We may think we're comfortable with female bosses and politicians but research into implicit biases suggests otherwise.
When it comes to 'experts' men still vastly outnumber women in the media.
Overt discrimination based on race is discouraged in American society. But the bar is lower when it comes to gender bias. The 2016 election is a good case study.
The prospect of a Trump presidency does not bode well for women in general and feminism in particular.
The words we use to describe male and female leaders are a good guide to our deeply held sexist assumptions.
Two major trials in the killings of black victims in South Carolina start this week. Learn about the state's past and present struggle with racial violence in this roundup.
The Fall writer Alan Cubitt is 'hurt and upset' at being accused of misogyny. But maybe misogyny isn’t the point.
Girls and women still face implicit and explicit discrimination, and a key to changing that is for more women to take on leadership roles.
Science has shown that women are better at nurturing and men are better at logic. Or has it?
A new database that shows the use of gendered words in major Australian newspapers tells us much about whose voices are being heard.
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.
Four years after her famous 'misogyny speech' attacking Tony Abbott, Julia Gillard reflected this week on her experience as a woman at the top.
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.
Algorithms that learn from large data sets can pick up inherent social biases. That could perpetuate the biases, or even worsen them.
'Laddish' behaviour at university can't easily be challenged without understanding the origins of harassment and abuse in schools.
Horrors of job discrimination.
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 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.