Category: Caryl Rivers

To End Domestic Violence, First Ditch Outdated Gender Stereotypes

September 16th, 2014 in 2014, Caryl Rivers, College of Communication, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, WBUR 0 comments

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By Caryl Rivers, College of Communication

The young man squirmed in his metal chair under the bright fluorescent lights of the church basement. He was trying to explain to other men at a meeting of Emerge, a group for men who have battered, why he had beaten his wife…

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Why the Face of Tech Remains Stubbornly Male

September 13th, 2014 in 2014, Caryl Rivers, College of Communication, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

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By Caryl Rivers, College of Communication

Hundreds — perhaps thousands — of articles have been written bemoaning the lack of women in science and technology. Where are the high-level women in the technology business?…

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The new subtle sexism toward women in the workplace

June 9th, 2014 in 2014, Caryl Rivers, College of Communication, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Caryl Rivers, College of Communication

The firing of Jill Abramson from the New York Times brought renewed attention to the topic of gender workplace bias, at least for a fleeting cultural moment…

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Monica Lewinksy Writes About White House Affair, Online Humiliation

May 7th, 2014 in 2014, Caryl Rivers, College of Communication, Newsmakers, WBZ-TV 0 comments

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Caryl Rivers, College of Communication

It was 1998 when the world first heard of a White House Intern named Monica Lewinksy. Her affair with President Bill Clinton led to intense public scrutiny and later to his impeachment in the House of Representatives…

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Does Helping Out Around The House Mean You’ll Have A Lousy Sex Life?

April 29th, 2014 in 2014, Caryl Rivers, College of Communication, Newsmakers, WBUR 0 comments

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Co-written by Caryl Rivers, College of Communication

Do wives whose husbands help out with “women’s” household jobs have lousy, or less frequent sex? Are women happier in bed when they are married to old fashioned men who don’t help around the house?…

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The New Realities Of The ‘Soft War’ On Women In The Workplace

April 10th, 2014 in 2014, Caryl Rivers, College of Communication, Newsmakers, NPR 0 comments

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Caryl Rivers, College of Communication

Hillary Clinton and Sheryl Sandberg’s success suggests growing opportunity for women but our guests say the reality for most women is much less rosy…

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Authors work to reveal hidden gender bias

March 30th, 2014 in 2014, Caryl Rivers, College of Communication, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Caryl Rivers, College of Communication

Judging from the media buzz, women appear to be racing to the top of the corporate ladder. Books trumpet the “end of men” and wives taking over as breadwinners, articles tout the success of female executives at General Motors and Yahoo, charts show women earning the majority of advanced degrees…

Expert quote:

“It’s not people firing bullets dead at your chest. The landmines are buried.”

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Interview With Caryl Rivers: Beware Subtle Bias

March 9th, 2014 in 2014, Caryl Rivers, College of Communication, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Caryl Rivers, College of Communication

It looks like the old, more traditional type of in-your-face discrimination has been replaced with a stealth version. According to Caryl Rivers, professor of journalism at Boston University and co-author of “The New Soft War on Women,”bias has gone underground. To ensure fair and equitable treatment between the sexes, managers may need to be trained to spot more subtle forms of discrimination…

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How Women Get Cheated Out of Their Successes

January 13th, 2014 in 2014, Caryl Rivers, College of Communication, Huffington Post, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

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Co-written by Caryl Rivers, College of Communication

Women are getting more advanced degrees than men, moving into male-dominated areas of business and aiming high…

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Think Gender Struggles In The Workplace Are History? Think Again

January 2nd, 2014 in 2014, Caryl Rivers, College of Communication, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, WBUR 0 comments

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Co-written by Caryl Rivers, College of Communication

The American news media rightly gave sweeping coverage to the story of the first woman — Mary Barra — to head up a U.S. auto company, General Motors…

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