Gender and Subject Choice
The most female dominated subjects are performing arts, health and social care and sociology, the most male dominated subjects are computer science and I.T., construction and engineering.
Education Policy and Gender
How have education policies addressed gender differences in society and school?
Transgender Education Policies in England and Wales
There is little specific formal guidance for schools and more than half trans pupils feel like they can’t be themselves in school.
Discrimination against LGBTQ people in the UK
This post summarises some of the most recent data on the extent of discrimination against LGBTQ people, and is aimed at A-level sociology students studying aspects of sex and gender and gender inequality across the A-level specification. The LGBTQ survey carried out in 2018 by the Government Equalities Office found that: LGBT respondents were less…
Good Resources for Teaching the Sociology of Sex and Gender
An introduction to sex, gender and gender identity The resources below have been selected to help A-level sociology students and teachers studying (and teaching) an introduction to the concepts of sex and gender in the very first weeks of the two year course. However the material below should also be useful across the entire two…
Changing gender identities in the UK
Only one third of 18-24 year olds identify as ‘completely heterosexual’
Representing Gender Diversity – The New Netflix Norm…?
Small confession…. I’ve had way too many Netflix binge sessions over the last year, and one thing I’ve noticed is that most of the Netflix shows have a wider range of representations of gender than I’m used to seeing on the BBC. In fact practically every series features pretty major characters who are gay, bisexual…
Women are Receiving more Online Abuse than Ever…
Social Media can be a toxic place for women who are getting more online hate than ever, while companies such as Facebook prefer to profit from this trend rather than protect the female victims, and the police lack the expertise (or the resources/ willpower) to do anything about it either. This is based on research…
Hidden Girls – A Documentary on the Exploitation of Girls in Gangs
Gangs in the UK are increasingly ‘recruiting’ very young girls, as young as 10, to hold and run drugs and weapons for them and, for the even more unfortunate, to use as sex-slaves. It seems that girls are very much the victims within gangs, as they have very little chance of moving up the gang…