We already know any gender gap in math is due to stereotypes ingrained into girls and women's minds. In fact, a recent study found girls and boys have nearly identical math scores in countries that emphasize gender equality. Hopefully, the stereotype will soon be history as gender equality increases around the world, and girls will never know they were supposed to be bad at math.
But what about women today? Considering the study participants were men and women, should we ask how men affect women's performance at work? Maybe it all evens out anyway.
Toddlers & Tiaras, what hath ye wrought, seriously? In this week's episode, a mother took her tiny daughter to the salon to get her eyebrows waxed. Why this even occurred to anyone as a feasible thing is unclear, but it's especially bad because, as the mother herself explains, "She had a bad [waxing] experience . . . the wax was way too hot and it ripped off her skin, so she's been kind of terrified ever since." We're pretty terrified, too. Here's the footage:
Anyway, the paraben-free line, including mascara (seen above), lipstick, cream blush, and mineral powder, will be launching Feb. 21. It's discomfiting that family-centric Walmart, which pulled Maxim's latest issue over Olivia Munn's peekaboo lacy underwear cover, will then target makeup at kids so young. What do you think? Would you be OK with your "tween" wearing the blue mascara or red lipstick from this line?
Mike Fisher, an anger management psychotherapist, says it's becoming increasingly socially acceptable for girls to fight, especially in inner-city schools where they feel the need to stand up for themselves physically. It's reached the point where brawling girls now have their own, very boyish name — ladettes — at least according to the British press.
So now the question is how will these girls grow up? Considering the number of women found guilty of murder, assault, and other attacks has risen by 81 percent in the UK since 1998, chances aren't looking so good.
Finding the perfect gift for loved ones can be tough during the holidays, so our PopSugar editors picked out a few of their favorite gift ideas for the lucky ladies in your life. Splurge on Fendi’s must-have bag of the season for a girlfriend or grab La Mer’s wrap watches for a fashionable friend. For more picks that won’t break the bank, check out our video, and don’t forget to watch the other guides in our series like gifts for men, homemade gifts, and the best stocking stuffers this season.
The world loves Pink and she is expecting! The musical wonder woman was Oprah and Barbara Walter's "it" girl after her awe-inspiring Grammy performance earlier in the year, but Pink was an amazing artist before all the hoopla. And a woman many mothers would consider a strong role model for their little girls. Check out five reasons why!
Before high school, more girls are using cosmetics than before — so the concern over kiddie spa parties may be warranted. But compared to just a few years ago, high schoolers are wearing less makeup. Experts from The NPD Group, which researched how girls use cosmetics, suggest that the initial thrill of using makeup wears off by the time the teen years roll around. "You've got girls asking, 'Do I really need this?'" says NPD beauty analyst Karen Grant. "Maybe it's not that exciting anymore because they've been using it since they were younger."
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