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Inequality and Gender

Articles to Consider

Comparitive Gender Stratification (Huber, Joan)

This article examines inequality in gender.

GENDER DISCRIMINATION AT WORK: Connecting Gender Stereotypes, Institutional Policies, and Gender Composition of Workplace

This article examines gender discrimination issues in the workplace.

Double Day / Second Shift

This article describe what is often referred to as the "Double-Day" or the "Second Shift" for women. It refers to the fact that even though women have taken more and more responsibilities in the workplace, they still complete a bulk of the household chores and child-rearing duties.

Gender and Unpaid Work (Shelton, Beth Anne)

This article examines the unpaid work of women and men, with a particular focus on domestic or household work.


The unequal division of household labor can take its toll on women. This article examines some of the consequences of this disparity upon women.

CASUAL HOOKUPS TO FORMAL DATES: Refining the Boundaries of the Sexual Double Standard

A double-standard exists between men and women regarding sex and dating. This article examines this double-standard.

Sexism in online video games: The role of conformity to masculine norms and social dominance orientation

Video games had once been thought of as existing within the masculine realm. As more and more women begin to game, this has caused tremendous pushback by some male gamers. Moreover, in the online and often anonymous world of modern gaming, harassment and sexism can be commonplace. This article examines these disturbing trends.

Gender inequality in science

This article talks about why gender inequality exists within many of the sciences such as physics.

Practical policies can combat gender inequality

This is an article about simple steps that can be taken to curb gender inequality on the job.

Women in the Workplace

The Problem: Women at the Top

Additional Videos

TEDTalks: Sheryl Sandberg Why We Have Too Few Women Leaders

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg looks at why a smaller percentage of women than men reach the top of their professions  and offers 3 powerful pieces of advice to women aiming for the C-suite.

Anita: Speaking Truth to Power

An entire country watched as a poised, beautiful African-American woman sat before a Senate committee of 14 white men and with a clear, unwavering voice recounted the repeated acts of sexual harassment she had endured while working with U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas. Anita Hills graphic testimony was a turning point for gender equality in the U.S. and ignited a political firestorm about sexual misconduct and power in the workplace that resonates still today. Against a backdrop of sex, politics, and race, "Anita: Speaking Truth to Power" reveals the story of a woman who has empowered millions to stand up for equality and justice. Please preview prior to using this video as it contains subject matter which may not be appropriate for all audiences.

Campus Confidential: Southern Oregon University Program Helps Student Who Was Raped Find Justice

By some estimates, nearly one in five women are sexually assaulted on college campuses every year, and many schools are under fire for the way they handle these crimes. But Southern Oregon University hopes to become a national model for how to investigate and adjudicate rape on campus. SOUs You Have Options is a unique program that works to break down the barriers so many victims face -- guaranteeing confidentiality, giving victims the choice to proceed with a criminal or campus investigation, and most importantly partnering closely with local law enforcement to ensure perpetrators are held accountable. Niki, who was raped by her boyfriend during her junior year, speaks candidly to 20/20 about the schools You Have Options program, which she says saved her life. ABC Correspondent Cecilia Vega also speaks to school administrators and the lead detective in Nikis rape case.

Housewife Prepares a Family Breakfast During 1950s ca. 1955

Following World War II, popular representations of domestic life in the United States centered around a traditional nuclear family, which had clearly defined gender and economic roles. Men were thought of as the primary breadwinners, while women were often assumed to be responsible for the upkeep of the family home. Eventually, discontent with these traditional roles in the face of the uncertainty of the cold war lead many of the "baby boom" generation to rebel against their parents and their expectations of stability.

TEDTalks: Leslie Morgan SteinerWhy domestic violence victims don't leave

Leslie Morgan Steiner was in "crazy love" -- that is, madly in love with a man who routinely abused her and threatened her life. Steiner tells the dark story of her relationship, correcting misconceptions many people hold about victims of domestic violence, and explaining how we can all help break the silence. "(Filmed at TEDxRainier.)"

Sex Trafficking in the USA

Join New York Times reporter Nicholas Kristof, Ashley Judd, Blake Lively and Malin Ackerman as they meet activists fighting sex trafficking in the U.S.

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