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We spoke to 332 Year 3 students about what they want to be when they grow up. Some responses raised alarms.
Frances Arnold received the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
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Science fields are improving at being more inclusive. But explicit and implicit barriers still hold women back from advancing in the same numbers as men to the upper reaches of STEM academia.
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A gender-justice researcher reviewed the entire newly released government sexuality education resource for teachers. She found several significant problems.
Gender discrimination and dominance of male culture top the list of constraints that women face in entering the construction industry.
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Women need to know what opportunities exist for them in the construction industry.
Men and women underestimate women’s pain – and overestimate the pain of men.
Both male and female observers are susceptible to the false belief that women exaggerate their pain.
Children take their lead from their parents. And it is, after all parents, not teachers, who have regular, long-term contact with children from birth onwards.
Experts reviewed the literature on climate change and gender in developing countries, and found many unhelpful, outdated assumptions are still kicking around.
Reform of New Zealand’s abusive gymnastics culture offers an opportunity to improve women’s sports in general.
The Australian Association of National Advertisers’ new code of ethics improves standards for mainstream advertising but leaves a big loophole in social influencer marketing.
There were women among the crowd that marched to the Capitol and stormed the building.
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To distill the violent insurrection at the US Capitol into a tale of angry male rage is to overlook the threat that women in the mob posed.
Joe Biden, here on Jan. 21 in Ames, Iowa, exhibits a kind of masculinity different from Donald Trump’s.
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The 2020 campaign showed voters how the candidates and their campaigns modeled gender roles differently. That has implications for who can be president in the future.
A woman casts her ballot in Victoria, Seychelles in 2016.
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The country has built a fairly good reputation for well-functioning, democratic governance.
Many women feel it’s safer and easier to be single.
Although society portrays a woman who earns a living as free and empowered, outdated values and stereotypes still promote discrimination against female breadwinners.
Journalists need to be sensitised to the need for gender representation in media content.
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The media’s muting of women’s voices when reporting the COVID-19 crisis keeps women on the margins.
You don't have to be labelled with a mental illness to seek help.
Gender stereotyping might be funny, but it’s no joke. A public health professor explains why she took action against everyday sexism when she heard it in a radio advert.
In ads in women’s weekly mothers have gone from guided by experts to gaining expertise, all the while still limiting maternal knowledge to the domestic sphere.
Ads depicting mothers in the UK and Australia between 1950 and 2010 continue to limit maternal knowledge to the domestic sphere and reinforce gender stereotypes of ‘professional’ expertise
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The Magic Flute at Texas A&M University. Above, the Queen of the Night is up to no good, while the passive Pamina awaits her rescuer.
Princess movies and opera alike reveal the limited number of models available to women. “Le Dernier Sorcier”, composed by Pauline Viardot in 1869, shows that a much richer world is possible.
No, a DNA swab can’t tell you if you’re gay, or likely to be obese, or depressed. And it can be damaging to believe so.
Genetic apps claim to reveal fundamental insights about your health, well-being, and even intellect. But it’s not just spurious science - believing these traits are genetic can have harmful consequences.
The advertising industry’s standards for judging sexism are, like the world depicted in the television series Mad Men, stuck in the past.
Community members see gender portrayals in advertising as out of step with contemporary society.