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Gender and society

A wholesome image takes centre stage

A musicologist says old-fashioned gender roles may be putting limits on female pop artists.

Rich boys more competitive in economic experiments

Whereas the gender difference in competitiveness is large among adolescents with high-educated parents, it is non-existent among those from the least educated parents.

Gender blind research on innovation

Due to gender stereotypes, some businesses are valued more than others, Norwegian researcher claims.

A quarter of Norwegian men never father children

Nearly one out of four men in Norway are childless at the age of 45.

Love matters more than genes for children with same-sex parents

Water just may be as thick as blood for children growing up with parents of the same sex. In a study of 25, they all reported a childhood that resembles any other childhood – where close family ties are established through mutual love and understanding.

Researchers slam plans to criminalise sex work

Twenty-six Danish researchers have signed a protest letter against the European Parliament’s recommendations to criminalise sex work. Politicians ignore most of the research in this field, they argue.

Gender equality creates new school boys

Boys in primary school talk about their feelings and hold hands. And they are very, very concerned about their bodies and appearance.

Personality traits important in male fertility

Neurotic men are now more likely to be childless than other men. This wasn’t the case just a few decades ago.

Porn won’t ruin your sex life

We shouldn’t worry that porn affects young people’s sex lives, new study concludes.

Wealthy women voted first

For most women who lived during the beginning of the 1800s, the lack of right to vote was also about class, not only gender.