Why do we elevate fancy cars but mock haute couture? Robin Givhan, fashion critic for The Washington Post, explores the sexism behind some critiques of runway styles.
By Corinne Segal
What world a world without police look like? Poet Franny Choi’s work attempts to answer that question.
By PBS NewsHour
Video games are still largely aimed at a male audiences, which is no surprise since women make up a small portion of game designers and programmers. But that doesn't mean that girls aren't interested in playing and creating. Girls-only computer…
A new study sheds light on the office thermostat battle. Women prefer warmer office climates than men because of their different body composition.
A person perceived as male who dressed in clothing customarily designed for women could technically be arrested in New York for "impersonating a female" as recently as 2011.
By Ivette Feliciano
Despite the increased visibility of transgender people in the media, individuals who identify as gender non-conforming are still subject to gender policing, which can range from a confused look to verbal and physical violence.
By Laurence Kotlikoff
Times have changed, but Social Security has not. Women are still earning less than men, on average, and the system’s rules are, as a result, effectively sexist despite their nominal sex neutrality. …
A team of researchers successfully changed the gender in the brains of newborn rats from female to male, according to findings published this week in Nature Neuroscience.
By Mukesh Eswaran
Should women work outside the home? Are they more competitive than men? Our attitudes toward these questions are invariably conditioned by social norms. That's why, argues Mukesh Eswaran, gender matters in economics. He's the author of the textbook of the…
By Kirk Carapezza, WGBH
This fall, Mount Holyoke College in Western Massachusetts became the second all-women's college in the U.S. to begin accepting applications from transgender students.
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