gender

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...

Professor Rosalind Gill (Professor of Cultural and Social Analysis at City University of London) began her keynote with what she considered a ‘quite bold and unexpected claim’: that we are living in a society where the promotion of confidence, in particular to women, has...

A phrase born out of psychological research made it into the Oxford English Dictionary’s word of the year shortlist – being trumped for the top position by ‘post-truth’. 'Glass cliff', a term first coined by University of Exeter psychologist...

A government-backed review has found more than half of companies in the FTSE 100 do not have ethnic minority members on their boards. Chartered Psychologist Doyin...