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Essay/Gender

Who is a sportswoman?

Elite female athletes are subjected to invasive gender tests, and hormone treatments if they fail. This is deeply unfair

Silvia Camporesi

Video/Gender & Sexuality

In southern Mexico, a long-acknowledged ‘third gender’ is not masculine or feminine

9 minutes

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Essay/Family Life

How to be a patriarch

His duties are many, his challenges weighty, but his glory can be great. A guide to family management, by a Roman nobleman

Jerry Toner & Marcus Sidonius Falx

Video/Gender & Sexuality

A boy wants to wear a red dress in a photo with his dad, but doesn’t quite dare

9 minutes

Video/Earth Science

Battling sexism and dissension, Marie Tharp changed how we understand the Earth

5 minutes

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Idea/Education

Coeducation at university was – and is – no triumph of feminism

Nancy Weiss Malkiel

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Idea/Medicine

Why women with heart disease get a raw deal in medicine

Valeria Morabito

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Idea/Fertility, Pregnancy and Childbirth

Can surrogacy ever escape the taint of global exploitation?

Katharine Dow

Video/Mood & Emotion

Can any of these four men shed tears on command? The psychology of the ‘guy cry’

4 minutes

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Essay/Gender

Is motherhood gendered?

For a new generation of trans parents and their children, the meaning of motherhood is undergoing a thorough renovation

Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore

Video/Fairness & Equality

On breasts, beauty and being a female journalist in the women’s movement

6 minutes

Idea/Astronomy

The struggle of women in science is written in the stars

Leila A McNeill

Idea/Poverty & Development

Girls of the global South can’t fix the world alone

Shenila Khoja-Moolji

Essay/Gender & Sexuality

Gender is not a spectrum

The idea that ‘gender is a spectrum’ is supposed to set us free. But it is both illogical and politically troubling

Rebecca Reilly-Cooper

Video/Gender

How young Bosnian men are learning to separate masculinity from violence

9 minutes

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Essay/History of Science

The sexism problem

Harassment drove me out of physics 30 years ago and little has changed. Why is scientific sexism so intractable?

Margaret Wertheim

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Idea/Gender

The invention of the paper bag was a triumph of feminism

Hadley Meares

Essay/Human Rights

Red-hot gay marriage

Gay liberation didn’t begin with marches and political rallies, but with a revolution in thought

Jim Downs

Essay/Evolution

Sexy beasts

Male flamboyance does more than ruffle a few feathers – it helps the female choose a mate in top metabolic health

Alex Riley

Idea/Education

How university students infantilise themselves

Jonathan Zimmerman

Video/Gender

Did you cry in astronaut training? and other dumb questions put to Sally Ride

7 minutes

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Video/Gender & Sexuality

Melvin is 11 and gay. What will he say to the girl who’s in love with him?

19 minutes

Essay/Human Rights

Bring back Women’s Lib

Modern feminism seeks equality with men. But in a dysfunctional society, that is nowhere near enough

Livia Gershon

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Video/Gender

Defying social pressure, a woman commits herself to lobster fishing and the sea

11 minutes

Video/Fairness & Equality

How can scientific institutions shake their sexist legacies?

7 minutes

Idea/Education

Science needs more average, non-white, non-male scientists

Matthew Francis

Essay/Education

Rise of the humanities

Professors worry about the ‘crisis in the humanities’. But more people than ever, especially women, are studying them

Peter Mandler

Essay/Poverty & Development

Men at work

The age of austerity has transformed work, but what it means to be a man has not caught up

Allison J Pugh

Essay/Gender

Impostors

Caitlyn Jenner identifies as a woman, Rachel Dolezal as black. Why should one be legitimate and the other condemned?

Katharine Quarmby

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Essay/Gender

Murder she wrought

Female thrill-killers are rare in crime fiction. Why is it hard to imagine a woman who murders for pleasure not revenge?

Melanie McGrath