Demonstrators march in the Black Mamas March to protest police brutality, June 27, 2020 in Washington, D.C.
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Some lament that today's anti-racism movement has no charismatic leaders like the civil rights era did. Such comparisons don't reflect the real history of the struggle for Black equality in the US.
From ‘Father Knows Best’ to ‘D'oh!’
Dads are taking parenting much more seriously. But according to a new study of sitcoms, the stereotype of the foolish father remains stubbornly in place.
A researcher in a spacesuit on “Mars” outside the Mars Society Desert Research Station in Utah.
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Understanding isolation's effects on regular people, rather than those certified to have 'the right stuff,' will help prepare us for the future, whether another pandemic or interplanetary space travel.
Both men and women are, on average, more dissatisfied with their relationship when she is the primary breadwinner.
You don't have to be labelled with a mental illness to seek help.
In an effort to increase tourism, Saudi Arabia recently eased its strict dress code for foreign women, allowing them to go without the body-shrouding abaya robe still mandatory for Saudi women.
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In countries like Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Bahrain, it's now official policy that women should go to college and work outside the home. But cultural pressure to marry and have kids remains strong.
The role of women in futuristic drama TV series ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ makes references to Darwin’s writings on evolution.
In the television show 'The Handmaid's Tale,' Charles Darwin's 'Descent of Man' makes a cameo — and its appearance makes a comment on how Gilead functions.
There’s power in numbers.
Scholars say a 'critical mass' of representation is necessary to overcome 'token' status. That's exactly what we saw at the Democratic debate in Atlanta.
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Traditional expectations can be a problem in relationships.
The South African child support grant is progressive in its gender-neutrality, yet men make up only 2% of those who collect it.
A satirical photograph from 1901, where men’s and women’s dress and jobs are switched.
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For most of the Victorian era, people thought it was normal for men and women to be treated differently, and judged by different standards.
By working in roles that are typically viewed as being more appropriate for women, men can break down the notions that foster gender inequalities.
South Africa has a low number of male teachers in the foundation phase. Why this must change.
A woman and baby on a bicycle taxi in Salima, Malawi. Some Malawian men are becoming more involved in childcare.
While not all men are willing to become involved in women and children’s health, some situations force them take on 'women’s work'.
Science doesn’t appear to support the modern myth that women are super-human multitaskers.
The myth that women are superior multitaskers has just been busted. So, let's divide work in and out of the home so women aren't left running themselves ragged.
Even working women who have partners often have to do the most work at home.
Does having children make the goal of fairly dividing work at home more elusive?
The Victorian government is rolling out respectful relationships education in primary and secondary schools across the state.
Nearly one-quarter of young people surveyed said women exaggerated claims of sexual assault. This is only one reason why education on underlying values that lead to violence against women matters.
Looking at how gender stereotypes limit men could be good for gender equality in society.
Across the English-speaking world, boys tend to drop out of foreign language study as soon as it is not mandatory.
New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern wore a headscarf to comfort mourning family members after the Christchurch mosque shootings.
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After the Christchurch mosque shootings, New Zealand's prime minister didn't start a war on terror. She covered her head, cried, paid for funerals and passed gun control. Is it because she's a woman?
From video games developed where players can "play" at raping women, to advertisements that sexualise women's bodies, men’s entitlement to women is just a given.
The Bookshelf for boys and girls: Children’s Book of Fact and Fancy.
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In children's literature, mothers are rarely more than anonymous homemakers – unless they are wicked queens.