Reactions to Chrystia Freeland’s appointment as finance minister demonstrate how qualifications and arguments about merit are deployed to women’s disadvantage in politics.
Journal comments are responses to previously published articles. The gender disparity in the authorship of these comments both reflects and contributes to women’s opportunities in scientific research.
Increased pressure on women academics caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is magnifying the fractured landscape of gender parity in academia.
Both sides of the debate over religious freedoms and LGBTQ rights use the language of equality and opposition to discrimination. It will be up to the courts to decide whose claim is stronger.
To afford sufficient protection to marginalised people in society - such as women in minority religious communities - the state must recognise and regulate religious marriages in a nuanced way.
The gender bias scale could help companies and other organizations better measure how women experience and perceive gender bias.
Women are underrepresented in technology fields, but especially so in cybersecurity. It’s not just a matter of fairness. Women are better than men at key aspects of keeping the internet safe.
In spite of limitations, new forms of female religious authorities represent a significant development among Kenyan Muslims.
In urban Namibia, performance poetry provides a safe space for women to share their experiences and challenge traditional ideas.
The death of the well-known UK television personality highlights the oppressive way in which women are represented.
It isn’t just politicians: experts, business representatives, even academics quoted in the media are more likely to be male.
Scholars say a ‘critical mass’ of representation is necessary to overcome ‘token’ status. That’s exactly what we saw at the Democratic debate in Atlanta.
It can happen at work, on the street or at home – even by the people who love us. Everyday sexism might be hard to pin down, but it’s pervasive and creates an additional layer of stress for women.
All the virtual personal assistants on the market today come with a default female voice and is programmed to respond to all kinds of suggestive questions and comments.
How an implant is designed, tested, regulated and discussed with patients tends to disadvantage women. It’s time that changed.
It’s time characters on TV reflected not only women’s experience of heart disease but those of men from diverse backgrounds if we want to prevent more people dying from heart disease.
The world of the fourth industrial revolution looks set to be one dominated by forms of knowledge and industries – like science and technology – that have long been dominated by men.
Why 50/50 festival line-ups are not an easy solution to gender inequality.
Why do female college coaches seem to be held to a different standard than their male counterparts?
New research suggests women-led startups can experience more rapid employment growth than those run by men in certain scenarios.