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In the not-so-distant future, artificial intelligence will be smarter than humans. But as the technology develops, absorbing cultural norms from its creators and the internet, it will also become more intolerant, racist, and sexist.
Mothers—and some fathers—are increasingly suing employers for discriminating against working parents. They are succeeding.
Two new books on gender in the workplace can help women and men become better colleagues and managers.
The discreet, disorienting passions of the Victorian era
Sallie Krawcheck says that for women to get ahead, they might have to write their own rules.
Cailin O’Connor—a philosopher, scientist, and mathematician—may not enjoy tense situations, but they fascinate her. Last year, in a Huffington Post article titled “Game Theory and The Walking Dead,” she wrote that the zombie show’s “plot lines are ri
Exchange-traded funds are challenging the status quo in investment management—including who’s in charge.
Anyone who doubts that genes can specify identity might well have arrived from another planet and failed to notice that the humans come in two fundamental variants: male and female. Cultural critics, queer theorists, fashion photographers, and Lady G
CATHERINE ENGELBERT WOMEN REMAIN THE WORLD’S most untapped natural resource. According to the International Labour Organization, less than half of the world’s working-age women are employed—and about a third of those women are underemployed. The ch
THEY WERE HIGHLY EDUCATED WOMEN, SOME GRADUATES of Ivy League journalism programs. But at Newsweek magazine in the 1960s, they delivered packages, cut out newspaper clippings and, if they were lucky, did reporting for articles that only men were actu
BEING A FEMINIST IN 2016 IS A STRANGE THING. YOU ARE at once riding the wave of a radical social movement turned trendy (Beyoncé dancing in front of a flashing FEMINIST sign, Taylor Swift declaring her bona fides) and watching as the political realm
A GENEROUS AND KINDHEARTED TRAILBLAZER, SHE HELPED START A DIALOGUE ABOUT GENDER
The show, once hosted by Donald Trump and now hosted by Arnold Schwarzenegger, manages to celebrate diversity and to mock it—both at the same time.
In 2012, in Le Roy, New York, four cheerleaders developed Tourette’s-like symptoms, which eventually spread to 13 others. In 2011, nearly 2,000 female factory workers fainted on the job in factories throughout Cambodia. In 1962, laughing fits took ov
At what point would you start to express a strong preference for sameness?
FOR CENTURIES, BEING LESBIAN, gay, bisexual or transgender in America meant hiding at least part of who you were. The stigma traces as far back as the colonial era, when sodomy was a capital crime. The culture has shifted over time, and recent decade
They’re more likely to avoid games meant for “really, really smart” children.
When Simone Manuel received the gold for the women’s 100-meter freestyle swim at the Rio Olympics in early August, the win represented more than just the culmination of Manuel’s many years of training and a victory for her country. It was a triumph o
Seven stories about women who were all set to rule the world—and how their careers shook out
THE GENDER NONCONFORMIST AND INTERNET STAR DEFIES LABELS
ACCORDING TO MANY POLITICIANS, AMERICA HAS A LIFE-THREATENING illness more deadly than the Zika and Ebola viruses combined. Its name: political correctness. Since the early 1990s, politically correct has been the go-to phrase to whip up support from
New research estimates that if all physicians were female, 32,000 fewer Americans would die every year.
With roots in race and gender discord, has the “tomboy” label worn out its welcome? An Object Lesson.
Good leaders need to know how to motivate their youngest employees. But if you’re seeking a one-size-fits-all solution, you’re already on the wrong track.
Comedy-drama series like Fleabag and Transparent show how vulnerability is as important as unlikeability and strength when it comes to portraying fictional women.
The agency tasked with safeguarding America’s greatest public lands has neglected to protect its female employees.
Whether it's a dishonest employee or an order snafu, what you do after a mistake makes the difference. We'll show you the steps to take.
MUCH OF THE INTERNET may have learned the adjective woke—highly attuned to prejudices of all kinds—from BuzzFeed’s 2015 article “Can We Talk About How Woke Matt McGorry Was in 2015?” (For instance, “This year McGorry wrote an essay for Cosmopolitan o
There’s something morbidly fascinating about animals that seem to behave pathologically: The female praying mantis engaging in sexual cannibalism, the fish eating its own fry. It was this sort of twisted behavior that first drew anthropologist and e
Can a person who is biologically male really be female? What about someone who is born white but doesn’t feel that way—can she become black? Intelligent adults can disagree passionately on these questions of identity, as evident in the back-and-forth