In one sense, Barbie is already dead, cheerfully doomed to repeat the same pink day, devoid of food, conflict and sex.
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People might go to the movies to escape reality. Yet Barbie and Ariel choose to live in the world their audiences inhabit − and, in doing so, decide to die.
A life transition like no other.
We’ve put together a mini-series on birth and early motherhood, an area many of our readers felt they wanted more evidence-based information on.
Taking a proactive approach to your menstrual cycle can help promote your sports performance every day.
Understanding our menstrual cycle and taking a proactive approach to our periods is vital to improving sports performance.
With dads being the primary earners in many heterosexual households, it was often the mother who gave up work to manage extra work at home during the pandemic. But what about heterosexual households where the mother was the primary earner?
You can track your menopause symptoms by using an app, a dedicated website or a diary.
Tracking the many physical and emotional symptoms of menopause with a website, app or diary can help women better monitor their health.
Rural women in Nigeria negotiate healthcare decisions with their partners.
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Rural women in Nigeria circumvent patriarchy to make decisions on their healthcare.
Sex isn’t just about penetration.
Women have fewer orgasms than men. But this gap is cultural, not biological. Closing it is possible, both on a societal and personal level.
The Barbie movie has a lot of folks upset about the patriarchy. Here Barbie (Margot Robbie) referees a standoff between two Kens (Simu Liu and Ryan Gosling). Ken’s friend, Allan (not shown) is depicted in the film as a more suitable ally.
The Barbie movie has caused a media storm, even before the photo of the pink-clad Canadian PM and his son circulated on social media. Much of the conversation has zoned in on men and masculinity.
A Taliban fighter stands guard as women wait to receive food rations distributed by a humanitarian aid group, in Kabul, Afghanistan, in May 2023.
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The Taliban’s two years ruling Afghanistan have taught us ordinary human rights initiatives are insufficient to address gender apartheid. We need resolute collective international action.
Some conservative commentators have labeled roles in the recent ‘Barbie’ movie as examples of ‘toxic feminity.’
Examining the understandings of what ‘toxic femininity’ means to people can reveal insights about gender, power and the impact of language on health.
Morocco football players celebrate with fans.
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African teams take the football world cup by storm.
There’s a difference between the fulfilling relationship mothers can have with their children and the patriarchal institution of motherhood.
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Being a mom can be heartbreaking, empowering, scary, fulfilling and everything in between.
A couple outside a police station on the river flats at Morgan, South Australia, c 1890.
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Police matrons in the 1800s opened the door for women to join the police force, yet most of us have never heard of them.
The progression of women in organizations is undermined by stereotypes and prejudices.
To counter stereotypes and prejudices of women at work, we need to take a fresh look at leadership and encourage career-boosting mandates.
The film’s cast includes lesbian icon Kate McKinnon.
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Barbie has long functioned as a proxy onto which cultural aspirations and anxieties about womanhood are projected.
The history of the goldfields too often focuses on men – but, as new Aussie TV series Gold Diggers gets right, the settlements were filled with women.
Do men post less often on social media because they fear being judged as effeminate?
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New research shows that frequent posters appear needy, which pushes up against the expectation that ‘real men’ be stoic and self-sufficient.
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Tara Calaby’s novel peeps into the interior lives of women in a 19th-century asylum and uses her historical imagination to generate new knowledge.
Meanwhile, new research shows Australian women are turning their backs on news more than men, which has implications for the media industry.
Sarah Jane Rees was also known as Cranogwen.
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Cranogwen was a trailblazer who challenged expectations of women during the Victorian era.