Gender Stereotypes

Yes, women are more likely to say sorry – but it’s a strength, not a weakness

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Megan Murray
  • Life

    If a woman doesn’t want to hold a baby, that doesn’t make her a monster

  • Woman strength training
    Life

    This woman’s response to the suggestion that women aren’t strong enough to be firefighters is iconic

  • Women vs Men
    Life

    Women aren’t any better at multitasking than men – we just work harder

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Life

Here’s how gender stereotypes are harming the planet

As if gender stereotypes weren’t bad enough already.

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Lauren Geall
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Gender Reveal Party pink balloons its a girl
Life

The inventor of the gender reveal party has this message for followers of the popular trend

“Who cares what gender the baby is?”

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Lauren Geall
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Woman doing the washing up
Life

How relationship happiness is affected by who does the washing up

New research shows less than 7% of couples share housework equally - here’s how that could be affecting your relationship.

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Moya Crockett
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Life

Harmful gender stereotypes have officially been banned from adverts in the UK

The new rule bans stereotypes which could cause “serious or widespread offence”.

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Lauren Geall
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Hannah Mendelsohn
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Guinness World Records reverse sexist category to award NHS nurse her marathon record

Jessica Anderson will get her rightful record thanks to a powerful Twitter campaign

The pressure on women's appearance in the workplace: research
Careers

The disturbing reason people don’t trust attractive women in the workplace

A new study suggests beautiful businesswomen are viewed with suspicion. In an appearance-obsessed world, it almost seems as though women can’t win.

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Moya Crockett
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Beauty

The true story of Jessie Knight, Britain’s first professional female tattooist

Knight’s gender made her an outsider in the tattoo industry, and her career made her an outsider in a world that saw tattoos as transgressive.

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Alice Snape
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Best box sets ever: January Jones and Jon Hamm in Mad Men
Life

‘Harmful’ gender stereotypes will no longer be allowed in ads

Say goodbye to gender stereotypes

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Emily Reynolds
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Piers Morgan's attack on Daniel Craig's baby papoose was pathetic – but it is symptomatic of a world that still polices what it means to be a man.
Opinion

Piers Morgan embodies a culture that still uses ‘masculinity’ to shame men

The TV host’s attack on Daniel Craig was pathetic – but it is symptomatic of a world that still polices what it means to be a man.

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Alix Walker
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Life

Science says women aren’t actually better than men at multitasking. What a relief

The positive stereotype that women are innately good at juggling a million things at once can sometimes feel like more of a burden.

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Moya Crockett
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Careers

This new study paints an intriguing picture of how we perceive female leaders

New research highlights the positive ways we view powerful women in business and the workplace.

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Moya Crockett
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Moya Crockett
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This is why Blake Lively is embracing “unlikeable” film roles

The actor says more actresses should go for characters that are less than pleasant.

Life

This Love Island cliché is having an unexpected impact on our careers

“No wonder so many young women are put off by that.”

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Susan Devaney
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People

Wonder Woman’s Gal Gadot praises a young fan for “breaking gender stereotypes”

Let’s all wear Wonder Woman backpacks.

Posted by
Susan Devaney
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People

This is why we need to stop stereotyping Asian women as submissive

"Let’s not reduce all the fantastic women in an array of settings, at home, at school, at work to a stereotype"

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Megan Murray
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Life

Why this 12-year-old feminist Girl Scout is our new hero

When Julianne Speyer encountered everyday sexism, she refused to take it lying down.

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Moya Crockett
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Books

Jojo Moyes explains why she has a problem with the ‘chick lit’ label

“I want to see covers that are a bit more gender neutral… People don’t want to read something pink and glittery”

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Moya Crockett
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People

Scarlett Johansson has the best comeback to this stereotypical question

Will people ever learn?

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Megan Murray
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Moya Crockett
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Women’s Daily Dispatch: All the news you need to know on 19/1/18

From a survey on children's career aspirations to developments in the USA Gymnastics sexual abuse case.

Books

The new Little Miss is the playground feminist muse we've all been waiting for

Another small step forward for womankind

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Anna Brech
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