How Defending Men Helped Women

When Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg fought gender discrimination against men, the battle was really about women.

Signs of Gender Equity

With signs that increase gender equality in public spaces, a female presence can be explicitly recognized and affect infrastructure design and jobs.

What the Corporate Ladder Says About Gender Equity

In addition to the glass ceiling, recent research indicates we should focus on the gender equity that diminishes at the first rung of the corporate ladder.

June 2019 Friday’s e-links: From the Jamestown Colony to Working Mothers and Commencement Speeches

Friday’s e-links: Because of a new podcast on the 1607 Jamestown settlement, I truly understood how poor leadership can be catastrophic.

Gender Equity for Saudi Women at Starbucks and Beyond

While today is the first day that Saudi women can drive legally, they still experience gender inequity at Starbucks and beyond.

Why We Need Female Monuments

In New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., public spaces under-represent women’s past leadership through too few female monuments.

The Unintended Consequence of a Family Friendly Policy

When one mathematician tried to measure the British coastline, her initial result was 3960 kilometers. But then continuing to increase her scale, she wound up with 4300 kilometers, then 4800 and after that 6182. The reason was the detail. Each closer look…

California's Proposition 8 Was Also About Economics

Our (occasional) Monday gender issue focus: Yesterday, at the Nantucket Film Festival, I watched the HBO documentary, The Case Against 8. Documenting the court battle against California’s Proposition 8, the film introduced me to a memorable group of people that included 2 same-sex couples who wanted…

Do we spend more on Mother's Day or Father's Day?

Our Monday gender issue: While approximately 85% of us celebrate Mother’s Day, for Father’s Day, maybe 78%. Then, the numbers diminish after we reach 44 years old. And, by the time we are 65, there are only 60% (or so) of us that participate…

Should Gender Equity Include Diaper Changing Tables?

Women are used to seeing fold-out diaper changing tables in restrooms. A baby care convenience, they are not required by any law. Now though, California is deciding whether infants’ changing tables should be mandated. One proposal requires diapering stations in…