Cross-Cultural Study on Young Women’s Attitudes on Body Image, Thinness – Impact of Media: ITALY – USA – ENGLAND – AUSTRALIA

For women, the preference for thinness is pervasive across the Western world. But a new descriptive study found variability in how women in four different countries internalize messages about what their body should look like from the media, peers and family. “The bad news is that, across all of these cultures, the women reported high […]

Violence Against Women: A Cause & Consequence of Inequality

In every region in world, women are more insecure than men Estimates by the World Health Organization (WHO) indicate that about 1 in 3 (35 percent) of women and girls worldwide have experienced physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime. However, these numbers – shocking as they are – […]

How Our Careers (and Technology) Affect Our Children #workingmothers #fatherscareers

What working parent hasn’t felt guilty about missing soccer games and piano recitals? Almost two decades ago, though, researchers surveyed nearly 900 professionals about their relationships with their work and their children, and found that parents’ working, even for long hours, did not hurt children. What they did find was that parents who were distracted […]