Most read news articles in 2021

Articles about Simone de Beauvoir, Game of Thrones and Harry Potter were among the most read articles on Kilden last year.
An article about Simone de Beauvoir's analysis of old age engaged the most readers in 2021. Photo: iStockphoto

1. “Simone de Beauvoir’s analysis of old age is still relevant”

The French philosopher Simone de Beauvoir’s analysis of the oppression of women may be applied to explain oppression of elderly people today, says Tove Pettersen.

2. Paternal leave does not alter stubborn gender roles

The father’s quota of the parental leave and recruitment of male employees in kindergartens do not challenge gender roles at home or in work life, according to a new PhD dissertation.

3. Harry Potter fans explore gender and sexuality online

The Harry Potter books are pervaded with queer and transsexual symbols, says Jennifer Duggan. She has written a PhD thesis about the internet culture surrounding to the book series.

4. Game of Thrones tampers with traditional gender roles

The Science fiction genre is able to move the boundaries for how we see the world, according to Ingvil Hellstrand.

5. Fewer gender equality measures in academia in Finland than in Norway and Sweden

A new study shows that Finnish universities have fewer measures for implementation of gender balance in academia, but their proportion of female professors is as high as in Sweden and Norway.

"Gender equality is essential for the green shift" written by Kilden's director Linda Marie Rustad was the most read opinion article last year. It is a translated version of an opinion first published in Agenda Magasin.

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