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Gender and society

Heart disease is the number one killer of women in Norway

More research is carried out on breast cancer than on women’s heart attack. Even though heart attack kills more women.

Gender equality gives men better lives

Men living in highly gender equal societies have better quality of life than men in less gender equal societies, according to a new study.

Hidden stories in the new Norwegian queer archive

Norway's new Queer Archive is burgeoning with hidden stories about sex and gender transgressions, just waiting for researchers to dig in and explore.

Are leaders born or bred?

Genes explain some reasons — but not all — for why certain people seem to be born leaders.

Female directors - from artists to amateurs

Norway was once the land of female directors. Then they vanished. New research shows how female Norwegian directors were sidelined by a small French word.

Does society unravel as women pack up and leave?

Female labour migrants are criticised for abandoning their children in their home country. This stigma does not affect male migrants.

Well-educated men live seven years longer

Men with more years of schooling can expect to live seven years longer on average than men who only have a minimum compulsory education. The comparable difference for women is five years.

– Feminist theory needs a revolution

According to Professor of Literature Toril Moi, feminist theory has become so abstract that it no longer says anything about ordinary women’s lives. Concepts like intersectionality have become so overtheoretical that they no longer apply to people’s actual experiences.

They use dating services but remain single

Some single persons are not really out to find a partner for life when they use online dating sites and go to get-togethers for singles.

Girls are better than boys are at regulating their own behaviour

Girls with wealthy and highly educated parents score the highest on self-regulation tests. Researchers believe boys and girls may be given unequal attention - both by parents and day care staff.