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2014

Hidden gay lives in façade marriages

Lesbian women in China want to be as normal as possible. This involves being married to a man. If you’re not married in China there’s something wrong with you.

(10.04.2014) Read more

30 years of failed campaigns against female genital cutting

Despite years of heavy investment, female genital cutting still has major support in countries such as Somalia and Ethiopia. Well intentioned campaigns initiated by international organisations are being met with skepticism. “Changes must come from within,” say researchers.

(24.03.2014) Read more

Unisex rooms made gender insignificant in the army

The researchers behind a new report on gender equality in the Norwegian army describe the phenomenon as “degenderisation”. When boys and girls shared the same room, gender was no longer significant.

(14.03.2014) Read more

Norwegian schools reproduce racism and gender stereotypes

Norwegian textbooks juxtapose a positive, liberal Norwegian sexuality with a negative non-Norwegian, often Muslim, sexuality. And nobody agrees on what racism entails or how the topic can be taught in the classroom.

(10.03.2014) Read more

Higher status than one’s partner makes both men and women vulnerable to intimate partner violence

Having a higher income or education than your partner could be risky, as a higher socio-economic status than ones partner increases the chance of psychological violence and abuse. This applies to both men and women.

(28.02.2014) Read more

Weight loss surgery increases social acceptance, but the body remains problematic

All of a sudden the once obese women are treated with respect in society. But underneath the clothes the skin is saggy and it takes a long time to become familiar with the “new” stomach.

(31.01.2014) Read more

Burning porn in Norway, fighting rape in France

Why did Simone de Beauvoir fight rape in France while Unni Rustad simultaneously became famous in Norway by burning porn magazines? Factors such as national differences and personal experiences may help explain why the struggle against sexual violence manifested itself so differently in the two countries.

(17.01.2014) Read more
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