We need to level the playing field socially for a more equal workplace
If you're a woman in poverty, you're at risk of sexual exploitation. If you've just become educated and employed, then you're at greater risk of domestic abuse.
Half of the eight Ivy Leagues now have women presidents.
Half of the schools in the eight-member Ivy League now have female presidents. What about colleges and universities outside the Ivy League?
Why oversharing, the act of sharing "too much information", is a buzzword in contemporary culture.
Charting the progress of a global movement against shaming women for the actions of men.
What’s a better strategy: cast a wide net or tailor it narrowly?
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Past hiring discrimination appears to lead African Americans to cast a wide net, while women tend to seek out roles historically associated with their gender.
Trouble on the way.
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By limiting financial support to smaller families, the government is doing its best to stop undesirables from reproducing.
Women at the helm: Zanny Minton Beddoes, editor-in-chief, The Economist.
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The Guardian and The Economist appointed their first women editor-in-chiefs this year. Will this change the gendered nature of news and newsrooms across the world?
After years of liberal laws, terminations are now almost completely out of bounds.
In need of a hand.
Domestic violence is not limited to younger women.
Napoleon’s step-daughter Hortense and his second wife Marie-Louise.
Two centuries on, the history of the battle and our understanding of it should by no means be a predominantly male affair.
Three of the seven seats in the High Court of Australia will soon be filled by women judges.
Now that women will make up 40% of High Court judges come June 2015, is gender now irrelevant? Hardly. Women have made up slightly less than 10% of all High Court judges in the court’s history.
In the past decade, the number of people ending up in South Australian prison cells has grown at seven times the rate of the state population.
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Since 2004, the number of prisoners in South Australia has risen seven times faster than the state's net population growth – and nearly doubled its rate of locking up Indigenous Australians.
Australian troops in France in the first world war – and one of Australia’s women medics, possibly Dr Laura Foster.
More than 20 Australian women doctors defied official discouragement and served as surgeons and medical officers in the first world war.
The slow pre-dawn commute on the M5 from western Sydney is more than a pain for these drivers: it comes at a high social and economic cost.
Our new analysis reveals nearly a third of full-time workers in Sydney commutes for more than 10 hours a week. Those workers are spending almost three full weeks a year just to get to and from work.
Sharon Stone, in Basic Instinct, dramatised the catastrophic actions of a clever yet unhinged woman.
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Mental illness and women’s sexuality are frequently aligned – on screen and off. The father of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud, pathologised women’s sexuality. Indeed his definition of a woman as someone…
Women’s Liberation was a worldwide mobilisation that paved the way for powerful critiques of conventional thinking about gender, sexuality and identity.
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The past four decades have produced gains around the world for women and girls in literacy, formal education, life expectancy, workforce participation and access to some professions. We have also seen…
Most multinationals still struggle with gender equality.
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The US division of L’Oréal has recently gained a new gender equality certification. The Economic Dividends for Gender Equality (EDGE) certification is a way that companies can “prove” their credentials…
Driving ambulances in Belgium: better than knitting at home.
The volunteer is at the heart of British perceptions of the World War I. We are all familiar with images of young men leaving home, standing in long queues at recruiting stations, and being examined by…
Time to end blaming the victim.
Rolf Harris’s conviction on 12 charges of indecent assault came at the end of a long trial. The case put sexual assault victims in the spotlight once again – only the latest high-profile example of a growing…
Who said girls can’t play football?
It’s been a great World Cup warm-up. There have been many interesting features which have set the scene socially and politically, such as David Goldblatt’s BBC radio series and book on Brazil’s love affair…