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We Asked 615 Men About How They Conduct Themselves At Work NYTimes

Men, Women And ‘Dunkirk’: On The Empathetic Masculinity Of Christopher Nolan Pajiba

Analyzing The Gender Representation Of 34,476 Comic Book Characters The Pudding

At Vice, Cutting-Edge Media And Allegations Of Old-School Sexual Harassment NYTimes

Super Mario Run’s Not-So-Super Gender Politics NYTimes

Can We Talk About The Gender Pay Gap? Washington Post


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We Asked 615 Men About How They Conduct Themselves at Work NYTimes

In a new survey, about a third of men said they had done something at work within the past year that would qualify as objectionable behavior or sexual harassment.

  • Told sexual stories or jokes that some might consider offensive
  • Made remarks that some might consider sexist or offensive
  • Displayed, used or distributed materials (like videos or cartoons) that some might consider sexist or suggestive
  • Made attempts to draw someone into a discussion of sexual matters even though the person did not want to join in
  • Made gestures or used body language of a sexual nature, which embarrassed or offended someone
  • Continued to ask someone for dates, drinks or dinner even though he or she said no
  • Made attempts to establish a romantic sexual relationship with someone despite that person’s efforts to discourage it
  • Touched someone in a way that made him or her feel uncomfortable
  • Made uninvited attempts to stroke, fondle or kiss someone
  • Offered or implied rewards if someone engaged in sexual behavior or treated someone badly if he or she didn’t

We Asked 615 Men About How They Conduct Themselves at Work

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Men, Women and ‘Dunkirk’: On the Empathetic Masculinity of Christopher Nolan Pajiba

Directing is a very masculine occupation, or at least it is perceived as such. With the vast majority of working directors being male (as well as white), and the hype around the position viewed in such male terms, it’s hard to overlook how this effects the ways we talk about film.

By Kayleigh Donaldson

The ”clichéd paramilitary nature” of directing runs deep. ”They call it shooting,” he says. ”Its groupings are called units. They communicate on walkie-talkies. The director is the general. There is still the presumption that men are better designed for the ferocity and meanness that the job often requires.“

Men, Women and ‘Dunkirk’: On the Empathetic Masculinity of Christopher Nolan

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Cosplay at the Summer 2013 London MCM Expo at the ExCeL Exhibition Centre | Photo by Roger Murmann from Eppertshausen, Deutschland (DSC_2954) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Analyzing the Gender Representation of 34,476 Comic Book Characters The Pudding

Female characters appear in superhero comics less often than males — but when they are included, how are they depicted?

By Amanda Shendruk

Men will be men; women will be girls: Character monikers follow a similar pattern to team names. Consider some of the most popular comic characters of all time: Batman, Wonder Woman, Ms. Marvel and Spider-Man. Eight percent of both male and female characters have gendered names. However, not all gendered names are equal; some fit a “diminutive” category. These are titles that are the younger, or infantilized versions of another name. For example, “girl” is the diminutive version of woman.

Analyzing the Gender Representation of 34,476 Comic Book Characters

Minute Man | Batman | Superman | Aquaman | Robotman | Negative Man | Elongated Man | Fadeaway Man | Owlman | Ragman | Wicker Man | Deadman | Ultraman | Folded Man | Mano | Man-Bat | Plastic Man | Bulletman | Polka-Dot Man | Hawkman | Marksman | Fat Man | Wild Huntsman | Multi-Man | Tin Man | Maxi-Man | Angle Man | The Advance Man | Channelman | Hitman | The Waterman | Candyman | Tiger-Man | Cyborg Superman | Terra-Man | Mantenna | Man-At-Arms | Beast-Man | Man-E-Faces | Mer-Man | Eugene The Invisible Man | Awkwardman | Merryman | Ram-Man | Gray Man | Amazing-Man (Clay) | Manotaur | Calendar Man | Composite Man | Tattooed Man (Tarrant) | Animal Man | Shaggy Man | Lion Man | Catman | Doll Man | Resurrection Man | Gamesman | Floronic Man | The Flying Dutchman | Corrosive Man | Tally Man | Porcupine Man | Infinity Man | Linear Man | Nowhere Man | The Notional Man | Immortal Man | Mothman | Volk The Wolf Man | Bizarro-Shaggy Man | Cryonic Man | Cableman | Mask Man | Earth-Man | Platinum Man | Automan | Menagerie Man | Phantom Spaceman | Kite-Man | The Dodo Man | Superior Man | Stretch Man | Strongman | The Shrinking Man …

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Co-founder and CEO of VICE. Shane Smith speaks at TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2014 (Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images for TechCrunch) [CC BY 2.0] via Wikimedia Commons

At Vice, Cutting-Edge Media and Allegations of Old-School Sexual Harassment NYTimes

A media company built on subversion and outlandishness was unable to create “a safe and inclusive workplace” for women, two of its founders acknowledge.

By Emily Steel

„The misogyny might look different than you would have expected it to in the 1950s, but it was still there, it was still ingrained“, said Kayla Ruble, a journalist who worked at Vice from 201 to 2016. „This is a wakeup call.“

At Vice, Cutting-Edge Media and Allegations of Old-School Sexual Harassment

Vice Media Statement on Harassment Allegations and Workplace Culture

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Super Mario Run’s Not-So-Super Gender Politics NYTimes

By Chris Suellentrop NYT

The Game is rife with stale, retrograde gender stereotypes – elements that were perhaps expected in the 1985, when the first Super Marion Bros. was released in the United States, but that today are just embarrassing.

Super Mario Run’s Not-So-Super Gender Politics

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‚American Gothic‘ by Grant Wood [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Can we talk about the gender pay gap? Washington Post

The median salary for women working full-time is about 80 percent of men’s. That gap, put in other terms, means women are working for free 10 weeks a year.

Can we talk about the gender pay gap?


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