Tagged: gender

Intersex children in New Zealand are routinely undergoing unnecessary surgery – that needs to change - News

Guest Author Oct 27, 2021

Claire Breen, University of Waikato and Katrina Roen, University of Waikato   Until very recently, people with intersex variations have often been unseen, stigmatised and routinely discriminated against. Intersex Awareness Day (October 26) is therefore an opportunity to examine how much progress has been made and how far we still have to go. It’s estimated 1.7 to 4% … Read More

Gender-specific health programs address important issues, but risk creating new biases - Guest Work

Guest Author Jul 27, 2021

Matthew Jenkins and Victoria Chinn, Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University of Wellington   Gone are the days when health programmes were designed to simply punish or reward people to encourage behaviour change. We now know lasting behaviour change is more complex and nuanced, and this has prompted a proliferation of programmes that attend to factors like motivation, confidence, social … Read More

Science prizes are still a boys’ club. Here’s how we can change that - Guest Work

Guest Author Oct 22, 2019

Justine Shaw, The University of Queensland and Vanessa Wong, Monash University This year, five of the seven Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science were awarded to women. While this is a welcome development, the great majority of awards and prizes for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in Australia still go to men. Our research has identified some of the key … Read More

Why Wikipedia often overlooks stories of women in history - Guest Work

Guest Author Mar 20, 2018

Tamar Carroll, Rochester Institute of Technology and Lara Nicosia, Rochester Institute of Technology This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Movements like #MeToo are drawing increased attention to the systemic discrimination facing women in a range of professional fields, from Hollywood and journalism to banking and government. Discrimination is … Read More

Yes the ‘cheerleader effect’ is real – and you can make it work in your favour - Guest Work

Guest Author Mar 05, 2018

Evita March, Federation University Australia This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. When it comes to presenting yourself online – such as your profile pic for Facebook or even Tinder – which type of photo do you chose? The selfie you’ve taken after careful consideration of lighting, hair and maybe makeup? … Read More

How talented kids from low-income families become America’s ‘Lost Einsteins’ - Guest Work

Guest Author Jan 30, 2018

Alexander Bell, Harvard University; John Van Reenen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Raj Chetty, Stanford University, and Xavier Jaravel, London School of Economics and Political Science This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Innovation is widely viewed as the engine of economic growth. To maximize innovation … Read More

We need to get serious about mens’ health, say NZ doctors. - News

John Kerr Oct 08, 2017

Kiwi blokes have a lower life expectancy than women, are more likely to fall foul of accidents and certain diseases, and are less likely to seek medical advice. It’s time to sort out men’s health, say a group of New Zealand doctors. Prof David Baxter and colleagues tackle the topic of men’s health in the latest issue of the New … Read More

NZ political parties’ transgender health plans - Honest Universe

Mark Hanna Aug 31, 2017

Access to gender affirmation surgery in New Zealand is abysmal, with waiting lists that are decades long. I’ve asked our major political parties what they will do about it if elected. On the 27th of July, I sent emails to four political parties outlining the issue of access to gender affirmation surgery*. I contacted the healthcare spokespersons for the Green, … Read More

Women paid less for same contribution to work, and sexism is to blame – study - Guest Work

Guest Author Aug 29, 2017

By Isabelle Sin, Victoria University of Wellington Women are being paid less to do the same job as men, judging by the productivity of male and female employees. Our study found that women are paid 16% less for making a contribution of the same value to their employer. We used wage data and productivity data from the … Read More