Gender and the pandemic
The Women and Gender Forum at SASE (WAG) was established in 2017. One of WAG’s major missions is to stimulate discussions about important issues related to publishing challenges, work-life balance, leadership roles and career progression. With this in mind, we are compiling a running list of recent articles and data collections on gender and the pandemic around the world.
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Founding Chair – Dorottya Sallai
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.
The book's authors see Schirmacher as the embodiment of the transformation of European society around 1900.
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?
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.
Click through to watch SASE's first Women and Gender Forum webinar—a talk by Dr. Francesca Sobande (Cardiff University).
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.
For readers of German: a new book by Sarah Jäger looks at Germany in the post-war years (1949-1971), and how the conflict between Protestant ideology and individualism affected debates on gender roles and sexuality.
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.
Unequal childcare burden blamed for fall in share of published research by women since schools shut, but funding bodies look to alleviate career impact.
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).
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 paradox states that, while diversity breeds innovation and creativity, the underrepresented groups that bring such assets to organizations have less successful careers within them.
Author began the project by interviewing trans kids but pivoted to parents, doctors, trans advocates,and psychologists.
An urgent letter from the Algorithmic Justice League
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.
The coronavirus pandemic is having a devastating effect on gender equality and could set women back decades.
Working paper, University Teluq.
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.
The focus of this text is on how the anti-gender equality agenda in Brazil is helping reassemble contemporary conservative discourses.
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.
Results show women disproportionately affected by employment and risk concerns amid pandemic.
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.
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.
"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".
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?
Six weeks into widespread self quarantine, editors of academic journals have started noticing a trend...
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.
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.
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.
Key points from a UK policy briefing.
A terrific list of very recent articles (More than 120!) on gender and gender data as they relate to COVID19
Author’s 3 main concerns related to the lockdown and its possible impact on women in India.
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.
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.