Gender diversity on company boards of directors has been improving over the years, but it still has a long way to go.
Men and women both offer unique, valuable contributions to company boards. To reap these benefits, organizations should continue to increase gender diversity.
Australia’s first major time-use survey since 2006 shows unpaid domestic and caring responsibilities are still principally done by women.
Until recently, most biomedical studies did not consider sex or gender.
Biomedical studies have traditionally used male animals and men as research subjects. That is a problem for everyone because for many diseases, there are sex differences in how they affect people.
Women tend to book business travel earlier than men.
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New research shows women paid an average of $18 less per flight than men in the same position at the same company, mainly because they consistently booked earlier.
Cyclists in Melbourne are less likely than those in Dublin or Seville to ride in the rain. Understanding why is crucial.
New research found girls particularly liked to see wildflowers, hear nature sounds and touch animals and plants.
Each year, more and more people are looking to dating apps to find a partner. And a trove of data from these users is finally revealing what men and women really want.
How women describe themselves, and whom they engage romantically with, is changing.
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April 28, 2021
Sean G. Massey, Binghamton University, State University of New York; Mei-Hsiu Chen, Binghamton University, State University of New York, and Sarah Young, Binghamton University, State University of New York
Women’s sexual identities and behaviors are changing in ways men’s are not.
Nope, we are not talking about telepathy.
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Scientists have not properly distinguished mind-reading from empathy - until now.
If you believe the memes, men spend ages in the toilet. But they’re not always pooing. Here’s what they’re really doing.
Women are more likely to feel watched, exposed or more accountable in open-plan offices.
Some of the latest findings about open-plan offices suggest that staff satisfaction and privacy decrease, people become less friendly and women feel watched and appraised on appearance.
People who love their jobs get different things out of it - and there’s a difference between women and men when it comes to job satisfaction.
New research reveals gender differences in what we most enjoy in a job: women enjoy being competent while men are more likely to seek a challenge.
Studies of twins let us see the contributions that genes, upbringing and culture make to behaviour.
Evolution has shaped gender differences, but we don’t have to be bound to this history. We are not mindless automata, doomed to slavishly oblige our instincts and impulses.
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Women’s voices have been seen as unwanted or untruthful, but the snowballing sexual assault revelations from the #MeToo campaign show that women must find their voices.
Children are exposed to gender differences and expectations from the moment they are born.
At the age of four, children have a basic understanding of gender differences and expectations. But it is unlikely they would knowingly be sexist.
A difference in psychology could explain the difference in rewards.
Students of both genders carry around stereotypes about school achievement.
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Recent research raised concerns about girls’ stereotypes on their gender’s lack of ‘brilliance.’ But an overlooked finding suggests boys also hold hindering stereotypes about themselves in school.
Predictions that top women athletes will soon be competing with the best men, and may even outperform them someday, have not borne out.
A 1992 paper predicted that if women’s running performance continued to improve as rapidly as it had since the 1920s, top women athletes would soon be running as quickly as the men.
Are gender differences innate or learned? Or both?
Whether gendered toys are creating stereotypes or just playing to boys’ and girls’ innate differences is a vexed question.
The more academics fear being involved in media storms, the less they feel free to explore topics they consider important.
Public engagement of academics has increased enormously in recent decades. But this new level of engagement is producing problems and conflicts for which many academics are ill-prepared.