Research + News | Topic: Gender

University Of Pittsburgh Issues Non-Sexist Language Guidelines – Including Term ‘Yinz’

Pitt has published a gender-inclusive language guide that includes a set of “non-sexist language guidelines and resources” to help students and faculty avoid “unintentionally creating a sexist and homophobic classroom environment.” Read the article here.

He, She Or They? PA University Equity Officer Says Students Could Be Punished For Misusing A Person’s Pronouns

The pronoun flap is happening at Point Park University, where the pointed memo put it very plainly that students using the wrong pronouns to “misgender” a fellow student could result in punishment. Read the article here.

KU Library Workers Push Inclusion Wearing Preferred Gender Pronoun Buttons

As part of a campaign promoting inclusion at the University of Kansas, school library workers are donning buttons announcing their preferred gender pronouns.

Read the full article here.

The Sex Lives of College Students: Heirs To The Sexual Revolution

Feminists and frat boys, asexuals, groupies, and that quiet kid who sits in the front row. A weeklong survey of what it means to be young and in lust (or asexual or aromantic) in 2015.

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1 in 4 College Women Report Unwanted Sexual Contact, New Survey Says

A quarter of undergraduate women surveyed at more than two dozen universities say they experienced unwanted sexual contact sometime during college.

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Study Abroad May Increase Risk for Sexual Assault

Since 2007, more than 250,000 American students have studied abroad annually for a semester or more. While there are obvious benefits associated with study abroad programs, personal risks occurring during the experience have been anecdotally reported but not systematically assessed. This study is the first to investigate the possibility of increased risk for sexual assault in female undergraduates while abroad.

Download the full report (.pdf for purchase) here.

The ‘Benevolent Sexism’ at Christian Colleges

A new study published in Religion and Education finds that women faculty at an evangelical university say they’re undermined and passed over for advancement because of their gender. But they’re happier than they’d be at secular schools. Biola University professors attribute this paradox to “benevolent sexism” and the high value evangelicals place on personal relationships.

Read a Christianity Today interview with the professors here.

Record Number of Young Adults Have Finished Both High School and College

According to Pew Research Center analysis of newly available census data, in 2012, for the first time ever, one-third of the nation’s 25- to 29-year-olds have completed at least a bachelor’s degree. College completion is now at record levels among key demographic groups: men and women; blacks, whites and Hispanics; and foreign-born and native-born Americans. Also, a record share of the nation’s young adults ages 25 to 29 (90%) has finished at least a high school education. And another record share—63%—has completed at least some college.

Read the full report here.

Pay Gap Affects Women Just One Year Out of College

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) released a new study showing that just one year out of college, millennial women are paid 82 cents for every dollar paid to their male peers. Women are paid less than men are even when they do the same work and major in the same field.

Download the full report (.pdf) here.