At the root of much of today’s gender inequality is bias – both implicit and explicit. It shapes societies’ and individuals’ thinking, reinforcing notions of right and wrong for people of a particular gender. Gender stereotype violators, both male and female, are treated more harshly, while stereotype conformists can sometimes experience advantages. Learn what these stereotypes are and the practices and policies that can help us move beyond them to experience our full potential.
Recognizing that effort is normal and necessary for success, rather than emphasizing the importance of “natural talent”, can increase women’s sense of belonging and motivation to continue in male-dominated STEM fields.
Based on fictitious resumes, LGBTQ women received fewer invitations to interview than perceived heterosexual women when applying online to jobs in New York, Tennessee, and Washington, D.C – but not Virginia.
Men whose gender identity was threatened demonstrate stronger masculine preferences (such as belief in male superiority) and dominant attitudes, and men with high testosterone levels showed significantly strong reactions to masculinity threats.