A new Pew Research study shows a clear majority of women, across all ages and education levels, identify as feminists. Overall, 61 percent of female respondents said “feminist” describes them “very” or “somewhat well.”
Two books that interrogate tomboys are being published in August. The authors discuss their findings about gender and what it means to be a tomboy.
“Human history has been driven by the male drive for physical security.”
Ms. had the chance to speak with Valerie Hudson, director of the Program on Women, Peace and Security at Texas A&M University. In the new book The First Political Order, which she coauthored, Hudson makes a compelling argument for placing women’s rights and representation at the core of foreign policy and national security—because what happens to half the population is obviously going to affect the health, the wealth and the security of a nation.
Twenty-five-year-old Marzia Akbar is part of a small group of female psychologists. Her team runs a covert counseling clinic at a local hospital in the Herat province and have helped many victims of domestic abuse. But Herat’s stay-at-home order has caused Akbari’s team to lose contact with most of their clients.
Wearing a mask acknowledges that we are all human beings, and that it is in our DNA, regardless of gender, to care about each other. It is a national tragedy that we don’t have a president who can say and model this in a time of great need. But we can say it to each other—We can all step up and cover our faces.
When indications of candidates’ gender (such as their first name) were removed from applications, women were selected at a higher rate than when their gender was obvious.
Three weeks ago, most of us—proud feminists and progressives—would have said we shared the burden of parenting relatively evenly. Why then, at times of crisis, do these imbalances emerge?
Gender is often an ignored factor during health emergencies—even though women comprise 70% of the global healthcare workforce. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the most effective policy responses will be those that account for how the crisis is experienced by women and girls.
While healthcare workers across the globe combat this pandemic, we must begin laying out the roadmap to recovery—a roadmap informed both by experiences from the front lines today and the lessons learned from our past.
Conventional wisdom suggests that the liberal attitudes about sexual orientation and gender identity held by Millennials and Generation Z will propel social transformation. But our new study in Sociological Science finds that young people hold more conservative gender attitudes than typically assumed.