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Your body language may shape who you are

Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy argues that "power posing" — …

Check Out How Much More Often Beautiful Women Get Callbacks For Job Interviews

Italian researchers sent more than 10,000 resumes out, using the same one and changing only first-name, last-name, address, and the photo included to test ethnic and regional biases as well as the impact of beauty.<p>The average callback rate was 30% across all of the CVs sent out. <b>For attractive</b> …

Employment

Woman making 300 sandwiches for ring tells critics: Lighten up

It's an age-old adage that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach, and for Stephanie Smith, that saying is literal. For the past year, she's been on a quest to make her boyfriend 300 sandwiches in exchange for an engagement ring, and she's documented the whole journey on her blog.<p>"What …

When is Smiling Appropriate to the Audience?: by Claudyne Wilder

“Did you know that in social encounters women smile 87 percent of the time versus 67 percent for men, and that women are 26 percent more likely to …

Gender and the Body Language of Power - Sociological Images

<i>We’re celebrating the end of the year with our most popular posts from 2013, plus a few of our favorites tossed in. Enjoy!</i><p>Philosopher Sandra Lee …

The Trouble With Bright Girls

Successful women know only too well that in any male-dominated profession, we often find ourselves at a distinct disadvantage. We are routinely …

Self-improvement

India's Incredibly Powerful "Abused Goddesses" Campaign Condemns Domestic Violence

"Save Our Sisters" is an anti-sex trafficking initiative. This is their print campaign.<p>H/t to Scoop Whoop for images.

How Hollywood Markets to Women by Reinforcing Gender Stereotypes

Generally speaking, ABC Family is one of the ‘good guys’. In a sea of male-centric mass-market entertainment, their entire line-up is basically made up of comedies and dramas starring, aimed at, and mostly created by women. We can debate the relative quality of <i>The Secret Life of the American</i> …

Dalai Lama: Women Better Leaders Because Of Potential For Compassion; Next Dalai Lama May Be Female

The Dalai Lama weighed in on the debate around women leadership and came out firmly on the side of the female.<p>Talking to reporters during a visit to Australia, the Buddhist leader was asked to weigh in on gender during a race for Prime Minister that has included charges of sexism.<p>Speaking …

If women don't want to be raped they shouldn't drink too much, says Hong Kong official

Hong Kong's security minister came under fire today for saying that women should "not drink too much" if they wanted to avoid being raped.<p>Secretary for Security Lai Tung-kwok was presenting figures on crime in the city for the first quarter, which showed that rape cases soared 60 percent, when he …

Hong Kong

Behind the Cultural Imperative for Women to be Sexy And Cute

Here and there the media becomes interested in the sexualization of little girls and, when they do, I often get a call from a reporter or two. I’ve …

Girls' Legos Are A Hit, But Why Do Girls Need Special Legos?

Two years ago, in 2011, <i>90 percent</i> of Lego's consumers were boys. A tough statistic to swallow for those of us who grew up playing with Lego's gender-neutral buckets of bricks. But the statistic came straight from Lego, which was then focused on boys with franchised sets based on properties like <i>Star</i> …

The 10 Most Dangerous Places to be a Woman in America

Lately, the preferred strategy for reproductive rights opponents in the United States seems to be: if you can’t beat Roe v. Wade, then simply …

Rights & Freedoms

12 Ridiculous Anti-Woman Myths From The Dark Ages That Conservatives STILL Believe

Some of the same anti-woman, sexist beliefs have been around for thousands of years. They were stupid then but inexcusable now. And they never …

Are Women Responsible for the Increase in First-Person Storytelling?

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Columnists have long lamented that modern America has become a me-first generation, and there is now …

Rape is about power, not sex

Horrific rapes in Bolivia and India remind us that sexual assault can happen anywhere women's bodies and voices are degraded<p>Traditional gender roles, a self-policing community, hierarchies where certain people are considered untouchable: that's a perfect recipe for rampant sexual abuse and …

'Boys will be boys,' but not so in Asia - Futurity

U. PITTSBURGH (US) — There is a gender gap when it comes to behavior and …

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Teen Girls' Yen For Indoor Tans Sparks Battle Over Risks

Teenage girls remain big fans of tans.<p>So a report in <i>JAMA Internal Medicine</i> that found about a third of white high school girls indulge in indoor tans wasn't exactly startling. What was a bit startling was how the tanning industry responded, saying, in effect, that we should be worrying more about …

Cancer

Fox News blames feminism for Miley Cyrus’ VMA performance

Grinding up against Robin Thicke is “what the end of the road looks like for the ‘women’s liberation’ movement”<p>President and CEO of Concerned Women for America Penny Young Nance is, of course, very concerned for America. She is also very concerned for Miley Cyrus, and the terrible impact that …

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Josie And The Pussycats Are Back — And They’re More Real Than Ever

Comics<p>Comic Book News, Reviews, Previews, and Commentary. Get info on well-known characters and comic movies for real comic book fans.<p>Comics<p>Tegan and …

Science fiction is no longer a boys’ club

Kick-ass heroines in “Hunger Games” and “Divergent” prove that women are taking over the male-dominated genre<p>English novelist Mary Shelley was born exactly 216 years ago. One hundred and ninety five years ago, she wrote "Frankenstein," one of the world’s most famous science fiction novels of all …