A scientific consideration further exacerbates the problem, as the 9–5 is conveniently well-suited to the male biological system. Testosterone is a hormone present in both men and women that contributes to energy levels, developmental and reproductive features, and libido.
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Robby Phillips (PPS ‘24): “The LGBTQ+ Community Needs Allies More Than Ever”
LGBTQ+ youth were already four times more likely than their counterparts to attempt suicide. Now, the Trevor Project has found that two-thirds of these youth and 85% of trans and nonbinary youth feel their mental health has declined as a result of the bills.
Cecilia de la Guardia (PPS ‘24): “Congress Should Pass the Equality Act”
In 18 states, there is no legal protection for LGBTQ+ people who face housing discrimination. In 21 states, members of the queer community can be refused service and denied entry to public accommodations such as restaurants, hotels, and bakeshops. In 35 states, there is no law prohibiting banks from denying loans to people based off their sexual orientation or gender identity.
Anne Chen (PPS ‘24): “Pay Gap Within Women’s Sports”
Female athletes competing at a professional level should be paid equally to their professional male counterparts. For as long as women have been able to compete on a professional level, there has been a sizeable pay gap, less coverage, and limited power. These outcomes contribute to the gender inequality women face.
Professor Mac McCorkle on Governor Roy Cooper’s New Spending Plan, ABC11
Professor Mac McCorkle provides commentary on Governor Cooper’s proposed budget plan, which includes investments in education, health care, and economic development. McCorkle notes that there are nuances to the budget proposal that could cause it to face opposition from Republican lawmakers in the legislature.
Professor Mac McCorkle on Governor Roy Cooper’s Efforts to Pass Gun Legislation, CBS17
Professor Mac McCorkle comments on Gov. Cooper’s efforts to pass his own gun legislation, describing it as “very dubious.” He makes it clear Cooper’s mention of children was not an accident, noting “Cooper was trying to bend over backwards, saying, ‘Let’s focus on children and gun problems. Let’s focus on that,’” McCorkle said.
Professor Nick Carnes on His New Book: “The Politics of the Marvel Cinematic Universe”, Chapelboro
They first got interested in the topic after getting involved in a discussion on Twitter regarding politics in the Marvel universe. Carnes notes that he first got involved because “I saw this [Twitter conversation] as a brilliant group of political scientists, political theorists, communications scholars, popular culture scholars.
Professor Jay Pearson on routine traffic stops for Black motorists in NC, The 9th Street Journal
The article suggests that Pearson’s experiences are not unique and that Black motorists are more likely to be stopped and searched by police than white motorists. Pearson provides a personal account of the disproportionate impact of traffic stops on Black drivers in Durham and to highlight the larger issue of racial profiling by law enforcement.
Jamie Chornoby (MPP ’23) on Local News Funding, 2023 Local Journalism Researcher’s Workshop
Jamie Chornoby (MPP ’23) on Local News Funding, 2023 Local Journalism Researcher’s Workshop On February 16 and 17, Duke University’s …
Professor Nick Carnes on the Shift to Pass/Fail Grading for PUBPOL155, The Chronicle
Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy has decided to transition the grading system for its introductory course to a pass/fail system starting in the fall of 2023. The course, which is a requirement for public policy majors, is currently graded on a letter-grade scale. The decision to transition to a pass/fail system was made in response to student feedback, which indicated that the letter-grade system added unnecessary stress and pressure to the course.