Virtual assistants and robots are frequently given female attributes. To curb the massive use of such gendering in AI, we need to better understand the deep roots of this phenomenon.
When female public figures are sexualised it takes away from their perceived competence. For Brett Sutton, it seems to be a bonus. But that doesn't mean it's a good thing.
We can teach young people to respond more critically to pornography, helping them assess and respond to pornography’s influence.
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.
Researchers asked women to log the times they felt sexually objectified on their smartphones. They found objectification harms women's well-being – even if they're just witnessing it.