gender

Nonbinary People Still Can’t Get A Goddamn ID Because Of A “Computer Problem”

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


“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, so pause to take in the moment. More »


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 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… More »


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, 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,More »


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 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,… More »


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 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… More »


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


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


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 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… More »


On Halloween, Can We Just Let Kids Be Kids?

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


Supermom Surprises Her Transgender Daughter With Her First Dose Of Hormones

Parents and aspiring parents take note. More »


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 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… More »


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… More »


Ruby Rose Doesn’t Mind That So Many Straight Women Would “Go Gay” For Her

DROOL. More »


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… More »


Yes, New York Times, Grown Men Should Use Emoji

Really? More »


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… More »


NHS: Genital Piercings Count As Female Genital Mutilation

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


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. More »


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] … More »


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