Gender & Sexuality

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.

Gender diversity is linked to research diversity

Gender diversity in science comes down to more than just who is on the team. The research approaches and types of questions the field addresses also shift – and lead to better science.