12-2-14 French entrepreneur takes on Hollande business policies
French entrepreneur takes on Hollande business policies
A 46-year-old businesswoman who makes nuts and bolts for heavy industry has become a folk hero for disaffected French entrepreneurs after she gave a televised dressing-down to President Francois Hollande on the travails of running a company.
11-10-14 Gender Gap in Jobs Outlook Widest in the Americas
Gender Gap in Jobs Outlook Widest in the Americas
The global jobs outlook remained about as dismal in 2013 as it was in 2012, and it was even more so for women than for men in some parts of the world. While men and women in most regions were more likely to say it was a bad time than a good time to find a job, women were more pessimistic than men in Northern America and Latin America and the Caribbean. Compared with residents in Latin America and the Caribbean, the gender gap in the U.S. was larger than most, although three countries saw even larger gender gaps in job market pessimism.
11-2-14 Iran sentences British-Iranian activist Ghoncheh Ghavami over volleyball game
Iran sentences British-Iranian activist Ghoncheh Ghavami over volleyball game
A British-Iranian woman detained in Iran after trying to watch a men's volleyball match has been sentenced to a year in prison, her lawyer says. Ghoncheh Ghavami, 25, was found guilty of spreading anti-regime propaganda, lawyer Alizadeh Tabatabaie said. Iran banned women from volleyball games in 2012, extending a long-standing ban on football matches. The Iranian authorities have argued that women need protection from the lewd behaviour of male fans. (Webmaster's comment: In other words men are lewd and women must be punished for that. What a distorted justice system.)
10-28-14 'Sweeping change' narrows gender gap
'Sweeping change' narrows gender gap
Increased access for women to politics and the workforce has narrowed the global gender gap in the past 10 years, the World Economic Forum (WEF) said. The US ranks at 20, below much of Europe. The Scandavian countries (Iceland, Finland, Norway, Sweden, and Denmark) rank highest at 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. (Webmaster's comment: Many Americans treat women as second class citizens and especially at where they work. American women should review this study and if possible move to a country where they will be treated with the respect they deserve!)
10-17-14 Janet Yellen warns on growing inequality in the US
Janet Yellen warns on growing inequality in the US
US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen said that she was "greatly concerned" about rising inequality in the US. "The past several decades have seen the most sustained rise in inequality since the 19th century after more than 40 years of narrowing inequality following the Great Depression."
10-17-14 Worldwide, More Men Than Women Have Full-Time Work
Worldwide, More Men Than Women Have Full-Time Work
In every region of the world, men continue to do better than women when it comes to having full-time work for an employer. In fact, the gender gaps in Gallup's global Payroll to Population (P2P) employment rate remained just as wide in 2013 as they were five years ago.
10-16-14 More Women Than Men in U.S. Workforce Are Irked by Pay
More Women Than Men in U.S. Workforce Are Irked by Pay
When asked to rate 13 different aspects of their job and work environment, women employed full time in the U.S. differed most from their male counterparts in reaction to their pay. Twenty-eight percent of full-time working women are completely satisfied with their pay, compared with 34% of men.
10-16-14 Family Feud Australia apologises for 'name a woman's job' question
Family Feud Australia apologises for 'name a woman's job' question
Australia's Channel 10 has apologised for broadcasting a question on the quiz show Family Feud deemed sexist by many watching. The show asked contestants to guess what answer 100 people had given when told to name a woman's job. The "correct" answers included cooking, cleaning and dishes. Answers for a man's job included builder, plumber and mechanic. (Webmaster's comment: It took 2,400 years after democracy was first developed to "allow" women to have the vote 100 years ago. It'll probably take another 2,400 years to "allow" them equality in occupations and in the workplace. Women have should have full equality with men simply because they are human beings. No other justification is necessary! No excuse for waiting is acceptable!)
10-15-14 Nicola Sturgeon to become new SNP leader
Nicola Sturgeon to become new SNP leader
Scotland to get first female leader.Nicola Sturgeon will succeed Alex Salmond as leader of the SNP, after becoming the only person to put her name forward for the job. The move came after Mr Salmond's decision to stand down as SNP leader and first minister after the vote against independence in September's referendum.
10-10-14 Satya Nadell's 'karma' advice: 'Deplorable and incorrect'
Satya Nadell's 'karma' advice: 'Deplorable and incorrect'
When you're a speaker at a "celebration of women in computing", it's probably not a good idea to make off-the-cuff remarks about how women should trust "the system" to give them the pay they deserve. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said women should rely on "karma" for pay rises. "It's not really about asking for the raise, but knowing and having faith that the system will actually give you the right raises as you go along," Nadella said during an on-stage interview. Unfortunately, that system that Nadella wants women to put all their blind trust in only provides them with 78 cents to the dollar of what men earn. (Webmaster's comment: Nadella is back-peddling now, but he obviously meant what he originally said and still means it. He has no intention of giving equal pay to women. That would mean LESS MONEY for him and the other male executives. He'll ride the storm out and in the end it will remain business as usual. The male-female pay gap has gone from 64% in 1951 to 77% in 2011. That means it's improving about 1% every 5 years. At that rate rich males should be able to prevent equal pay for women for at least another 115 years, and probably much longer.)
10-10-14 Microsoft's Nadella sorry for women's pay comments
Microsoft's Nadella sorry for women's pay comments
The boss of Microsoft, Satya Nadella, has apologised for remarks he made advising women not to ask for a pay rise but to have "faith in the system". (Webmaster's comment: Women had "faith in the system" for 2,500 years and it took them 2,400 get the right to vote! Is it going to take women another 2,400 years to get equal pay? That's what the male corporate executives, the male rich, the male captialists would like. More money for them and less for everyone else!)
9-24-14 NIH in bold move to fight gender bias in research
NIH in bold move to fight gender bias in research
EMMA WATSON isn't the only one speaking out on gender balance this week. The lack of women in clinical trials is being addressed by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH). It announced on Tuesday that it is giving $10.1 million to 80 scientists to explore the effect of sex differences in various medical conditions, including drug addiction, migraine and stroke.
8-25-14 Push to ordain Mormon women leads to excommunication
Push to ordain Mormon women leads to excommunication
Kate Kelly was excommunicated in June for founding a campaign to ordain women to the priesthood. "You know, normally excommunication in our Church is for really grave sins like murder and child abuse," she says. "I was excommunicated for stating a fact, which is that men and women are not equal in our Church."
8-12-14 First female winner for Fields maths medal
First female winner for Fields maths medal
An Iranian mathematician working in the US has become the first ever female winner of the celebrated Fields Medal. In a landmark hailed as "long overdue", Prof Maryam Mirzakhani was recognised for her work on complex geometry.
7-29-14 Income Inequality and the Ills Behind It
Income Inequality and the Ills Behind It
Is it time to stop obsessing about inequality? Perhaps it was President Obama's speech last December, calling the nation's vast income gap "the defining challenge of our time." The American publication of the French economist Thomas Piketty's blockbuster "Capital in the Twenty-First Century" must have helped.
7-18-14 Women must fight harder on pay, says Lib Dem Jo Swinson
Women must fight harder on pay, says Lib Dem Jo Swinson
Women need to be more "assertive" when asking for a pay rise, a Lib Dem minister has said. Jo Swinson says women have nothing to lose by asking for more pay.