There are many genes involved in shaping not just our biological sex, but also our gender identity.
It's not about trauma or how you were raised: evidence now points to a biological basis for transgender, and to the action of particular genes in that determination.
Some believe the color pink can calm unruly inmates. Others say it’s a form of humiliation.
Famously feminized by the Nazis – and later used in prison cells to limit aggression in inmates – the color pink toes a shaky line between social psychology and gender stereotyping.
Values are key to a nation’s success and the happiness of its citizens. Those associated with femininity, in particular, make for a happier country.
What makes for a thriving nation and happy citizens? Values. A nation's institutions need people with supporting underlying values to perform at their best.
Protesters hold signs at the Chicago Women’s March in January 2017.
John W. Iwanski
In the first study of the relationship between gender and national identity, the authors wonder if the answer might explain why the country still hasn't had a female vice president or president.
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Women’s privates have moved to the front and centre of popular entertainment. And they're not always pretty.
We're used to categorising people as "male" or "female" – but that's no excuse for lashing out when athletes defy our expectations.
The South African military leads on gender representation, with a third of its full time personnel being women.
As military organisations become less oriented towards violence, the traditional, aggressive, warrior-like culture of the military has to be balanced with new task requirements.
Old Spice may be the solution for those looking to be more manly.
Deodorants can benefit us all. But manly men can skip it if they like, finds study.
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and his girlfriend Ciara arrive at a White House State Dinner in April.
Men might not wear purity rings, but some are pledging abstinence, too.
Arrangement in Grey and Black No.1 (commonly known as Whistler’s Mother), by James McNeill Whistler (1871).
The famous portrait, usually resident in France, is on a rare tour in the US. From looking at it, one might assume its subject had a tranquil, even monotonous, life. But one would be wrong.
Young adult dystopian characters like Insurgent’s Tris are inspiring their female fans to shatter the glass ceiling.
By featuring girls who buck the conventions of their world – and ours – films like Insurgent inspire fans to enact real change.
Lynda Carter as Diana Prince in the New Original Wonder Woman. Her bullet-deflecting bracelets are made from an impervious metal: feminum.
In the epilogue to Jill Lepore’s new book, The Secret History of Wonder Woman, we learn about Wonder Woman’s importance to the American feminist movement of the 1960s and 1970s. Lepore briefly notes Wonder…
Blaming ‘Jordan syndrome’ doesn’t really cut it.
Our obsession with women’s weight and attractiveness manifests in different ways in the media, including being sold images that are far removed from reality and often impossible to achieve, or focusing…
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One in three people in Britain describe themselves as being very or a little racially prejudiced, according to a recent British Social Attitudes Survey. How are middle-class black families coping with…
Almost a quarter of Australians believe domestic violence can be excused if the attacker can’t control their anger.
Have you cringed when a friend was degraded by her partner in public? Or felt uncomfortable because your friend’s partner continually rings to check her whereabouts? Is your friend’s partner intimidating…
Women are now established in the workforce, but are still required to conform to expectations of femininity.
Research on gender roles has shown that individuals consider men to embody more masculine (e.g. assertive, dominant) traits than women, and women to embody more feminine (e.g. gentle, sensitive) traits…
Gender roles affect body-image illnesses, a new study has found. The study gave a questionnaire to 21 men with muscle dysmorphia…