Kathleen Coutch

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The Practice of Sati (Widow Burning)

<i>Suttee by James Atkinson, 1831, in the India Office Collection of the British Library (c) British Library Board 2009</i><p>In this age of ascending feminism …

Gender

Op-ed: Sexual Education in America Is Failing Us

Sex education has seldom been taken seriously or valued, and this misunderstanding has had a very negative effect for girls and boys, especially …

Kids Need to See Women on Currency, Here's Why and What You Can Do

How many times a day do you handle or see money? It is a form of media that everyone is exposed to, but the vast majority of people don't think about. And yet, our paper currency is one of the most subtle ways we teach kids to ignore and overlook the absence of women as public figures and people …

Fascinating Photos Document Gender Equality in Indigenous Cultures around the World

Searching for an alternative to the patriarchal societies often found in Western countries, French photographer Pierre de Vallombreuse journeyed to Southeast Asia to document the fascinating lives of indigenous people in cultures that place equal or even more value on women. Taking a humanistic …

South-east Asia

The Bizarre And Horrifying Autobiography Of A Mass Shooter

"This is the story of how I, Elliot Rodger, came to be. This is the story of my entire life. It is a dark story of sadness, anger, and hatred. It is a story of a war against cruel injustice," says the document attributed to the shooter. Warning: Graphic and disturbing content.<p>In the aftermath, a …

Feminism

Photos that Challenge Conventions of Beauty, Race, and Gender

Photographer Joseph Maida's new book examines the way global society interprets gender, fantasy, and the ways identity is performed.<p>Photo by Joseph Maida: Ka'ainanui (Hawaiian, Chinese, French, German) 2013<p>Last year, VICE launched our column "Being Gay is Beautiful In..." with a photograph from New …

Gender stereotypes have made us horrible at recognizing autism in women and girls

In August, the National Autistic Society called on medical professionals to change the way they diagnose women and girls with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Ever since the term autism was first coined by Hans Asperger in 1944, it has remained predominantly, if anecdotally, associated with men and …

Autism

Sexism Can Be Harmful for Men Too, But Not in the Ways You Might Think

New research published by the American Psychological Association finds that sexism may have an impact on men too — but not necessarily in the way …

When Texas Tech investigated sexist behavior, it found no one to blame

After <i>The Verge</i> reported last October that Texas Tech University’s biological sciences department was allegedly a hostile environment for female students, the Texas Tech administration launched an official investigation. Although the investigation was completed last spring, the university only …

The biggest myth about our brains is that they are “male” or “female”

Daphna Joel was already an established neuroscientist in 2009, when she chose to launch a gender studies course at Tel Aviv University. While preparing the class curriculum, she became deeply interested in the mechanisms through which gender is formed. Her research led her to an experiment by a …

Imperial College London

BBC 100 Women: Nine things you didn't know were invented by women

<b>Asked to name important inventors and you might start with Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell or Leonardo da Vinci.</b><p>But what about Mary Anderson? Or Ann Tsukamoto?<p>You might not know their names, but they are just two of the female inventors behind everyday objects and scientific innovations.<p>BBC …

Engineering