To quota or not to quota
The University of Melbourne's Policy Shop considers whether quotas or 'targets with teeth' will address the lack of women in Australian business and politics.
Minding the gap for boys and girls at school
Aptitude isn't gendered, so how do we address the school performance gaps between girls and boys? University of Melbourne researchers delve into the causes.
Family violence: Ending the hidden crime
Family violence has many causes, including societal attitudes towards women and many possible solutions, including attitudinal change programs and legal reform.
Unpicking the myth of Testosterone Rex
Testosterone is what makes men different to women, right? Not so, says Cordelia Fine in her latest book, which uses science to break down gender myths.
Resilience, rights and respectful relationships
A new school program which promotes respectful relationships is equipping young people with the skills needed to thrive in an ever-changing world.
Are there more bald men than women?
Why do men go bald and women don’t? The answer? Women do go bald but are better able to camouflage it. Men are prone to bald patches but women’s hair thins.
The Sexism Games
The Olympic ideal is about a competition of equals, but no one told the media at the Rio Games, for whom gender makes some athletes more equal than others.
How gender shapes our Facebook chats
Gender shapes our conversations on social media, a collaborative, worldwide study by psychologists and computer scientists shows.
The politics of high heels
High heels have been part of high fashion since the Renaissance, sparking debates about gender, identity and femininity.
Toys for girls and boys show gender stereotypes at play
Gender stereotypes are at play in the way toys are marketed to boys, girls and their parents – and the implications could extend beyond the home.