gender

Following the response to J.K. Rowling’s essay ‘Reasons for Speaking Out on Sex and Gender Issues’ and the 18 June Newsnight report of safeguarding concerns at the NHS Gender Identity Development Service, we call for an immediate review of the recent...

Eighty per cent of psychology undergraduate students are female and at Russell Group institutions, the proportion is even higher, standing at around 85 per cent. The result is that psychology...

Gerald was difficult to reach at first, in the virtual space you have to occupy together via a screen if you wish to conduct therapy right now. In my clinical experience, men can be emotionally elusive. They can have difficulty...

I’m concerned by the examples in Martin Seager and John Barry’s letter on ‘gamma bias’ (April 2020).

Whilst in theory the gamma bias proposal may have some purpose, the examples...

The pervasive dread felt during a pandemic is likely to skew one’s outlook. Forecasts tend to be gloomy, and the possibility of positive outcomes is often ignored. So when the question, “Will the pandemic affect women and men equally?” is raised, the predictions, so far, have...

Throughout the scientific disciplines, a binary approach is taken to simplify facts and create easily accessible categories. Psychology is full of clear divides, all-or-nothing categories to help us create shortcuts in everyday life – from psychometric tests to conceptions of...

August 8, 1444 – the date of the first large European slave market, held in Portugal, in which Black African people were taken from their homes in Mauritania and sold to Europeans. That, said Professor Binna Kandola, was his choice of a tipping point where colour prejudice...

In your experience, is the next generation more ‘up to speed’ on gender identity issues than our own generation?
Inevitably, I think they are. Time is absolutely a context, and I think that is particularly the case for gender identity. I think that you...

A book titled The Gendered Brain: The New Neuroscience That Shatters the Myth of the Female Brain is perhaps always likely to stimulate a response. Since publishing it earlier this year, Professor Gina Rippon has been on the receiving end of online abuse and name-...

In 2016 Tamika Cross, a young African-American woman, was a passenger on a flight across the USA when cabin crew asked if any doctor on board could help in an unexpected medical emergency. When Dr Cross came forward, she was initially prevented from helping the ill passenger...