The sequel to Margaret Atwood's dystopian classic provides an apt moment to consider attacks on women's rights across the world.
The proposed amendments would provide much-needed updates to Victoria's vilification laws and bring the state in line with NSW, Queensland, Tasmania and the ACT.
Many college students take math classes they've already taken in high school. Why does this happen? Is it a problem?
Contradictions abound as companies seek to style themselves as advancing gender equality while at the same time marketing sexist products or thriving on sexist employment practices.
Long-term or historical use of oral contraceptives may lead to an increased risk of depression in later years; understanding the risk will better inform the decision whether or not to take the pill.
Women in Mexico are lashing out against rampant sexual violence, police abuse and policies that hurt working mothers.
The myth that women are superior multitaskers has just been busted. So, let's divide work in and out of the home so women aren't left running themselves ragged.
Saudi women may now travel without a man's permission, easing one of the most repressive aspects of the country's 'guardianship' system. Women in Saudi Arabia gained the right to drive last year.
Does having children make the goal of fairly dividing work at home more elusive?
We found that women who had access to subsidised day-care services were 17% more likely to be employed than those who were not.
What's needed is strong leadership and sustained public pressure that makes it is harder for political parties to turn a blind eye to sexual harassment and assault.
There is little evidence that pads alone will keep girls in school – stigma, lack of appropriate infrastructure, and embarrassment need to be dealt with too.
Researchers asked women to log the times they felt sexually objectified on their smartphones. They found objectification harms women's well-being – even if they're just witnessing it.
The new era of space exploration is characterized by an emphasis on diversity and international cooperation. But there's a lot of work to do before there's gender equality in STEM fields and at NASA.
The millennials have boosted rosé consumption: in the United States alone, 65% of them declare themselves "rosé drinkers". How can this overall success be explained?
History shows that domestic violence has been deeply entrenched in the culture of Australia from its early days. Progress is only made by understanding this history – and talking about it.
The focus on the ageing of women is by no means a modern phenomenon.
Rather than requiring companies to ensure a living wage for their global supply chain workforce, the Modern Slavery Act ends up punishing them.
Men are feeling more and more pressure to get rid of their love handles and beer bellies – and heavy promotion of unrealistic appearance standards are to blame.
Women who survive violence in Kenya are building peace in their communities.