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President Barack Obama on Feminism, Michelle, and His Daughters | Glamour

Exclusive: President Barack Obama Says, "This Is What a Feminist Looks Like"

"Yes, it's important that their dad is a feminist, because now that's what they expect of all men."

1981 lego ad

The Little Girl from the 1981 LEGO Ad is All Grown Up, and She’s Got Something to Say

Rachel Giordano, now 37 years old, agreed to talk to me about her childhood and the LEGO ad, and to pose for a new Then & Now photo meme.

Girl toys vs boy toys: The experiment - BBC Stories - YouTube

Girl toys vs boy toys: The experiment - BBC Stories

The Experiment: Are you sure you don't gender-stereotype children in the toys you choose for them?

Gender Machine - YouTube

Gender Machine

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ABS shows changes on International Families Day

ABS shows changes on International Families Day

This Lego letter from the 1970s still offers a powerful message to parents 40 years later

'The urge to create is equally strong in all children… boys and girls'

Census 2017: Who are we? | video | Port Macquarie News

Census 2017: Who are we? | video

We're slightly older and less religious in the Hastings according to 2016 Census data.

Thea’s kids are given the option to wear clothes from either gender and encouraged to play with all sorts of toys — not just traditional male ones. Picture: Simon Bullard

Thea’s kids are given the option to wear clothes from either gender and encouraged to play with all sorts of toys — not just traditional male ones. Picture: Simon Bullard

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Andy Murray Was Lauded for Having Achieved a "First" the Williams Sisters Already Claimed

Following tennis player Andy Murray's second consecutive Olympic gold medal win Sunday night, casual sexism reared its ugly head once again in a post-game interview. According to the Evening Standard, when BBC reporter John Inverdale praised Murray…

The modern Australian family | Australian Institute of Family Studies

The modern Australian family

Explores the different phases of family, from the families we live with as children to the families we form as we grow older.

Forget the 'norm' the Australian family is changing | SBS News

Forget the 'norm' the Australian family is changing

Mum, dad and two kids is no longer the typical Australian family - and our political leaders need to ensure social policies reflect this.

Wollongong refugee assistance program

Census results show Australians are losing their religion

Australia is older, more ethnically diverse and less religious than ever before, according to the 2016 census results. Here's a snapshot of Australia in 2016.

Lego minifig nurses

'A bunch of Gaylord Fockers': The prejudices failing male nurses

The lack of men in caring industries is holding society back, experts say.

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Government open to changing transgender teen transitioning laws

The Attorney-General, George Brandis, has indicated he is open to changing laws that make it compulsory for transgender teens to seek permission from the Family Court before they transition to another gender.

Caster Semenya

Why debate surrounds Caster Semenya's performance at Rio

Caster Semenya’s performance in the 800 metres heat at Rio today (11:55pm AEST) will be watched with bated breath around the world - but not for all the usual reasons.