In Brazil, a record 1,237 black women will stand for office in Sunday's general election. As in the US, their campaigns reflect deep personal concern about rising racism and sexism in politics.
The Liberal Party is at a crossroad in its history. It must take bold steps to ensure better representation in its ranks by introducing gender quotas.
Social psychologists have been busy documenting the harmful effects that this brand of chivalry has on women. But are they missing something?
Educators must work to ensure inclusion with diverse student bodies, yet it seems inevitable that in today's world, talking about identity issues can be risky and emotional. So how to move forward?
Many people dismiss the reality format as rubbish, but the shows and the social media discussion they promote are an important indicator of public opinion on vital issues.
New research shows that conservative voters generally fail to see how being female can impede political success, while left-of-centre voters list gender as the main obstacle to success.
No one is saying the tennis star wasn't angry. But it's worth asking whether you thought she was more angry because she is a woman.
Sexual harassment and violence are widespread in universities, and in everyday life. For that to change, the culture has to first.
Living as a woman in North Korea can be psychologically and physically gruelling.
Whether it is racism, sexism or ageism, most of us face prejudice in some domain. And it turns out that damaging stereotypes can significantly affect our intellectual abilities.
A young black comedian just told the broadcasting community how it really is if you're not part of the media establishment.
It's a crime in many states and territories to publicly threaten or incite violence toward someone based on race, religion and sexual orientation. But what about gender?
For the millions celebrating on the Champs-Elysées last month, Frenchness was not just an idea, it was an intense shared experience. But what happens to that identity when the celebrations end?
Women face extraordinary difficulty in seeking the birth control method of sterilization due to sexist reproductive norms.
In the 1970s, a young urban planning professor, Dolores Hayden, believed that city design was the key to unlocking patriarchal structures that trapped women in the home. How much has the city changed?
Virtual assistants are often assumed to be female – perpetuating gendered assumptions in our imagined future.
Rock'n'Roll has long been associated with sexual misconduct but there are signs the industry is waking up to this.
New research finds that a quarter of respondents have experienced sexual assault.
The beautiful game still needs to perform on bigger social issues.
Many female politicians have had to endure sexist abuse, from Cheryl Kernot to Julia Gillard to Sarah Hanson-Young. And it is not a matter that should simply be brushed aside.