scotland
East Dunbartonshire is the Best Place in the UK for Women, Apparently

If you're a woman and fed up of falling victim to that gender pay gap in your local area, you may want to consider packing your bags and heading for Scotland: East Dunbartonshire has been voted the best place for women to live in the UK thanks to a recent BBC Radio 4 poll. Read More >>

apps
Tinder Introduces More Inclusive Gender Options

Today, Tinder introduced a new update that expands the platform’s gender options. Now, instead of choosing between “man” or “woman,” a user can search for and add any term that reflects their gender identity. Read More >>

microsoft
Microsoft is Being Sued for Sex Discrimination

Remember when Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella told women not to ask for raises, but to “have faith” that they’d get one eventually? According to a class-action suit against Microsoft, this kind of talk was just par for the course at a company that undervalues women and does little to discourage sexual harassment. Read More >>

sex
Almost None of the Women in the Ashley Madison Database Ever Used the Site

When hacker group Impact Team released the Ashley Madison data, they asserted that “thousands” of the women’s profiles were fake. Later, this number got blown up in news stories that asserted “90-95%” of them were fake, though nobody put forth any evidence for such an enormous number. So I downloaded the data and analysed it to find out how many actual women were using Ashley Madison, and who they were. Read More >>

facebook
Facebook Finally Stops Trying to Restrict What Gender You Can Choose

A little over a year ago, Facebook finally did away with its highly restrictive gender options. (It was male, female, or nothing.) But instead of being open-ended, the social network would still only let you choose from among a list of 56 options. Now, after catching some flak, Facebook is finally offering infinite options. You can type whatever you want into the gender field. Read More >>

watch this
This is What Eight-Year-Old Boys Do When They’re Told to Slap a Girl

The public service announcement is emotionally manipulative and strategically pulls at the most basic things everyone likes (cute kids! young love!) and might even be scripted and is definitely edited nicely but still, the message is something that even children know to be true: Domestic violence is not okay. Read More >>

google
Google+ Now Handles Gender Way Better Than Facebook

Google+ just announced a simple tweak to its profile settings that lets you completely customise the gender field in your profile. In the past, you could select male, female, or other. Now, Google offers male, female, decline to state, and custom, which prompts you to describe your gender however you'd like. Good job Google+! Read More >>

gaming
Sweden Looking at Rating Video Games Out of Ten for Sexism

Swedish video game trade body Dataspelsbranchen is investigating ways it can make the internet's response to video game sexism even worse, by adding labels to games that rate how well they portray women and treat gender issues. Read More >>

chatroom
Would You Rather Own a Boy Robot or a Girl Robot?

Before long we'll have personal robots available to help with tasks, safety, companionship, and more. To that I say Hell yeah! I can't wait to outsource all the boring parts of my life to androids. But here's the question: Will those droids be created male, female, or something less gender-stereotyped? Read More >>

facebook
Facebook Users Get Custom Gender Options for the Very First Time

For the many who identify as neither male nor female, Facebook has finally heard you. Starting today, those using Facebook in US English will be able to select a custom gender field with no less than 10 different identification terms. Read More >>

health
​The Flu Shot is Less Effective in Men With High Testosterone

For years, Sabra Klein has been trying to start a conversation about sex. The Johns Hopkins immunologist studies why women have stronger immune systems than men—a phenomenon that underlies the fact that women are three times more likely to develop autoimmune diseases—but are also better protected by vaccines. The latter, however, has gotten very little attention from vaccine makers or doctors. Read More >>

science
You Started Life as a Girl

Gentlemen, brace yourselves: once upon a time, you were a girl. Strictly speaking, when you were just an overgrown ball of cells in the womb you were female—but fortunately a few things happened along the way to ensure you were all man by birth. Read More >>

science
Scientific Proof That Men Have the Dirtiest Desks

Sometimes its hard to keep your desk clean and tidy. Turns out, men seem to find it a bigger problem, because a recent study suggests that men have far, far dirtier desks than women. Read More >>

science
Don’t Worry, Men: The Y Chromosome Isn’t Dying Out

For a long time, biologists have predicted that the Y chromosome—the DNA that makes men men—was gradually dying out, and that it would eventually lead to the extiniction of the male of the species. Fortunately, a team of researchers has proven that isn't the case. Read More >>