“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.
Articles about intersectionality, academic freedom, and Toril Moi were among the most read last year.
"I believe that any sentence you utter is an expression of a judgment. It’s a judgment of how you see the world", Toril Moi says.
An old, anonymous leather suitcase found in a museum storage area in Halden put three eager museum employees on the trail of the life of "The Fencing Lady".
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.
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.
Research shows that misogynist online communities have increased in numbers intensity and become more extreme in the past decade.
A new report has identified trends and knowledge gaps in Norwegian scientific publications on gender equality and diversity in research and innovation. According to the report, it is not a given that measures aimed at gender equality are also effective when it comes to ethnic diversity.
“I am surprised that the coming-out stories are still so important, and that coming out is so stressful and difficult for young people also today,” says researcher.
All disciplines need criticism, both from within their own ranks and in the media. But if the criticism is unreasonable and personal, it can threaten freedom of speech in academia, believes one Swedish gender researcher.
New policy brief from Kilden
How can gender equality be made an integrated part of the green transformation of the labour market? Is there a risk that the green transition of the labour market market will reproduce and reinforce the gender segregation of the world of work, or can the green transition provide new opportunities to create less segregation? This policy brief provides facts and figures and raises key issues concerning the relevance of gender equality in the green transition of the labour market.
Researchers are particularly worried about criticism from colleagues and superiors working in the same field, according to sociologist Marte Mangset. In a new book, she has studied factors that may prevent researchers from expressing themselves in the media.
It may be fitting to observe the war in Ukraine through the lens of gender equality, according to Erik Melander.
According to specialists, more knowledge about causes, more funding, and more education may provide better treatment of the condition currently affecting one in ten women.
Even though more women researchers are coming from abroad than before, it is often more difficult for a woman to move her family to Norway, asserts researcher Ingvild Reymert.