13 must-read gender stories of the week
Welcome to the weekly digest of stories about how the gender gap plays out around the world – in business, health, education and politics.
Women write better code than men. But only if they hide their gender .
Male and female brains: same or different ?
Where in the world for a working woman ?
Smart women political scientists: they know their stuff. ( The Washington Post )
There’s an “effective equality in gender”, according to Mexico’s president. The stats suggest otherwise. ( Mexico News Daily )
Education is up, but women’s economic participation in India is down. Why? ( DNA India )
There’s a big gender imbalance in invasive medical procedures for reproductive health. ( Slate )
Time off for period pain? Asia leads the way in an area too often neglected by medics and researchers. ( CNN and Quartz )
Black female start-up founders raise less funding than white male founders whose start-ups fail. ( Quartz )
Women-led mosque opens in Denmark. ( The Guardian ) Life as a woman in a refugee camp. “We don't know who to trust.” ( Al Jazeera )
The “Jane test” for sexism in movie scripts. ( Wired )
Barbie gets a makeover. Say hello to “Hijarbie”. ( Quartz )
Statistics of the week:
In the United States there are almost 9.1 million women-owned enterprises, employing nearly 7.9 million workers and generating over $1.4 trillion in revenues.
The 2014 State of Women-Owned Business Report Womenable, Commissioned and funded by American Express
Quote of the week:
“Raising daughters more like our sons is a good thing. But how about raising our sons more like our daughters?”
Gloria Steinem Women and Power Conference, September 2004
SOURCE: World Economic Forum