR demonstrating pretty conclusively that disparities in math achievement in school between girls and boys are an artifact of sexism, not any innate differences between the sexes. Turns out that if teachers who … Continue reading

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You never should’ve opened that door…

Employers can refuse to provide coverage for contraception on moral as well as religious grounds. My reaction to this is slightly more complex than it might be normally. I certainly am in favor of demystifying and debunking the idea that … Continue reading

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Climate Change Hits Women Harder

I found this article, about how natural disasters, and therefore climate change, have significantly greater negative effects on women fascinating. (The article is from March–I have a backlog of stuff I bookmarked to blog about. Most of it does not … Continue reading

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Mind your business, Ohio legislature

Let me make this perfectly clear: I just went through a pregnancy for a much-wanted child. I endured morning sickness that lasted throughout the entire pregnancy. I became so short of breath that I had to stop and rest partway … Continue reading

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Spillover #30

Time for our 30th #spillover thread. Some reminders:

1. #spillover is part of our comment moderation system for keeping other threads on-topic by providing a separate constructive space for side-discussions.
2. Commenters are encouraged to respect the topic of each post and cheerfully volunteer to take off-topic side-discussions into #spillover. Continue reading

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Shameless Self-Promotion Sunday

Promote yourself. (Or somebody else.)

N.B. remember your netiquette. Continue reading

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Spillover #29

Time for our twenty-ninth #spillover thread. Some reminders:

1. #spillover is part of our comment moderation system for keeping other threads on-topic by providing a separate constructive space for side-discussions.
2. Commenters are encouraged to respect the topic of each post and cheerfully volunteer to take off-topic side-discussions into #spillover. Continue reading

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Shameless Self-Promotion Sunday

Promote yourself. (Or somebody else.)

N.B. remember your netiquette. Continue reading

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Shameless Self-Promotion Sunday

Promote yourself. (Or somebody else.)

N.B. remember your netiquette. Continue reading

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Spillover #28

Time for our twenty-eighth #spillover thread. Some reminders:

1. #spillover is part of our comment moderation system for keeping other threads on-topic by providing a separate constructive space for side-discussions.
2. Commentors are encouraged to respect the topic of each post and cheerfully volunteer to take off-topic side-discussions into #spillover. Continue reading

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Shameless Self-Promotion Sunday

Promote yourself. (Or somebody else.)

N.B. remember your netiquette. Continue reading

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Guest Post: Mother’s Day, unpaid and unrecognized care work, and penalizing motherhood

Guest Blogger: Greetings from UN Women! As you know, this weekend more than 80 countries in the world will be celebrating Mother’s Day. Laura Turquet, Progress of the World’s Women Report Manager, has prepared a piece that links the commemoration … Continue reading

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