gender

“Non-Binary” Now Legally Recognized As A Gender In Oregon, A First In The U.S.

Finally, non-binary Americans are beginning to gain the legal recognition they need and deserve. This is, like, one of three things that isn’t completely horrifying garbage in the news right now,

Kelly Kanayama |

Is Maisie Williams From Game Of Thrones Gay? Here’s Her (Very Good) Answer

Maisie Williams doesn’t have time for your labels. The Game of Thrones star is on the cover of Nylon, and she’s fresh outta fucks when it comes to society’s narrow-minded…

Jenni Miller |

Are Female Emoji Harmful To Girls? No, They’re Just Emoji

CNN is asking me, “Are female emojis sexist and harmful to girls?” I can only respond with another question: “Can we not?”

Always,

Rebecca Vipond Brink |

Will Smith Says Jaden Is ‘100% Fearless’

Will Smith appeared on BBC Radio 1Xtra to chat about Concussion and his career, but naturally the interview with rapper and on-air personality A.Dot also wanted to talk about his…

Jenni Miller |

Target’s Gender-Neutral Kids’ Home Collection Is Freaking Adorable

Target is once again giving the middle finger to gender norms, this time with a home collection for kids that eschews labels and cutesy motifs in favor of more modern…

Jenni Miller |

Study Shows Women Suffer Insomnia At Higher Rates Than Men

In a comprehensive study that looked at sleep patterns and disturbances in America, it was revealed that while a high number of 51 percent of men suffer from weekly insomnia,…

Bronwyn Isaac |

Dictionary.com Just Added A Gender-Neutral Alternative To “Mr.” And “Mrs.”

Yesterday, I went to the endodontist (“Double root canal! Whoa!”) and, filling out the paperwork, came across a problem that’s been more pronounced since I came out as genderqueer. Beyond

Rebecca Vipond Brink |

Alec Baldwin Acknowledges Daughter Ireland’s Sexuality In Interview With Amy Schumer

Alec Baldwin’s interview with Amy Schumer for his NPR show “Here’s The Thing” was weird. In the Nov. 9 episode, Baldwin seemed uncomfortably flirtatious and eager to discuss sex, and fawned over everything Schumer…

Emily Winter |

On Halloween, Can We Just Let Kids Be Kids?

I have to reckon with my gender around Halloween, but kids shouldn’t have to.

Rebecca Vipond Brink |

Supermom Surprises Her Transgender Daughter With Her First Dose Of Hormones

Parents and aspiring parents take note.

Lauren Vinopal |

Parents Sue After Doctors Decide Their Child Is A Girl

Pam and Mark Crawford of Greenville, SC, adopted MC when he was just 20 months old and then considered female. Born with “true hermaphroditism” or both male and female anatomy—including…

Newser |

A Gender Terminology Refresher

The mainstream conversation about gender identity has widened significantly in the last few months, between Caitlyn Jenner’s public transition and Miley Cyrus and Ruby Rose appearing in the public eye…

Rebecca Vipond Brink |

Watch The First Trailer For Caitlyn Jenner’s New Docu-Series, “I Am Cait”

Set your DVRs: Caitlyn Jenner’s new E! docuseries, “I Am Cait,” premieres on July 26 at 9 p.m. Today, the network released the first preview for the show, which follows…

Amelia McDonell-Parry |

We Are Not Who We Are Online: Jon Ronson’s So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed

The big eye-opener for me, in Jon Ronson’s So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed, had to do with a line he cut from the book in its final edits. You’ve probably…

Rebecca Vipond Brink |

NHS: Genital Piercings Count As Female Genital Mutilation

The UK’s National Health Service has classified voluntary genital piercings as female genital mutilation.

Rebecca Vipond Brink |

Mike Brown’s Family Will File A Civil Suit Against The City Of Ferguson

Ferguson shooting victim Mike Brown’s family will be filing a civil suit against the City of Ferguson and Officer Darren Wilson.

Rebecca Vipond Brink |

L’Oréal’s Women In Science Fellowship Is Taking Applications From Lady Scientists

Hey, lady scientists! L’Oréal wants to fund your research! [The Mary Sue]
Why are so many male feminists being accused of rape? [Jezebel]
Here’s a dang good…

Rebecca Vipond Brink |

New York Pastor: Justin Bieber Is Trans* And Regrets Getting Surgery

New York pastor Rev. James David Manning has some pretty bizarre impressions about how being trans* and/or queer/gay/lesbian/whatever else works, because he’s asserting in a YouTube video that children ages…

Rebecca Vipond Brink |
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