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 »
Posts Tagged: sexism
Especially when it comes to sexual harassment, it’s important to gain a good understanding of what it is and what it might not be. After all, a clear explanation of why you consider an action to be harassment can be your first and best defense to stopping it.
As a dedicated employee, and a fighter for equality, positively addressing sexist comments is one of the most important things you can do, no matter how awkward it may be.
How do you address a sexist comment, directed to you or to a colleague, with confidence that your message will be well-received?
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 »
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 »