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#Gender

# gender - Saturday 20 April, 2013

Where you stand in a lift reveals lots about gender roles

A PhD study found that women stand nearest the doors…

# gender - Friday 19 April, 2013

Stephen Rea: Ireland not doing enough to tackle male suicide rates

“I have young sons. You worry desperately about young men who seem to lose connection.”

# gender - Saturday 6 April, 2013

PepsiCo exec admits Diet Pepsi is basically only for women

It’s “targeted at females who love home design” apparently as marketing director reveals tactic to help ailing sales.

# gender - Wednesday 27 March, 2013

Birth certs remain an issue for transgender Irish

While Ireland will recogise amended birth certificates from other countries, “gender reassignment is not yet recognised” in the country.

# gender - Monday 25 March, 2013

Gender diversity on boards improving, say women directors

However, they say that transparency in the appointment process is needed, according to a new research report.

# gender - Sunday 24 March, 2013

Column: Ladies, can we please get over this old-fashioned obsession with older men?

A recent study claiming that men should ideally be “four years and four months older” than their female companions reveals laughably antiquated views about relationships, writes Molly Garboden.

# gender - Wednesday 20 March, 2013

Impact of crisis on women "overlooked by policy makers"

Labour MEP Emer Costello said that women can find their earning power stymied during their early years, which can in turn affect their pension.

# gender - Friday 8 March, 2013

From The Daily Edge Hey guys, it's in November But When Is?...

Hey guys, it's in November

International Men’s Day, that is.

# gender - Monday 25 February, 2013

Lisa McInerney: Hands off celebrity baby bumps

“Female celebs are required to share enough to present a rosy image of pregnancy, without grossing anyone out with gory details.”

# gender - Sunday 17 February, 2013

Constitutional Convention votes to alter 'women in home' clause

A vast majority of the delegates voted to change the article, with 98 per cent supporting a proposal to make it gender-neutral.

# gender - Thursday 7 February, 2013

Rape and subsequent death of teen sparks outrage in South Africa

Girl, 17, found disembowelled at a construction site and died later in hospital – the crime has been criticised by President Jacob Zuma.

# gender - Friday 1 February, 2013

Marriage is good for the heart: study

Research in Finland warns that conditions related to being married – combined income, healthier habits, mental support – give your heart a better chance later in life.

# gender - Monday 28 January, 2013

Lisa McInerney: The New Rules for women are best ignored

The terrifying ‘How to land a man’ books have dressed their old claptrap up in the language of the interweb – and are a good guide of what NOT to do in the world of dating.

# gender - Monday 14 January, 2013

Lisa McInerney: All sexual harassment needs to thrive is for good men to do nothing

A new #shoutingback project on social media reveals lots of decent men are horrified by public harassment of women – none of us, men or women, should put up with it.

# gender - Saturday 22 December, 2012

Aaron McKenna: Gender pay gap is a major problem… for all of us

And the solution is far more complex than equal-pay legislation – it goes to the roots of our social system.

# gender - Tuesday 18 December, 2012

Lynch calls for action to increase women's roles on State Boards

The Junior Minister said the government will have to strengthen its efforts if it is to meet its own targets.

# gender - Friday 14 December, 2012

Poll: Does Ireland have a discrimination problem? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Does Ireland have a discrimination problem?

ESRI research says black people, women, and those aged over 45 all experience discrimination. How bad is the problem?

ESRI: Black people report highest rates of discrimination in Ireland

More than one in ten adults in Ireland say they have been discriminated against based on factors such as age, gender, disability, ethnicity, or race, according to the ESRI.

# gender - Monday 19 November, 2012

Lisa McInerney: Hey guys, you don't have to be arrogant to be attractive

Women do like nice men – and to say otherwise, as an anonymous column did last week, is a real disservice to the good guys.

# gender - Sunday 4 November, 2012

The App all men have been waiting for (and could probably do with)

Ballina-based app developer launches Man App to remind you of the dates you tend to forget and the advice you tend to need.

# gender - Wednesday 31 October, 2012

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# gender - Monday 22 October, 2012

Lisa McInerney: Does wearing make-up mean you're shallow?

“When it comes to aesthetic assistance, women in particular run the risk of being damned if they do, and damned if they don’t.”

# gender - Friday 19 October, 2012

Column: Is a technology overload making us less efficient at work?

Email, smartphones and tablets help us multi-task, writes Professor Gloria Mark, but can they also make us less productive?

# gender - Monday 15 October, 2012

Poll: Should men and women's car insurance premiums be the same? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should men and women's car insurance premiums be the same?

A new EC directive on gender discrimination reckons that men and women should pay the same for their motor insurance. Do you agree?

# gender - Friday 28 September, 2012

Minister says gender equality crucial to reshaping society and economic recovery

Kathleen Lynch said it may fall to Ireland to advance gender equality in state and corporate boards when we take over the EU Presidency.

# gender - Monday 17 September, 2012

Column: Yes, the Club Orange ads are offensive. But mainly they’re just lame.

The ‘bits’ campaign insults women and patronises men – but its worst crime is a tedious lack of imagination, writes Jean Sutton. Why do the media keep playing their game?

# gender - Friday 14 September, 2012

Column: Austerity has an unequal impact on women. So let’s fix this.

Statistically speaking, spending cuts hit women hardest – but protecting disadvantaged groups should be at the heart of the Budget, write Orla O’Connor and Clara Fischer.

Junior Cert results: Girls outperform boys in 20 out of 23 subjects

Only the stereotypically male strongholds of Maths and Metalwork see boys have a higher proportion of A grades than girls.

# gender - Friday 7 September, 2012

Joan Burton commits to examining gender recognition

Marriage Equality welcomed Burton’s comments but said legislation published last year puts transgender couples in a difficult position.

# gender - Sunday 2 September, 2012

From The42 Column: Lingerie football? Our real sporting heroines deserve limelight first Opinion

Column: Lingerie football? Our real sporting heroines deserve limelight first

Women’s sport is dismissed as a ‘niche interest’ – and it’ll stay that way until we give it more of the spotlight, writes Niamh O’Mahony.

# gender - Monday 13 August, 2012

Saudi Arabia plans 'women-only' city

The female industrial city would allow more women into the workplace while maintaining gender segregation in the ultra-conservative Gulf kingdom.

# gender - Sunday 12 August, 2012

Column: Having children doesn’t define men, so why should it define women?

Maeve Binchy’s books would have been different if she’d had children, according to one newspaper. Abigail Rieley asks: Why do we put this pressure on women?

From The Daily Edge NBC pulls "creepy" slow motion video of female Olympians NBC This post contains videos

NBC pulls "creepy" slow motion video of female Olympians

Seriously… what were they thinking?

# gender - Tuesday 31 July, 2012

Column: Why is the government delaying a law to recognise transgender people?

Ireland is in clear defiance of a High Court judgment that said the law on transgender people has to change, writes Michael Farrell.

# gender - Tuesday 24 July, 2012

Column: Why does our TV portray men as helpless fools? Come on…

The parade of hopeless males on our screens isn’t just unfair – it’s patronising women, writes comedian Eleanor Tiernan.

# gender - Monday 16 July, 2012

Column: The groupthink in decision-making positions in Ireland must end

Groupthink, cronyism and lack of accountability are largely to blame for the disastrous mess Ireland is now in, writes Clara Fischer.

# gender - Tuesday 10 July, 2012

Equality Authority: Surrogacy case goes to higher court

A woman who has become a mother via a surrogate is seeking maternity benefit has failed in her case at the Equality Tribunal. The Equality Authority is pushing for equal benefits.

# gender - Friday 29 June, 2012

Column: How many votes does it take for a woman to get elected?

The answer is surprisingly few. Niamh Gallagher explains why she’s working to encourage everyday women to run for office.

# gender - Sunday 24 June, 2012

European Commission takes down 'patronising' video of girls in science

The video was supposed to encourage young women to pursue science careers – by showing pictures of lipstick and make-up brushes.

# gender - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

Column: Why shouldn’t women choose motherhood over a job?

Valuing a ‘career’ over full-time parenting might be well-meaning, but it takes away everyone’s right to decide, writes Kate Katharina Ferguson.