In north India, there is a particular history of purchasing brides from other states. We tell just some of their stories here.
Recognizing the influence of evolution on behavior and gender norms suggests ways to reduce gender inequality in leadership in the real world.
The petitions help us understand how Igbo women created spaces in a patriarchal society for active engagement with policies enforced by colonial rulers.
The emergence of female-oriented erotica has been portrayed as a sign of women's liberation, but research indicates that it reinforces cultural scripts of pornography targeting men.
A leading sociologist explains how different dimensions of humanity produce different kinds of inequality - and what that does to the least equal in society.
While some women may be actively involved in choosing their marital name, taking the man's name remains the norm.
Jean Vanier, Catholic founder of L'Arche International, allegedly had abusive sexual relationships. Religious tolerance for the veneration of male leaders may be partly to blame.
Even in a world where 99% of the male population is dead, patriarchy is still a very comfortable pair of shoes and very easy to slip into.
In urban Namibia, performance poetry provides a safe space for women to share their experiences and challenge traditional ideas.
Powerful men often proclaim baseless accusations to be a 'witch hunt.' But American witch trials have always targeted a persecuted minority: women.
Research has a distinctive role to play because it gives pointers on what is needed to create long-term change.
Saudi women may now travel without a man's permission, easing one of the most repressive aspects of the country's 'guardianship' system. Women in Saudi Arabia gained the right to drive last year.
Feminists in Africa must step up to the challenge and redress the manner in which African women are portrayed in the digital age.
The book promises to help reclaim language used against women, exploring the origins of gendered slurs. But its use of contemporary slang and lack of an index undermines its credibility.
Ugandan women MPs are working with men to amplify their own voices and pass meaningful laws.
Most young women we interviewed said they gained pleasure watching sexually explicit material, but their focus was often on their male partner's needs, desires and expectations, rather than their own.
The GOP's handling of sexual assault allegations against prominent GOP figures has led some to conclude that the party does not respect women. But GOP women are sticking with their party.
Ford works toward dismantling the idea that feminism is harming men. Instead, she proposes that a patriarchal society can be as harmful and destructive for individual men as it can be for women.
Living as a woman in North Korea can be psychologically and physically gruelling.
In the 1970s, a young urban planning professor, Dolores Hayden, believed that city design was the key to unlocking patriarchal structures that trapped women in the home. How much has the city changed?