Country music executives seem intent on crafting a homogenous genre for the masses.
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For 50 years, country music executives in Nashville have tried to dilute the genre's rich, diverse history.
In both of photographer Annie Leibovitz’s shots, deviance is synonymous with beauty.
Caitlyn Jenner evokes Demi Moore's controversial 1991 Vanity Fair cover shoot, done when pregnancy was something to be hidden.
Rita Yao Kakou belongs to the Association of Women Researchers, which works to raise the profile of women in science in the Ivory Coast.
Men rule the roost in science and technology as women continue to battle against the glass ceiling.
Just you wait.
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There's much more to the naked male bodies of these programmes than the simple titillation that meets the eye.
Transgender is an umbrella term, encompassing a number of different identities and practices.
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Transgender is a relatively new word. So when an academic seeks to create a transgender historical archive, complications abound.
Critics have been preoccupied with the gender politics of Fury Road. Enter the Doof Warrior …
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The Doof Warrior in Mad Max: Fury Road is a red-jumpsuited, masked guitarist, bungee-strapped to the front of the Doof Wagon, a massive, mobile speaker stack, replete with on-board drummers. What's not to love?
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are supporting their daughter Shiloh’s decision to be called John.
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If you want to know a child's gender, just ask them and then listen to the answer.
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Eurovision is popularly heralded as the song that unites Europe, but recent controversies about gender, social justice and human rights paint a different picture.
The original Lenna test image from the University of Southern California Signal and Image Processing Institute.
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Is it appropriate that a Playboy centrefold from 1972 is still being used as a standard test image in image processing circles?
Wife of the late former South African President Nelson Mandela, Winnie Madikizela Mandela (centre), led a march during a ‘Women’s Day’ rally in Pretoria in 2000.
It is time to breathe new life into South Africa's feminist movement to seriously combat the perpetuation of patriarchy.
Ever wonder what’s on the mind of the opposite sex?
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Unlike most images and text that appear public spaces, this graffiti is intended for the eyes of the same sex.
Mo'ne Davis riveted the nation last summer with her dominating performance in the Little League World Series.
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The intense spotlight on one female baseball star might lead some to believe that she's the first and only one. She's not.
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.
Three of the seven seats in the High Court of Australia will soon be filled by women judges.
Now that women will make up 40% of High Court judges come June 2015, is gender now irrelevant? Hardly. Women have made up slightly less than 10% of all High Court judges in the court’s history.
Climate change is affecting gender ratios in fish, and could hamper their ability to return to a 50:50 balance.
Warmer temperatures can throw off the gender balance in some species. But some fish can adjust their offspring's gender to compensate, but only if temperatures don't rise too high.
The process by which women become fans is more complicated and interesting than people previously imagined.
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Men might believe that women don't have what it takes to be serious sports fans but new research into female AFL fans proves them wrong. Some women are footy converts, some have it in the blood – and some were born to it.
Visa limitations force Indonesian husbands who follow their wives who are studying in Australia to change their status from breadwinner to dependent.
Temporary migrating couples from Indonesia face rapid and vast shifts in gender roles in their relationships.
The glass ceiling is as present as ever, with women increasingly getting boxed into certain roles.
What’s holding girls back at science?
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Schools need to do more to protect both girls and boys from society’s gender stereotyping.
Gender in schools isn’t just about boys vs girls.
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A new report by the OECD on achievement gaps between boys and girls ignores much previous research on gender.