Posts tagged "gender"

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 identifying as genderqueer. It may be a great moment for a refresher on gender terminology, so here at The Frisky, we wanted to provide you…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 23, 2015

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 Caitlyn as she adjusts to living life as a woman after her gender transition. “Wouldn’t it it be great to just be normal, to blend…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 3, 2015

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 heard of the book by now, what with Ronson’s viral February New York Times piece about social media shaming victim Justine Sacco, which came two…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 31, 2015

NHS: Genital Piercings Count As Female Genital Mutilation

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

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 19, 2015

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.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 5, 2015

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 argument for adopting “they” as a singular pronoun. [Feministing]…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 4, 2015

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 6-10 are getting gender reassignment surgeries and regretting those surgeries by the time they’re 20 years old. He’s citing Justin Bieber as an example. A…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 2, 2015

Science Says Men & Women Process Emotions Differently

A study by the University of Basel discovered there’s some truth to the cliched belief that men and women process their feelings differently. Maybe John Gray was on to something?  The study, which will be published in the Journal of Neuroscience, “focused on determining the gender-dependent relationship between emotions, memory performance and brain activity.” The results show…

By: Claire Hannum / January 22, 2015

3 Other Reasons Why Ava DuVernay’s “Selma” Oscar Snub Matters

As soon as Oscar nominations were announced this morning, Twitter strained to the point of breaking under the weight of thousands of bloggers, saddled with white guilt, who took up microblogging arms to announce the injustice of Ava DuVernay, director of the Martin Luther King, Jr. biopic “Selma,” being left off the nomination list for…

By: Beejoli Shah / January 15, 2015

Mommie Dearest: Why Are Kids’ Toys So Crappy?

One of the coolest parts of childhood is definitely all the toys. But as a parent today — especially a feminist one — toys can be one of the more frustrating aspects of raising a child. Marketing and branding has increased tenfold, and even kids who don’t regularly watch TV are aware of all the…

By: Avital Norman Nathman / December 5, 2014

Terry Crews Talks Feminism & Modern Masculinity

“I think the big thing about feminism is that it scares men because, you know—the big deal is that people are scared of being controlled…I want to be clear that feminism is not saying ‘women are better than men.’ That’s not what’s going on … What it is is that we’re talking about gender equality,…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 2, 2014

7 Things Feminists Should Understand About Today’s Men

The feminist movement began as a struggle for basic rights: women’s suffrage, reproductive rights, access to work and education, and equal rights within those institutions. Through the hard work and dedication of our foremothers, many of those feats have been won. As a result, our culture has become dominated by a narrative that is not…

By: Tiffanie Drayton / November 18, 2014

White Women Failed Wendy Davis (And Texas In General)

White women in Texas failed Wendy Davis and the whole rest of the state. [RH Reality Check]
Read this interview with intersex people to find out what life is like for them. [Cosmopolitan]
Here are the five worst states for black people. [The Root]
Read about Harry Potter’s lessons about bullying.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 6, 2014

10 Things Stock Photography Taught Me About Gender Equality

Sage wisdom from an art form that’s built on stereotyping people…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 29, 2014

It’s Going To Take 81 Years To Close The Global Gender Gap At Work

The World Economic Forum released its annual report on gender equality this week, and the results are — well, it depends on how you look at it. As in, there’s been progress in closing the gender gap globally, but it is glacially slow.
When the WEF started compiling data and releasing reports in 2006,…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 28, 2014

Debate This: Men, Why Is The Pressure To Pursue Women So Painful And Difficult For You?

Bye Felipe is an Instagram collection of Tinder creeps curated by Alexandra Tweten, an Los Angeles-based journalist inspired by her own bad experiences on Tinder. The difference between Bye Felipe (the name is inspired by the “Bye, Felicia” meme) and other blogs dedicated to exposing assholes on dating sites is the particular kind of asshole…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 27, 2014

Mommie Dearest: School Shootings, Toxic Masculinity & “Boys Will Be Boys”

Another school shooting. This time it took place at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Washington state. Fourteen-year-old high school freshman Jaylen Fryberg, pulled a gun out during lunch and began shooting, killing two 14-year-old girls, and severely wounding three other students before dying from a self-inflicted gun shot. Like with each school shooting before this one,…

By: Avital Norman Nathman / October 27, 2014

Black Women Are More Confident About Entering STEM Fields

A new American Psychology Association study shows that while STEM is associated with masculinity cross-culturally, black women associate STEM with men less than white women do. The study mentions that African American women also study STEM majors more frequently than white women.
The stereotypes women — as well as men, as well as teachers,…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 25, 2014
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