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What we (don’t) know about gender differences in the brain

COMMENT: A Google engineer was recently laid off for writing that biological differences explain why more men than women work in the tech industry. A neurobiologist and science journalist in Denmark agreed with him – but are they right?

Justifying gender equality through Islam

Young Norwegian Muslims are more liberal than their parents’ generation when it comes to equality and homosexuality, but both groups find support for their view in Islam, according to a new study.

Few Swedes regret sex reassignment surgery

Yet many suffer from severe mental problems afterwards.

Why do female birds mate with more than one male?

Possibly for protection, according to one study. The potential fathers will work together to stop predators from attacking their young. Ths challenges established ideas about the passive female, says philosopher.

Men’s violence towards women is not only about power

The majority of men who use violence towards their partner struggle with serious mental issues. We need to look at more than just the power relations between the sexes to understand domestic violence, says researcher.

Young women twice as exposed to cyber bullying as men

Female journalists between the age of 25 and 35 are twice as exposed to bullying and threats as their male colleagues of the same age. The bullying is a democratic problem, says researcher.

Unisex rooms in the army take emphasis off gender

A new report on gender equality in the Norwegian Army says that the girls feel less sexually harassed by the boys when they share rooms.

Online generation starts watching porn earlier

The first generation to have had unrestricted access to online porn is now entering adulthood. Will they approach sex in the same way as previous generations?

Genes reveal Palaeolithic genders

It can be hard to determine whether ancient human bones stem from a male or a female. Swedish scientists have come up with a gene technology that can help.

Selling sex solves problems for prostitutes

Women who sell sex on the streets do not perceive their sex trading as negatively as their surroundings do. They primarily regard their activities as an effective way of solving their financial problems.