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2012-06-27 22:42:40

'Women faced problems at every stage of adult life' says report from University of Leicester and University of Essex Women working in hedge funds struggle to be taken seriously at work, according to a new study from two leading management experts. The report from the universities of Leicester and Essex looked into the concept of "adulting" which is defined as the attempt by people to be seen as mature and responsible, professionally and socially. The academics, who looked at men and...

2012-06-21 23:02:14

As more parents choose to find out their baby´s gender with a special celebration, at the top of all parenting trends is the gender reveal party. To help make this event even more special, BigDotOfHappiness.com expands personalized party supplies to include a Gender Reveal baby shower theme. Menomonie, WI (PRWEB) June 21, 2012 Expectant parents find out all kinds of things at the doctor´s office, but having the doctor announce their baby´s gender in this sterile environment...

2012-06-15 10:06:25

Assault and abuse varies, depending on how butch or feminine gay women are Adult lesbian and bisexual women are more likely to report childhood abuse and adult sexual assault than heterosexual women, according to a new study by Dr. Keren Lehavot from the VA Puget Sound Health Care System in Seattle, USA and her collaborators. Furthermore, the researchers' work shows that women who are more butch report more abuse in childhood, particularly physical and emotional neglect, while women who...

2012-06-11 19:00:10

Results of a new study are based on in-depth interviews with couples in heterosexual marriages as well as gay and lesbian partnerships. Women bear the brunt of being the health police in heterosexual marriages, but gay and lesbian couples are more likely to mutually influence each other´s health habits — for better or for worse. The findings are reported in the June issue of the journal, “Social Science & Medicine.” Researchers Corinne Reczek, a University of...

2012-05-18 02:22:09

If the market decides what stockbrokers earn, why are women on Wall Street earning less? The recent excesses of Wall Street may be big news but behind the headlines there's another story: When it comes to men and women stockbrokers, someone is taking home a bigger paycheck. New research shows that women stockbrokers sometimes earn as much as 20 percent less than their male counterparts. "Stockbrokers are among the highest paid workers, yet they have the greatest gender inequality among...

2012-05-09 20:58:08

Study identifies five factors that promote a positive body image in women Women with high family support and limited pressure to achieve the 'thin and beautiful' ideal have a more positive body image. That's according to a new study looking at five factors that may help young women to be more positive about their bodies, in the context of a society where discontent with appearance is common among women. The work by Dr. Shannon Snapp, from the University of Arizona in the US, and colleagues...

2012-04-19 20:58:33

While white men are expected to be assertive and aggressive leaders, black men and white women are often penalized for that kind of behavior in the workplace. A new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, looks at another group: black women. They find that, rather than being viewed as a combination of black men and white women, black women also seem to be expected to act assertively. “Traditionally, women have been assigned to...

2012-04-19 11:31:02

The task of choosing toys inspires more physical activity, especially in girls In an age when even preschoolers have electronic toys and devices, many parents wonder how to get their children to be more physically active. Now, two studies published by University at Buffalo researchers provide some answers. The UB studies are among the few laboratory-controlled studies of how the choice and type of toys given to children affects their physical activity. Study subjects were 8-12 years...

2012-04-16 10:23:35

Equal pay for an equal day's work remains elusive. WASHINGTON, April 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tuesday, April 17 is Equal Pay Day, a day to mark the fact that women still only earn 77 percent for each dollar earned annually by men and 82 percent of each dollar earned weekly. A new fact sheet released today by the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) shows that the gender wage gap is a common feature of women's working lives in nearly all of the most common occupations...

2012-04-16 13:09:37

Education for girls in developing countries has received more attention in recent years. A new study found that the very policy documents advocating the need for equal access to education limit the scope of the initiatives by over-simplifying issues and by referring to education in a way that belies the complexity of gender roles and culture. "We found that while many international development organizations have touted the importance of girls' education over the past decade, the language...