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    Diverse Data Samples Drive Social Change

    November 2021

    In our latest Research & Action Report, we highlight some of the ways our research scientists are harnessing the power of data—which is most powerful when it represents all members of our communities.

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    Sounding the Alarm: Speaking Up Against Workplace Harassment, Discrimination, and Labor Abuse

    November 2021

    Wellesley College alumnae share their powerful stories of speaking out against labor abuse and their hopes for a more equitable workplace for women.

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    Fighting Time to End Systemic Racism

    November 1, 2021

    Senior Scholar Amy Banks, MD, reflects on the role of systemic racism in a wrongful conviction that changed the lives of two families forever.

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    Joining Social Media Before Age 11 Is Associated With Problematic Digital Behaviors

    October 2021

    New research findings highlight the negative effects of early social media use and tips for parents to counteract those effects.

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    Internship Reflection: Exploring the Role of Fathers in Sex Education

    October 2021

    Wellesley College student Jacqueline Brinkhaus shares insights from her research internship at WCW.

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Gender-Equitable Education: A Focus on Literacy

Popular media has “balanced” attention to girls’ difficulties in math and science with considerable attention to boys’ difficulties in language arts. It has often been argued that both problems are a reflection of characteristics inherent in gender differences. However, a growing body of research supports the importance of socialization rather than biology in explaining disadvantages in academic subject areas. We believe that attention to gender socialization within the various contexts of children’s lives is key to understanding how best to prepare all students, girls and boys, for academic success.

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