Mansplaining, female gamers and other must-read gender stories of the week

Technology Eye | Nov. 23, 2016

Gender equality at work: not just a “nice to have” . ( World Economic Forum ) The effects of austerity hit women twice as hard as men . ( Guardian ) Report: Women in tech earn $0.94 cents to every $1 men make . ( Tech Republic ) Have American women abandoned the battle for equal pay ? ( Entrepreneur ) Gender equality and infectious diseases: there’s a link . ( World Economic Forum ) Why didn’t the United States elect a female president ? ( World Economic Forum ) Few women fight wildfires. It’s not the flames they are afraid of . ( Washington Post ) New bill to tackle Egypt’s surge in rapes . ( Al-monitor ) Women’s rights: a battleground for Israel’s Ultra-Orthodox Jews . ( NPR ) UN urges Switzerland to improve gender equality . ( Swiss Info ) Kenya’s illegal abortions: herbs, knitting needles and coat hangers . ( Al Jazeera ) UAE pushes for gender equality with new laws . ( The National ) The inside world of two top female gamers . ( BBC ) Sweden’s mansplaining hotline: even women will understand . ( Guardian ) International Men’s Day. It’s finally all about the patriarchy . ( Quartz )

Women in power and decision-making Source: The World’s Women, 2015, United Nations

Quote of the week

“When I took my first interview with a big law firm in France, they offered me a great salary and said, ‘Of course, don’t expect ever to make partnership.’ And I said, ‘Why is that?’ And they looked at me with awed surprise and said, ‘Well, because you’re a woman!’”

Christine Lagarde Managing Director, IMF Women of the Year lunch, Los Angeles, November 2016

SOURCE: World Economic Forum

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