The Invisible Woman

The Invisible Woman

Menopause (usually) signifies the end of a woman’s fertility, which has somehow translated to women being somewhat invisible post-menopause. In the past couple of years there has been an influx of opinion pieces on the topic of post-menopausal invisibility. Real women tell stories of being ignored at work, and dismissed in conversations with their children.

A History of Women in the Barkley Marathons

A History of Women in the Barkley Marathons

Often touted as the ‘masochist’s marathon’ and one of the hardest ultramarathons in the world, the Barkley Marathons is a series of five loops totalling 100 miles (approximately 160 kilometres) through Frozen Head State Park in Tennessee, USA. Since it’s commencement in 1986, more than 1 000 people have attempted to complete the annual race – but only 15 have done so successfully…

Brains Part 3: The Link Between Autism and Gender Dysphoria

Brains Part 3: The Link Between Autism and Gender Dysphoria

We are beginning to take note of how gender might affect the expression of autism, and so it is perhaps not surprising that some academics have suggested there is a link between autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and gender dysphoria (GD). However, research in the field is marred with controversy. Why are professionals finding it so difficult to reach a consensus about the intersection of GD and ASD?