Having a gender identity that does not match one's sex on a birth certificate can cause confusion and embarrassment and potentially lead to discrimination.
Now that the U.S. government is threatening to define sex as either male or female, we need to fight more than ever for trans rights. But let's give up the utopian ideal of a label-free future.
Gender differences in jobs and attitudes are wider in countries with more equality, but that's not the end of the story.
The prime minister's pentecostal faith champions a simplistic reading of the Bible - but that can lead its followers to a narrow view of the world.
A new law in California requires women to be on boards. It's the right structural change that's much needed in business.
Women, like men, are susceptible to bias when it comes to defending those in their ‘in-group’ from accountability for sexual assault.
The female characters appear to reinforce traditional gender roles.
The British government is consulting on changes to the Gender Recognition Act, including whether to allow gender self-identification.
Brett Kavanaugh presented himself as a good and reputable man in his recent Senate hearing. But a man's social status and education tell us nothing about whether he's likely to commit sexual assault.
One striking feature of Brett Kavanaugh's testimony was the number of times he interrupted. Data shows that hearing interruptions are becoming more common, particularly when the nominee is female.
'Grease 2' – which, according to Kavanaugh's calendar, he saw on June 16, 1982 – is an example of the brand of entitled masculinity that appeared in the era's teen flicks.
It's not just low pay and interrupted work that makes women poor in retirement.
Women only spaces are legally allowed to exist for a reason.
Community-based education, or community schools, are alternative education models that lack school infrastructure.
The view that sex-selective abortion is unethical is widely shared. But those who propose to use the law to prevent it need to supply a clear, compelling moral justification.
Bill Shorten says Labor's plan to make super contributions on behalf of women on paid parental leave would have a "big impact". We find its impact would be be minuscule.
There are many cultural and social factors involved in making a baby into a man or a woman. But biologically speaking, sex starts when you're just a tiny group of cells in your mother's uterus.
Social psychologists have been busy documenting the harmful effects that this brand of chivalry has on women. But are they missing something?
The prefix 'cis', meaning 'on this side of' is commonly used in chemistry and geography. More recently, it has become a way of referring to a person's gender identity.
An expert argues our connection with these figures is longstanding. They are embedded in our myths and help us explore deeper questions about being human.