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Get Fact: do men make much more than women for the same job?

Australian men are said to earn 17.1% more than Australian women, and even those in the same jobs are paid 10% more just for being men. Right? Well, not exactly …

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Stop talking about gender diversity and actually hire women

Women are still woefully underrepresented on Australian boards and at the top Australian companies. Women’s Agenda’s Georgina Dent says the solution isn’t a best-practice resources kit — it’s hiring women.

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Gender, sexuality and cybersecurity: an online tale

An online rights movement that rejects women turns its back on feminism’s rich tradition of resistance to social control. So what’s going on?

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Delusions of gender: are men and women that different?

My preconceptions about the nature of gender differences got a helluva shake-up recently.

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Community sector workers asked to trade pay for budget bottom-line

Enough is enough. Australian workers should not be asked to sacrifice their livelihoods for the social good, write Dr Cassandra Goldie, CEO, Australian Council of Social Service and Marilyn Forsythe, Business and Professional Women Australia.

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The nation’s New Idea readers help widen the gender gap

Julia Gillard has a priceless asset when it comes to campaigning — Australia’s women’s magazines love her, and they have a widespread readership.

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Globe and Mail | ONLINE|

Why are so many bloggers blokes?

This piece is currently causing quite a stir in the blogosphere: Why is the world of online journalism such a sausage-fest? According to Canadian columnist Margaret Wente, it’s because men love the “adrenaline rush” of online punditry. And chicks don’t, apparently.

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The wage gap: we’re stuck in the dark ages

New research has found a gender-wealth gap still persists in Australia — irrespective of what work is done, or the industry of employment, writes Jo-anne Schofield.

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New York Times | UNCATEGORIZED|

Maureen Dowd: unhappiness is a woman’s lot

This weekend opinion piece from Maureen Dowd is the most emailed story on The New York Times website right now. Her question: Did the feminist revolution end up benefiting men more than women?

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Crikey Blogs | BOOKS|

Women in boxing: then and now

Literary Minded’s Angela Meyey chats with boxer Mischa Mertz about her book Bruising and women, boxing, aggression and class.

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American Prospect | EUROPE|

Why Sarkozy wants to ban the burqa

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has made waves with his calls to ban the burqa from being worn in public. His sentiments are caught up in a collision of French feminism, nationalism and secularism.

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The Guardian | STAGE|

Leading ladies kept out of limelight

A conference at UK’s National Theatre has heard that women are being continually sidelined on and off the stage.

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Ms. Magazine | UNCATEGORIZED|

Women’s studies hits middle age

In the US, women’s studies made a formal debut to higher education in 1970. Now enrolment has gone global.

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Serious Eats | FOOD & TRAVEL|

Do men and women cook differently?

Do male and female chefs create different flavoured foods? Five food experts undergo a tasting test.

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Business Week | UNCATEGORIZED|

Doing the equations on girls and maths

The reason females don’t perform as well at maths as males has more to do with culture than biology, according to a new study.

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The Courier-Mail | UNCATEGORIZED|

Twitter’s glass ceiling

A Harvard Business School study found that although men and women follow a similar tally of tweeters, men have 15% more followers than women. Typical, writes Jennifer Dudley.

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The F Word | BOOKS|

Raising boys? 19th century steretypes in the 21st

Steve Biddulph’s book on bringing up boys takes us on a trip back to 19th century, says Clare Gould.

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Atlanta Journal-Constitution | THE REST|

Gender divide is bad for Iraqis’ health

There’s a shortage of female nurses in some areas of Iraq. And some husbands won’t let male physicians touch their pregnant wives, letting them die rather than be touched by another man.

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Where are the women in the Liberal Party?

The shortage of Liberal women in parliament is one of the great unnoted stories following the last election, writes Stephen Luntz.

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6.30-7.30pm: f%$#! o’clock for every mother

I want a reality TV show where mothers and children unceremoniously evict these late-night meeting moles from their cheese platter world of adult-child apartheid, writes Liz Conor.

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Australia Divided: Women v Men

Without going all Germaine Greer on you, Crikey takes a looks at the gender divide.

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