Posts Tagged ‘NYTimes’

The Women’s Crusade

lunedì, settembre 14th, 2009
The Women’s Crusade
Published: August 23, 2009
The liberation of women could help solve many of the world’s problems, from poverty to child mortality to terrorism. Read full article


Women Take on Sexist Image in Italian Media

mercoledì, giugno 17th, 2009
Published: June 18, 2009
On television, the Italian penchant for adorning soundstages with skimpily clad, surgically enhanced showgirls has radically metastasized, and Italian women are beginning to say enough is enough. Read full article

Backlash: Women Bullying Women at Work

domenica, giugno 7th, 2009
Published: May 9, 2009 NYTimes

Yelling, scheming and sabotaging: all are tell-tale signs that a bully is at work, laying traps for employees at every pass.

Kent Kaufman and Laura Stek, right, of the Growth and Leadership Center, coach Cleo Lepori-Costello, left, a vice president at a Silicon Valley software company, on communication skills.

During this downturn, as stress levels rise, workplace researchers say, bullies are likely to sharpen their elbows and ratchet up their attacks.

It’s probably no surprise that most of these bullies are men, as a survey by the Workplace Bullying Institute, an advocacy group, makes clear. But a good 40 percent of bullies are women. And at least the male bullies take an egalitarian approach, mowing down men and women pretty much in equal measure. The women appear to prefer their own kind, choosing other women as targets more than 70 percent of the time.

In the name of Betty Friedan and Gloria Steinem, what is going on here? Read full article