Study: Black Girls Face Harsher School Discipline than White Girls

A new study released by Columbia University Law School's Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies has found that racial bias may play a larger role in the discipline of girls than boys—and in Hamilton County, Chattanooga, Tennessee, where black girls are suspended five times as much as white girls,… » 3/30/15 12:30pm Monday 12:30pm

​Washington Post Dismisses 500-Page Civil War Nonfiction Book As Girly

Last month, New York Times bestselling author Karen Abbott published a nonfiction book called Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy, with its subject four fascinating women who became spies during the Civil War—Belle Boyd, teenage rebel and "Secesh Cleopatra"; Emma Edmonds, dressed as a soldier, her nom de guerre "Frank";… » 10/14/14 3:30pm 10/14/14 3:30pm

More Research on Gender Vision Finds That Men See in Shades of Car and…

Yet more research about how men and women see the world in different shades of gender conditioning suggest that men are better at identifying cars and women are better at identifying creatures in the natural world, like birds, because every man is an oil-splattered monkey wrench and every woman is a fairy princess… » 9/17/12 11:55pm 9/17/12 11:55pm

Groundbreaking Study Reveals Male Nurses Are Still Manly

Naturally, people find it very troubling when someone holds a job traditionally associated with the opposite gender, but new research suggests that it's inaccurate and unwise to mock the male nurse responsible for jamming a needle into your arm. It's hard to belive that our ignorant stereotypes could be wrong, but it… » 11/13/11 8:42pm 11/13/11 8:42pm

Scientists Ruin "Gay Caveman"'s Coming Out Party

Earlier this week, archaeologists revealed that they found a Stone-Age man from a culture with gender-specific burial practices in a female position, leading dozens of media outlets to celebrate the discovery of a "gay caveman." Now researchers are pointing out the obvious: Just because the guy has an unusual grave… » 4/08/11 11:00am 4/08/11 11:00am

Title IX Suit Filed Against Yale University For "Hostile Sexual…

Today the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights announced it will open an investigation of Yale University "for its failure to eliminate a hostile sexual environment on campus, in violation of Title IX." The Yale Herald reports that earlier this month, 16 Yale students and alumni filed a complaint with… » 3/31/11 7:35pm 3/31/11 7:35pm

Why Earn Money When Your Husband Can Do It For You?

Says one British researcher, "Women's aspiration to marry up, if they can, to a man who is better-educated and higher-earning persists in most European countries...Women thereby continue to use marriage as an alternative or supplement to their employment careers." » 1/04/11 12:20pm 1/04/11 12:20pm

Man Who Had Two Sex Changes Says They Should Be Outlawed

One man, two sex changes, about a million gender stereotypes — welcome, friends, to the prejudice-ridden world of millionaire Charles Kane. » 11/08/10 2:45pm 11/08/10 2:45pm

You Decide: Should Single-Sex Dorms Allow Opposite-Sex Staff?

Recently, a reader told us her school had refused to let her serve as a resident assistant in an all-male dorm. Was this fair hiring practice, she asked, or discrimination? We decided to throw the question open for debate. » 7/01/10 4:00pm 7/01/10 4:00pm

The New Front In The "War On Boys": Gifted Programs

The latest battle in the so-called war on boys is the public-school gifted program — at least in New York, now "overstocked with girls." But the real problem with gender inequality in schools may be how we talk about it. » 6/07/10 12:00pm 6/07/10 12:00pm


Researchers report that facial expressions play a major role in gender identification. Faces showing happiness or fear are seen as feminine, while scowling faces are read as masculine. Apparently, angry female faces "took the longest to identify." [UPI] » 12/09/09 10:20am 12/09/09 10:20am

Are Single-Sex Schools Bad For Boys?

A new study suggests single-sex schooling makes boys more likely to divorce — and even suffer "malaise" — when they grow up. But is single-sex schooling bad for girls as well? » 12/01/09 12:00pm 12/01/09 12:00pm

Are Colleges Discriminating Against Women?

NPR reports that the US Commission on Civil Rights is investigating whether colleges are violating Title IX by favoring male applicants. But is such favoritism necessary to keep colleges from becoming "overwhelmingly female?" » 11/11/09 12:00pm 11/11/09 12:00pm

Were Dogs Originally Man's Best Meal? • Farmers In India Selling Wives…

• We're so used to thinking of dogs as companions that we often forget the most basic reason people buddy up to animals: Food. A new study suggests wolves were first domesticated in southeastern China for their meat. • » 9/08/09 5:40pm 9/08/09 5:40pm

Is Testosterone "Male"?

A recent study looking at testosterone, women and "risk behavior" coincides with the South African return of track and field star Caster Semenya (at left/above with Winnie Mandela), the runner who underwent "gender testing" after her record-breaking race last week. » 8/25/09 1:00pm 8/25/09 1:00pm

It's Hammertime

A new study claims that women are better (read: more accurate) hammerers than men, at least in broad daylight. Men are better at pounding nails in the dark, but given a good light source, women take the lead. [EurekAlert] » 6/29/09 9:20am 6/29/09 9:20am

Gender Wars Won!

After studying 66,000 births, Professor Marek Glezerman has concluded that men are the "weaker sex": "Men are known to have a shorter life span, are more susceptible to infections and have less chance of withstanding disease than women. In short, men are the weaker sex." [Telegraph] » 5/27/09 9:40am 5/27/09 9:40am

Battle Of The Stereotypes

The Mirror attempts to forge a truce between the sexes by naming men or women "winners" in various categories, all backed up by scientific research. Men apparently win at driving, dieting, and telling jokes, while women excel at shopping, fighting infection, and working in teams. [Mirror] » 5/26/09 10:40am 5/26/09 10:40am