How Gender Stereotypes Affect Pro-Environment Behavior
New research finds certain green behaviors are linked with masculine and feminine stereotypes.
Americans Now Believe Women Are as Competent as Men—but Not as Ambitious
A new study shows that some gender stereotypes have shifted significantly over the decades, while others remain stubbornly in place.
What Does Being a Man's 'Type' Have to Do With Harassment and Rape?
President Donald Trump recently defended himself against an accusation of rape by saying the accuser wasn't his type. How much does attraction play into sexual harassment and assault?
U.K. Advertising Watchdog Proposes Ban of Gender-Stereotypical Ads
Ads that suggest that an activity is inappropriate for girls or boys because they are more suitable for the opposite sex, or shows a woman cleaning alone, would be axed under the new proposed regulations.
Children’s Picture Books Retain Stubborn Stereotypes
A new survey of children’s picture books finds gender stereotypes—nurturing mothers, breadwinning fathers—remain stubbornly persistent.
The Great Depression and the Rise of the Refrigerator
How the gleaming white fridge changed our relationship to food.
Powerful Men Have More Children, Anthropologist Says
Anthropologist Christopher von Rueden's studies of a Bolivian tribe suggest that men's instinctive drive for power is a strategy to seed their descendants thickly.
Defy Sex Stereotypes and One Mistake Could Cost You
For men and women in leadership positions usually occupied by the other gender, a single mistake is seen as evidence of incompetence.
Magicians Speculate on Profession's Gender Imbalance
Working magicians conjure up rationales — both beneficial and baneful — for why so few women perform magic.