Anger in Australia as PM defends sexist toys
Tony Abbott has courted controversy by dismissing a campaign against gender-specific toys. ‘Let boys be boys and girls be girls’, he argues. But is the issue more complex than that?
Expert demands legal protection for accents
They are a source of pride for millions of people across the UK, but a new study finds that many fear their accents cause discrimination. Should regional voices be protected by the law?
‘Squeezed middle’ is word of the year, says OED
Word watchers for the Oxford English Dictionary have chosen a phrase that they say perfectly captures the spirit of the moment. But why are terms like ‘squeezed middle’ so quick to catch on?
‘Genderless’ baby kicks up a Storm
A baby? Lovely! Boy or girl? What do you mean you're not saying? The intriguing tale of a family who want to bring up their baby, Storm, to make its own decisions about becoming a he or a she.