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Gender research

Will gender balance in academia change gender perspectives in research?

Gender balance leads to better research, and to more research with gender perspectives, claims Norwegian researcher.

– 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.

Attacking “state feminism” on multiple fronts

Men, Muslims and conservative women appear to have formed a united effort in Norway's newspapers against the feminist values that dominate official policies. But it’s unclear what the “state feminism” they oppose really is.

Gender blind research on innovation

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

Chinese lesbian women in facade marriages

Most lesbian women in China want to appear as normal as possible. This involves being married to a man.

Failed campaigns against female genital mutilation

International organisations that campaign against female genital mutilation are being met with scepticism. Changes must come from within, 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.

The stereotypical picture of intimate partner violence revised

A higher socio-economic status than one's partner increases the chance of psychological violence and abuse. This applies to both men and women.

Researchers assume traditional gender roles

A new report shows that female researchers put themselves in a less advantageous position than their male colleagues.

Girls use violence to gain respect

A pioneering study shows that some girls feel they gain respect by behaving aggressively and using violence.