According to PEW, over the last 50 years, women have improved their position in the labor force, in society and in their economic position. On today’s episode, we discuss some of the progress made by women, where they stand today, according to the latest research, contemporary hindrances to progress, and what the next few decades may look like. All this to answer the question - will there ever be parity between men and women in society?
According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Age discrimination involves treating an applicant or employee less favorably because of his or her age. This law was encompassed in the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA), which forbids age discrimination against people who are age 40 or older. There are states, however, like the state of New York, added law (N.Y. Exec. Law § 296 (3-a)) to protect workers over the age of 18 from age discrimination. On this episode, we’ll discuss assumptions, biases and strategies employees can take to mitigate the effects of being the youngin’ in the office!
According to a 2014 blog entry published on Psychology Today, Dr. Jefferson Fish defines tolerance as a fair, objective, and permissive attitude toward those whose opinions, practices, race, religion, nationality, etc., differ from one's own; while acceptance is defined as a person's assent to the reality of a situation, recognizing a process or condition without attempting to change it, protest, or exit. In light of November 16th being UNESCO’s International Day of Tolerance, on today’s episode, we discuss our experiences with tolerance and acceptance, as we seek to answer: which do we have in our society today and which should we strive for?