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Film Expert Discusses Gender Bias in Hollywood, 2015 Oscar Nominees

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Ursinus Professor Says Dearth of Women Oscar Nominees in Favor Of "Great Men" Roles Sets Up False Expectations for Everyone

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Oscar’s Women: Are Female Roles as Accessories to Great Men?

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An Ursinus College film professor calls for a "cultural shift" in how Hollywood perceives women.

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Women Make More Ethical Decisions, Study Finds

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Unfortunately, there are still those in business who see having a female CFO as a “token.” But a new research study finds that not only does having a female CFO lead a company to more ethical tax decisions, but having female board members is also beneficial—and necessary—for ethical financial decision making. The study examined the associations between CFO gender, board gender diversity and corporate tax evasion through 20 years of data spanning 1991-2011. They found that women CFOs in the study were indeed less likely to evade taxes than their male counterparts, and they also confirmed that having a “critical mass” of women making up at least 30 percent of the board lets a company reap the benefits of gender diversity.

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Pay-to-Play Sports: Parents with Traditional Beliefs About Gender May Shortchange Daughters

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Parents with the most traditional beliefs about masculinity and femininity are likelier to view pay-to-play sports fees as too high for daughters compared with sons, a new study from the University of Michigan School of Kinesiology suggests.

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Reduce the Risk of Coronary Heart Disease

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During Heart Month, the Cardiovascular Institute of New Jersey at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School is promoting the importance of controlling high blood pressure, also called hypertension, in order to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease and other related chronic disorders in adults.

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Landmark Study to Track ‘Pioneer’ Generation of Transgender Children

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A groundbreaking new study, believed to be the first to focus on transgender children living as their identified gender in all aspects of their lives, finds that those children's gender identity is deeply rooted.

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Gender Roles: Men and Women Are Not So Different After All

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Gender is a large part of our identity that is often defined by our psychological differences as men and women. But an Iowa State University researcher says in reality men and women are more alike than we may think.

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Men’s Diets Are Related to Local Offerings, Unlike Women’s

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Men’s eating habits are associated with the availability of healthy food sources in their residential neighbourhood but women’s are not, according to researchers at the University of Montreal and its affiliated CHUM hospital.

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Endocrine Society Strengthens Sex-Difference Reporting Requirements for Scholarly Journals

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To advance scientific understanding of how hormone disorders can affect men and women differently, the Endocrine Society has introduced policies to improve reporting of the sex of research subjects in its journals.