The killing of women and girls is such a big problem in Latin America that a number of countries have incorporated femicide into their penal code. A study from Buenos Aires looks at how the killers account for their crimes.
The five most read articles in 2023 covered a variety of issues: from fatherhood and paternity tests; intimacy among whalers in the early 20th century to the treatment of gender dysphoria.
When it comes to snowboarding, women are in the minority of top athletes, coaches, referees and in the boardroom. New research reveals how invisible structures help maintain an unequal gender balance in the sport.
The competition on the popular site was fierce. In the beginning, the women made a decent profit from their content, but then the income dwindled, writes Astrid Rokstad in the masters blog.
They kill with pigtails and dresses, and they shoot down members of their family in tight, sensual clothes. But the motifs of the murderous children we encounter in literature remain mysterious, says literary scholar.
"As the law currently stands, there is no limit to how long one of the biological or social parents can withhold information about biological parenthood," a law professor warns.
The Norwegian government wants to introduce requirements for gender balance on private boards, but do gender quotas really work? Read what researchers in the field think of the proposal.
Armed with hard facts, Mari Teigen, as head of CORE – the Centre for Research on Gender Equality – has dedicated her career to investigating how gender plays out in the structure of society.
A recent doctoral thesis highlights new perspectives on the famous painter. In particular, the influence of his mother, wife and handicraft provides new insights into his oeuvre.
However, in a recent report on artificial intelligence in the public sector, only three per cent of the participants believe that new technology increases the risk of discrimination. The lack of awareness is alarming, says one of the authors.
Digital technology and interaction with the public will help increase diversity and highlight women in the Technical Museum's exhibitions.
Swedish ice hockey players seemed more prone to macho behavior on Instagram than their Norwegian counterparts. This may be because ice hockey is a national sport in Sweden, which means more professionalisation and commercialisation, according to researchers.
Even Martin Luther was more concerned with female characters in the parables than modern researchers have been, according to Ellen Aasland Reinertsen. In her doctoral thesis, she focuses on the Bible's marginalised virgins and slave women.
When victims of state abuse achieve recognition, the identity of the entire people will change, according to Eirik Vatnøy. He has analysed the rhetoric of an Irish rights campaign for women detained in Catholic laundries.
Canada, Mexico and Sweden in particular, are examples of countries that used the term "feminist" as part of their foreign policy. The fact that Ine Eriksen Søreide did not do so suited both her and Norway just fine, says researcher Inger Skjelsbæk.
Sexual violence happens in every country, yet journalists have often depicted it as some kind of sensation. “I wanted to find out if this changed as a consequence of the MeToo movement,” says journalist Thea Storøy Elnan.
“Men get compared to animals and have animal sounds shouted at them, while girls and women are more likely to encounter contempt because of their appearance,” says Cora Alexa Døving. She is the editor of a new book about racism in Norway.
A new report from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (FHI) shows that less than half of studies on the effect of medical treatment have looked at sex differences. “We must stop thinking that biological differences between men and women can fit in a bikini,” says Professor Eva Gerdts.
Sandra Hansen has won the prize for the best MA thesis with a gender perspective submitted at the University of Oslo in 2022.
“The binary view of gender was particularly dominant in the 1950s,” says Ketil Slagstad. He has written a paper on the history of trans medicine.
The Hungarian researcher receives the University of Oslo's Human Rights Award for her work in academic freedom and institutional autonomy. Gender research is like the canary in the coal mine, she says.
Last year, Signe Uldbjerg’s research on digital violence against women became a hot political issue at the Danish Folketinget. Followed by a political statement on the relationship between activism and research, outrage from Danish academia and a debate on academic freedom.