F eminism makes some men very scared, others very angry. Tom Martin, who is taking legal action against the London School of Economics , risks being seen as falling into both of these categories. A former student at the LSE Gender Institute , Martin claims he had the misfortune of being subject to a torrent of anti-male discrimination during his very brief time there, and has cited the Gender Equality Duty to support his case. The irony of attacking feminists by invoking a piece of legislation whose existence is largely down to the energy and commitment of feminist campaigners scarcely needs pointing out. Martin alleges that the course material he studied during his six weeks at the LSE was systematically anti-male overlooked men's issues, and ignored any research that contested a "women good, men bad" line of reasoning.
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The present study investigated gender differences in both emotional experience and expressivity. Heart rate HR was recorded as an indicator of emotional experience while the participants watched 16 video clips that induced eight types of emotion sadness, anger, horror, disgust, neutrality, amusement, surprise, and pleasure. We also asked the participants to report valence, arousal, and motivation as indicators of emotional expressivity. Overall, the results revealed gender differences in emotional experience and emotional expressivity. When watching videos that induced anger, amusement, and pleasure, men showed larger decreases in HR, whereas women reported higher levels of arousal. There was no gender difference in HR when the participants watched videos that induced horror and disgust, but women reported lower valence, higher arousal, and stronger avoidance motivation than did men.
Anya Kamenetz. Picture your favorite college professor. Here are some adjectives that might come to mind: Wise. Tough but fair.
Women and men respond differently when offered the opportunity to compete in the workplace, and it has an impact on their career prospects and earning potential. They suggest that being more aware of our own beliefs about competition can help break through those gender stereotypes. The average woman is less competitive than the average man: she is less likely to describe herself as competitive and less willing to enter a competition. In the workplace, this difference translates to performance; recent research by economists and political scientists indicates that competitive people do better socioeconomically. So why are women less competitive than men?