Could millennia of gendered environments prevent the development of genetic mechanisms for gender differences?
A stable environment that teaches men to be men and women to be women could be helping to enforce gender across generations.
The problem with the This Girl Can campaign is that the male gaze remains dominant, internalised as self-perception.
This Girl Can/Sport England
While getting more women to take part in sport is a laudable achievement, it would be better if the campaign also helped free them from the objectification of the dominant male gaze.
Primary school-aged boys and girls can play in mixed teams until they reach high school, our research suggests.
Girls in primary school are just as physically capable as their male classmates, our research shows.
Australia has largely moved beyond acceptance of extremely objectifying ads for products with no inherent connection with sex.
As soon as next year, TV ads in the UK that perpetuate gender stereotypes or mock those who don't conform to them will be banned. Should Australia follow suit?
Intersex people are born with sexual anatomy that doesn’t fit binary notions of male or female bodies.
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Until we safeguard every child from all forms of violence, opposition to genital cutting will not be an Australian value.
Men march against.
violence against women and children in Cape Town, South Africa.
While men regard the social norm of 'proving' their manhood as normal, research shows otherwise. Combating these misconceptions can help reduce male violence.
It’s about more than gender dynamics: Do social institutions get in the way of dads being dads?
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Why is it all about mom? Fathers want to be more involved in their children's lives, but are limited by public policy and social institutions. This is a bad deal for dads, kids and moms alike.
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.
Social definitions of sex tend to oversimplify the biological determinants of gender and anatomy.
When his partner was pregnant, Russell Brand announced he may raise the child 'gender-neutral' to avoid social constraints associated with being a boy or a girl. So what determines your 'sex'?
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.
Risk-taking was the only gender norm in the study associated with both positive and negative mental health outcomes.
Men who see themselves as playboys, and as having power over women, are more prone to poor mental health than those who conform less to traditionally masculine norms, according to a new study.
By de-gendering the job we can get more men in the classroom.
Like so many other countries, the UK is experiencing a shortage of primary school teachers - especially one's of the male variety.
Around the world, social change is curiously one-sided.
Can we generalize about leadership style based on gender?
Studies can't predict an individual's behavior. But meta-analyses of social science research turn up differences in men's versus women's leadership styles, on average.
Let the woman talk.
When a woman takes power and dares to raise her voice, the response is all too telling.
Community activities in Kampala, Uganda, organised by SASA!
Many women across the world feel unable to refuse sex or request condom use. Empowering them could help bring down HIV rates.
Bissu, or transgender priests, are one of five genders recognized by the Bugis.
Is our gender determined by our bodies or our culture?
Full-time working Australian women spend, on average, 25 hours doing housework per week.
Men have increased their housework contributions – a nod towards greater gender equality. Yet women still spend twice as much time on housework as men.
Many babies are born with a genetic variant that leads to ambiguous sexual development.
Many babies are born with a genetic variant that can result in the child being neither a typical boy or girl. There has been considerable debate about whether the child should be treated.
There are very clear ideas in Ghana about what girls can and should do, and how boys ought to behave.
Ghanaians believe that boys and girls should be raised very differently. This feeds into strongly defined traditional gender roles and ultimately leads to women having a lower social status.