Gender

Changing legal gender: what’s new and how does it work?
The transgender flag
In Brief

Changing legal gender: what’s new and how does it work?

Cost of a gender recognition certificate application is reduced from £140 to £5
6 May 2021
Instant Opinion: ‘The emperor runs out of clothes’
Philip Green
In Depth

Instant Opinion: ‘The emperor runs out of clothes’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 2 December
2 Dec 2020
Instant Opinion: this year’s Golden Globes ‘missed the mark’
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In Depth

Instant Opinion: this year’s Golden Globes ‘missed the mark’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 7 January
7 Jan 2020
What is identity politics?
Identity politics, racism
In Depth

What is identity politics?

Identity politics has played an important role in advancing civil rights, but some say the term itself is problematic
22 Nov 2019
Why British couple are hiding their baby’s gender
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In Brief

Why British couple are hiding their baby’s gender

Friends and family asked to refer to 17-month-old as ‘they’
20 Sep 2019
How hard is it to change your gender in the UK?
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In Depth

How hard is it to change your gender in the UK?

Scotland puts transgender reforms on hold following outcry
21 Jun 2019
Why are women less interested in politics than men?
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In Depth

Why are women less interested in politics than men?

New study shows girls are significantly less engaged than boys by the age of 15
21 Jun 2019
Why Swiss women are on strike
Women strike in Bern on 14 June 2019
In Depth

Why Swiss women are on strike

Thousands take to the streets to call for quicker progress towards wage equality
14 Jun 2019
MPs demand inquiry into sex selection doctors
Finnish baby
In Brief

MPs demand inquiry into sex selection doctors

NHS medics allegedly charging couples to let them choose gender of their baby
9 Oct 2018
VIDEO: Russian woman pours bleach spray on ‘manspreaders’
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VIDEO: Russian woman pours bleach spray on ‘manspreaders’

Anna Dovgalyuk says crotch stain acts as ‘identification spot’ - but is the stunt staged?
26 Sep 2018
Non-binary: does the UK recognise a third gender?
Gender neutral bathroom sign
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Non-binary: does the UK recognise a third gender?

A Dutch court has urged lawmakers to recognise those who do not want to register as either male or female
29 May 2018
Sexism ‘kills 239,000 girls a year in India’
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In Depth

Sexism ‘kills 239,000 girls a year in India’

Study finds female children die at higher rates than males in 29 of India’s 35 states
15 May 2018
Female employment hits record high in UK
Office workers
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Female employment hits record high in UK

Eight in ten women aged 25-54 now work as number of stay-at-home mums falls
27 Apr 2018
Recruiters order women to take contraceptives before working
Sri Lanka
In Depth

Recruiters order women to take contraceptives before working

Agencies offer guarantee that women desperate for work will not fall pregnant
6 Apr 2018
TalkSPORT presenter hangs up on ‘sexist’ caller
Lynsey Hipgrave
In Depth

TalkSPORT presenter hangs up on ‘sexist’ caller

Lynsey Hipgrave told the football fan she was ending the call as he couldn't address her correctly
6 Mar 2018
SuperShe island: new women-only holiday resort to open
SuperShe FInland
In Depth

SuperShe island: new women-only holiday resort to open

Founder Kristina Roth hopes destination will become a relaxing feminine oasis away from the male gaze
5 Mar 2018
The Week Unwrapped: Manson, gendered pronouns and cheats
Charles Manson
In Depth

The Week Unwrapped: Manson, gendered pronouns and cheats

Should he and she be replaced by them? Will footballers have to stop diving? And why are we fascinated by mass murderers?
24 Nov 2017
Sex question to become optional on census
A copy of the 2011 UK census
In Brief

Sex question to become optional on census

Britain to be first country not to require people to officially state their gender
9 Oct 2017
Disneyland Paris bans boy from princess experience
Frozen boy
In Brief

Disneyland Paris bans boy from princess experience

Three-year-old told he could not take part in the make-up and hair-styling session, because he is male
31 Aug 2017
How advertisers play the mind game
Billboard Advert
In Depth

How advertisers play the mind game

Adverts surround us, but to what extend do they distort our view of ourselves and the world?
19 Jul 2017
Tube staff told not to say 'ladies and gentlemen'
Underground train tube London
In Depth

Tube staff told not to say 'ladies and gentlemen'

TfL employees must stick to 'inclusive' gender-neutral language
13 Jul 2017
Harvard men's football team suspended over sexist comments
Harvard
In Brief

Harvard men's football team suspended over sexist comments

Ivy League university cancels rest of season after student newspaper uncovers lewd ratings league for female team
4 Nov 2016
The gender pay gap UK: How bad is it?
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In Depth

The gender pay gap UK: How bad is it?

Despite efforts to level the playing field, there is still a substantial difference between the salaries of men and women
26 Aug 2016
UK women earn 18 per cent less than men
A pregnant woman is seen at the office work station on July 18, 2005 in London, England.
In Brief

UK women earn 18 per cent less than men

Institute for Fiscal Studies shows gender pay gap widens substantially in the years after a woman gives birth
23 Aug 2016
Why gender could become an issue at the Rio Olympics
Caster Semenya
In Depth

Why gender could become an issue at the Rio Olympics

Changes to IOC regulations have caused the debate over transgender competitors to intensify
12 Jul 2016
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