Women's widespread inequality and rape as a weapon of war
Women are more likely to experience mass rape and sexual torture in armed conflicts around the world, as a deliberate strategy to humiliate, intimidate and dominate them and their 'enemy' community.
Women's jobs are poorer paid, less flexible and more stressful
Women's jobs are poorer paid, less flexible, more stressful, and offer fewer promotion opportunities than men's, a large international study has found.
Researchers say ovulation alters women's economic decisions
For approximately one week every month, millions of women change their economic behavior and become more focused on their social standing relative to other women. According to new research from The University of Texas at ...
Women can help bridge the 'valley of death' in science innovation
As International Women's Day approaches on March 8 and my time as NSW Premier's Woman of the Year draws to a close, I have been thinking about diversity in the workplace, and in particular, the relationsh ...
Smartphone app aids college-age women in abusive relationships
Women between the ages of 18 and 24 are at the highest risk for dating violence, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, these women are less likely than older adults to seek ...
'Sexy' underwear is not the only way to feel feminine on Valentine's Day, academic says
TV makeover shows and glossy magazines can leave women feeling guilty for not wearing "sexy" lingerie – especially on Valentine's Day.
Male Pinterest users are more interested in art than cars, study finds
Male users of Pinterest pin more content about photography, art, design, and home decor than sports, technology and cars, says a new study by researchers at the University of Minnesota and Georgia Tech.
Book examines 'Latino gender gap,' future of US politics
Political pundits and operatives today spend plenty of time dissecting the modern gender gap, mainly why women vote at higher rates than men and tend to support more liberal policies and Democratic candidates.
Palestinian women make strides in high-tech
Growing up in a traditional society, Abeer Abu Ghaith was often told a woman's future is in her husband's kitchen. Quietly, the 29-year-old proved everyone wrong.
Is height important in matters of the heart? New study says yes
Is height important in matters of the heart? According to new research from Rice University and the University of North Texas, the height of a potential partner matters more to women than men, and mostly for femininity and ...
Stopping the brain drain of women scientists
You can be forgiven for assuming that gender is not an issue any more in higher education. There are more young women entering universities than ever before and they are graduating each year in their hundreds of thousands. But ...
Show me the money: HK in "biggest ever" Bitcoin giveaway
Hong Kongers snapped up HK$500,000 ($65,000) in Bitcoin vouchers on Thursday to mark the Lunar New Year in what organisers said was the biggest ever giveaway of the currency—though some were confused about ...
Study examines effects of corporate downsizing on managerial diversity
A new study finds that corporate downsizing reduces managerial diversity, especially when layoff decisions consider workers' position or tenure. But when layoffs are based on performance evaluations, managerial diversity ...
Weapons tied to repeat domestic abuse
Women are up to 83 percent more likely to experience repeat abuse by their male partners if a weapon is used in the initial abuse incident, according to a new study that has implications for victims, counselors ...