Gender Bias Videos

Gender bias in academia is alive and well. Identifying and understanding the distinct patterns of gender bias is the first step towards ensuring that bias does not derail your career. The four basic patterns of gender bias* are represented below. Clicking on a pattern will lead you to videos which illustrate what these patterns of bias look like with varying severity :

Prove it Again   Double Bind

When women have to work harder to establish competence


When women have to choose between being liked but not
respected, or being respected but not liked.

Gender Wars   Maternal Wall

When gender bias pits women against women


When women encounter severe bias once they have children.


*These videos belong to the Center for WorkLife Law UC Hastings College of Law and are part of the Gender Bias Learning Project led by Dr. Joan Williams.