The Tokyo Games might be the most gender-equal games in history, but many competition barriers still exist for elite athletes who are mothers.
Economic opportunities, social norms and expanding education and employment options for many women help explain why U.S. fertility has slowed in the late 20th and early 21st centuries.
Myanmar’s culture values men over women – and the military, which staged a Feb. 1 coup, brutally enforces the patriarchy. But Gen Z democracy activists are busting stereotypes with their struggle.
Nursing students are 90% female, often mature-age students who are still expected to carry most of the housework and childcare load while they study. Something has to give.
Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and the film Rear Window are great examples of how parents and teachers can use movies and books to start discussions with young people about consent.
Complementarianism became central to evangelical belief in response to the feminist movement of the 1970s when many Christians came to champion women’s equality.
A genderqueer sociologist offers tips to disrupt gender-based discrimination in childhood.
As the pandemic took hold in 2020, Australian dads picked up more of the domestic load, new research shows. But their sleep and anxiety suffered as a consequence.
Men are increasingly expected to share housework and spend time with their partners and children.
A new survey shows that while younger men generally had more progressive views than older men on gender roles, they also endorsed such ideas as men’s use of violence and control in relationships.
More women are making appearances in the news media, and this is due to the coronavirus pandemic. This is not all good news: women are interviewed about the effects of the pandemic on their lives.
While enrolments for men over the age of 25 increased, numbers fell for women in this age group. A likely reason for the difference is caring responsibilities, which increased during the pandemic.
The 2020 campaign showed voters how the candidates and their campaigns modeled gender roles differently. That has implications for who can be president in the future.
Although society portrays a woman who earns a living as free and empowered, outdated values and stereotypes still promote discrimination against female breadwinners.
The return of actors like Karate Kid Ralph Macchio and Bill & Ted’s Alex Winter sees them older and wiser. Fewer role revivals remind us of character growth related to womanhood.
East Germany strongly encouraged mothers to participate in the labour market full-time, whereas West Germany propagated a more tradition male breadwinner model.
A strong identity as a scientist is crucial for girls to succeed in STEM fields such as computer science. Are educators recognizing and rewarding the right behaviors?
Teaching loads, family responsibilities and lack of research resources and mentors have hampered the progress of women in universities. And when the pandemic hit, it made the situation worse.
Recognizing the influence of evolution on behavior and gender norms suggests ways to reduce gender inequality in leadership in the real world.
Increased pressure on women academics caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is magnifying the fractured landscape of gender parity in academia.