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Can gambling juice fandom for women’s sports?

Adam Cohen, University of Technology Sydney and Lindsey Darvin, State University of New York College at Cortland Every March Madness, thousands of tweets...

How women dress for other women

Jaimie Arona Krems, Oklahoma State University “If you can’t be better than your competition,” Vogue editor Anna Wintour once said, “just dress better.” Indeed, new research...

If the Romance Writers of America can implode over racism, no...

Christine Larson, University of Colorado Boulder Over the past month, Romance Writers of America, one of the country’s largest writing associations, with over 9,000 members,...

Transgender homeless Americans find few protections in the law

Jonah DeChants, Colorado State University Ben Carson, secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, made news earlier this year for his statements about...

Spinster, old maid or self-partnered – why words for single women...

Amy Froide, University of Maryland, Baltimore County In a recent interview with Vogue, actress Emma Watson opened up about being a single 30-year-old woman. Instead...

Was that joke funny or offensive? Who’s telling it matters

Michael Thai, The University of Queensland and Alex Borgella, Fort Lewis College In September, before the start of its 45th season, “Saturday Night Live” brought...

Lady backpacks and manly beer — the folly of gendered products

Samantha Brennan, University of Guelph As women started counting steps and walking to work wearing running shoes and fitness trackers, there was one work-related item...

How steak became manly and salads became feminine

Paul Freedman, Yale University When was it decided that women prefer some types of food – yogurt with fruit, salads and white wine – while...

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A high oil price might be a good thing for the...

By Scott L. Montgomery, University of Washington Oil prices have fallen dramatically since August – and, rather counter-intuitively, this could be a bad thing. As...