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Gender and society

Traditional gender roles are still prevalent in early kindergartens

Staff in kindergartens expect boys to be physical and active when playing, while the girls must be quieter and calmer, says a study.

Dad becomes leader, mum becomes mum

A new study shows that the gender gap within management increases after couples have their first child.

Girls choosing the hard sciences are not alike

Boating with grandad may affect one’s choice of education just as much as gender does, according to researcher. She is critical to the gender stereotypical recruitment campaigns to the hard sciences.

Why is nobody convicted of genital mutilation in Norway?

All cases of genital mutilation reported from 2005 to 2016 have been dropped. Are police failing to handle these cases adequately?

What happens to girls and boys in gender-neutral preschools?

In some Swedish preschool programs, the children are addressed with a recently coined gender-neutral pronoun rather than as she or he. Researchers have now investigated whether this practice makes the children more untraditional.

Men run more slowly than they think

Men embellish and overestimate, while women have a more realistic idea of how fast they can run.

Are facts about women in war oversimplified?

According to one researcher, oversimplified perceptions of gender roles in war and conflict reproduce gender stereotypes and existing inequalities.

Children have the right to their own gender identity

In Norway, children under the age of sixteen can now change their legal gender. Anniken Sørlie investigates how the legislation affects the way children and youth perceive their own identity.

Women central to the global fishing industry

Although women play a central role in the fishing industry in many parts of the world, their contribution has not been sufficiently recognised. Now, the gender perspective on fishing is finally asserting itself.

Daughters ignored as leaders of the family business

Who should take over the business after dad? Sons are still preferred to girls in family businesses.