This gallery traces the evolution of female Wimbledon fashion, from the floor-length dresses of the 1880s to the skin-tight miniskirts of today: (click on the image to see the full gallery)
Tag Archive for ‘gender’
This 1992 article discusses the barriers faced by female scientists and engineers. How much have things changed in the past 21 years? Not enough.
See this Chronicle of Higher Education report on the publishing patterns of female academic authors in the last three and a half centuries.
Finally a good article explaining the craze of high heels with the help of some well-researched historical evidence. After years of being baffled why on earth (rather, above earth) half of the (rich) world’s population is expected (and often cherishes… Read More ›
Since returning northwards, and knowing that it would only be temporary, I’ve made the decision to try and get out into the Northumberland countryside as much as possible. It’s not going well, largely owing to my reluctance to leave my… Read More ›
The annual State of the World’s Mothers report by Save the Children has some interesting (or depressing, depending on the viewpoint) new statistics on five key indicators of gender equality from women’s perspective in 165 countries. Here is a neat infographic thanks… Read More ›
“Everybody has heard the women’s stories. But nobody has heard the men’s.” No one talks of male rape – yet it happens – as an instrument of war, as well as outside war. Yet this systemical silence does nothing to… Read More ›
In this video, Jennette Williams, winner of the 2008 CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography, tells the story of making the photographs in her book “The Bathers,”. Jennette Williams: “The Bathers” from Center for Documentary Studies on Vimeo.
Most people may have heard about Arkle, Red Rum, even Desert Orchid. How many people will have given a thought about the individuals who made sure these equine athletes made it the racetrack, fit and ready to race? It is… Read More ›
Brilliant short analysis of the differences in representation of sportsmen and sportswomen in magazines. Read here Sportsman (Source: Mirror.co.uk) P.S. The same seems to apply to google image searches for “sports men” and “sports women”… those people writing the magazines are… Read More ›
For all sociologists of sport out there: a new article which discusses the pervasiveness of caricatured gender stereotypes in surfing. Click here to read the article by Cori Schumacher of the Guardian .
Following up on yesterday’s post which showed some fresh UK statistics on the full-time gender pay gap in median earnings, today we continue with a more argumentative (if slightly older) piece by psychology professor Hilary M. Lips of Radford University,… Read More ›