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# gender - Sunday 3 August, 2014

Video: Making gender equality work for men

Is achieving gender equality a battle to be fought by women, for women? No. (The hint is in the word ‘equality’.)

# gender - Thursday 31 July, 2014

Opinion: Proposed transgender laws are good news for lawyers – not couples

Ireland proposes making trans people in existing marriages divorce as a pre-condition for recognition in their new gender.

# gender - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

These are the main differences between men and women in Irish society

Irish women are also the most fertile in Europe, a new report notes, while men are more likely to be imprisoned.

# gender - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

Opinion: My son is a little boy who happens to like pink... isn’t that allowed?

“It’s not fair Mama, why do only girls get sparkly things?”

# gender - Monday 14 July, 2014

Women in G20 countries will have to wait 75 years to earn as much as men

Oxfam said that the Eurozone’s GDP would increase by 13% if women’s paid employment rates were the same.

# gender - Sunday 13 July, 2014

'The Church has been wrong not to ordain women bishops'

So says the head of the world’s Anglicans, as he prepares for a vote on the issue this week.

# gender - Friday 23 May, 2014

Opinion: Equality and social justice for women is my life’s work

In the run-up to Africa Day, Salome Mbugua discusses her social justice work in Ireland and various African countries.

# gender - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

Calling out sexism online - and getting murder and rape threats for it

Laura Bates set up the hugely popular Everyday Sexism project after experiencing a number of sexist incidents over the course of a week.

RTÉ presenter who claims she was discriminated against loses Equality Tribunal case

Frances Shanahan presented such shows as Farm News and Countryside.

# gender - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

Men "hit harder than women by unemployment during recession"

Two new studies from the ESRI look at gender and the impact of the recession on work and finances.

# gender - Monday 12 May, 2014

"Too often, women in media see a ‘Keep Out’ sign on the door of every serious discussion"

Minister Pat Rabbitte made the comment while speaking at the inaugural Women on Air conference at Dublin Castle.

# gender - Friday 9 May, 2014

Dáil debates gender recognition law for first time in history

Failure to give transgender people formal legal status has affected their ability to access education, transport and social welfare.

# gender - Saturday 3 May, 2014

Are women the 'untapped answer' to Ireland's IT skills shortage?

A new report proposes that women could be the key to bridging the skills gap in the IT sector, but found that three quarters of females working in the industry had not planned on making it their career.

# gender - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

Opinion: Women CEOs more likely to be fired? Here we go again ...

Female CEO are more likely to be fired, according to a new report. Let’s look at the possible reasons for this finding.

# gender - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

From The Daily Edge Here's the Littlewoods Ireland advert under fire for its portrayal of women Row

Here's the Littlewoods Ireland advert under fire for its portrayal of women

The online store has responded to negative comments around its new TV commercial.

# gender - Friday 21 March, 2014

Men reaping benefits of insurance gender directive – women not so much

Women who smoke, in particular, have been hit by the introduction of the directive with premiums between one and 25 per cent higher

# gender - Thursday 20 March, 2014

Column: If you’d like to work in an industry, don’t be discouraged by negative perceptions

The obstacles preventing women from reaching their full potential in the workplace are being steadily dismantled, writes Mairead Fleming.

# gender - Friday 7 March, 2014

Fewer than one in five Irish companies have woman on the board

Women are under-represented while support among executives for gender quotas drops.

# gender - Thursday 6 March, 2014

Pay gap between men and women has increased during the recession

Figures from trade union Unite also found that almost 600,000 women live in deprivation or at risk of poverty.

# gender - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

Column: I’ve been involved in politics since before I could vote – but it's still a man’s world

Industry is leading the way in discovering the benefits of gender balanced boardrooms, and the business of politics should be no different, writes Emer Higgins.

# gender - Friday 28 February, 2014

Column: Ban on all-male panel shows? Don't make me laugh.

Quotas will never resolve the battle of the sexes. They’re regressive, counter-productive and a very short-sighted solution to gender representation, writes Lorraine Courtney.

# gender - Sunday 16 February, 2014

Weird Wide Web: Romantic Google and Facebook comments landing you in prison

All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.

# gender - Friday 14 February, 2014

Facebook moves beyond male and female with new gender identity options

Users in the US can now use 50 different custom gender terms – such as bi-gender and androgynous – to describe themselves.

# gender - Saturday 8 February, 2014

'They thought I had married myself': The experiences of transgender people in Ireland

One parent of a transgender child also spoke of the difficulties faced with schools.

# gender - Saturday 11 January, 2014

Column: The life and times of the great Irish suffragette

Throughout her career, Hanna Sheehy-Skeffington strove simultaneously for national freedom and women’s rights, writes Leah Butler.

# gender - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

Marks & Spencer to introduce gender-neutral toys by Spring 2014

The company said it had listened to feedback from customers.

# gender - Friday 13 December, 2013

Column: We can be the healthy masculinity we wish to see

The “rules” and maschismo that so many boys learn early in life has created a stifling idea of what it means to be a man. But we don’t need to be bound by these narrow ideas, writes Carlos Andrés Gómez.

# gender - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

# gender - Thursday 7 November, 2013

Swedish cinemas launch feminist film rating

The movies will be given an ‘A’ rating if they pass the Bechdel test.

# gender - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

From The Daily Edge 12 challenges women face that men just don't understand Female Problems

12 challenges women face that men just don't understand

They may think they do, but they couldn’t possibly.

# gender - Friday 1 November, 2013

Column: Ireland needs to re-examine the legal gender of intersex children

The law on birth registration in Germany is to be amended to permit ‘indeterminate’ to be recorded as the gender of a child born with an intersex condition. Irish authorites should take note of this welcome development.

# gender - Thursday 24 October, 2013

Column: Ireland’s continuing disregard for transgender citizens is inexcusable

As Oireachtas Committee discussions this week focus on the Gender Recognition Bill, we need to remember the human stories behind the proposed legislation, writes Emma Cassidy.

# gender - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

From The Daily Edge Men swear more on Facebook, women talk about love (Infographic) Curse Words

Men swear more on Facebook, women talk about love (Infographic)

Women mention shopping and hair while men discuss gaming and beards, a study has found.

# gender - Sunday 22 September, 2013

Column: The joys and challenges of raising a gender-creative child

Our little boy likes Barbies and dresses more than trucks and jeans. He says “likes girl stuff and wants to be treated like a girl”. We were confused at first, but now we know how many children don’t conform to traditional gender norms, writes Lori Duron.

# gender - Saturday 24 August, 2013

Men 'twice as likely' as women to set up their own business

Women made up more than 55 per cent of people who took up training on how to set up their own business last year.

# gender - Thursday 22 August, 2013

"I am Chelsea Manning. I am a female."

The former US Army private has issued a statement to a US TV programme asking to be henceforth known as Chelsea Manning.

# gender - Sunday 18 August, 2013

Column: Women on Screen – must we stay on the fringes of film?

Women have been pushed out of meaningful roles by Hollywood, which is focusing on mass-market appeal at the box office. But there is light at the end of the tunnel, writes Deirdre McMahon.

# gender - Wednesday 17 July, 2013

Mixed reaction from transgender group to gender recognition bill

The bill will provide for State recognition of the acquired gender of transgender people over 18 who are not married or in a civil partnership.

# gender - Monday 15 July, 2013

Female mammals can choose the sex of their offspring by controlling sperm

New research has backed up a theory that females can speed up or slow down ‘male’ and ‘female’ sperm in the reproductive tract to choose the sex.

# gender - Tuesday 9 July, 2013

NUI Galway’s School of Physics recognised for commitment to gender equality

Women are under-represented in physical science at every level – but NUI Galway is trying to change this.