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People Angry That Late-Night TV Features Mainly White Dudes

Late-night television is dominated by men, and mostly white ones at that. This is not news. But a <i>Vanity Fair</i> article that gathered all the hosts …

Women have much to contribute in politics

Disappointingly, in this election, women form less than 30 per cent of the slate of each political party, despite Singapore's obligation to improve …

Rwanda's first female pilot takes to the skies

Esther Mbabazi wheels her bag towards the airstairs of the Boeing 737 sitting quietly on the tarmac at Kigali International Airport. Today she'll be flying from Rwanda's capital city to Juba in South Sudan.<p>A short hop south with a flying time of around 1 hour and 20 minutes. But for Mbabazi, 26, it …

Casualty was right to take on female genital mutilation

BBC's <i>Casualty</i> is not a programme known for its light touch. It doesn't tiptoe around issues – it bashes down their door and runs through them with boots on. In <i>Casualty</i>, cars are leather-seated smash-smash machines. In <i>Casualty</i>, windows are brittle mouths of doom. If I were mayor of the fictional …

Studying U.S. Families: 'Men Are Where Women Were 30 Years Ago'

An interview with Stephanie Coontz, author of A Strange Stirring: The Feminine Mystique and American Women at the Dawn of the 1960s<p>On subjects ranging from reproductive rights to gay marriage to the role of the First Lady, there is, perhaps, no more widely quoted expert than Stephanie Coontz. …

The Afghan Girls Who Live as Boys

In a society that demands sons at almost any cost, some families are cutting their daughters’ hair short and giving them male names.<p>Mehran, age 6, first arrived at her kindergarten in Kabul as Mahnoush, in pigtails and a pistachio dress. When school shut down for a break, Mahnoush left and never …

We must celebrate gender and sexual diversity in our schools

Moralising commentaries about the Safe Schools Coalition are dangerously out of touch with the science of sex, the social research about gender and …