Absher, an app launched in 2015 by the Saudi Arabian government, tracks the whereabouts of women allowing men to “control” the women whose guardianship they handle. Absher enables men to log the names and document identification numbers (eg. passports) of “their” women, thus setting up a profile for how many journeys they are allowed to make, how long they may travel, what medical procedures they are allowed to undertake—if at all.
Most women who were neither very young nor very old were pregnant about half the time and were looking after young children or dealing with grief the rest of it.
There is a meaningful sense in which a woman is putting her life and health at risk in delivering a baby.
he spectrum of organisations to which former suffragettes pinned their allegiances after the war, ranging from the British Union of Fascists to the Communist Party – and everything in between – prove that the movement was far from homogeneous.
in the face of encroaching industrialism, handmade lace enjoyed a frilly revival—and masked fears about the commodification of female labor.
Even after several decades with an increasing female presence in the workplace, it remains the case that the same stereotypically masculine traits predict the attainment of senior roles among men and women. Perhaps if there were a cultural change, then people with different personality profiles, including more stereotypically feminine traits, might more often reach leadership roles, which would then favour more women.
Across three studies, researchers find consistent evidence that women report higher levels of incivility from other women than their male counterparts. In other words, women are ruder to each other than they are to men, or than men are to women. Women who defied gender norms by being more assertive and dominant at work were more likely to be targeted by their female counterparts, compared to women who exhibited fewer of those traits.
Male and female brains are different, functionally and anatomically. But that the EEG signals, electro-encephalography by electrodes placed on the skull, show different signals, was not demonstrated yet.
The great age of witch trials, which ran between 1550 and 1700, fascinates and repels in equal measure. Over the course of a century and a half, 80,000 people were tried for witchcraft and half of them were executed, often burned alive.
A husband and wife were considered to be one person, the woman no longer a legal individual in and of herself. Coverture essentially meant women and their property were owned by their husbands. This is why the tradition of woman taking her husband’s name in marriage was almost exclusively English (and English colonial) for some 400 years before 1800.
If you’re a woman who enjoys paid work or relaxing activities, having kids will cramp your style. Being married with kids also isn’t looking like a great idea according to the numbers.
Prehistoric women had stronger arms than elite female rowing teams do today thanks to the daily grind of farming life. While grinding grain using stone tools was likely to be a key factor in boosting women’s bone strength, the researchers add that other strenuous occupations including pottery making, planting and harvesting crops, and tending livestock could also have contributed.
Study suggests that pair bond formation involves areas of the brain involved in social memory and reward, while maintenance of the bond appears to be based on negative reinforcement, that is, avoiding the pain of separation. The locations of these areas differ between rodent and primate brains, but the underlying neurochemistry seems to involve the same hormones.
The interplay between female ovarian hormones and a circadian "clock" molecule protects the heart health of women as they age, according to a new study.
Research suggests that physical activity can change diet preferences in males, but not in females.
Power is the antidote to abuses of power.
For women who live in already polluted neighborhoods, beauty product chemicals may add to their overall burden of exposures to toxic chemicals. Studies show that beauty and personal care products contain multiple, hidden chemicals that are linked to endocrine, reproductive or development toxicity.
Research suggests that intergenerational inheritance of gender-specific traits may better be explained by highly stable features of the social environment.
More shipboard revolts took place on ships with large numbers of women aboard. Almost since the beginning of Spanish slavery in the New World, in the early 1500s, men and women had freed themselves and gathered in mountains, swamps, and other remote locales away from their former masters.
Most senior staff generally see diversity-promoting behaviour as benign or even worthwhile… except when it comes from minorities, in which case, it triggers concerns of nepotism or of opposition to the interests of the majority and a desire to undermine the status quo. In turn, these concerns may reinforce the minority status of the individual, making stereotypic negative judgments more salient.