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Gender and society

Bodybuilders on drugs might be a case of male identity crisis

These pumped-up bodies may hide deep insecurities, according to one researcher.

Behind every successful woman stands a strong man?

New research suggests that women entrepreneurs should find male allies to get the business ball rolling. At least if they want to increase their chances for investor support.

The dress challenges the suit as the ultimate power outfit

Well-respected female leaders in Norway dress in a traditionally feminine way. This may change the way we perceive feminine signs and symbols, according to researchers.

Minority girls are doing well, it's the boys who are struggling

Girls with immigrant background are cheered on by their friends, teachers, parents, and the general society, while their brothers drop out of school.

Researchers with children – a disadvantage in academia

Both male and female researchers with children struggle to combine career and family. The competition is now coming from researchers who don’t have children or access to welfare benefits such as parental leave.

When sex becomes impossible due to burning pain in and around the vulva

Women with vestibulodynia feel that they’re missing out on the wonderful sex that the media boasts of. And they’re ashamed of being poor sexual partners.

Women choose family-friendly public sector jobs when they have kids

The more children a woman has, the higher the probability is that she will chose a public sector job. But a high percentage of women without children also prefer public sector jobs.

It is not the ambitious girls who struggle most

Ambitious young people are not the ones who struggle most with mental health problems. On the contrary, it is those who are least integrated in school, family life and leisure activities who have the most problems.

How to measure gender equality?

A Norwegian recipe for measuring gender equality is now used in 16 countries.

How traditional are children's books?

Do they promote gender equality? Or do they reinforce destructive gender stereotypes? A new tool teaches preschool workers to analyse gender norms.