The Norwegian strategy to achieve gender equality includes both gender mainstreaming and gender specific actions. Photo: iStock by Getty Images. Norway is considered to be one of the most gender equal countries in the world. Still, a number of challenges to gender equality remain and new gender issues keep surfacing.
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Bras are designed for a variety of purposes, including general breast support, enhancing breast size, creating cleavage , or for other aesthetic or practical considerations. Swimsuits , camisoles , and backless dresses may have built-in breast support with supportive bra cups. Nursing bras are designed to facilitate breastfeeding. Some people have a medical and surgical need for brassieres, but most wear them for fashion or cultural reasons. There is no evidence that bras prevent breasts from sagging and one study even suggests the opposite weakening of the breasts' supportive tissue ,  with the exception of wearing them during sports exercises. Bras have gained importance beyond their mere functionality as a garment.
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Comic books, a form of American popular culture, offer a window into the past, allowing researchers to track societal changes over several decades. The purpose of this study was to determine if, how, and how much female gender roles have changed in Marvel Comics from the Silver Age to the present to help understand how popular culture portrays and treats female characters. It was hypothesized that female gender roles in Marvel Comics in the last decade have become less stereotypical and more equitable as compared to the s, as determined by the sevenpoint quantifiable rubric. The seven-point rubric underwent inter-rater reliability tests twice, with ten experienced raters.
The SAT was originally designed not to be aligned with high school curricula,  but several adjustments were made for the version of the SAT introduced in , and College Board president, David Coleman , has said that he also wanted to make the test reflect more closely what students learn in high school with the new Common Core standards. Although taking the SAT, or its competitor the ACT , is required for freshman entry to many colleges and universities in the United States,  during the s, many institutions made these entrance exams optional ,    but this did not stop the students from attempting to achieve high scores  as they and their parents are skeptical of what "optional" means in this context. The SAT is typically taken by high school juniors and seniors. They state that the SAT assesses how well the test-takers analyze and solve problems—skills they learned in school that they will need in college. However, the test is administered under a tight time limit speeded to help produce a range of scores.