An altercation between protesters broke out at Wits University with men attacking women.
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A violent attack on a female student at one of South Africa's prominent universities was not an isolated incident. It told a universal tale of how patriarchy still rules.
Margaret of Anjou can still speak to modern women in power today.
The author of 'Where Are the Women Architects?' explores the significance of losing Hadid in a field where female role models are few and far between.
Men's tennis number one offered an apology for comments made but truth is, it's a view long-held by many.
She has been through some trying times of late, but the Madonna machine has not been derailed.
Madonna, who attacked "sexist" criticism of her Rebel Heart tour, has always had a troubled relationship with feminism. And there is little about pop's perfectionist workaholic that is rebellious today.
The climax of popular simianisation was the hugely successful classic of Hollywood’s horror factory, King Kong.
Animalisation remains a malicious and effective form of dehumanisation. Simianisation is a version of this strategy, which historically manifested a lethal combination of sexism and racism.
Script writers need to think past adjectives for “sexy” when creating female characters.
Bad female characters start with bad writing. We compare male and female character descriptions, which are often used as the starting point for casting calls.
Women sellers are receiving on average about 80 cents for every dollar men earn when selling the same product, according to new research.
Technology can be used to abuse or harass women, but it can help them too.
There are many recent cases of women being abused or harassed online. But technology can also play a role in preventing violence against women.
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.
Cricketer Chris Gayle’s comments to journalist Mel McLaughlin in a mid-game interview left her reportedly ‘embarrassed, angry and upset’.
As Chris Gayle has so amply demonstrated, there is still considerable resistance to the full integration of women into sport culture – and not least in the sports media.
Malcolm Turnbull has faced calls to discipline Immigration Minister Peter Dutton (right) over a sexist text message sent to a female journalist.
Australian politicians have twice reminded us what it feels like for a woman to live in a world where some men don't actually think very much of us.
Boxer Tyson Fury is far from a champion when it comes to is attitudes towards gender and sexuality.
The boxer's recent remarks represent everything that is wrong with attitudes towards gender and sexuality in professional sport.
Tunisian women marking International Women’s Day. The country scores poorly when it comes to women’s safety.
The world is generally not safe for women. But some projects in North Africa provide a glimpse of hope as the world marks the UN's International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
Commenting on which subjects girls find difficult won’t help.
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It's simple: sexist language should be considered just as unacceptable as racist and homophobic language.
The tech industry is no picture of equality.
Tech accelerator programmes have even lower numbers of women than the industry as a whole.
Well no wonder they’re all fighting for The Bachelor – there’s only one of him.
The Bachelor is the perfect screen depiction of the male fantasy of scantily clad women pillow-fighting for his affections.
South Africa has one of the highest rates of femicide in the world.
South Africa’s violence against women ranks as one of the worst in the world. As much as 40-50% of women in the country have suffered intimate partner violence.
All spaces should be safe.
We must place the responsibility for preventing assault firmly on men's shoulders.
Powerful, supportive academic networks can offer women a buffer against sexism and patriarchy.
While gender inequality is a pervasive problem in academia, there is a home in universities for women right now. Here's how to make it a happy one.