Gender bias

Forget ‘manmade’: Berkeley bans gender-specific words

There will be no manholes in Berkeley, California. City workers will drop into “maintenance holes” instead. Nothing will be manmade in the liberal city but “human-made.” And students at the University of California, Berkeley, will join “collegiate Greek system residences” rather than fraternities and sororities.

August 25, 2022
August 25, 2022

How growing up in gender-biased households affects sibling relationships

The “take your little brother with you” phenomenon is just one of many ridiculous circumstances faced by girls in gender-biased households.

July 19, 2019
July 19, 2019

Forget ‘manmade’: Berkeley bans gender-specific words

There will be no manholes in Berkeley, California. City workers will drop into “maintenance holes” instead. Nothing will be manmade in the liberal city but “human-made.” And students at the University of California, Berkeley, will join “collegiate Greek system residences” rather than fraternities and sororities.

June 16, 2019
June 16, 2019

Women’s repression a hurdle to achieve expected development: Minister

Law Minister Anisul Huq has said the repression of women is a big hurdle to achieve the expected development of the country.

June 15, 2019
June 15, 2019

Britain bans 'harmful' gender stereotypes from ads

Ads featuring "harmful gender stereotypes" which are likely to cause offence will be banned in Britain under new rules that could have a major impact on the industry.

March 14, 2019
March 14, 2019

All women and girls must be able to build the future they want

The data—with its sexism and its gaps—shows us that many of the barriers girls experience are determined merely by their gender. This inequality, present in all societies, is by far the most widespread bias.

October 10, 2018
October 10, 2018

Amazon scraps AI recruiting tool for gender bias

Amazon.com Inc’s (AMZN.O) machine-learning specialists uncoveres a big problem: their new recruiting engine does not like women.