Hi friends!! Happy Monday, here’s my roundup of the best articles related to women from this past week!
1- Even on eBay, women get paid less for their labor “…Researchers found that when the seller of these popular items was self-identified as female, the auction got fewer bids and a lower final price. For used items, the gender gap was small, with female sellers getting 3% less money on average. But for new products, women received only 80 cents for every dollar that men got for auctioning a similar product on eBay, the team reports today in Science Advances. The reputation scores of the sellers could not account for that difference, nor could any of the auction options such as the “buy it now” or initial prices. The most striking example was gift cards—vouchers for a fixed amount of money that can be spent at certain stores—for which the gender gap persisted, even though the value is obviously the same no matter the seller.” via Science Magazine
2- President Obama is considering nominating the first woman and the first African American to head up the Library of Congress, read, “Obama’s poised to make a black woman one of the most powerful people in tech”
3- #ShareTheLoad Campaign
“…As women increasingly make gains in the professional world, there is a growing call for their partners to share the workload at home. Even if it’s just marketing, Ariel India’s #ShareTheLoad commercial asks an important question—Is laundry only a woman’s job?—and answers it boldly: Nope.”
4- These Are the Best Cities for Women In Tech (Bloggers and Digital Media Enthusiasts Included)
5-Interesting article from the New Republic about the Difference between Men and Women’s Brains