A scene from the movie Hidden Figures.
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Planet 50:50 is a worthy aspiration this International Women's Day – but there is still a mountain to climb and employers need to help.
Forcing women to wear high heels at work is discriminatory, but it will take more than the law to change dress codes.
Focus E15 Mums occupy homes on the Carpenters Housing Estate in 2014.
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True democracy is actually a radical idea.
Australian political leaders love to talk about the ‘fair go’, but in truth we are moving away from it on many measures.
Although politicians claim to place a great deal of importance on the idea of the fair go, there are still significant ways in which Australian society seems to depart from this idea.
A wage ceiling is worth talking about.
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The idea of a minimum wage has become widely accepted so why is a maximum wage so controversial?
Fraternity is often forgotten.
French law prohibits the collection of any data based on race, ethnicity or religion. But this leaves minorities vulnerable.
Connecting cities should serve all citizens, not just a few.
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Design will make the difference between smart city projects offering great promise or actually reinforcing or even widening the existing gaps in unequal ways their cities serve residents.
Research shows that the way meritocracy is discussed can actually curtail opportunities for social mobility.
Business splits can be resolved fairly without resulting to the “Texas shoot out” method.
Researchers have come up with a new way to make sure each partner in a business gets their fair share when they decide to split.
Voting in Burundi, where 36% of women do not agree that democracy is the best form of government.
If women aren't given their full rights, they're less likely to believe in democratic institutions.
Taking marriage equality to a plebiscite gives legitimacy to hatred and violence against the LGBTI community.
A bomb threat delivered to LGBTIQ radio station Joy FM this week highlights how divisive, dangerous and ugly the same-sex marriage plebiscite campaign could become.
Latest disaster: Tampaco Foils, near Dhaka.
The people responsible for the country's successes are the victims of its political failures.
Businesses with women leaders are better corporate citizens.
A recent study of firms listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange suggests that companies with gender-diverse boards are more responsible corporate citizens.
Blacks faced violent attacks led by white Confederates after the Civil War ended.
The struggle for equal rights for black citizens in the U.S. today is backed by the promise of the 14th Amendment. A historian takes us back to the grassroots movements that led to its passage.
Bernie Sanders may have endorsed Hillary Clinton, but politics as usual has had its day. It's time for progressivism to move fast.
A proposed new law is set to allow surrogate parents in South Africa to also take leave to care for their babies.
South African law requires surrogate mothers to hand infants to their legal parents without undue delay. But it doesn't provide leave for these parents to care for their infants. That is set to change.
Talk show host Jerry Springer enters the stage on a motorbike as co-host of the 2008 Miss Universe contest.
Daytime television talk shows are known for their confrontational style. But there is a different model: a harmonious, cohesive and relational approach may offer a better way to communicate.
Policy changes and face-to-face conversations are part of the plan.
The massacre at an Orlando gay club is a savage reminder that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people still face harsh prejudice in America and lack full equal protections under the law.
The cover of the ‘Weekly Standard’, February 2016.
Two recent controversial cartoons depicting people as apes have raised an important question: what are the legal and philosophical distinctions between harm and offence?
Arise, Sir Adequate Father.
The idea of family is still undergoing fundamental change, but progress towards an egalitarian era may be hamstrung by class and wealth.