By Abigail R. Hall | Monday August 28, 2017 at 7:49 AM PST | Comments Off on A Plea to My Male (and Female) Colleagues in Economics
In a recent blog post, Jeffrey R. Brown, a Professor of Business and Dean at the College of Business at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, published a “public plea” to his “male senior colleagues in economics.” In the post, he references the research of an undergraduate student who looked at the words used to...
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Tags: Academia, Economics, economist, equality, Gender, gender equality, gender quotas, glass ceiling, Sexism, Unintended Consequences, Women
By Abigail R. Hall | Wednesday January 4, 2017 at 12:10 PM PST | Comments Off on Sexism and Zombie Economics
A few weeks ago, a friend of mine linked to an article on Facebook titled, “Sexism in Hollywood is Rampant, and Emma Watson Says her Career Proves It.” The article was published in late 2015, but similar pieces pop up from time to time with similar themes. Despite my better judgment, I clicked on...
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Tags: Bias, Discrimination, Economics, Emma Watson, feminism, film, Gender, glass ceiling, Harry Potter, meritocracy, Sexism