Tag Archive | gender

Pangender or demigirl? Australian study identifies more than 30 gender options

Pangender or demigirl? Australian study identifies more than 30 gender options

From gender-fluid and non-binary to genderqueer, the world has grappled in recent years with the growing spectrum of how people identify themselves. Now an Australian study has found more than 30 separate gender definitions available on social media platforms or offered by government institutions. These include pangender, poligender, transgender, androgyne, and demigirl, alongside the traditional […]

Is Extending Working Life the Best Response to Population Ageing?

Is Extending Working Life the Best Response to Population Ageing?

A stakeholders’policy workshop was held yesterday (24 January 2018) on the highly topical issue of Extended Working Life policy, at the NUI in Dublin. The event involved a presentation of preliminary policy-relevant findings from the EU-funded project, Gender, Older Workers and the Life-course, by project leader Dr Áine Ní Léime of NUI Galway. Extended Working […]

BeLonG To: Gender Recognition Review – Your Voice Matters

BeLonG To: Gender Recognition Review – Your Voice Matters

The review of  the Gender Recognition Act  is underway and now it’s time to have your say. The Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Regina Doherty TD, has announced the launch of the consultation process, and they want as many voices as possible – especially young voices. By making a submission, no matter how long […]

Dr Lydia Foy’s Victory & The Gender Recognition Bill – Trans Equality At Last?

Dr Lydia Foy’s Victory & The Gender Recognition Bill – Trans Equality At Last?

Rob Buchanan considers the implications of Dr Lydia Foy’s recent victory, and the upcoming new gender recognition legislation, for both transgender people and the Irish community as a whole. Dr Lydia Foy has fought tirelessly at the vanguard of transgender recognition in Ireland for 21 years. She has finally reached a settlement on her action […]

Sweden Introduces Gender-Neutral Pronoun ‘Hen’ Into Dictionary

Sweden Introduces Gender-Neutral Pronoun ‘Hen’ Into Dictionary

In a testament – albeit controversially so – to Sweden’s liberal society, the Swedish language is set to introduce a gender-neutral pronoun into its official national dictionary from April 2015. While the Swedish language – or svenska – has traditionally used either han (he) or hon (she) when referring to people, the controversial gender-neutral term, hen, will be added […]