Thursday, May 01, 2014
One Congresswoman thinks so—she’s pushing for U.S. News & World Report to incorporate assault data into its ranking methodology.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
For some, conversations about gender identity have gone from a collection of awkward, teachable moments to a much more open, cultural dialogue that can lead a whole group of people to become accepted and not as sidelined as "other."
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Did you know the first computer programmer ever was a woman? Yet in recent decades, things have changed—today, men far outnumber women in computer science majors. Nowadays, only about 10 percent of computer science majors are women but that wasn't always the case. New Tech City host Manoush Zomorodi spoke to professors and students about why more women don't pursue computer science majors and how we can change that.
Friday, March 21, 2014
Pop star Jennifer Lopez has a new album on the way in June – and she recently dropped her first music video from the new record. It’s for a song called “I Luh Ya Papi,” and it’s the latest example of a music video that’s got a clear point to make about gender stereotypes in music videos. We talk with writer Daisy Buchanan about why artists like Jennifer Lopez and Lily Allen have made videos in this vein recently -- and the impact that they could have on gender imagery in the music business in the long run.
Monday, January 13, 2014
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
The House and Senate have come to a compromise on a bill that would strengthen protections for victims of sexual assault in the military and keep Guantanamo Bay open. The measure is the first change to laws governing sexual assault in the military in years. There were 3,553 sexual assault complaints reported in the first three quarters of this fiscal year—a nearly 50 percent increase. Todd Zwillich, Takeaway Washington Correspondent, walks us through the ins and outs of this deal.
Thursday, December 05, 2013
Thursday, December 05, 2013
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Men and women are different—is this news? According to a new study it is. Using a technique called diffusion tensor imaging, researchers have discovered that the basic circuitry of men and women’s brains is visibly different. Ragini Verma, Associate Professor in the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Radiology, is one of the study's co-authors. She joins The Takeaway to discuss her findings.
Monday, November 25, 2013
Buying a toy – be it gender specific, or gender neutral – can be seen as a political statement these days. We open the phones and take your calls about what toys you're excited about giving to your children 7 and under this year, and how to navigate the gender issues around dolls, easy-bake ovens, pink vs. blue, and more. Tips and highlights from the conversation below.
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
The recipients of the Noble Prizes this week—from physics, medicine and chemistry—are all men. Last summer, researchers at Yale University found that young male scientists are viewed more favorably than a female one. Eileen Pollack is now a professor of creative writing at University of Michigan, but she was one of the first two women to earn a bachelor of science in physics from Yale. She joins The Takeaway to talk about why she didn't continue her studies in the sciences, and what today’s culture has to do with it.
Friday, September 13, 2013
It will be a death penalty for the four convicted perpetrators of one of the most horrible crimes in Indian history—the public rape and murder of a young girl on a moving bus in Delhi last year. Joining us to discuss the sentence is Veena Venugopal, a journalist based in Delhi and author of "Would you Like Some Bread With That Book."
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Jennifer Finney Boylan is entering her 25th year as a professor at Colby College in Maine. As a transgender woman, the first 12 years she taught as man, and for the past 13 years she has been teaching as a woman. Jennifer Finney Boylan joins The Takeaway to explain her understanding of gender and education.
The Future of Assad's Stockpile | Gender in the Classroom | Architect David Childs on One World Trade Center as Symbol of Resilience
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Accidental Diplomacy? Analyzing Kerry's Off-the-Cuff Remark | Nuclear Arms Control Expert on the Future of Assad's Stockpile | Architect David Childs on One World Trade Center as Symbol of Resilience | Syrian Refugees Flood Jordan | Gender in the Classroom | Harry Dean Stanton: Singer, Actor, Partly Fiction | World ...
NATO Breaks Silence on Syria | Back To School in Philadelphia, Minus the Budget | Wall Street & The Role of Women
Monday, September 09, 2013
NATO Breaks Silence on Syria | A Syrian-American's Case for Intervention | Five Years After the Financial Collapse, Is the Economy Still at Risk? | Back To School in Philadelphia, Minus the Budget | Wall Street & The Role of Women
Monday, September 02, 2013
Today’s best-of show on this Labor Day begins with New York Times columnist Gail Collins discusses her take on finding humor in Republicanism, her time on the editorial board, and her approach to opinion writing. Then, Earl ‘The Pearl’ Monroe looks back on his career at the New York Knicks and at some more recent starting line-ups; we hear about the rich history of the intersection of sports and politics; and poet Maya Angelou reflects on her family. Plus: two takes on gender in the workplace: first on overcoming differences, then on women farmers.
Monday, June 17, 2013
Death, it appears, prefers gentlemen to ladies. Women don't just outlive men, they consistently outlive men at every stage of life. More boys die in utero, in infancy, in adolescence, in middle age, at every stage. That's why nature makes more of them. But why? What's so fragile about guys?