Women are swinging elections in the US and Australia in ways analysts have struggled to predict. Two recent studies can help explain.
Research offers an insight into the experiences of pregnant women left to give birth in their cells without midwives
Most Kenyan women were introduced into drug use by male sexual partners in their teenage years.
The ruling suggests there is an enduring disregard for one of the most vulnerable groups in today’s society: older women.
It can happen at work, on the street or at home – even by the people who love us. Everyday sexism might be hard to pin down, but it's pervasive and creates an additional layer of stress for women.
Between 1% and 9% of sex offenders are female. Many are 'co-offenders,' recruiting and manipulating victims for others.
How embryos develop, evolution and sexual pleasure all help explain why men have nipples. But ‘man boobs’ are a different story.
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.