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Covert and overt forms of sexism are equally damaging to working women

Harmful Workplace Experiences and Women’s Occupational Wellbeing: A Meta-Analysis,” From The Psychology of Women Quarterly Frequent sexist wisecracks, comments and office cultures where women are ignored are just as damaging to women as single instances of sexual coercion and unwanted sexual … Continue reading

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How do men and women respond to gender bias in STEM?

Can Evidence Impact Attitudes? Public Reactions to Evidence of Gender Bias in STEM Fields From Psychology of Women Quarterly Research has revealed that gender biases limit the opportunities for women within science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. But just how … Continue reading

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Male police officers’ law enforcement preferences in cases of intimate partner violence

Male police officers’ law enforcement preferences in cases of intimate partner violence versus non-intimate interpersonal violence Do sexist attitudes and empathy matter? From Criminal Justice and Behavior The police have one of the most important roles in combating intimate partner violence … Continue reading

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Qualified women earn less

Why do highly qualified women (still) earn less? Gender differences in long-term predictors of career success From Psychology of Women Quarterly Although women’s participation in higher education and in the labor market has increased markedly in the industrialized countries, there … Continue reading

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Male benevolent sexism in romantic and work contexts

Prescription of protective paternalism for men in romantic and work contexts From Psychology of Women Quarterly Male protectiveness can be perceived as sexism. The perception depends on the situation, some protectiveness can be identified as benevolent while other protectiveness can … Continue reading

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Male politicians have “bigger heads” in more gender-equal cultures

Cultural Differences in Face-ism: Male Politicians Have Bigger Heads in More Gender-Equal Cultures From Psychology of Women Quarterly When it comes to analyzing gender stereotypes in the media, studies have shown that photographs of men focus on male faces while … Continue reading

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Inconsistent evaluations may affect promotion of women in law firms

Language of performance evaluations: gender-based shifts in content and consistency of judgment  From Social Psychological and Personality Science Partners in Wall Street law firms write equally nice things about the work of their male and female junior lawyers, but when … Continue reading

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Brains plus beauty don’t add up: objectifying women lowers their math performance

When what you see is what you get: the consequences of the objectifying gaze for women and men From Psychology of Women Quarterly Women who are looked at as sexual objects not only react as sexual objects, they also exhibit … Continue reading

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