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.
Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios used an on-court sexual insult against an opponent in a recent match.
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If a misogynistic atmosphere is allowed to prevail in men’s individual and team sports, then all the platitudes about sport being a socially positive force stand exposed.
Pronouncements even from Nobel laureates should not be accepted as if from on high.
Shouting past each other via different kinds of media isn't going to help researchers -- from éminences grises to new postdocs -- effectively work together on issues in the field of science.
Women are far more likely to receive negative or threatening comments while gaming.
Some of the harassment women face while playing video games could be due to bully tactics employed by lower status men.
Blogger and media critic Anita Sarkeesian in a Feminist Frequency video.
Cyberhate would deny women their full democratic rights as citizens, yet this is trivialised and dismissed – just as sexual violence, discrimination and workplace harassment have been for decades.
Mourners in Charleston, SC.
The killing of nine people in Charleston's AME Church was motivated by racism, first and foremost, but also sexism.
Lucie de Beauchamp posting on the #distractinglysexy Twitter hashtag.
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Sir Tim Hunt's careless comments about women in the lab may have proven a boon to feminism in science by attracting attention to sexism in science.
It’s been a rough two days for Hunt.
Hunt's resignation as honorary professor at University College London must not be the end of the debate over gender in science.
There were no women around to distract Hunt when he received his Nobel.
Tim Hunt should have realised that his "light-hearted" comment about the "trouble with girls" was going to offend.
Sleep before you speak.
Social biases like racism and sexism can be weakened after a good night's sleep, suggests study.
The call for a male author on a paper was met with outrage from within the scientific community and the general public.
Sexism still exists in science, but a recent scandal shows that progress is being made.
Just try to get one past me.
One consequence of the 2010 leader debates was that they almost entirely erased women from the political discussion. It has therefore been refreshing, and widely commented upon, that three of the party…
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.