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Gender associations with reading impact ‘shelf’ esteem in children

Gender associations with reading impact ‘shelf’ esteem in children

Caroline Monaghan

March 15, 2019

We are too young to remember the days our parents spent reading to us as children, when we got lost in the maze of the Barnes & Noble kids section. But, we were not too young to internalize the gender associations with reading that extend beyond our bedrooms and bookstores. Gender associations with re...

Girls face double standard in relationship age gap

Girls face double standard in relationship age gap

Lauren Spiezia

May 4, 2018

Half your age plus seven. For years, this has been the benchmark to answer the question “how big is too big of an age gap in a relationship?” According to The Independent, the saying dates back to 1901, written in a book by French author Max O’Rell, and was featured in the 1951 play “The Moon is...

Female athletes still feel subtle sting of discrimination at all levels

Female athletes still feel subtle sting of discrimination at all levels

Meredith Prud’homme and Emmanuella Macri

December 22, 2016

It took women over 2,000 years to be allowed into the Olympic games according to Infoplease.com. Since then, female athletes are slowly becoming more accepted, but not everything is equal between the two sexes, even now. One of the biggest differences between women and men is the lack of recognition women...

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