Phys .org: ‘Women’s work’: How coronavirus may forever change the way we care within families. “Women, through their unpaid housework, childcare and elder care, have kept families functioning. However, COVID-19 is putting a strain on women’s abilities to keep the cogs of daily life turning. We are now starting to see the impact of what happens when women are unable to do it all.”
Phys .org: Internet inventor warns web ‘not working for women’. “The internet is ‘not working for women’ and is fuelling a new era of widespread abuse against females, the creator of the world wide web, Tim Berners-Lee, warned on Thursday. In a bleak assessment published on the World Wide Web Foundation, an organisation founded by Berners-Lee that advocates a free and open web for all, he also argued that a ‘dangerous trend’ of abuse threatens any advances in gender equality.”
The Daily Beast: The Secret Sex Workers’ Database That Brought Down a Plastic Surgeon Accused of Rape. “After a high-end escort in Los Angeles believed she was drugged, raped, and filmed without consent by an Ohio plastic surgeon in town for a conference, she logged onto a secret database that women use to warn each other about predatory men. She saw several horrifying reviews of Dr. Manish Gupta, a flashy Toledo doctor who drove a blue Maserati and regularly flew to medical conferences in cities around the U.S.”
Phys .org: ‘Data feminism’ examines problems of bias and power that beset modern information. “Suppose you would like to know mortality rates for women during childbirth, by country, around the world. Where would you look? One option is the WomanStats Project, the website of an academic research effort investigating the links between the security and activities of nation-states, and the security of the women who live in them.”
Arab News: Social media unites Arab women for digital activism across region and beyond. “Online activism has revolutionized Arab women’s struggle for equality in the past few years as they use the web to demand legislative change, confront sexual harassment and gender-based violence, as well as condemn patriarchy and misogyny.”
The Star (Canada): How well are women represented on your local city council? Search hundreds of cities in our exclusive database to find out. “One hundred years ago, on a winter day in 1920, Constance Hamilton, a suffragist, social activist and talented pianist, took her seat on Toronto city council, making history as the first woman elected to municipal office in Ontario. A century later, and despite a decades-long push to get more women into municipal politics, gender parity remains elusive in city and town councils across Canada.”
Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales: Gender equality: 100 years of women in chartered accountancy. “To celebrate this turning point, ICAEW has produced a book following the histories of pioneering women in the profession over the past century. We have also commissioned a portrait of Mary Harris Smith. It will be unveiled at this year’s Annual Dinner, where we will also announce three very special Honorary Memberships to women who’ve made a significant impact on gender equality in accountancy. We have also created a digital archive of first-hand accounts of women in the profession over the past century. The fascinating, insightful stories are available here and will be added to as time goes on.” Not a ton of content at the moment.