In evolutionary terms, it’s better to be at the bottom of the hierarchy than to be dead – and that's why submissive behaviours still persist in us humans. Even if we don't like it.
New research shows children's images of scientists are all too often male.
The vast majority of managers said they wanted "the best person for the job". They had less idea of just who that might be, or how to ensure appointments on merit and equity targets co-exist.
If you already write for The Conversation, thank you! But less than 30% of story pitches to our Science and Technology section come from women.
Rigid gender roles and stereotypes are key drivers of violence against women. So let's challenge these by starting young.
The shocking lack of gender balance is not just bad for women. It's doing the public a major disservice.
Barack Obama was asked to give the Mandela Lecture because he represents what the global liberation struggle icon stood for. He struck the right chord.
It can be unpleasant to be mistaken for someone of a different gender. When an algorithm does it secretly, it's even more concerning – especially for transgender and gender-nonconforming people.
Americans' widespread belief that they live in a meritocracy where anyone can get ahead actually makes inequality even worse, particularly in terms of gender.
Wikipedia's coverage on women is less comprehensive, and its volunteer editor base is mostly male. What can be done to change the numbers?
Women are underrepresented in academic science. New research finds the problem is even worse in terms of who authors high-profile journal articles – bad news for women's career advancement.
Canadian women are under-represented in politics and are hesitant to run for office for myriad reasons. Here's what needs to be done, especially at the municipal level, to get more women in office.
Equal rights are not enough. Inequality exists in our minds, in our biases and prejudices, and that remains to be fixed.
Artificial intelligence is likely to reinforce or even amplify gender inequality because the data used to train machines is biased.
Given the challenges Australian cities face, the need for urban planning based on solid research is greater than ever. Sadly, when it comes to research funding, planning is at the back of the queue.
Amazon, like the entire tech sector, has suffered from a lack of diversity in its workforce. This trend is likely to continue when it opens a second headquarters in one of 20 cities.
The collapse of Carillion shows that the construction sector needs to change. One option would be to include women.
Sexism has long been an unfortunate feature of the workplace, but is male privilege still a problem when the gig economy makes most of our office interactions virtual?
Many more women probably use drugs than official figures suggest. And they certainly face more harms.
Many online communities have developed toxic social norms, including sexist tendencies, that they will need to address as more members join in.