Superior optimism is often given as the reason why men earn more than women.
Mandatory sex testing at the Olympics might have stopped in the 1990s, but the policing of high performance female athletes’ bodies is still ongoing.
Despite hopes it might be otherwise, the new round of the gender wars has become as rugged and nasty as their cousins, the culture and history wars.
This is transcript of part four of the India Tomorrow series from The Anthill podcast, on women and gender politics in India.
A masculinities scholar weighs-in on the the reverberations of the recent Supreme Court hearings and what he calls a disturbing message of “boys will be boys.” Men need to stop validating this lesson.
The measure of women’s political advancement isn’t the number of female leaders, but the changes they make to everyday women’s lives.
Instead of ignoring his accusers, South Africa’s Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa entertained them, tried to silence them through court, and then revealed a long-past affair of little interest.
The IDF wants to encourage more women to enlist, but it also wants to encourage Orthodox men, who avoid contact with the opposite sex. How will it manage the conflict?
Even though three women have recently been appointed to powerful positions in Japanese politics, gender parity in the country is a long way off.
When a woman takes power and dares to raise her voice, the response is all too telling.
Women students have not been afraid to embrace the label of feminist, leading a wave of university protests in South Africa during 2015 and 2016.
Eight years to the day after she conceded defeat to Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton cemented her triumph over Bernie Sanders.
Hillary Clinton epitomises women’s shifting place in the American polity – and her struggles to win over younger women reflect that.
Men and women may be charged differently for the same product, but the problems come when you don’t have the choice.
South Africa’s violence against women ranks as one of the worst in the world. As much as 40-50% of women in the country have suffered intimate partner violence.
A Canadian study has found that university women participating in a rape-prevention program involving “resistance training” were significantly less likely to be sexually assaulted in the next year.
Magazines like Zoo not only reproduce and legitimise sexist and predatory views of sexual violence and gender roles. They also make such attitudes seem normal and acceptable.
When it comes to women and power politics in the Islamic Republic, the road has been a long and winding road.
Peta Credlin is in the classic “double bind” of all women in power: if they take charge, they transgress the gendered expectations that “female qualities” are best suited to a supporting role.
Sport England has launched This Girl Can – an edgy promotional campaign that seeks to inspire women to challenge cultural assumptions about femininity that prevent them engaging in sport and exercise…