Gender & Sexuality

Breaking barriers: Madame Vice President Kamala Harris

On Jan. 20, Kamala Harris will be sworn in as Vice President of the United States, making her the first woman, and the first Black and South Asian person, to hold this position. Here, Stanford scholars reflect on this historic milestone.

How World War I strengthened women’s suffrage

Times of crisis can be catalysts for political change, says Stanford legal scholar Pamela S. Karlan. For women activists in the early 20th century, the catalyst was World War I.

Clayman Institute for Gender Research —

How white boys become ‘geniuses’

Girls outperform boys at every stage of the academic path – so much so that the media has declared this underachievement the “boy crisis.” Yet students and teachers often perceive boys as smarter and more gifted.

Stanford Medicine —

Male mice hard-wired to recognize sex of other mice

The discovery, by Stanford researchers, of neurons that drive mice’s innate ability to identify the sex of other mice highlights the importance of biological influences on sex-specific behaviors.