Gender http://nhpr.org en 'Paycheck Fairness' Advocates Rally As Bill Moves To House http://nhpr.org/post/paycheck-fairness-advocates-rally-bill-moves-house <p></p><p>After gaining unanimous support in the state Senate, a <a href="http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2014/SB0207.pdf" target="_blank">bill</a> that aims to bring pay for women in line with their male co-workers went before the House labor committee earlier today.</p><p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 17:16:51 +0000 Michael Brindley 46398 at http://nhpr.org 'Paycheck Fairness' Advocates Rally As Bill Moves To House Despite Gains, Closing Wage Gap Could Take Decades http://nhpr.org/post/despite-gains-closing-wage-gap-could-take-decades <p>New Hampshire women had plenty to celebrate a year ago, when voters elected a woman to the corner office in Concord and sent the nation’s first all-female congressional delegation to Washington.</p><p>But while the state’s political leadership basked in the media attention, most New Hampshire women continued to struggle with unequal treatment on the job.</p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 18:56:38 +0000 Brian Wallstin 38978 at http://nhpr.org Despite Gains, Closing Wage Gap Could Take Decades When Women Buy Cars http://nhpr.org/post/when-women-buy-cars <p>A 2012 study from the University of Michigan shows that female drivers now outnumber male drivers for the first time. At the same time, there is some evidence revealing that buying a car at a dealership can be a much harder experience for women than men.&nbsp; <a href="http://www.slate.com/articles/double_x/doublex/2013/08/buying_a_car_online_women_should_do_it.html" target="_blank">What about when shopping for vehicles online?</a>&nbsp; Writer <a href="http://usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/cars-trucks/best-cars-blog/jamie-page-deaton/" target="_blank"><strong>Jamie Page Deaton</strong> </a>is managing editor of US News Best Cars, and talked with us&nbsp;about the role gender can play when buying a new car, in person and online.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 15:18:48 +0000 Virginia Prescott 33145 at http://nhpr.org When Women Buy Cars Breaking: Men Struggle With Understanding Women's Expressions http://nhpr.org/post/breaking-men-struggle-understanding-womens-expressions <p><a href="http://www.salon.com/2013/04/20/do_men_really_have_trouble_understanding_women_partner/">A new study by German researchers sheds light on men’s <em>inability</em> to read the expressions of women</a>.&nbsp; It seems that males are better wired to interpret the non-verbal signals of other men.&nbsp; Here to add neurological and historical context to our understanding of male/female communication is <strong>Tom Jacobs</strong>, staff writer for Pacific Standard, who wrote about the study. Wed, 24 Apr 2013 19:30:03 +0000 Virginia Prescott 26206 at http://nhpr.org Breaking: Men Struggle With Understanding Women's Expressions Book Reviewers: The Gender Imbalance http://nhpr.org/post/book-reviewers-gender-imbalance <p>Last week, we came across an info-graphic that went viral among bookish types on Facebook and Twitter. <a href="http://www.vidaweb.org/" target="_blank">VIDA</a>, an organization for women in the literary arts, released a series of charts illustrating the results of <a href="http://www.vidaweb.org/the-count-2012" target="_blank">“VIDA Count 2012”</a>…that’s a tally of male and female book reviewers at major publications -- &nbsp;including The Atlantic, Harpers, and The New York Times Book Review -- and the&nbsp; gender of authors they reviewed over the past three years. <strong>Jason Boog </strong>is editor of the publishing website "Galleycat", where he<a href="http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/male-book-reviewers-still-outnumber-women-at-major-literary-journals_b66302" target="_blank"> blogged about</a> the findings.</p><p> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 15:56:11 +0000 Virginia Prescott 23264 at http://nhpr.org Book Reviewers: The Gender Imbalance Of Hockey and Gender: Why a Female Player Wants to Keep Playing With the Males http://nhpr.org/post/hockey-and-gender-why-female-player-wants-keep-playing-males <p>Bishop Brady High School in Concord kicked off its boys’ hockey season last night with an 8 to 1 loss to Manchester’s Trinity High School.</p><p>Zach Frament scored Bishop Brady’s lone goal, with an assist by Shelby Herrington, who happens to be the only female player on Bishop Brady’s boys’ hockey team.</p><p>Whether she <em>remains </em>on that team for the rest of the season remains to be seen.</p> Thu, 13 Dec 2012 23:56:48 +0000 Brady Carlson 18444 at http://nhpr.org The Wage Gap War http://nhpr.org/post/wage-gap-war <p>This week, a highly-politicized bill titled the “Paycheck Fairness Act”, died in the U.S. Senate. The bill was aimed at the so-called “wage gap”, between men and women. We'll look at what some say might cause this gap?</p> Thu, 07 Jun 2012 14:00:00 +0000 Keith Shields 6333 at http://nhpr.org The Wage Gap War Did Women Really Win the Recession? http://nhpr.org/post/did-women-really-win-recession <p>When the economy took out male-dominated industries like construction, women were thought to be closer than ever to workplace equality.</p> Thu, 08 Mar 2012 16:09:04 +0000 Virginia Prescott 2372 at http://nhpr.org Did Women Really Win the Recession? Holiday Labor Inequality: Who's Really Wrapping the Gifts ? http://nhpr.org/post/holiday-labor-inequality-whos-really-wrapping-gifts <p>The holiday season is an exhausting time for all, but who’s really doing most of the work, from wrapping gifts, sending out cards, to the annual decking of the halls and homes. The gender schism when it comes to holiday chores.</p> Wed, 21 Dec 2011 16:58:55 +0000 Rebecca Lavoie & Virginia Prescott 1049 at http://nhpr.org Holiday Labor Inequality: Who's Really Wrapping the Gifts ? The Hidden World of Girls http://nhpr.org/post/hidden-world-girls-0 <p>Part 2 of 2. Stories of coming of age, rituals and rites of passage, and secret identities of women who crossed a line, broke a trail, and changed the tide.</p> Sat, 19 Nov 2011 05:00:00 +0000 320 at http://nhpr.org The Hidden World of Girls The Hidden World of Girls http://nhpr.org/post/hidden-world-girls <p>Part 1 of 2 - Stories of coming of age, rituals and rites of passage, and secret identities of women who crossed a line, broke a trail, changed a tide.</p> Sat, 12 Nov 2011 05:00:00 +0000 319 at http://nhpr.org The Hidden World of Girls