Nothing changes: Lockdown gender gap remains firm (Phys .org)

Phys .org: Nothing changes: Lockdown gender gap remains firm. “While the world has been thrown into chaos by COVID-19, gender inequality has survived the pandemic intact, according to a report from Oxford’s Department of Sociology, with women still carrying out most housework and childcare, although they are disproportionately exposed to the virus—as the majority of front-line health workers.”

The FA: As New English Women’s Football Archive Launches, Do You Have Anything Of Interest?

The FA: As New English Women’s Football Archive Launches, Do You Have Anything Of Interest?. “The history of the women’s game in England is set to be brought to life for the first time thanks to an innovative digital archive project which will create a new virtual exhibition, celebrating historical moments in the development of women’s football.”

Neowin: Wikipedia is instituting new rules to battle “toxic behavior” by volunteers

Neowin: Wikipedia is instituting new rules to battle “toxic behavior” by volunteers “In a bid to ensure safety against abuse on harassment on its platform, Wikipedia is putting a new code of conduct in place. Several members, particularly women and members of the LGBTQ community, have complained of the portrayal of “toxic behavior” by fellow editors on the platform. The website relies on these volunteers to keep it updated.”

New York Daily News: NYC archive paying tribute to thousands of famous and everyday women

New York Daily News: NYC archive paying tribute to thousands of famous and everyday women. “For every Dolly Parton, Martha Stewart or Oprah Winfrey on New York City’s Women Activism website there is an Emma Eford, a Lulu Fazio or a Dawn Cutler whose stories are just as important and inspiring. Eford didn’t launch her own TV network or win a Grammy, but she did dedicate her life to helping orphans and wayward girls. ‘Now the women and men in my family help children in foster care,’ Eford’s granddaughter Darlene Lewis wrote on the website. ‘I am a therapeutic foster parent because my grandmother’s love for children was passed on to me.'”

CNET: Coronavirus shut down Hollywood, but there may be a silver lining

CNET: Coronavirus shut down Hollywood, but there may be a silver lining. “Last month the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that, at least for next year’s Oscars ceremony, movies no longer need to fulfill a one-week run in a Los Angeles theater to be eligible for best picture. As long as a film had a scheduled theatrical release, it qualifies for a chance at an Oscar nomination. Out of the few films trickling out during the pandemic, several of the standouts were directed by women. These films could bring long-overdue recognition for female directors at the next Oscars, where women have historically missed out on nominations in the best director category.”

Washington Post: The pandemic upended child care. It could be devastating for women.

Washington Post: The pandemic upended child care. It could be devastating for women.. “The crisis has pushed the country’s fragile child-care ecosystem to the brink. Facilities in an industry with already-small profit margins struggled to access state and federal aid as first-come, first-served small-business loans ran out. They are now facing costly safety precautions, such as limiting class sizes and purchasing masks, gloves and sanitizing cleaner. Industry groups predict that one-third to half of child-care centers may not reopen at all.”

Phys .org: Women are getting less research done than men during this coronavirus pandemic

Phys .org: Women are getting less research done than men during this coronavirus pandemic. “Before COVID-19, I used to spend a lot of time feeling like the Cat in The Cat in the Hat. I was holding a cup, the milk, the cake and a little toy ship, while bouncing up and down on a ball. I am a tenured professor and a scientist. I have a lab, grants and grad students. I write academic articles and I teach, and I’m in the midst of writing a book. I am also a mom. So, I cook, clean and nurture.”