gender

A new report by an interdisciplinary team has aimed to identify why women are underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and maths fields (STEM). Their analyses showed that, despite many differences between the sexes prior to university (reflected in occupational...

‘Your report made a difference’ said the barrister, telling me that a woman officer had accepted an out-of-court settlement after a 15-year legal battle to acknowledge her harassment within the police. I had been given the interesting brief to provide an account of research...

Across the globe, suicide and parasuicide present an interesting paradox: while more women worldwide are involved in acts of parasuicide each year, there are more deaths from suicide among men than women (Stack, 2000). In the Western hemisphere, for instance, twice as many...

We are constantly hearing that men and women use language differently. Women are the more verbal sex: they do more of the talking and are generally better with words. Typically they use language in a collaborative and supportive way: they are good at listening and creating...

Beyond the post-antibiotic apocalypse

When the University of Nottingham opened its new Centre for Healthcare Associated Infections in 2007, one of its senior microbiologists, Professor Richard James, said of the rising threat of superbugs: ‘Quite...

For anyone who thought that the battle of the sexes was over, that any gender inequalities remaining are innate and pretty inevitable, your new book Delusions of Gender is pretty uncomfortable reading. Everything’s not fine. 
As long as there has been...