Toxic masculinity is bad for everyone.
Donald Trump's popularity despite his chauvinism is an ugly reminder that economic inequality and gender inequality go hand-in-hand.
Speculation has fallen on whether Labor will maintain its planned policy of enforcing a binding vote on marriage equality.
The virulence of some of the contemporary sexism against female politicians reflects the unrestraint that characterises the social media age.
Four years after her famous 'misogyny speech' attacking Tony Abbott, Julia Gillard reflected this week on her experience as a woman at the top.
Donald Trump hovered behind Hillary Clinton for large stretches of the debate.
In reducing his aggressive, sexist banter to 'locker-room' conversation, Donald Trump reveals a regressive and oafish masculinity.
Meant to be a relatively tame "town hall"-style encounter, the second-round debate was one of the grisliest moments of an already ugly campaign.
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.
Half of female university students say they have been sexually harassed on nights out.
'Laddish' behaviour at university can't easily be challenged without understanding the origins of harassment and abuse in schools.
Job searching made more difficult.
Horrors of job discrimination.
A joke isn’t just a joke.
Disparagement humor makes a punchline out of a marginalized group. Racist or sexist jokes, for instance, aren't just harmless fun – psychologists find they can foster discrimination.
Hair speaks of the past, and of cultural heritage.
Hair has long been modified for aesthetic and other ends. But skewed power structures have meant that women, particularly women of colour, have borne the brunt of stereotyping and prejudice.
The Australian netball team after their gold medal win at the Netball World Cup in 2015.
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Netball – one of Australia's most popular sports – is on track to turn professional. Is this an exciting new chapter for female athletes? Or does netball's success draw attention from other sports, where women can smack balls, and roam freely?
Collingwood president Eddie McGuire recently courted controversy with comments about journalist Caroline Wilson.
The growing trend for ads to attract media attention for being outrageous or offensive has led to a conflation of sex and sexism that is doing great harm.
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Its formidable chief executive may have resigned, but the US's most-watched news network is in rude health all the same.
Describing someone as 'hysterical' associates them with traits long deemed feminine – being overly emotional, out-of-control and irrational. If levelled against a male, the charge would impugn his manliness.
Those who object to sexist jokes or other forms of offensive language are often accused of being wowsers, of trying to silence free speech.
What impact can offensive language have? Is it really a case of 'political correctness gone mad'?
After the likes of Joan Jett, Janis Joplin and Debbie Harry, why are women in rock still marginalised?
Why are women still marginalised in the rock industry? There are many reasons - from a male dominated music canon to belittling attitudes - but women are speaking up and lobbying for change.
When girl gamers do well, men will often find ways to discredit the success.
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Many think that men are simply better than women at video games. Researchers recently compared performances of male and female gamers to determine if there's truth to this assumption.
The AFL must be prepared to take a consistent, ethical position on sexism and misogyny in the game.
Despite efforts to make football a more inclusive game, the AFL has been long been dogged by accusations of sexism and misogyny.
Eddie McGuire caused a furore by suggesting the drowning of prominent sports journalist Caroline Wilson.
Two AFL club presidents have created a furore with their 'banter' about the drowning of a female journalist. Here's how it happened, and why it's unacceptable.
Futile: the head of UNAIDS opens this year’s High-Level Meeting.
Enough tiptoeing around: without ending state discrimination, we have little hope of stopping HIV and AIDS.