gender

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...

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...