gender

When I give lectures about talk, one of the most frequent questions from audiences is, ‘Do men and women talk differently?’ Indeed, it is often not asked, simply asserted – ‘but, of course, men and women talk differently’. People who raise this topic generally assume I will ...

Increased openness and wide public discourse has raised the profile of gender minorities, and mental health services are increasingly encountering individuals who are openly experiencing gender dysphoria. Clinicians may be unsure how best to respond. Dr...

Despite the influx of women into the workplace over the 20th century, women's career progression is still hindered, and academia is no different. From a roughly equal gender split amongst undergraduates, at every ascending stage of the STEM career ladder the number of women...

If you’ve perused an airport bookshop in the past five years, or attended a women’s leadership course, you will be well aware of the Lean In phenomenon. The phrase was popularised by Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, first in a TED Talk (2010) and then in her...

Equality is at the forefront of our agenda. Movements such as #TimesUp and #MeToo are tackling gender, universities are clamping down on racism, and as a society, there is a growing intolerance to inequality. Due to this, equality is now the latest buzzword and attempts to...

As its authors claim, this book offers a ‘map and a compass in this ever-changing gender landscape’. The book is written for those questioning their gender identity but with a view to professionals also benefiting from engaging with it. The authors are both therapists,...

Egalitarian norms are typically endorsed in most modern Western democracies, and it could be argued that expressions of sexist beliefs and attitudes have been driven ‘underground’. As a result, subtle forms of sexism (e.g. a belief in the virtue of women exhibiting ‘feminine...

Cordelia Fine argues no; Joe Herbert says yes.

Cordelia Fine: A common assumption, which I refer to as the ‘Testosterone Rex’ view, is that testosterone is a proximal tool of distal...

I bought your Deconstructing Developmental Psychology as an undergraduate in 1994. What I took from it back then was to question everything, to look behind the veil. Are those defining features of your approach?
Questioning everything? Yes....

The introduction of the UK Equality Act in 2010 was a turning point for gender equality, but in the seven years that have passed, has the UK become a gender equal society? Many argue yes, because there are now laws against sex discrimination, but sex inequalities are rooted...