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History has a massive gender bias. We'll settle for fixing Wikipedia

History has a massive gender bias. We'll settle for fixing Wikipedia

Less than one in five Wikipedia bios are of women, because 'contributors are majority Western and mostly male ... and apply their own judgment and prejudices.'

  • by Monica Hesse

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Girls and their mums learning coding for equality
Gender equality

Girls and their mums learning coding for equality

A new workshop teaching girls and their mums to code has the broader aim of promoting gender equality. 

  • by Anna Prytz
Lebanon appoints Arab world's first female interior minister
Gender equality

Lebanon appoints Arab world's first female interior minister

The move is a small step, but it prises open a foothold for women in the country's overwhelmingly male political scene.

Laptop 'for him', vacuum 'for her'? HSBC draws ire with staff offer
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Laptop 'for him', vacuum 'for her'? HSBC draws ire with staff offer

A Valentine's day special for staff offering discounted laptops 'for him' but vacuum cleaners and kitchen appliances 'for her' has angered workers at the bank.

  • by Sinead Cruise and Lawrence White
'Sexist' data is holding women back, Bill and Melinda Gates say
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'Sexist' data is holding women back, Bill and Melinda Gates say

 "Sexist" data is making it harder to improve women and girls' lives, the world's leading philanthropic couple Bill and Melinda Gates said on Tuesday in an open letter.

  • by Sonia Elks
'The government is criminalising the very women it should support'
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Gender equality

'The government is criminalising the very women it should support'

The number of women held in Victorian prisons has risen dramatically due to the number of prisoners being remanded for short periods of time, many who are later released on bail or get a non-custodial sentences.

  • by Miki Perkins
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It’s time for quotas ... for mediocre men
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Opinion

It’s time for quotas ... for mediocre men

The evidence is in: quotas for female politicians will not dilute merit. Rather, it will improve the quality of both men and women reaching parliament.

  • by Julia Baird
Canberra powerlifting gym to offer third gender category

Canberra powerlifting gym to offer third gender category

"It's about getting people into the sport."

  • by Serena Coady
Nearly three-quarters of executives pick proteges who look just like them
Gender equality

Nearly three-quarters of executives pick proteges who look just like them

New research reinforces that people tend to transfer power to others who make them feel comfortable.

  • by Jena McGregor
Women's panel says it's fed up with women-only panels and wants more men
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Women's panel says it's fed up with women-only panels and wants more men

It's time to bring more male co-founders into the conversation.

  • by Emma Koehn
The evening commute: Same night, same location, vastly different journeys
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The evening commute: Same night, same location, vastly different journeys

While women are more likely to be attacked by someone they know, some women are still afraid to take public transport after dark.

  • by Lydia Lynch