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It is not enough to remove the unfair barriers holding women back; we also need to confront the unfair privileges propelling men forward. (Shutterstock)

‘Benevolent sexism’ in startups widens the gender gap by advantaging men over women

For Canada’s new Women Entrepreneurship Strategy to be effective, we must gain a deeper understanding of sexism in startup spaces.
Contrary to toxic myths and cliché, feminist women are enjoying pleasurable sex lives. (Shutterstock)

Do feminists have better sex? Yes, they do

Research shows that feminist women are more likely to have sex that is more loving and pleasurable.
Women donning gorilla masks pose in front of the original Guerilla Girls posters, as part of the ‘Disobedient Objects’ exhibition at the V&A in 2014. Eric Huybrechts/Wikimedia

Do women have to be naked to get into museums? Why female artists continue to be underrepresented in the art world

Notwithstanding the proliferation of exhibitions devoted to women, the question that feminists asked in the 1980s is more relevant than ever.
To address barriers that racialized women with non-native accents experience in the Canadian workplace, we need to understand what kinds of bias they face. (Shutterstock)

How ‘benevolent sexism’ undermines Asian women with foreign accents in the workplace

Recent research explores how women with non-native English accents — specifically Mandarin — fare in the Canadian job market.
Experts say the rise in far-right ideologies globally and social media influencers like Andrew Tate have impacted school age students.

Why are school-aged boys so attracted to hateful ideologies?

Host Vinita Srivastava explores why racist, homophobic and sexist attitudes are increasingly showing up in school-age boys – and what we can do about it.
Would people still call a women’s soccer match boring if they didn’t know the players’ genders? isitsharp/E+ via Getty Images

We blurred the gender of soccer players and had people rate their performances − with surprising results

A common criticism of women’s sports is that female players aren’t as entertaining or skilled as their male counterparts. Two researchers decided to put this notion to the test.
Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With the Wind (1939). Archive PL/Alamy

How Vivien Leigh survived Hollywood before #MeToo

As Hollywood continues to reckon with its past, Vivien Leigh’s story is a reminder of the challenges faced by women, even the most successful ones.
In China, single women as young as 27 are considered ‘leftover.’ Maciej Toporowicz/Monument via Getty Images

Why are some Chinese women still looking to the West for love?

Their desire to pursue marriage abroad not only reveals their longing for a better life but also reveals the pervasive gender, age and class inequalities that continue to plague modern-day China.

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