Joie Kraft

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The ‘Problem Child’ Is a Child, Not a Problem

Matt Hannon was in preschool when he started getting into trouble. Teachers quickly labeled his mischievous behavior — like cutting his hair under the table — problematic. His kindergarten teacher warned that if Matt didn’t stop using “potty words,” she would make him do his work in the bathroom. …

Education

Do Women Get to Write With Authority?

On forms to be filled out in waiting rooms, I always hesitate over the question of occupation: writer or author? For years it was only writer; now it’s a question of mood. Writer forever has her work ahead of her. Author has already done it. Writer bears no great claim: Like anyone else, she is …

Don’t Repeat the Mistakes of the Katrina Recovery

NEW ORLEANS — The wind isn’t racist, and the rain doesn’t target the poor. But when hurricanes strike and cities flood, people who were already disadvantaged tend to suffer the most. That’s because the wind and rain alone do not define the shape of our modern disasters.<p>As legislators in Texas, …

Welcoming Refugees Should Be a Settled Question

Many Americans, and the American government itself, have expressed shock at the treatment of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. The Trump administration has also said it is concerned about persecuted religious minorities in the Middle East. For his part, the president has said he wants to defend the …

Child Welfare Proceedings, and a Racial Divide

<b>To the Editor:</b><p>Re “School Created Hostile Setting for ‘Gender Expansive’ Boy, Lawsuit Says” (news article, Aug. 30), about Leo Davis, 5, of Brooklyn:<p>As a woman of color who advocates for parents trying to preserve their families, I am pained to see what a stark difference race and wealth make in …

It’s the Right Time to Talk About Climate Change

<b>To the Editor:</b><p>Re “For E.P.A. Chief, Discussing Climate After Storms Is ‘Insensitive’ ” (news article, Sept. 12):<p>The aftermath of climate-change-fueled superstorms like Harvey and Irma is exactly the right time to talk about man-made global warming, contrary to Scott Pruitt’s whining that the …

My Sister’s Murder in Darfur

Yet another woman is attacked and killed in an isolated place outside her village in Darfur. The story line is terribly familiar, not only from 2003 when the genocide began in Sudan, but to this day. Beyond the village, who notices now? Where is it reported as news? How will justice come if it is …

Americans in a Battered Paradise

I lived through two hurricanes as a child and I remember all the good stuff that eventually came in the mail — M&Ms, bug spray, playing cards. So when I heard that Hurricane Irma had made landfall on American soil last Wednesday, I began gathering those kinds of things to mail to my friends and …

Campus Rape, a Survivor’s Story

Last week I wrote a column praising Betsy DeVos for announcing that the Department of Education would revisit the Obama administration’s 2011 “guidance” on campus sexual assault. The new guidelines, often interpreted with Procrustean severity by nervous campus administrators, had all but eliminated …

Women’s Voice Remains Faint in Politics

Women have led New York’s City Council — two of them in a row as speaker — for almost 12 years. Some people may be tempted to say it means that female lawmakers in America’s largest city finally have a solid grip on political power. It’s a temptation to be resisted.<p>The reality is that women in New …

Empowering Women in Business

The Glass Ceiling: How women are blocked from getting to the top<p>Recent headlines tell the story that the popular media wants us to believe about …

The abrasiveness trap: High-achieving men and women are described differently in reviews

Not long ago I was talking to an engineering manager who was preparing performance reviews for his team. He had two people he wanted to promote that …

13 Subtle Ways Women Are Treated Differently At Work

"Discrimination today is not as in your face as it was before; it's often harder to see," says Caryl Rivers, coauthor of recent book "The New Soft War On Women." "Legally, you can't say 'I'm not going to hire you or give you this assignment because you're a woman and you can't do it,' but the old …

BAE Systems

The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap

You’ve probably heard that men are paid more than women are paid over their lifetimes. But what does that mean? Are women paid less because they …

Gender

U.S. is 65th in world on gender pay gap

Women -- if you're waiting for the wage gap to close soon, don't hold your breath.<p>Currently, there's no country in the entire world where a woman earns as much as a man for doing the same job. And it's going to take another 81 years for the gender gap to close, according to a new report by the …

Why women are judged far more harshly than men for leaving work early

Americans work an average of roughly 1,836 hours each year, up nearly ten percent from 1,687 in 1979. Labor economists expect this number to keep growing, especially in competitive fields with high pay.<p>That's partially because technology can now shoot midnight emails straight to workers’ wrists and …

Women Are Judged Much More Harshly Than Men for Similar Assertiveness at Work

A new study illuminates some effects of gender bias in the workplace by showing that certain displays of assertiveness are perceived as especially …

Report: Men Made LESS than Jennifer Lawrence on 'American Hustle'

According to a new report, Jennifer Lawrence used distorted numbers to support a recent claim she was underpaid while working on 2013’s <i>American …

LEAKED: Jennifer Lawrence Got American Hustled In Sony Deal

In the latest leaked Sony emails , it is revealed that Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams were paid less than their male costars in 2013's "American Hustle," which was co-financed by Sony arm Columbia Pictures.<p>In a Sony email unearthed by The Daily Beast from December 2013, Andrew Gumpert, president …

Salaries & Wages

Is Gender Inequality Still an Issue in the Workforce?

According to research, income for women in the U.S. has increased 33% since 1979, yet gender inequality remains an issue in the workforce.

What Data Analytics Says About Gender Inequality in the Workplace

It’s a cultural marker of sorts when a major Hollywood studio buys the film rights to a self-help book, in this case Sheryl Sandberg’s bestseller <i>Lean</i> …

Gender Inequality and Women in the Workplace

Gender Equality

Gender Inequality and Women in the US Labor Force

Gender pay gaps persist around the world, including in the United States. According to public information collected by the International Trade Union …

Income Inequality