Posts Tagged: sexism

Combating Sexual Harassment in Federal Government

Even as it seems that more and more women are speaking out against a culture that has long condoned or ignored sexual harassment, only a small fraction of women actually lodge a formal complaint. Many women have expressed fear of jeopardizing their careers, being accused of lying or facing social or professional retaliation should they… Read more »

5 Ways To Unravel A Sexist System

This weekend in synagogue an elderly gentleman introduced himself to my husband. After a lengthy discussion about their respective careers, after talking about his daughter who is apparently highly sought-after by potential employers in a technical field, after asking my younger daughter where she planned to go to college and what she planned to study,… Read more »

Female Athletes and Social Expectations

The 2012 Olympics were important for female athletes everywhere. For the first time since, well, ever, every nation competing fielded at least one female athlete. Which was great. Of course, we also had Hairgate, where Twitter users got their collective panties in a bunch because Gabby Douglas was more concerned with winning two gold medals… Read more »