Labour MPs gather ahead of their women’s conference.
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Are quotas the best way to challenge sexism and discrimination in politics and workplaces?
A joke isn’t just a joke.
Disparagement humor makes a punchline out of a marginalized group. Racist or sexist jokes, for instance, aren't just harmless fun – psychologists find they can foster discrimination.
Hourly workers make up the lion’s share of pregnancy discrimination cases.
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The growing problem of pregnancy discrimination has received barely any attention on the campaign trail or among researchers, possibly because it disproportionately affects poor women.
A new deal for the people as well as the state?
Grand plans designed to reduce reliance on oil will struggle to create an economy which helps all the Kingdom's subjects.
We asked two academics to check the claim by Michael Gove that the EU court has been grabbing power.
A South African woman needs to work two months more than a man to earn the equivalent salary in a year.
The South African gender pay gap is estimated, on average, to be between 15% and 17%. Employers are benefiting unduly from the historic undervaluing of women’s skills and contributions.
What’s a better strategy: cast a wide net or tailor it narrowly?
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Past hiring discrimination appears to lead African Americans to cast a wide net, while women tend to seek out roles historically associated with their gender.
Time to build another locker room?
There is no justification for banning women from men's football. The same is not true in the opposite direction, however.
Canada celebrates winning goal against China on June 6 in FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Women's football has come a long way, but it is still some distance from competing with the men's game.
No really, it’s fine!
Sexist peer review case sheds light on the need to tackle gender and racial discrimination in universities.
One narrowly defined study isn’t enough to prove that people who play video games are less sexist.
Academic papers are often cherry picked to support our prevailing views. We need to be careful to acknowledge the complexities of many issues explored by science.
The glass ceiling is as present as ever, with women increasingly getting boxed into certain roles.
Miriam O'Reilly, who successfully sued the BBC for age discrimination.
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I have spent the past 20 years researching and writing about women in the media. This was initially sparked off by how I was reported on when I stood as a councillor, with more attention paid to my Doc…
Have you got a supercomputer named after you, Satya? And no it doesn’t run Windows.
I’m not a fan of karma. I’m still waiting for it to come back to the child in my class who pushed me over in the playground and chipped my tooth. That was in 1983 so I’ve been waiting quite a while. By…
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…
Female university graduates earn less than their male counterparts, and the gap will only widen as they progress through the workforce.
Male university graduates earn more than their female counterparts and the pay gap will likely increase with the more time…
Students that go to schools that avoid gender stereotyping are more likely to accept their talents as part of their identity…
If we weren’t all created equally with equal upbringings, should we scrap the concept of ‘merit’ in decision-making?
Just one woman has been appointed to new prime minister Tony Abbott’s first Cabinet of 19. As a result, online forums have been abuzz with debate about gender representation in federal politics. A number…