WAG Covid


Women and Gender Forum Webinar: The Digital Lives of Black Women in Britain Click through to watch SASE's first Women and Gender Forum webinar—a talk by Dr. Francesca Sobande (Cardiff University). Gender differences in COVID-19 attitudes and behavior: Panel evidence from eight countries The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (US) has published an article citing large gender differences in COVID-19−related beliefs and behaviors. The authors say this behavioral factor contributes to substantial gender differences in mortality and is consistent with women-led countries responding more effectively to the pandemic. Equity in Science: Representation, Culture, and the Dynamics of Change in Graduate Education Julie R. Posselt discusses her new book, which illustrates the patterns of bias against scholars and graduate students who are not white men, as well as it presents numerous efforts to improve and diversify science. English review of a German book on the radical feminist Käthe Schirmacher The book's authors see Schirmacher as the embodiment of the transformation of European society around 1900. Declines in Women’s Research Productivity during COVID-19 A new study of enormous scale supports what numerous smaller studies have demonstrated throughout the pandemic: female academics are taking extended lockdowns on the chin, in terms of their comparative scholarly productivity. Token Women’s Voices in Male-Dominated Teams When there is a token female in a team of all males, does she speak up with suggestions and concerns related to the team task? And if she does, when are her ideas acted upon by the team and does this matter for team performance? Sex and Socialism Three recent books tell the stories of four women whose lives both absorbed and propelled the vast, multifaceted socialist movement in Britain from 1870 to 1920: Lizzie Burns, Nellie Dowell, Muriel Lester, and Eleanor Marx. Something’s Got to Give Women's journal submission rates fell as their caring responsibilities jumped due to COVID-19. Without meaningful interventions, the trend is likely to continue. Transitioning Employers: A survey of policies and practices for trans inclusive workplaces Covid-19 and Inequalities at Work: A Gender Lens Inequality is neither random nor unfortunate; it is structurally engineered, legally enforced, and politically and ideologically driven. What Does It Take to Get Women Elected? If women’s suffrage was the battle of the twentieth century, women’s representation will be the battle of the twenty-first. COVID-19 Is Changing What It Means to Be a Doctor American medicine has long functioned as an elitist institution, putting professional prestige over the well-being of patients and physicians alike. It’s time doctors unite behind the fight for health justice. We Must Fight Face Surveillance to Protect Black Lives An urgent letter from the Algorithmic Justice League Public Thinker: Nancy K. Miller on Feminist Lives Thinking in public demands knowledge, eloquence, and courage. In this interview series, we hear from public scholars about how they found their path and how they communicate to a wide audience. Why Economics Needs More Black Women Sometimes, movements begin with a LinkedIn connection. That was the case when Anna Gifty Opoku-Agyeman, a former undergraduate student at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Pandemic lockdown holding back female academics, data show Unequal childcare burden blamed for fall in share of published research by women since schools shut, but funding bodies look to alleviate career impact. An Excerpt from “We Are All Fast-Food Workers Now” The following is an excerpt from Annelise Orleck’s “We Are All Fast-Food Workers Now”: The Global Uprising Against Poverty Wages (Beacon Press, 2018). Women doing more childcare under lockdown but men more likely to feel their jobs are suffering Women in the UK are doing more childcare under lockdown – but men are more likely to say their caring or domestic responsibilities are negatively impacting their paid jobs. Leading the charge to give citizens — and workers — a real say Author argues it is unjust, for instance, that store clerks and nurses toiling on the pandemic’s frontlines have no influence on decisions that put their health at risk. The Domestic Gaze, a feminist video series A new feminist video series from Columbia University, Paris. Why a Sociology of Pandemics? A focus of attention and resources on medicine and biomedical science tells less than half the story of how societies identify new diseases, how they respond and what the consequences might be.  Dingwell writes about the sociological relevance of new diseases and the different research approaches taken by scholars working in this area.  Covid-19 fallout takes higher toll on women “Care” remains women’s work. New Gender Conceptions: What Trans Kids and Their Parents Can Teach Us about the Self, the Body, and the Enduring Significance of Gender to Our Lives Author began the project by interviewing trans kids but pivoted to parents, doctors, trans advocates,and psychologists. Women in Power: it’s a matter of life and death Striking Statistics on Women Leaders. Women and minority researchers have more original ideas, but white men are rewarded faster The paradox states that, while diversity breeds innovation and creativity, the underrepresented groups that bring such assets to organizations have less successful careers within them. A Short History of Black Women and Police Violence Historian Keisha N. Blain writes that while African American men bear the brunt of police abuse, African American women have a long history of being victims of police violence as well. Covid-19 crisis could set women back decades, experts fear The coronavirus pandemic is having a devastating effect on gender equality and could set women back decades. Mothers in Academia: overworked and in greater precarity Working paper, University Teluq. Beyond Backlash: How Gender Discourse Reaggregates Conservatisms The focus of this text is on how the anti-gender equality agenda in Brazil is helping reassemble contemporary conservative discourses. The Coronavirus Slayer! How Kerala’s Rock Star Health Minister Helped Save it from Covid-19 KK Shailaja has been hailed as the reason a state of 35 million people has only lost four to the virus. Here’s how the former teacher did it. How are mothers and fathers balancing work and family under lockdown? In this report,  new data collected and examined since the end of April to investigate how this crisis has affected mothers and fathers in two-parent opposite-gender families.   UK Women Bear emotional Brunt of Covid-19 Turmoil – poll Results show women disproportionately affected by employment and risk concerns amid pandemic. Who Cares? Now, All of Us Must This labor force comprises over 90% women, and is disproportionately made up of women of color and immigrants. Cogito 10 – Dossier on Gender Equality This issue of Cogito addresses areas such as the negative consequences of some purportedly egalitarian and scientific policies, the geopolitics of gender, the impact of climate change on women’s lives, the paradoxical aspects of marital relations, and factors of persistence in educational and professional inequalities. Covid-19 is officially feminine, say French language guardians "The use of the feminine for Covid-19 would be preferable," the Academie Francaise said in a directive published on its website under the category "faulty use". Women in Science are Battling both Covid-19 and the Patriarchy Women are advising policymakers, designing clinical trials, coordinating field studies and leading data collection and analysis, but you would never know it from the media coverage of the pandemic. Mothering in a Pandemic As small (and large) businesses line up for relief, Congress should take notice of the parents, mostly mothers, who are doing some of society’s most important work by taking responsibility for children.  Women Academics Seem to Be Submitting Fewer Papers During Coronavirus Six weeks into widespread self quarantine, editors of academic journals have started noticing a trend... Covid-19 Has Shown The Economy Isn’t Working. But For Women, It Never Has Why is it that there are more women in the low frontline jobs such as social care asks Marion Sharples, a researcher from the Women's Budget Group. And why has it taken a pandemic to open the world's eyes to the value of care work? French-Language MOOC on Work-Life Reconciliation over the Life Course Return of the 1950s housewife? How to stop coronavirus lockdown reinforcing sexist gender roles [The Conversation] From sociologist, Arlie Hochschild’s seminal work looking at heterosexual couples in the 1970’s and 1980’s until today.  Not much has changed in the male/female divide. Double Lives by Helen McCarthy – a history of working mothers [The Guardian] Books of the Day. The Covid-19 Crisis is Exacerbating Gender Inequalities—but who cares? [Social Europe] While more men are dying of the virus, women are nevertheless among the most affected if we consider the broad socio-economic impacts of the pandemic writes Marja Bijl. Unions’ Responses to the Covid-19 Crisis in Europe [Social Europe] SASE WAG Committee Member and Network Organizer Chiara Benassi on how unions in Europe are responding to the pandemic. The Spanish union CCOO has set up a free phone hotline and email for workers-especially from non-unionized companies - to report if safety protocols are not being followed. She also discusses how the crisis has turned upside-down common conceptions about who are key workers. Briefing: Covid-19 – Gender and other Equality Issues [WBG] Key points from a UK policy briefing. Gender and Data Resources Related to COVID-19 [data2x] A terrific list of very recent articles (More than 120!) on gender and gender data as they relate to COVID19 No Room of One’s Own [Inside Higher Ed] Academic mothers are losing out in the form of decreased research productivity. India’s coronavirus lockdown will hit women and migrant workers hardest [The Conversation] Author’s 3 main concerns related to the lockdown and its possible impact on women in India. How Millions of Women Became the Most Essential Workers in America [NYTimes] Jobs held by women have been designated as essential according to a New York Times analysis of census data crossed with the federal government’s essential worker guidelines.