There is not a single country in the world today whose top political position is held by a woman. Although, during the last decade, women have entered fields previously barred to them, men still monopolize the key positions in government, industry and military institutions. The questions remain: Are there innate biological harriers that prevent women trom attaining equal power? Or, is there something built into the human male that makes it more natural for him to command females than for females to command him?
Are Men 'Wired' to Dominate Women? Bonobos Suggest Not - The Atlantic
Skip navigation! Story from New York. Like many other female accomplishments , breaking professional boundaries and rising to the top particularly when it's least expected should not only be praised, but be celebrated. Especially when the obstacles women are forced to overcome don't just encompass interview woes and scary bosses — they include wage gaps and gender bias, particularly in industries such as finance, tech , and engineering that are still skewed so heavily towards men.
How can we end the male domination of philosophy?
Observing a troop in Gombe, Tanzania, Jane Goodall discovered that chimps have personalities, intimate relationships, and agendas. Her work and that of scientists who followed in her footsteps also taught us that chimps are a male-dominant species, prone to not-infrequent violence, with males harassing and sexually coercing lower-ranking female troop members. But our wiring looks less nasty, brutish, and bro-y if we throw over chimps in favor of another close primate relative, the bonobo. On a sunny March day in , I stood at the bonobo enclosure of the San Diego Zoo, observing several Pan paniscus performing what struck me as an upside-down, inside-out passion play about gender, power, and aggression. Amy Parish—a primatologist and self-described Darwinian feminist who has been studying the species for some 30 years—was looking through the enormous windows with me and explaining the finer points of being bonobo.
With the results of the Gender Pay Gap showcasing a huge disparity between men and women in the workplace, we question why women are pushed aside when it comes to their career. Regardless of sex, colour and interests, we all have the same ability to perform in a professional environment, yet time and time again we witness discrimination regarding progression and pay, and the legal sector is definitely no stranger to such inequality. Traditionally being a very male-dominated industry, we hear from Sarah Goulbourne , Co-Founder of gunnercooke , discussing why the legal sector is still struggling to tighten the pay gap between men and women in the law. Women are speaking up and using their voices and influence to demand real change.