J.K. Rowling isn't happy with her London lawyers.
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July 19, 2013 Also: Martin Amis talks about the "burden" of his famous surname; a new study says children's books reinforce gender stereotypes.
A rare moment of gender parity in philosophy: Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre at a Paris cafe in May 1970.
June 17, 2013 Academic philosophy is an outlier within the humanities, with fewer than 20 percent of full-time faculty positions occupied by women. Commentator Tania Lombrozo discusses some recent findings that might help us understand why.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II will sign a new charter for the 54-member Commonwealth on Monday.
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March 10, 2013 By signing a new charter for the Commonwealth states, Her Majesty is royally endorsing equal rights. One possible outcome of her support: If Prince William and Kate have a girl, she may well be queen someday.
After decades in the public spotlight, Hillary Clinton gets the last laugh as a master of public speaking.
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February 4, 2013 Is Hillary Clinton's political stature a reflection of how far women have come? Commentator Tania Lombrozo considers what psychological research can tell us about public perceptions of women in power.
May 24, 2012 When a very young child, born as a girl, insists she is a boy, what should a family do? Can the biology of developmental dynamics help us think through this conundrum? Commentator Barbara J. King discusses these issues with a noted gender-studies expert.
January 23, 2012 Women don't suffer in silence. They report feeling more pain than men from such common conditions as ankle sprains and sinus infections, a Stanford study finds. A better understanding of gender differences in pain could lead to better treatments.
November 4, 2010 The Spanish government hopes to add more flexibility to the way children are named -- and in the process, to end a tradition that favors males. Children in Spain are given two surnames; a new rule would allow parents to list mothers' names first.
April 2, 2010 NPR does exceptionally well putting female reporters and hosts on the air. But when it comes to female voices from outside NPR, the network is not as diverse on air as it would like to think.
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