Medieval women can teach us how to smash gender rules and the glass ceiling

To gain authority, women had to be chaste, and to behave like men by adopting “masculine” characteristics. Joan of Arc | source: BlackMac/Shutterstock.com Laura Kalas Williams, University of Exeter On the night of the US election, Manhattan’s magisterial, glass-encased [...]

Clinton finds her voice – but sexism that greets women’s speech endures

Clinton's famous graduation address at Wellesley College in 1969 reveals she was astute, eloquent and articulate, not as she’s caricatured as today. Kae Reynolds, University of Huddersfield After a campaign lasting more than a year and taking in all 50 [...]

What we can learn from an Indonesian ethnicity that recognizes five genders

Perhaps a more useful way to think about sex is to see sex as a spectrum – genders. Sharyn Graham Davies, Auckland University of Technology On June 13, when a judge in Oregon allowed a person to legally choose neither [...]

How did public restrooms get to be separated by sex in the first place?

Were legislators merely recognizing natural anatomical differences between men and women? Terry S. Kogan, University of Utah For years, transgender rights activists have argued for their right to use the public restroom that aligns with their gender identity. In recent [...]

From generations of infidelity and pain, Beyoncé makes ‘Lemonade’

Where Prince had “Purple Rain” and Michael Jackson had “Thriller,” Beyoncé, with “Lemonade,” now has her own authentic, self-reflective masterpiece. Naeemah Clark, Elon University Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. But apparently a woman scorned is also the [...]

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