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News

Mary Looper just wanted to go see Carrie Underwood in Los Angeles with her aunt on September 15th, but when she went to use the women’s restroom, she says a female employee waited outside the stall for “proof” that she was a woman and didn’t even believe her when she told them she was.READ MORE »


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It sounds like a lot of fucking around the issues. READ MORE »


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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, so pause to take in the moment. READ MORE »


Celebs

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 definitions of sexuality and gender. Williams, whose new film The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea is playing the Tribeca Film Festival, compares her outlook… READ MORE »


Style

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

Always, the menstrual product company, surveyed teen girls about coded-feminine emojis like the bride, the woman getting a haircut, and the nail polish emojis. Teen girls,READ MORE »


Celebs

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 famous family. When asked if he and his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, had consciously encouraged their kids Willow and Jaden to express themselves so freely,… READ MORE »


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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 colors and designs. The Pillowfort collection will offer sheets, pillows, stuffed animals, and funky objets d’art that would look right at home on your favorite… READ MORE »


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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, women top out those numbers at a depressing 57 percent. READ MORE »


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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 the boxes for “M” and “F,” on which I grudgingly mark “F” in case my endodontist badly needs to know whether or not I haveREAD MORE »


Celebs

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 said, no matter how mundane. When Schumer told him she planned to travel to Spain soon, Baldwin’s guffaws would have made you think she INVENTED Spain. She’s just… READ MORE »


Style

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


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Parents and aspiring parents take note. READ MORE »


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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 a penis, vagina, testicle, and ovarian tissue—doctors had performed surgery to remove MC’s male anatomy two months before the Crawfords took him home. The surgery… READ MORE »


Style

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… READ MORE »


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DROOL. READ MORE »


Celebs

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… READ MORE »


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Style

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… READ MORE »


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