Tag: Gender gap

Analysis: Bo on the Go

Analysis: Bo on the Go

I came in with high hopes! A girl lead. Bo has blue hair and rainbow hair ties. Her dragon friend is male. There is an old man wizard who has knowledge and helps Bo. This is another Dora-style show, with the characters calling on viewers to help them solve things. […]

How can men opt out so that women can opt in?

How can men opt out so that women can opt in?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robin-j-ely/workfamily-conflict-is-no_b_4221360.html?utm_hp_ref=third-metric The gender gap in wages is a result of men’s overtime on the job. The problem is that men are overworking, and are expected to, so women have to pick up the slack at home and so work less. This leads women to lower career paths. Although it is […]

Staying home versus opting out, and the role of social class Part II

Staying home versus opting out, and the role of social class Part II

Part 1 of this post can be found here. Part II speaks directly to the article in question. Note: in this post, I am replying to the article, and so I am assuming married (and divorced), heterosexual households, because that is what the author of the article wrote about. Photo […]

Staying home versus opting out, and the role of social class

Staying home versus opting out, and the role of social class

I ran into a lengthy article about the pitfalls of the stay-at-home career.The author stayed home with her 2 kids, trading her journalism career for freelance work. Now divorced with kids nearing college age, she is broke and trying to get her career back on track, with little success. Meanwhile, […]

Gender and the Media, Disney Junior

Gender and the Media, Disney Junior

I have started blogging about gender representations in preschool programming. I am writing it in my media blog, but I think it is also an important subject for gender and work, because attitudes about gender and abilities start young and influence decisions for a life time. I think media has […]

Are good intentions enough? The gendered toy edition

Are good intentions enough? The gendered toy edition

GoldieBlox commercial My first reaction to this was that it is a cool idea, and the commercial is cool. Originally, I was only upset with the commentary surrounding it, from “Girls that can do this should go to Harvard!” (which assumes that only exceptional girls can build cool things) or […]