13 must-read gender stories of the week

Technology Eye | Feb. 17, 2016

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

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