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Gender Studies

Workers let go of LGBT taboo

Sexual orientation and gender identity have long been regarded as sensitive subjects in Hong Kong. The attitudes towards, and experiences of, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals are not widely understood.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 10:58pm

Mind the gap

From the blogosphere firestorm swirling around the recent article 'Why Women Still Can't Have It All' in The Atlantic, it's clear the debate about equality for the sexes still has a long way to run.

20 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Transgenders 'struggle in the dark'

Life on the mainland for transgender people can be difficult, as they face intense discrimination and the lack of proper medical assistance, according to experts and advocates.

24 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Men about the house

Terry Chan Wai-nok drew satisfaction from his work as a school administrator and enjoyed socialising with colleagues. But after his daughter, Tin-ching, was born last year, the 29-year-old began to rethink his role.

17 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Hotline is where it ends

In 2003, a Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Unit (GISOU) was set up under the Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau 'to enhance the equal opportunities for people of different sexual orientations and transgendered persons'.

27 May 2012 - 12:00am

What women really, really want

If a job is done well, it should make no difference whether the employee is male or female, and they should be rewarded with the same pay for the same work. It sounds like an argument based on indisputable logic, and yet the issue of the gender gap in pay is still unresolved in many countries.

26 May 2012 - 12:00am

Study in bias

The University of Hong Kong is recruiting a new vice-chancellor, and this seems an opportune moment to examine the gender imbalance in academia in Hong Kong and ask why a profession that seems a natural calling for women remains such a male bastion, especially at the top.

25 May 2012 - 12:00am

Prejudice at work hurts on a personal and business level

For the past two years, my colleagues and I have been working with companies in Hong Kong to create a more inclusive workplace for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees.

17 May 2012 - 12:00am

500 attend rally against homophobia

Gays, lesbians and transgender people gathered in Central for an anti-discrimination rally yesterday, days after US president Barack Obama made a landmark statement in support of same-sex marriage.

Celebrities and politicians also attended the two-hour event at Chater Garden to mark International Day Against Homophobia.

13 May 2012 - 12:00am

Better halves for a better whole

As men's roles change, the time is right for fixing the imbalance between men and women. As with many important life lessons, real gender equality has to start in the home. That's where couples have to work out, on a daily basis, how to balance the demands of childcare, work and housework.

12 May 2012 - 12:00am

Men get raw deal, claims watchdog

Social services policies should be made fairer to men, the equality watchdog said yesterday.

Releasing a report of a study on the impact of gender stereotyping on males, the Equal Opportunities Commission said the present policies were biased towards women.

11 May 2012 - 12:00am

Myth as reality

Boy, am I glad the TVB reality show Bride Wannabes is over. Zooming in on a growing segment of society like that, under the harsh fluorescent lights, nevertheless leaves a lot unsaid.

30 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Few women on powerful boards

The government is making progress on its pledge two years ago to ensure women hold at least 30 per cent of posts on each advisory board and statutory body - but on some influential committees women remain few and far between.

Women make up 1,814 of the 5,850 non-official members appointed to government advisory bodies, or 31 per cent, but some boards lag.

22 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Cross-dressing troupes - just a passing fad?

An all-male group of cross-dressing costume players - or 'cosplayers' - from Wuhan, Hubei province, has become a showbiz sensation on the mainland, but a rise in the phenomenon has raised concerns from some quarters about a national 'masculinity crisis'.

22 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Women Breaking Through Leadership

Women Breaking Through Leadership by Stefania Lucchetti, Anna Bisazza Restless Travellers

Stefania Lucchetti has a burning desire to smash the glass ceiling that has been preventing women from getting to the top.

8 Apr 2012 - 12:00am