Posts tagged "gender"

Jenny McCarthy Exhibits A Lack Of Forethought, Says She Feels Trans “On The Inside”

Jenny McCarthy isn’t actually dumb, she just says dumb shit, like that she’s trans on the inside. There’s a sort of Matryoshka-doll logic there that defies the boundaries of normal conversation -- if we understand trans people to be, in the very most basic, bottom line terms, people who were born with a gender…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 16, 2014

Here’s The Wealthiest (Majority White) Women In Each State

This map from real estate blog Movoto shows who the richest woman in each state is, most of whom I’m sure, like me, you’ve never heard of. You know what? Eighteen of these women are richer than Donald Trump, and they don’t do tacky shit like putting their names in giant letters o…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 11, 2014

Guys Saying “I Love You” To Their Best Friends: I Have Questions

I’m not going to lie, male friendship is a mystifying thing to me. Whenever I overhear dude friends having really personal conversations, I feel like I’m hiding behind a bush observing a unicorn. Most of my best friends have been guys, and specifically straight guys, but our friendships have always taken on a different tenor…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 7, 2014

Nope, We Still Can’t Prove Women Talk More Than Men

Contrary to oh-so-popular beliefs, there is still no conclusive evidence that women actually talk more than men. Different studies have found varying results on the issue over the years -- some have even found that men talk more! A recent scientific foray into the subject has found that men and women actually talk about the…
By: Claire Hannum / July 20, 2014

Pad Gardner, The Man Who Wants To Be A Maxi Pad, Alleges He Was Assaulted By MRAs

Remember Pad Gardner, the guy who is trying to become a pink, disposable maxi pad? Pad is obviously a unique individual and his desire to be something that is, according to his Facebook About Me section, "pressed against a soft vulva for a woman’s period" seems fairly harmless. (Although maybe I just think…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 18, 2014

A Guide To Talking About Transgender People In The Media

Many media outlets reported that R. Kelly’s child, Jaya Kelly came out as a transgender boy. Reports claim that Jaya would prefer to be called “Jay” and “dresses in boys clothing and emulates the testosterone fueled behavior of boys in her peer group.” Many members of the media reported on this discovery in such an insensitive and uneducated way,…
By: Hello Beautiful / July 15, 2014

South Carolina DMV Refused To Photograph Teen For His Driver’s License In Makeup

The DMV in Anderson, South Carolina, forced a 16-year-old boy to take off his makeup in order to get his driver's license picture taken because "he needs to look like a male," according to an official. Chase Culpepper is gender non-conforming and wears makeup and stereotypically female clothing everyday. But on March 3, the DMV…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 17, 2014

On Femininity Vs. Masculinity In The Workplace

Could it be that plain old mental habit is the reason for gender inequality at work? According to consultant and former businesswoman Caroline Turner, that's pretty much what it comes down to. In a blog post for the Huffington Post, Turner said that the biggest reason women aren't proportionately represented in business leadership positions is a set…
By: Claire Hannum / June 11, 2014

Frisky Rant: On Guys Who Don’t Read Books By Women

It wasn’t long after I started using OK Cupid in late 2012 that I realized I was just looking at the same guy over and over and over. Bearded, goofy, self-effacing, liberal arts major, non-religious, burgeoning career, presents as worldly -- basically, hipsters. But that’s not why I say “the same guy.”  I say “the…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / June 9, 2014

Conservative National Review Asshat Declares “Laverne Cox Is Not A Woman,” Is Very Wrong [2 UPDATES]

Last week, "Orange Is The New Black" actress Laverne Cox appeared on the cover of TIME, illustrating a piece about how trans rights issues are "America's next civil rights frontier." Cox was the first-ever trans person to appear on TIME's cover. This weekend National Review writer Kevin D. Williamson published a piece entitled "Laverne…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 3, 2014

How One CEO Is Bringing More Women And Minorities To Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley is known for many things — it’s thriving startup culture, the birthplace of Apple and leading the world in innovative technology and engineering — but diversity is not one of them. Angela Benton knows this first hand. She’s a 32-year-old CEO who moved to the tech promise land in 2011. She’s also an African-America…
By: Hello Beautiful / May 25, 2014

5 Things To Know About Chelsea Manning, Gender Dysphoria & Transgender Medical Care

With Pvt. Chelsea Manning back in the news for requesting to be treated for gender dysphoria at a civilian prison, many people have questions about what this means. What is “gender dysphoria,” exactly? What does it have to do with a gender transition? How is it treated? Why does Manning have a right…
By: Avory Faucette / May 16, 2014

Harvard’s Government School Orientation Will Now Have A “Check Your Privilege” Session

Last week, the dean of Harvard University's prestigious Kennedy School of Government agreed to include "power and privilege training" for every new student at orientation. As NYmag.com notes, activists like Reetu Mody, a first-year grad student at the Kennedy School, found themselves disturbed by how often their opinions, especially those suggesting a racial bias, were…
By: Claire Hannum / May 15, 2014

Transgender National Security Leaker Pvt. Chelsea Manning May Be Transferred To Civilian Prison To Be Treated For “Gender Dysphoria”

It's been awhile since we've heard anything about Private Chelsea Manning, also known as Bradley Manning, a dishonorably discharged soldier who was sentenced to 35 years for leaking classified documents to Wikileaks. The last we heard from Manning was in August, when she had publicly come out as transgender and informed the world she wanted to…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 14, 2014

Gone Girl Author Gillian Flynn Talks Character Hate-ability

"It's remarkable that in this day and age, an unlikeable woman is nasty and awful and an unlikeable man is an anti-hero." Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn spoke in my city last night, so of course I'm finding that out today. Hers has always been a brain that I've wanted to pick, thanks to her…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 25, 2014

Not This Crap Again: Girl Kicked Out Of Prom For Wearing Pants

A North Carolina high school senior was kicked out of her high school prom not because she was sneaking booze, not because she was humping on the dance floor, but because she was wearing pants. Shafer Rupard from  Cherryville, North Carolina, showed up to her prom rocking her adorable Justin Bieber-esque haircut and wearing red…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 24, 2014

Mommie Dearest: My Son’s Long Hair Gets Him Mistaken For A Girl

My seven-year-old son has hair that many people would kill …  or at least pay an arm and a leg at the salon for: honey blonde with natural ombre highlights, ringlets that cascade down, skimming right above his shoulders. [I have seen photos of Avital's son and his hair is indeed glorious. -- Amelia] To to…
By: Avital Norman Nathman / April 23, 2014

Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s Statement On Race, Gender, Genetics & Science Is Yet Another Reason We Love Him

I didn't think it was possible for me to love Neil deGrasse Tyson more than I already do, but then the "Cosmos"' host went dropped some real talk in a discussion about whether…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 22, 2014

Transgender Model Comes Out To Change Our Perception Of Gender

In her March TED Talk, model Geena Rocero made a stunning revelation: she was identified as a boy at birth, her sex assigned based on her genitalia. But Geena, who now lives and identifies as a woman, knew who she was from a young age, and knows that gender is a fluid thing. …
By: YourTango.com / April 5, 2014

Christian School Pressures 8-Year-Old Sunnie Kahle To Leave Because She Looks Too Much Like A Boy

It is with a heavy heart that I inform you that some people who run "Christian" schools are actually enormous dicks. Eight-year-old Sunnie Kahle is no longer a student at Timberlake Christian School in Lynchburg, Virginia, after administrators sent a letter home to her guardians complaining she doesn't dress or behave "feminine" enough, like wearing…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 26, 2014
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