Gender Inequality

Studio 360

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.


Radio Rookies

Tough to the Corps: Teen Girl Wants to Join Marines

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Cece Rodriguez may be tiny at 5 ’4”, 100 lbs, but she’s physically strong. Despite her family’s concerns, she dreams of testing her toughness by enlisting in the U.S. Marines.

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The Takeaway

Is "Lean In" Faux Feminism?

Monday, May 12, 2014

It's been more than a year since Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg released her book "Lean In." But preeminent black feminist  bell hooks says Sandberg's philosophy isn't revolutionary.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

No Mirrors for A Whole Year

Friday, May 03, 2013

Kjerstin Gruys, Ph.D. candidate in the department of sociology at UCLA whose research focuses on the relationship between gender inequality and beauty standards and the author of Mirror, Mirror Off the Wall: How I Learned to Love My Body by Not Looking at It for a Year (Avery, 2013), spent a year relying on other people, not reflective surfaces, as her "mirrors" and describes what she learned about self-esteem and the influence of the beauty industry.

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Radio Rookies

Level Up

Monday, September 27, 2010

Video games are designed primarily with boys and men in mind -- and 17-year-old Radio Rookie Jessica Cernadas finds that very frustrating.