England player Beth Mead at the women’s World Cup semi-final against the US in 2019.
While things are improving for the women’s game in terms of equality, a series of depressing instances of blatant misogyny show there is a long way to go.
Labour’s deputy leader was forced to justify her own response to comments made about her.
Video calls often show people an image of themselves.
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Mirrors, selfies and knowing other people are looking at you all cause people to think of themselves as objects. Video calls are all three in one and are likely increasing the harms of self-objectification.
Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in an ice hockey match between former NHL stars and officials at the Shayba Arena in Sochi, Russia, in 2015. A patriarchal notion of masculinity has been central to Putin’s rule.
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Putin has been consumed with presenting a hyper-macho image throughout his presidency. And in recent years, he’s ramped up sexist and LGBTQ-phobic rhetoric.
Women in films are often damsels in distress. Psychology shows such representations can impact how people feel about violence and gender roles in real life.
Extreme abuse directed at Jacinda Ardern is part of a wider problem of sexism and misogyny in politics. Research suggests it may be on the increase.
Was the way she spoke another strand of deception in the web of fraud spun by the former Theranos CEO?
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A speech expert wonders what this says about the pressures women in leadership roles feel – and the broader cultural impulse to police the way women speak and sound.
Robert Pattinson is the latest Batman.
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Despite seismic cultural shifts since the last movie, the 2022 version of Batman seems to be trotting out the same old tropes.
Peacocking isn’t the only way to attract mates.
Darwin thought female animals were non-strategic and uniform, making similar decisions.
The toxic culture in video game company Activision Blizzard is part of the larger problem of sexual harassment in esports.
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Sexual harassment and discrimination in gaming and tech are not inevitable or permanent, write experts in the field. The solutions are positive community standards and women in power.
‘Benevolent sexism’ - opening doors for women, offering a hand - may seem harmless enough, even gentlemanly. But a growing body of evidence shows it can have harmful effects on women.
Black women have been harassed and censored on social media. What will they face in the metaverse?
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Today’s social media is plagued by racism and sexism. Without intentionally building the metaverse to be inclusive, it will be, too.
They call her The Wife of Willesden.
Zadie Smith’s first play delivers on what women want.
The Beach Handball Euro 2017 Hungary vs. Norway in Zagreb, Croatia.
While the style and fit of sport apparel may seem like a minor detail in the broader scheme of things, what if it’s not? Let’s let women and girls dress for the role they want to play in women’s sport.
Betty Crocker’s first official portrait, on the left, from 1936. Her most recent portrait, from 1996, is on the right.
She never ages. Her visage morphs. And yet women used to write letters to this brainchild of advertising executives, a cultural icon who still looms large in the nation’s imagination.
Women who got their start in the male-dominated profession 40 years ago have advice for today’s newcomers in STEM.
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A survey of 251 women engineers who graduated from college in the 1970s sheds light on the experiences of these professional pioneers.
Jon Gruden is out as coach of the Las Vegas Raiders after emails he sent before being hired in 2018 contained racist, homophobic and misogynistic comments.
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Jon Gruden’s resignation signals a much needed shift that hopefully forces franchises to be introspective when shaping their team’s social climate.
For centuries, societies have used visions of the afterlife to discipline people’s behavior.
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Ancient Christian and Jewish texts threatened women with hellfire if they stepped out of line – and those terrifying visions still resonate in U.S. society today.
Helen Vatsikopoulos began her career as a TV journalist in the 1980s. Watching a new ABC drama set in this world brought her a sense of deja vu, with one caveat.
There’s nothing inherently male about playing video games. Videogame culture, on the other hand, is decidedly anti-female.
Sexual harassment and discrimination in gaming and tech is not inevitable or permanent, write experts in the field. The solutions are positive community standards and women in power.