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Original content made by subscription and on demand platforms such as Netflix and Amazon is taking off – but what does that mean for women screenwriters and producers?
Why do we think of a firefighter as a man and a nurse as a woman and not the other way around?
Why do we consider some occupations 'male' and other 'female'? New research sheds some light on how giving jobs genders hurts everyone, men included.
The relevance of the female gaze is brought sharply into focus in this funny, shocking and groundbreaking drama
Recent incidents reveal more than just men behaving badly. They show the consequences when corporate cultures are driven by hyper-masculine personalities at the top.
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It's time for the BBC to be more adventurous, but will it have the confidence?
President Jacob Zuma at the opening of the National House of Traditional Leaders in Parliament.
The clash over South Africa's Traditional Courts Bill is essentially about custom and constitutionalism. The government is often seen as pandering to traditional leaders' whims.
Double standards about sexual activity not only make life difficult, but they also complicate STD research. As we observe STD Awareness Month, it's good to think about how to get to the truth.
Good luck getting a job if you don’t share the same characteristics as the person hiring you.
There are many instances where underrepresented groups may be unwittingly discriminated against in recruitment due to affinity bias.
An activist takes part in a protest in December 2015 to mark the third anniversary of the Delhi bus gang rape.
The alleged sexual assault of a well-known actress in Kerala has sparked outrage and exposed serious gender issues at the heart of the society.
It always seems just out of reach.
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While Clinton's popular vote win shows progress toward gender equality, her rival's nomination of just three women to his Cabinet is a reminder of how much work still needs to be done to overcome bias in management.
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Studies show that biased coverage — from jabs at the German chancellor's low-cut dress to insinuations that Argentina's president has a 'mood disorder' — undermines women in public office.
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Cab drivers have long discriminated against African-Americans and other minority groups. New research suggests ride-hailing apps haven't solved the problem.
John Glenn stands in the NASA mailroom surrounded by thousands of letters sent to him.
John Glenn Archives, The Ohio State University.
Letters from would-be girl astronauts in the 1960s tell part of the complicated story of sexism – in both NASA and the US at large – at the dawn of the space age.
What do you believe in?
Four stories on belief: from the allure of cults and conspiracy theories, to the effect of trauma on faith, to the way dogma has influenced science – and if technology can actually shift our beliefs.
BBC Question Time: one out of six ain’t bad… it’s pathetic.
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When it comes to 'experts' men still vastly outnumber women in the media.
A forensic analyst in Houston removing evidence from a rape kit.
Evidence from rapes has often been backlogged for years, but renewed emphasis on processing these cases has led to surprising findings, including new information on serial rapists.
New linguistic studies show the ratio of “he” to “she” in Australian news reporting is 3.4 to 1.
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A new database that shows the use of gendered words in major Australian newspapers tells us much about whose voices are being heard.
Can machine learning help us find – and reduce – gender bias?
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Algorithms that learn from large data sets can pick up inherent social biases. That could perpetuate the biases, or even worsen them.
Most of Australia’s women federal MPs sit on the opposition benches of parliament.
Australia is lagging behind other countries in adopting practical measures to achieve gender balance in public decision-making.
Prof Emma Johnston at the Sydney Institute of Marine Science has always reported to a male supervisor, never a female.
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Men still outnumber women in senior positions in Australian universities and other workplaces. Women are pushing for change but it's men who can help redress the gender balance.