Gender Issues: The Health Care Pay Gap

For many health care workers, the gender pay gap has grown. You can see in this Washington Post infographic how female physicians and dentists have been affected: A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) reports that…

Gender Issues: Strategic Flirting

By Lilli DeBode, guest blogger, Kent Place School alumna and freshman at Columbia University According to a recent study, women are more likely to use strategic flirting in the workplace… and it often ends badly for them. What is strategic flirting?…

Gender Issues: Voice Matters

At the Nantucket Film Festival, talking about her new film, “In a World,” Lake Belle alluded to power and the female voice. Suggesting that we associate power and authority with the deeper male voices that we hear everywhere, she referred…

Sheryl Sandberg’s Three-Point Plan

By Lilli DeBode, guest blogger, senior at Kent Place School Almost a month ago, COO of Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg, released her book “Lean in—Women, Work, and the will to lead.” In the past few weeks the author has received a lot…

Gender Issues: Men and Women aren’t that Different

By Lilli DeBode, guest blogger, senior at Kent Place School Are men and women genetically different when it comes to behavior? Is it in women’s DNA to be less aggressive than men? I know I certainly thought so; it seems…

Gender Issues: Japan’s Shrinking Population Caused by Women’s Success?

By Lilli DeBode, guest blogger, senior at Kent Place School Japan is facing a serious problem that many countries wish they had: a decreasing population. The population declined by 212,000 people in 2012, and the current fertility rate, (which is…

Gender Issues: The Second Glass Ceiling

By Lilli DeBode, guest blogger, senior at Kent Place School A recent study shows that the glass ceiling not only pertains to employment, but also to marriage.  The results demonstrate that as women earn more than their husbands, the frequency of…

Gender Issues: New Hampshire and Natalie Portman

Thinking of the gender pay gap, there might be a connection between New Hampshire politicians and Natalie Portman. New Hampshire political life is dominated by women. New Hampshire’s 2 Senators, her 2 Congressional representatives, her governor, speaker of the State…