It always seems just out of reach.
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While Clinton's popular vote win shows progress toward gender equality, her rival's nomination of just three women to his Cabinet is a reminder of how much work still needs to be done to overcome bias in management.
Social definitions of sex tend to oversimplify the biological determinants of gender and anatomy.
When his partner was pregnant, Russell Brand announced he may raise the child 'gender-neutral' to avoid social constraints associated with being a boy or a girl. So what determines your 'sex'?
John Glenn stands in the NASA mailroom surrounded by thousands of letters sent to him.
John Glenn Archives, The Ohio State University.
Letters from would-be girl astronauts in the 1960s tell part of the complicated story of sexism – in both NASA and the US at large – at the dawn of the space age.
Risk-taking was the only gender norm in the study associated with both positive and negative mental health outcomes.
Men who see themselves as playboys, and as having power over women, are more prone to poor mental health than those who conform less to traditionally masculine norms, according to a new study.
By de-gendering the job we can get more men in the classroom.
Like so many other countries, the UK is experiencing a shortage of primary school teachers - especially one's of the male variety.
Around the world, social change is curiously one-sided.
Can we generalize about leadership style based on gender?
Studies can't predict an individual's behavior. But meta-analyses of social science research turn up differences in men's versus women's leadership styles, on average.
Let the woman talk.
When a woman takes power and dares to raise her voice, the response is all too telling.
Community activities in Kampala, Uganda, organised by SASA!
Many women across the world feel unable to refuse sex or request condom use. Empowering them could help bring down HIV rates.
Bissu, or transgender priests, are one of five genders recognized by the Bugis.
Is our gender determined by our bodies or our culture?
Full-time working Australian women spend, on average, 25 hours doing housework per week.
Men have increased their housework contributions – a nod towards greater gender equality. Yet women still spend twice as much time on housework as men.
Many babies are born with a genetic variant that leads to ambiguous sexual development.
Many babies are born with a genetic variant that can result in the child being neither a typical boy or girl. There has been considerable debate about whether the child should be treated.
There are very clear ideas in Ghana about what girls can and should do, and how boys ought to behave.
Ghanaians believe that boys and girls should be raised very differently. This feeds into strongly defined traditional gender roles and ultimately leads to women having a lower social status.
What is the male gaze, and does the female gaze exist?
You may have heard about the male gaze, but what is it? And is there such as thing as the female gaze?
With the Greens securing their Senate inquiry into the gendered marketing of toys, it’s time for a cultural change to prevent gendered violence before it happens.
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A Senate inquiry into the links between gendered marketing and domestic violence has been secured, but this is only the beginning of necessary cultural and social changes.
Not all men condone violence nor resort to physical force to attain masculinity – and there is never an excuse for doing so.
There is growing evidence indicating that violence against women may be the consequence of society's rigid and stereotyped beliefs about what it means to be a “real man”.
Something’s got to give.
As Ashraf Ghani nominated the first woman judge to Afghanistan's Supreme Court, the same court took a decision that enraged Afghans.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott confers with his chief of staff, Peta Credlin, during question time.
Peta Credlin is in the classic "double bind" of all women in power: if they take charge, they transgress the gendered expectations that "female qualities" are best suited to a supporting role.