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we are more than our gender | books & essays




the gender theorist judith butler goes further. she argues that not only gender but sex is socially determined. gender, butler argues, is enacted through performance, but it is a performance people have done to them – there is no ‘doer’, no ‘volitional agent’ behind the act. as butler puts...



gender quotas can work but it depends on how employees feel about them




we found that implementing gender quotas substantially reduced the wages that the managers offered and the effort that the workers provided.if you think your boss is in her position only because of a gender quota and not because of merit, it could affect the work you do for her. gender quotas may be...



children at swedish 'gender-neutral' preschools are less likely to gender-stereo




a new study from uppsala university in sweden has indicated that the norm-conscious practices used by teachers at preschools termed "gender-neutral" are associated with reductions in children's tendencies to make gender-stereotypical assumption. the practices are also associated with children's incr...



why it's important to examine how we teach and test physics to reduce gender bia




we made something of a splash with our recent article suggesting that gender gaps in student performance in physics could result from gender differences in urination practice (standing versus sitting).



yelp will help you find a gender-neutral bathroom




yelp has announced that it will enable people to find gender-neutral restrooms when they're out and about. the company will add a feature to its desktop and mobile versions highlighting which businesses offer them. in addition, users will soon be able to directly search for businesses that offer gen...



sweden to modernize law on changing gender




file photo of a gender neutral toilet. photo: rich pedroncelli/ap sweden's government wants to do away with the law in the country which says that a medical intervention is required for a person's gender change to be made official in legal terms. at present swedish law states that transgender people...



children at sweden's gender-neutral preschools more likely to play with both boy




file photo of swedish preschool children. photo: hasse holmberg/tt children are less likely to gender stereotype and more open to socializing with peers of the opposite sex if they attend a gender-neutral preschool, a new swedish study shows. the study, carried out by uppsala university's child and ...



more councils consider gender-neutral measures: nos




photo: depositphotos.comdozens of local councils are considering measures to become more gender neutral, according to a survey carried out by public broadcaster nos in which some 150 local councils participated.last week amsterdam introduced the gender-neutral ‘beste amsterdammers’ as a way to a...



a cold war among cosmologists turns hot




two camps of theorists are bickering in public—with one saying the others’ ideas don’t even qualify as science.



families can drive gender equality, but only if we help them evolve




making volunteer-based legislatures work: overcoming barriers for gender equalitymay 10, 2017a dartmouth-led study finds that volunteer-based state legislatures by their very nature, may perpetuate gender inequality in political representation. family responsibilities appeared to disproportionately ...



gender-neutral kids’ clothes: a peculiar obsession




given the volume of gender news, you would be forgiven for thinking there is a huge demand for gender-neutral children’s clothing. there isn’t. let clothes be clothes has 12,000 followers on facebook and its change.org petition calling on retailers to ‘stop selling children’s clothes as “f...



gender-neutral kids’ clothes: a peculiar obsession




given the volume of gender news, you would be forgiven for thinking there is a huge demand for gender-neutral children’s clothing. there isn’t. let clothes be clothes has 12,000 followers on facebook and its change.org petition calling on retailers to ‘stop selling children’s clothes as “f...



greece bottom of eu chart in gender equality | news




greece ranks last among european union member-states in terms of gender equality, according to an annual index compiled by the european institute for gender equality (eige) that was made public on wednesday.the top performing country is sweden, with a score of 82.6 out of 100, while greece is at the...



women exit the party of trump




after laboring for years to close the gender gap, gop strategists are suddenly facing a gender chasm.



germany must allow third gender category, court rules




germany must allow citizens to select a third gender category on all official documents, a court ruled wednesday.the ruling found that providing only male or female categories on government documents violated anti-discrimination laws and citizens’ constitutional right to privacy.a law has been in ...



the rising tide: a new look at water and gender - world




story highlightsnew world bank report “the rising tide: a new look at water and gender” shows how water often reflects, and even reinforces, gender inequality.this report will help those who want to advance social inclusion in water, close gender gaps, and lift those who all too often are left b...



canada: 'x' gender will be available as option for passports




canada will soon begin offering a third gender option "x" on its passports and immigration documents.the country's immigration minister ahmed hussen said that the new rules, effective from aug. 31, would allow canadians to express their gender identity as they see fit."by introducing an 'x' gender d...



at what age are children aware of gender differences?




the victorian government has announced it plans to teach its respectful relationship program to preschoolers as a way to target and prevent sexist behaviour among children aged three and four years old. the program – which is taught to teenagers in schools – more broadly aims to tackle issues ar...



is the adf winding back on protections for 'cadet x' and other non-binary person




there are at least two people currently serving in the australian defence force who publicly identify as gender-neutral or 'gender x', since legal changes last year permitted recruits to identify as a third gender. the change has been well-supported by their peers, and mostly by their chain of comma...



is the adf winding back on protections for 'cadet x' and other non-binary person




there are at least two people currently serving in the australian defence force who publicly identify as gender-neutral or 'gender x', since legal changes last year permitted recruits to identify as a third gender. the change has been well-supported by their peers, and mostly by their chain of comma...



is the adf winding back on protections for 'cadet x' and other non-binary person




there are at least two people currently serving in the australian defence force who publicly identify as gender-neutral or 'gender x', since legal changes last year permitted recruits to identify as a third gender. the change has been well-supported by their peers, and mostly by their chain of comma...



is the adf winding back on protections for 'cadet x' and other non-binary person




there are at least two people currently serving in the australian defence force who publicly identify as gender-neutral or 'gender x', since legal changes last year permitted recruits to identify as a third gender. the change has been well-supported by their peers, and mostly by their chain of comma...



mps to debate gender identity bill | news




greek lawmakers are to discuss legislation on tuesday that would allow individuals to officially declare their gender identity and change the gender definition they were assigned at birth.the justice ministry bill paves the way for transgender individuals to be formally recognized by the gender they...



new survey highlights gender, racial harassment in astronomy and planetary scien




women of color working in astronomy and planetary science report more gender and racial harassment than any other gender or racial group in the field, according to a new study revealing widespread harassment in these scientific disciplines.



why australia should follow the uk's new gender stereotyping standards in advert




from next year, tv advertisements that play on gender stereotypes, or that mock people who fail to conform to them, will not be permitted by the uk's advertising standards authority.the kinds of ads that have been flagged as inappropriate include those that depict men as incompetent at doing basic...