From women in the kitchen to Santa’s huge ego, Christmas ads are still ridden with conservative gender messaging.
The story of Snow White story embodies the kinds of gender biases children are exposed to.
Scandinavia's innovative education models present a more diverse and realistic image of the world we live in, and steer clear of gender stereotypes.
Is a male culture keeping women from becoming engineers and computer scientists?
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Masculine cultures foster a greater sense of belonging and ability to be successful in boys than they do in girls.
Meryl Streep knows how much feminists and other ‘untraditional’ women struggle to be liked.
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There are powerful but hidden psychological forces at work that make it difficult for many women to utter the f-word.
Can machine learning help us find – and reduce – gender bias?
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Algorithms that learn from large data sets can pick up inherent social biases. That could perpetuate the biases, or even worsen them.
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.
When girl gamers do well, men will often find ways to discredit the success.
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Many think that men are simply better than women at video games. Researchers recently compared performances of male and female gamers to determine if there's truth to this assumption.
Are gender differences innate or learned? Or both?
Whether gendered toys are creating stereotypes or just playing to boys' and girls' innate differences is a vexed question.
Everyone ticks multiple demographic boxes.
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No one is only their sex or only their race or only their sexual orientation. Social psychologists are starting to investigate how people of multiple minority groups are perceived.
How you assess the strength of gender bias research depends on your viewpoint.
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Men are harsher critics of research that reports evidence of gender bias in STEM fields, while women find it more compelling. How can we deal with the reality when we're biased about bias?
Being made to feel you don’t belong in your chosen field is stressful.
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Being underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and math means women can be made to feel they don't belong, with long-term mental health consequences.
If we were to evaluate two equally able politicians on their ‘merit’, chances are the man would outperform the woman.
No matter whether it’s targets or quotas, "merit" is always held up as the stalwart gold standard. But can we judge merit without bias? And is merit really the right measure for ability anyway?
Life is naturally sunny for the ‘happy mother’ of social mythology, which makes it doubly difficult for mums when they are miserable.
Women are supposed to be happy about motherhood – if they're not their parenting is open to question. We have seen a 'Parenting Hate' backlash against this, but what's needed most is better social support.
Ask a kid to draw a scientist, you’ll probably get a man in a lab coat.
Even citizens of gender-equal countries associate science with men. The stereotype persists, though weakened a bit in countries with more women doing science. How can we put it to bed once and for all?
ITV’s Julie Etchingham on election night.
You might think you're unbiased - but the general election should make you think again.
How many little girls do you see dressing up as builders or car mechanics?
By pre-school children are already thinking about the career they will have when they grow up, and ruling out jobs that do not fit with their gender. We need to get in early to get rid of stereotypes.
Why is it that women can retain their heterosexuality if they kiss, but if men do the same they’re labeled gay?
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If women can kiss women and still be straight, what about men? Some scholars have argued that female sexual desires tend to be fluid and receptive, while men’s desires – regardless of whether men are gay…
Let’s bring out the dolls.
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The equalities minister, Jo Swinson, has suggested that boys should be encouraged to play with dolls to make them more “nurturing and caring”. This is apparently in the hope that they will become more…
There are ‘his’ and ‘hers’ apps for raising a baby.
Almost every day, a smartphone app emerges offering some new and exciting functionality. But it’s come to my attention that many of these apps are continuing an old trend: they are purveyors of gender-based…
UN Women Goodwill Ambassador and actor Emma Watson launched the HeForShe Campaign at the United Nations headquarters in New York, 20 September.
In less than a week since actor Emma Watson’s stirring United Nations speech on gender inequality, two big things have happened – but you’ve probably only heard about one of them. The first, which has…