The persistence of this trope might say something about the barriers women in media continue to face.
A determined approach to improving diversity will also lead to better science.
A new history book shows how entanglements of race, gender, class and sexuality in South Africa flow from the moral contradictions of the settler colonial state.
Princess movies and opera alike reveal the limited number of models available to women. "Le Dernier Sorcier", composed by Pauline Viardot in 1869, shows that a much richer world is possible.
Mattel created a new line of dolls because of research suggesting kids don't want toys 'dictated by gender norms' – but supplanting those norms will take a lot more than that.
Attitudes toward single women have repeatedly shifted – and part of that attitude shift is reflected in the names given to unwed women.
It isn't just politicians: experts, business representatives, even academics quoted in the media are more likely to be male.
A new system of carers' leave would allow middle-aged Australians to care for their ageing parents while staying in the workforce.
A new study highlights the importance of the 'intergroup sensitivity effect' in comedy, which gives people license to tell certain jokes, but not others.
Québec Solidaire politician Catherine Dorion sparked controversy with her garb in the provincial legislature but this issue has caused uproars in parliaments around the world.
The sale of women’s backpacks is up by more than 20 per cent in the past year: but why can't we just call it a backpack? Why does it have to be a 'lady backpack?'
For most of the Victorian era, people thought it was normal for men and women to be treated differently, and judged by different standards.
The U.S. Supreme Court will rule on how the Civil Rights Act applies to LGBT people. A business law scholar explains why it could be one of the most consequential discrimination cases in decades.
Women face a number of socio-economic challenges that make it harder for them to access higher education.
Lack of systemic support for women physicians may help explain why it is hard to find a family doctor in Canada.
In the early 20th century, women's food started being described as 'dainty,' meaning fanciful but not filling.
Our research into drag cultures and performances found that despite the common idea of two schools of drag, it is much more diverse.
Women in the workplace face discrimination at every level, including in upper management.
During almost all outbreaks, women provide the majority of care to the ill voluntarily in their homes at great risk and cost to themselves.
In the Catalan Pyrenees, women shepherds and cattle ranchers try to valorise the ancestral agropastoral culture to save the mountains from climate change.