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Gender-neutral rebrand for Mr Potato Head

"I wouldn’t be surprised if the ‘Potato Head’ conversation becomes a go-to example in future years to highlight this gradual tipping point in conversations around gender." Sociologist Nick Cherryman comments on Hasbro's decision to officially rename the Mr. Potato Head brand to Potato Head.

Fri 26 Feb 2021, 11:22 | Tags: Sociology, Gender, Language, LGBTQ+

Can a woman ever consent to her own murder? Expert comment on the Grace Millane verdict

During the Grace Millane murder trial, the defendant attempted to introduce ‘rough sex’ or ‘sex game gone wrong’ as a defence. Dr Laura Lammasniemi from Warwick Law School explains why efforts to use this defence are troublesome from a legal perspective.

Fri 22 Nov 2019, 15:14 | Tags: Expert comment, Policy, Research, Law, Faculty of Social Science, Gender

Swiss women demand "more time, more money, more respect"

Dr Erika Kispeter comments on the news that women in Switzerland are taking a day of action in protest at the national pay gap between the sexes and other inequalities.

Professor Kate Purcell on the gender pay gap deadline

Professor Kate Purcell, of the Institute for Employment Research, discusses the gender pay gap and her latest report Present Tense, Future Imperfect? Young people’s pathways into work.

Wed 04 Apr 2018, 10:26 | Tags: Employment, Institute for Employment Research, Women, Gender

Allow children and young people to play and learn without being constrained by narrow stereotypes - expert comment

Dr Maria do Mar Pereira, Associate Professor and Deputy Director of the Centre for the Study of Women and Gender at the University of Warwick, comments on children’s play and gender stereotyping in schools following the Church of England issuing new guidelines today.

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