Communication and language
Listening in on horror: why many women love true crime podcasts
True crime podcasts turn violence against women into a form of entertainment. Why do so many female listeners enjoy them?
by Amelia Anthony
Change and self-development
The cult of being confident and why it doesn’t help women
By making women solely responsible for their own empowerment, the culture of confidence masks the true causes of inequality
by Rosalind Gill & Shani Orgad
How to be a man
Old ideas of manliness make us miserable. Being labelled ‘toxic’ doesn’t help. A reimagined masculinity is the way forward
by Andrew Reiner
Parenting and families
Past trauma bleeds into the bond between one mother and her daughter
A film by Danski Tang
Stories and literature
Forget ‘Little Women’. How did girls learn to be grown women?
How might 19th-century novels for adolescent girls help us find healthier models of what it means to grow up female today?
by Julie Pfeiffer
Theatre and performance
Why did Ibsen put ‘philosophers in skirts’ up on the stage?
When Henrik Ibsen put ‘philosophers in skirts’ into his plays, he demonstrated a different way of thinking about the world
by Kristin Gjesdal
Work and vocation
How to get promoted as a woman
Own your ambitions, know your potential, seek mentors, and other advice for navigating around glass ceilings and cliffs
by Jan Hills
Sports and games
With a hushed intensity, Tuvsho finds her place in the sumo ring
Directed by George Thomson and Lukas Schrank
Laughter and comedy
Just when in history did men decide that women are not funny?
Women have been witty and bawdy throughout history. It’s only recently that men haven’t been able to see their funny side
by Joy Wiltenburg
What sex-difference science misses about the messy reality of sex
Men aren’t from Mars, women aren’t from Venus, and other persistent myths derived from debunked sex-difference science
by Jeffrey W Lockhart