In evolutionary terms, it’s better to be at the bottom of the hierarchy than to be dead – and that's why submissive behaviours still persist in us humans. Even if we don't like it.
For twenty years people had been telling me how lucky I was to be in our field of research because “things” were changing for young women. Twenty years later “things” had not changed.
The gender pay gap remains stubbornly high in the UK, but the new rules are shaming companies into action.
Mexico gives poor, jobless moms up to $147 a month to feed and educate their kids. But money with strings attached may actually overburden women while freeing up their husbands' time and money.
The 10,300 women serving in fire departments across the US face ill-fitting gear, hostility and sexism. But in the end, they say, people "don't care you're a woman when their house is on fire.'
This penalty can amount to more than 15 percent of a mom's paycheck. Ramping up paid maternity leave and high-quality child care would probably help narrow the gap.
Not all women have the capacity, or freedom, to speak out about their experiences of sexual violence – be it in the workplace or at home.
Mozambique has one of the highest maternal death rates in the world. Researchers hope to reduce this, with an ambitious project aimed at empowering women and girls.
Workplace reactions to #MeToo risk exacerbating the problem. What's needed are more face-to-face conversations, no matter how awkward they may be.
Canada is strangely muted in celebrating women's suffrage. That's because the politics of remembrance has become a contemporary minefield.
The voices and work of leading Muslim women are proving to be pivotal in changing the landscape of gender, race and religious inequalities.
Women everywhere have low status relative to men. This is a global phenomenon and there are no exceptions, and there is much work to be done in Canada and everywhere. The time is now.
We know from every previous wave of feminist activism that some men fear loss of status and power, two things manifest in work and pay.
Artificial intelligence is likely to reinforce or even amplify gender inequality because the data used to train machines is biased.
By contrast, poor maternity pay leads to an under-representation of women in higher positions and lower salaries.
There’s a much larger issue at play when people have an opportunity to do something about sexual violence but instead choose to remain silent.
Hollywood has long had a problem with diversity. But thanks to services like Netflix women have found a place for their stories, compelling Tinseltown to change.
Mistletoe and wine are a dangerous combination at the office Christmas party.
The low share of women revealed in this data is problematic for two reasons: a lack of diversity, and what it shows about women's participation in the social network of informal collaboration.
Videos and other material from the '80s and '90s remind us that harassment isn't about sex so much as discrimination, inequality and power.