A forgotten suitcase from a queer life

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".

Fathers want to share parental leave equally

In a sense, men are more oriented towards gender equality than women when it comes to sharing parental leave, says Ragni Hege Kitterød.

Fewer women reach the peak in snowboarding

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.

When DNA tests show that dad is not the father

"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.

Profit-seeking in ice hockey may reinforce macho behaviour

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.

Master prize awarded to thesis on gender and cohabitation within the Pentecostal church

Sandra Hansen has won the prize for the best MA thesis with a gender perspective submitted at the University of Oslo in 2022.

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 genderresearch.no last year.

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.

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.

Efforts to promote peace can make women more vulnerable

In recent years, gender has become an important factor in the international work against extremism. But some researchers fear that when women become part of the first line defence against radicalisation, they also become more vulnerable.

Harassing humour begins among the officers

Humour has an important function for solidarity and team spirit among conscripts in the military. According to researchers, however, it may also contribute to many women leaving the military after the compulsory military service.

Women’s travel behaviour make cities greener

Planning cities for and with women can make the city both safer and more environment friendly, according to researchers.

“The urban space is sexualised and misogynistic”

“Our unconsciousness is shaped by sexist messages from advertisements. The public urban space in one of the world’s most gender equal countries is not designed for women,” according to social geographer Emma Arnold.

School, worries and body-image pressure make more girls mentally ill

More and more young girls seek help for mental problems. “Generally, girls take things more seriously than boys. This applies to school, friends and family,” says researcher Anders Bakken.

Twice as many boys as girls start school late

More boys than girls begin school a year late and more girls than boys begin a year early. But researchers are not certain whether maturity is the explanation.

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