/ 13 October 2021

No gender quotas for the Nobel Prize, the push for gender-neutral toys, and a bisexual superhero

Image source: Nobel Prize
Image source: Nobel Prize

The Nobel Prize will not introduce gender quotas. According to the academy, people win “because they made the most important discovery”. This year, Filipino journo Maria Ressa was the only woman to be honoured, and there are calls for better representation. Since 1901, women have accounted for 59 of the awards’ 962 recipients. Better get working on something important, ladies…

Democratic lawmakers in California want new laws that will force retailers to have ‘gender neutral’ toy sections. It’s an issue that’s gaining traction in the toy world – earlier this week, Lego pledged to make its marketing and toys gender-neutral and “accessible to all”.

To mark America’s National Coming Out Day, DC Comics says Jon Kent, the son of OG Superman Clark Kent and Lois Lane, is bisexual. “It’s not a gimmick,” says the series Aussie writer Tom Taylor – it’s about “a very new hero finding his way”.

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