The booming activewear industry markets an idealised feminine form and lifestyle, but women have also been liberated by its functional and versatile clothing.
Online workouts can give women support and inspiration. Now they've discovered the benefits, women might be less inclined to return to the gym once restrictions are lifted.
How did a punchline about bad middle-aged fashion become a trendy must-have for women of all ages?
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Today’s young women might be less interested in etiquette classes, but many still seek advice on presenting a polished image. It's important to remember girlbossing is capitalism, not feminism.
Long before Netflix's Cheer documentary and JoJo Siwa, big huge hair bows were a thing. And it wasn't always girls who wore them.
By working in roles that are typically viewed as being more appropriate for women, men can break down the notions that foster gender inequalities.
South Africa has a low number of male teachers in the foundation phase. Why this must change.
On TV shows, father and sons often embark on an adventurous camping trip like this one in Bonaventure, Canada.
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What does it mean to be a good father to your son? Drop the traditionally masculine roles and embrace your emotions.
There are many genes involved in shaping not just our biological sex, but also our gender identity.
It's not about trauma or how you were raised: evidence now points to a biological basis for transgender, and to the action of particular genes in that determination.
Some believe the color pink can calm unruly inmates. Others say it’s a form of humiliation.
Famously feminized by the Nazis – and later used in prison cells to limit aggression in inmates – the color pink toes a shaky line between social psychology and gender stereotyping.
Values are key to a nation’s success and the happiness of its citizens. Those associated with femininity, in particular, make for a happier country.
What makes for a thriving nation and happy citizens? Values. A nation's institutions need people with supporting underlying values to perform at their best.
Protesters hold signs at the Chicago Women’s March in January 2017.
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In the first study of the relationship between gender and national identity, the authors wonder if the answer might explain why the country still hasn't had a female vice president or president.
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Women’s privates have moved to the front and centre of popular entertainment. And they're not always pretty.
We're used to categorising people as "male" or "female" – but that's no excuse for lashing out when athletes defy our expectations.
The South African military leads on gender representation, with a third of its full time personnel being women.
As military organisations become less oriented towards violence, the traditional, aggressive, warrior-like culture of the military has to be balanced with new task requirements.
Old Spice may be the solution for those looking to be more manly.
Deodorants can benefit us all. But manly men can skip it if they like, finds study.
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and his girlfriend Ciara arrive at a White House State Dinner in April.
Men might not wear purity rings, but some are pledging abstinence, too.
Arrangement in Grey and Black No.1 (commonly known as Whistler’s Mother), by James McNeill Whistler (1871).
The famous portrait, usually resident in France, is on a rare tour in the US. From looking at it, one might assume its subject had a tranquil, even monotonous, life. But one would be wrong.
Young adult dystopian characters like Insurgent’s Tris are inspiring their female fans to shatter the glass ceiling.
By featuring girls who buck the conventions of their world – and ours – films like Insurgent inspire fans to enact real change.
Lynda Carter as Diana Prince in the New Original Wonder Woman. Her bullet-deflecting bracelets are made from an impervious metal: feminum.
In the epilogue to Jill Lepore’s new book, The Secret History of Wonder Woman, we learn about Wonder Woman’s importance to the American feminist movement of the 1960s and 1970s. Lepore briefly notes Wonder…
Blaming ‘Jordan syndrome’ doesn’t really cut it.
Our obsession with women’s weight and attractiveness manifests in different ways in the media, including being sold images that are far removed from reality and often impossible to achieve, or focusing…