This podcast explores the idea and lack of discussion about being a sensitive man.
This podcast from Freakonomics Radio looks at gender barriers in the workplace and other social conventions that penalize women and addresses ways to remove those barriers. Includes Myra Strober's experiences in the late 1960s; she was a PhD student in the male-dominated field of economics. Also features an interview with Claudia Goldin about the gender pay gap.
Geena Davis and Caroline Heldman discuss the gender bias in movies. Sarah Coyne discusses her research on the impact of Disney's princesses on young girls' gender-associated beliefs. She also describes the backlash she received after their results were published.
In this podcast, the question of why we still see few women in leadership roles is addressed. Several women tell their stories about bias. Shankar Vedantam interviews Alice Eagly, Madeline Heilman, and Lisa Feldman Barrett about the "double bind" women face when filling leadership roles.
Describes how Annie Duke used gender stereotypic beliefs to win the World Series of Poker.
Stephen Dubner interviews female CEOs about their experiences and about the glass cliff: Are female executives more likely to be put in charge of firms that are already in crisis and does this set them up for failure?
In this podcast, the societal expectations for males growing up are discussed. Specifically, it addresses the pressures males experience regarding stifling their emotions, their sexuality, and other qualities that society deems "not masculine."
Shankar Vedantam focuses on men's loneliness that stems from the cultural message that men don't need others.
Nina Totenberg, NPR's legal affairs correspondent, discusses breaking the story about Anita Hill's allegations of sexual harassment against Clarence Thomas.
Sheryl Sandberg's TED talk is about why there are so few women in leadership positions.
Mary Murphy discusses her research on subtle discrimination against women in STEM fields.