Is the term ‘intersectionality’ being misused?

24 January 2022
A new doctoral dissertation by Amund Rake Hoffart takes a critical look at how theoreticians discuss intersectionality in academia.

Seeking more European research that integrates a gender dimension

25 November 2020
A new EU report shows how gender and sex analysis can make research better and more creative – including in disciplines that have not yet incorporated them.

Sex testing of female athletes: fair or unethical?

30 October 2020
Female athletes with a high testosterone level are required to take hormone-reducing medication in order to participate in the women’s category. This is problematic, according to researcher Mari Haugaa Engh.

Research on energy is not gender neutral

11 February 2020
"The meaning of gender perspectives in research is often reduced to just counting the number of men and women. This is a very shallow interpretation of the term. In order to create a better climate, we need to understand the people behind the energy habits," according to researcher.

The university as a democratic institution is at stake

6 March 2019
Values like equality, inclusion and diversity are being stifled by the prevailing management ideology in academia, critics note. “We must create an academic culture of compassion,” says British organizational psychologist Kathryn Waddington.

Knowledge about gender needs decolonising

23 October 2018
The legacy from colonialism characterises Norwegian academia. Now, Norwegian researchers want to examine their own disciplines and include non-western perspectives in the academic institutions’ scholarly production.

Women with reduced functional abilities are considered asexual

22 March 2018
To participate in the labour market and to have a family are things most people take for granted. Women with functional disabilities are deprived of many opportunities. The explanation may be both functional ability and gender, according to researcher.

New tools needed

12 October 2015
Despite the increasing awareness about multidimensional discrimination, neither the legislators nor the monitoring agencies are sufficiently well equipped to handle this problem, according to professor of political science Hege Skjeie.

Safeguarding against complex discrimination

5 October 2015
When a black lesbian is passed by at the workplace, is that a case of discrimination against women? Of gay people? Or because of her race? Or a stereotype that the three elements create in combination? Norwegian researchers Mari Teigen and Liza Reisel are looking into whether legislation can tackle compound discrimination of this sort.

Gay and disabled: Invisible and crystal clear

29 September 2015
What is it like to have both a disability and a sexual orientation that is not heterosexual? A new study shows that this group encounters prejudice and ignorance in the Norwegian health care system.

Blond, sexy and immigrant

25 September 2015
Migration equals boat refugees, asylum seekers, poverty, domestic workers, and racism in the new country. But migration is also beautiful Swedish women who find it easy to succeed in the United States.

Toril Moi: Feminist theory needs a revolution

1 September 2015
According to Professor of Literature Toril Moi, feminist theory has become so abstract that it no longer says anything about ordinary women’s lives. Concepts like intersectionality have become so overtheoretical that they no longer apply to people’s actual experiences.

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Helga Eggebø, Lundberg, Aase, Teigen, Mari
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Peterson, Anna M.
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Eriksen, Astrid M. A., Ketil Lenert Hansen, Cecilie Javo and Berit Schei
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Steder, Frank Brundtlan (ed.)
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Irvin, Jill A. and Cindy Simon Rosenthal et al. (eds.)
Published: 2015
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Farstad, Gunhild R. and Kari Stefansen
Published: 2015
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Lian, Olaug S. and Hilde Bondevik
Published: 2015
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Løkeland, Mette
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Fyhri, Aslak and Nils Fearnley
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Ytterstad, Elinor og Tormod Brenn
Published: 2015
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Triandafyllidou, Anna and Sabrina Marchetti (eds.)
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Eriksen, Marianne Hem, Unn Pedersen, Bernt Rundberget, Irmelin Axelsen and Heidi Lund Berg (eds.)
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Pini, Barbara, Berit Brandth and Jo Little (eds.)
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