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Women Have Been Misled About Menopause
Hot flashes, sleeplessness, pain during sex: For some of menopause’s worst symptoms, there’s an established treatment. Why aren’t more women offered it?
As People Return to Offices, It’s Back to Miserable for America’s Working Moms
Mothers aren't the only workers affected by the policies, but data on their experiences offer a window into the impact of working from home.
Research: What Fragile Masculinity Looks Like at Work
A large body of research has shown that when men feel that their gender identity is being questioned or threatened, they are much more likely than women in similar situations to respond by engaging in harmful behaviors. But how does the fragility of masculine identity impact the workplace specifically? The authors share insights from their recent research with employees from across the U.S. and China, in which they found that men (but not women) tend to respond to perceptions that their gender identity has been questioned with a wide variety of harmful workplace behaviors, including withholding help, mistreating coworkers, stealing company property, and lying for personal gain. To address this effect, the authors argue that men must acknowledge that it exists, learn to recognize it in themselves, and proactively embrace a healthier version of masculinity, while managers and leaders can take steps to dismantle the structures that may be driving men to feel that their masculinity is being threatened in the first place. Ultimately, the authors suggest that a workplace culture in which everyone feels that their gender identities are validated, rather than questioned or threatened on the basis of outdated stereotypes, will benefit everyone — both helping men feel more comfortable at work, and reducing the destructive behavior that so often follows when they don’t.
Working from home saves employees 2 hours a week in commute time, and they’re spending it in ways CEOs don’t expect
CEOs like Elon Musk and James Gorman say remote workers are less productive. But new research from the NBER indicates otherwise.
Medieval Women Were a Vital Part of the Workforce. We Can Learn from Them
Women in the workforce is nothing new. Medieval history proves it, writes Eleanor Janega.
China’s women make a strong case with a birth strike
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How noncompete agreements harm women and people of color: 'Consequences can be devastating'
FTC wants to ban noncompetes because they're unfair to workers. These clauses also lower wages of women, people of color by twice as much as white men