For non-fans, listening to death metal is a negative experience. But research has found the music has the opposite effect on fans, giving rise to positive experiences such as power, joy and peace.
The allegations of sexual harassment against Don Burke have exposed a media culture rife with misogyny. But what will it take to change?
Companies and governments should do more to prevent 'revenge porn' without asking potential victims to send their nude photos to Facebook.
Many online communities have developed toxic social norms, including sexist tendencies, that they will need to address as more members join in.
Public-facing feminism can often be a superficial distraction from systemic sexism.
With the recent death of Hugh Hefner, come questions about his impact on sexual culture: Did his empire broaden the sexual landscape or did it usher in a pitiful era of objectification of women?
The New York Pop artist who turned dots into icons died 20 years ago.
“Gritty,” “authentic” are words of praise often used for TV director David Simon: No less so with The Deuce, his new series about the rise of the porn industry in New York City in the 1970s.
Leia's little-known academic standing can help challenge patriarchal notions about gender roles.
Two plays about the way men and women talk about each other with their own are both illuminating and disappointing
Acid attacks, mostly against women, are increasing globally, and toxic masculinity is to blame. It's time for social, medical and legal reform to stop the scourge.
Five years after a major sexism scandal, Silicon Valley's misogynist culture remains strong and pervasive – and history reveals the stakes could be as high as the entire US tech sector.
Comments like 'little girl needs to keep to herself before daddy breaks her face' get a free pass in the name of free speech.
On Q&A, panellist Faustina Agolley questioned whether there were laws protecting against revenge porn in Australia. As it turns out, it all depends on where you live.
It has been a rough year for the women of this world, which makes a day of recognition even more important.
The Fall writer Alan Cubitt is 'hurt and upset' at being accused of misogyny. But maybe misogyny isn’t the point.
A new database that shows the use of gendered words in major Australian newspapers tells us much about whose voices are being heard.
Donald Trump's popularity despite his chauvinism is an ugly reminder that economic inequality and gender inequality go hand-in-hand.
Looming, leering, jabbing and swiping – is Trump's distinctive physicality messing with voters' minds?
Four years after her famous 'misogyny speech' attacking Tony Abbott, Julia Gillard reflected this week on her experience as a woman at the top.