A forgotten suitcase from a queer life

29 November 2022

An old, anonymous leather suitcase found in a museum storage area in Halden put three eager museum employees on the trail of the life of "The Fencing Lady".

Most read news articles in 2021

11 January 2022
Articles about Simone de Beauvoir, Game of Thrones and Harry Potter were among the most read articles on Kilden genderresearch.no last year.

Paternal leave does not alter stubborn gender roles

31 August 2021
The father’s quota of the parental leave and recruitment of male employees in kindergartens do not challenge gender roles at home or in work life, according to a new PhD dissertation.

Game of Thrones tampers with traditional gender roles

31 May 2021
The Science fiction genre is able to move the boundaries for how we see the world, according to Ingvil Hellstrand.

Efforts to promote peace can make women more vulnerable

24 March 2021
In recent years, gender has become an important factor in the international work against extremism. But some researchers fear that when women become part of the first line defence against radicalisation, they also become more vulnerable.

Harassing humour begins among the officers

15 April 2020
Humour has an important function for solidarity and team spirit among conscripts in the military. According to researchers, however, it may also contribute to many women leaving the military after the compulsory military service.

Women’s travel behaviour make cities greener

2 April 2020
Planning cities for and with women can make the city both safer and more environment friendly, according to researchers.

“The urban space is sexualised and misogynistic”

5 June 2019
“Our unconsciousness is shaped by sexist messages from advertisements. The public urban space in one of the world’s most gender equal countries is not designed for women,” according to social geographer Emma Arnold.

School, worries and body-image pressure make more girls mentally ill

13 March 2018
More and more young girls seek help for mental problems. “Generally, girls take things more seriously than boys. This applies to school, friends and family,” says researcher Anders Bakken.

Twice as many boys as girls start school late

18 February 2018
More boys than girls begin school a year late and more girls than boys begin a year early. But researchers are not certain whether maturity is the explanation.

Mum takes more responsibility for the children, even in gender equal couples

13 October 2017
The social and moral responsibility for the children lies primarily with the mother, particularly at celebrations and festive seasons, according to Kristine Warhuus Smeby.

Girls choosing the hard sciences are not alike

29 August 2017
Boating with grandad may affect one’s choice of education just as much as gender does, according to researcher Marianne Løken. She is critical to the gender stereotypical recruitment campaigns to the hard sciences.

Women dealers empowered by selling drugs

22 June 2017
Female drug dealers are a minority. According to sociologist Heidi Grundetjern, they gain self-confidence by succeeding in a cutthroat business, but they do not challenge the male dominance.

New gender ideals in Egypt

11 January 2017
“The gender positions in Egyptian society are changing,” says Monika Lindbekk. According to her, clear-cut antagonism between Islamism and feminism is now being challenged by legal changes.

Good mothers don't protest

1 December 2016
They demonstrated in order to secure their children’s future in Norway, but the protest was used against them as mothers. “Who is allowed to be politically active and how is a much more gendered issue than we’d like to think,” says Synnøve Bendixsen.

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