Gender Gap

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Will Hollywood Start to Close Its Gender Pay Gap?

Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Sony hack revealed how Hollywood pays female actors less than their male counterparts. That knowledge might help actresses finally close the gap.


Conducting Business

Vienna Philharmonic: Facing its Nazi Past But Struggling with Diversity

Thursday, February 27, 2014

While the Vienna Philharmonic has confronted its Nazi-era activities, questions remain about its lack of present-day diversity.

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The Takeaway

Science Fields Still an All Boys Club

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.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Gender and Class at Harvard Business School

Friday, September 13, 2013

Jodi Kantor, New York Times Washington correspondent and the author of The Obamas, discusses her reporting on efforts to level the playing field for women at Harvard Business School and the response from some readers that class divides students more than gender. She also discusses her reporting on the role of gender in the 2013 New York City mayoral primary and Christine Quinn's third-place finish.


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This Week in Politics: The End of Identity Politics?

Saturday, August 17, 2013


This week's polls showing Bill de Blasio hitting first place and Anthony Weiner heading for the single digits in the New York City Mayor's race contain a super-interesting set of cross-tabs: there's no gender gap and just a slight racial edge for Bill Thompson among African Americans. That's true even though the city could get its first woman Mayor or its second African American. Is this a post-identity politics era?


The Brian Lehrer Show

Why Social Life Has Overshadowed Academics At Many Colleges

Monday, April 15, 2013

Sociologists Laura Hamilton, of the University of California, Merced, and Elizabeth A. Armstrong, of the University of Michigan, co-authors of Paying for the Party: How College Maintains Inequality (Harvard University Press, 2013) share the results of their five-year study of female undergraduates and their disheartening conclusion that college fails to provide social mobility.

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: Post-Akin, Romney Ryan Likely to See Gender Gap Widen

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The Aiken incident raises larger questions about the GOP’s philosophy about women and women’s issues.

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Radio Rookies

Sex, Harassment & Video Games

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Recently a New York Times article delved into the issue of online gaming and sexual harassment. “Sexism, racism, homophobia and general name-calling are longstanding facts of life in certain corners of online video games.” But when do we draw the line?

When online gaming becomes a type of misogynistic and bigoted-bullying that goes beyond the world of avatars.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: Not Having It All

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

In the current issue of The Atlantic, Princeton University's Anne-Marie Slaughter writes about "Why Women Still Can't Have It All." Call in with your stories and your proposals for change. Should we redesign work? Redesign men? Or redesign what it means to have it all? Give us a call at 212-433-WNYC/9692 or post here!

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Election 2012: This Week's Battle Lines

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Sean Trende, senior elections analyst at RealClearPolitics and author of Lost Majority: Why the Future of Government Is Up for Grabs - and Who Will Take It, discusses the issues and trends to keep an eye on in the Obama-Romney race, from the gender gap to the continuing fight over long-term debt and tax rates.

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Opinion: The GOP's Gender Gap is Real—and Poses Big 2012 Problems

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The GOP has had a continuous and serious deficit in the support it receives from women in the United States. The contraception debate hasn't helped.

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