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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.

Breasts make life better

Women who have had one or both breasts removed surgically because of cancer are far happier if they have their breasts reconstructed, new study shows.

What men look for in a woman's face

New research reveals what facial features men look for in women. The underlying mechanism differs greatly from the one women use when picking a man based on his facial features.

Equal pay for women means less stress for men

Women and men are less likely to feel work-related stress when both sexes have equal pay and access to parental leave, according to new research.