One Girl Wanted to Know Why Steph Curry’s Sneaker Line Was Only Available in Boys’ Sizes & Curry Delivered
Nine-year-old Riley told Curry that she's a "big fan" of his, but that she was disappointed to see that the Curry 5s, which she wanted for her upcoming basketball season, weren't for sale in the girl's section of Under Armour's website.Read More
Stock photography isn't the end-all, be-all of media representation, but it is a more ubiquitous part of our lives than many people realize. It's everywhere, silently regurgitating existing stereotypes back to us, reinforcing false, outdated ideas of gender, race, relationships (Distracted Boyfriend meme, anyone?), and countless other aspects of our lives.Read More
Robots Are Taking Our Jobs, But They Can’t Touch Nursing. So Why Aren’t More Men Entering the Industry?
We're in an era where more and more jobs are switching over to automation. Yet there are still (and will hopefully always be) some professions that simply can't be taken over by robots. While they can do a lot, robots lack the emotional intelligence to take on a number of jobs, including nursing. So why are men still so resistant to entering the profession?Read More
In this video from Wired, women engineers speak about their experiences with workplace sexism and racism in the tech industry.Read More
Author Ben Blatt set up an algorithm to analyze the gendering of certain actions and vocabulary words in fiction, and the results revealed a whole lot about our cultural subconscious.Read More
A study in Science found that girls as young as 6 can steer away from considering themselves or their gender as brilliant.Read More
The Keecoo K1 is a smartphone made for women. I'm not just extrapolating that based on the pink hues, the gem-shaped case, or the makeup surrounding the phones in this advertisement. I'm basing it on the actual about page for the phone, which explicitly says that the phone is "for women."Read More
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is a test given to eighth grade students in public and private schools nationwide every two years to test their proficiency in various subjects and allow for policymakers and school districts to track skills over time and adjust their policies and teaching methods accordingly. In 2014, NAEP included a test that measure literacy in technology and engineering for the first time, and the results were finally made public today.Read More
Dividing brains into "male" and "female" categories would be meaningless, because researchers haven't found any consistent pattern that would allow that dichotomy to be valuable, according to a paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.Read More
These two young girls, both wearing their Batgirl finest, founded Wear Your Superheroes Day last year, and October 1st will mark the second annual celebration of superhero-themed apparel for all genders.Read More
♫ Do you want to build a straw man? An assertion no one maaaaaaade. ♫
Wow. Frozen sent the message that boys are unnecessary in society? I mean, where do you even start with this?Read More
Does a teacher's gender play a role in how students rate their educational efforts? A new study says yes—at least, when you can't see them.Read More
Hey, at least it wasn't cookie making, right?
I have immense respect for the Carnegie Science Center. The Institution does a lot of admirable work, and I can only imagine the intricate decision process involved in coordinating its programs. But big organizations are bound to make mistakes sometimes, right?Read More
A geek dad reports.
For my birthday a few months ago, my buddy Matt gave me Justice League: Axis of Villains, a superhero board game by DC Comics and game maker Wonder Forge. “It say ages 8 and up,” he tells me, “but I read the rules. Cassie’s smart. She can handle it if you play together.”Read More
But there sure are a lot of them.
Are women funny? Are black comics funny? These are both questions I hear discussed fairly regularly, usually at comedy shows, usually by white male comics. It's kind of a topic I'm sick of hearing about, because it's stupid to make assumptions about someone's comedy based solely on gender or race—especially because white male comedians aren't funny.Read More
You should have learned.
Hey, Children's Place, you know what's maybe not a good reason for leaving the only female character for a popular superhero movie off of the merchandise for that movie? This one you used right here.Read More
Meesa getting verklempt.
I guess they have a lot of Clone War crimes to atone for: an international group of Star Wars fans named after Vader's 501st Legion have gone from battling Jedi to gender bias. The world's largest Imperial costuming organization is giving girls literal armor with which to protect themselves from bullies: a pint-sized Stormtrooper outfit built to the exact specifications of the original movies.Read More