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Iedereen zou feminist moeten zijn

Cathérine Ongenae from
March 15, 2016

Dat de steun van mannen belangrijk is om gendergelijkheid te krijgen in de samenleving, geen feminist die daar nog aan twijfelt. Maar mannen overtuigen om aan hun zijde te strijden? Dat is niet vanzelfsprekend. Waarom zouden ze, feminisme is toch een vrouwenzaak? Knack zocht vier feministische mannen die mee aan de kar trekken.
De Canadese premier […]

En tant qu’homme, je ne suis pas féministe, peut-être proféministe

Patric Jean from
March 7, 2016

Une mode est récemment apparue dans la presse française et internationale à propos des hommes qui se disent “féministes” et dont on présente l’engagement comme “essentiel” pour les droits des femmes. Il est temps de se demander si cette nouvelle habitude qui se veut bienveillante n’est pas finalement contre-productive.
Pas une semaine sans qu’un article, une […]

Les femmes agressées, les oubliées du récit des événements de Cologne.

Pascale Vielle from
February 27, 2016

Les violences sexuelles de masse à Cologne à l’épreuve de la convergence des luttes minoritaires, une opinion de Pascale Vielle, Professeure à l’UCL et collaboratrice scientifique à l’ULB.
Les viols et agressions à caractère sexuel de Cologne représentent une manifestation de la domination patriarcale que l’on ne saurait qualifier d’”ordinaire”. Ces agressions diffèrent tant des violences […]

A Push for Gender Equality at the Davos World Economic Forum, and Beyond

January 26, 2016

As a top executive in the financial industry, Theresa Whitmarsh is accustomed to being the only woman in the room. That was the case the last two years when she attended the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, a conclave for the world’s most powerful leaders and tycoons.
And Ms. Whitmarsh may […]

Raus aus den Kellergewölben der Macht!

January 21, 2016
Angela Hornberg / AHC Advance Human Capital

Frauen klagen lieber über ihr Karriereelend, als sich nach oben zu kämpfen, findet Personalberaterin Angela Hornberg. Doch so lässt sich die Männerkultur der Chefs nicht ändern, die in den Bordell-Skandalen von Volkswagen und Ergo gipfelte.

People don’t have to like Hillary Clinton to vote for her. Who likes Donald Trump?

Caryl Rivers and Rosalind C Barnett from
December 22, 2015

Can any American woman – including Hillary Clinton – be elected president as long as there is a gender gap in “likability”?

Maybe, but it will be a tough slog.

Men who are forceful and competent are seen by both sexes as assertive, worthy of promotion and likable, reports NYU psychologist Madeline Heilman.

Women who are competent and forceful, on the other hand, are seen by both sexes as unlikable, unfeminine, aggressive, conniving and untrustworthy – what Heilman called “your typical constellation of ‘bitchy’ characteristics’”. She added that often, such women are seen as “not just unlikable, but downright awful”.

Wake Up, White Guys! Bill Proudman Tackles D & I

November 13, 2015

“There are people who would say, ‘Just take them (white male executives) out back and give them frontal lobotomies.’ But it’s not that simple.”
Bill Proudman pretty much personifies “white male privilege.” He is not only white – he is big, straight, a native-born American, and he holds an executive position. But that is where the […]

It’s good to be the Queen . . . but it’s easier being the King

Adam Galinsky from
November 12, 2015

One of the most common and popular conceptualizations of gender—epitomized by John Gray’s megabestselling book, Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus—is that men and women are essentially different species.
We believe that this depiction of gender is wrong. We’re not claiming that biological differences between the sexes don’t exist but instead are suggesting that […]

the “glass walls” concept

Sandy Beky and Martine Van Went from
October 21, 2015

You know the glass ceiling, but maybe you don’t know the glass walls. You can find some explanation in the ILO Company report entitled ” Women in Business and Management: Gaining momentum “.
What is the “glass walls” concept? It explains the difficulties women face as they move into more  senior-roles.

Gender Initiatives Are Culture Change Initiatives

Avivah Wittenberg-Cox from
October 19, 2015

“I wish honestly that I could rewind time and go back and put that women’s equality issue into the culture from the beginning,” says Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff. Benioff’s business is growing hyper fast, and he knows he needs both halves of the population to fuel that growth. But Benioff, and anyone else who has tried to gender balance large organizations, also knows that one of the key obstacles to change is the culture created by the group currently in power.