“I don't post porn”: Norwegian master's thesis about OnlyFans

24 October 2023

The competition on the popular site was fierce. In the beginning, the women made a decent profit from their content, but then the income dwindled, writes Astrid Rokstad in the masters blog.

AI is trained using old, gender-conservative data

5 June 2023

However, in a recent report on artificial intelligence in the public sector, only three per cent of the participants believe that new technology increases the risk of discrimination. The lack of awareness is alarming, says one of the authors. 

Interactive technology and "co-creation" foster diversity at the museum

31 May 2023

Digital technology and interaction with the public will help increase diversity and highlight women in the Technical Museum's exhibitions.

Can artificial intelligence affect gender equality?

9 December 2020
A new knowledge overview provides a review of all Norwegian research on equality and artificial intelligence. From this overview, it is evident that we are not prepared for the consequences that the new technology might have for gender equality.

Updated innovation concept means greater diversity

25 March 2020
Innovation has typically been thought of as involving patents, licences and start-ups. Today, innovation researchers have a far broader understanding of the concept, believes research leader Espen Solberg.

Feminist scientists criticise gender bias in the tech industry

26 August 2019
Whatever you find when you google depends on the people who have developed the algorithms. American researcher fears enhanced sexism and racism unless the IT sector begins to promote diversity.

Cars are still designed for men

21 June 2019
With its research on safety for all, Volvo has a clear gender perspective on industrial innovation. So far they are quite alone in this respect.

Intelligent robots may strengthen gender norms

30 November 2018
Machines and technology increasingly fill more and more human functions. According to researchers, society’s gender roles affect the development of robots and artificial intelligence, but technology may also shape ideas about gender.

Design may alter gender stereotypes

7 November 2017
Subconscious attitudes towards women and men affect design. According to researcher Nina Lysbakken, designers need to be aware of their own power to shape ideas about gender.

Assisted fertilisation has become natural

31 January 2017
The debate concerning reproductive technology in Norway challenges the limits for what is considered natural pregnancy.

Empowered by electricity

19 December 2016
The introduction of electricity in India and Afghanistan may save lives and reduce the oppression of women. But the picture is far from black and white.

Clear link between sexting and intimate partner violence

3 August 2016
Teenagers who send digital messages with sexual contents are far more exposed to violence in love relationships than others.

Why women choose ICT

2 May 2012
“It’s about time that we explore what includes women in the ICT field and stop focusing on what excludes them,” says Knut Holtan Sørensen, who recently published a book on the topic.

Gender blind research on innovation

27 May 2014
Are new ideas primarily shaped within male dominated industries? Due to gender stereotypes, some businesses are valued more than others, claims Norwegian researcher.

Online computer games force women into the closet

6 February 2015
Women conceal their gender in order to avoid harassment in the gaming community and in the outside world.


Westvik-Johari, Kjersti, Deborah Lawlor, Liv Bente Bergem Romundstad, Christina Bergh, Ulla-Britt Wennerholm, Mika Gissler mfl.
Published: 2023

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