Posts tagged "gender"

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…

Avory Faucette | May 16, 2014 - 2:00 pm

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 notes,…

Claire Hannum | May 15, 2014 - 1:00 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | May 14, 2014 - 4:00 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | April 25, 2014 - 5:30 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | April 24, 2014 - 6:00 pm

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,…

Avital Norman Nathman | April 23, 2014 - 1:00 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 22, 2014 - 10:30 am

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… | April 5, 2014 - 2:30 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | March 26, 2014 - 3:30 pm

The Soapbox: Refusing To Review Books Marketed To One Gender Is Counterproductive

The British newspaper The Independent announced yesterday that it would no longer be reviewing any book that was specifically marketed at one gender. While their announcement certainly did its job…

Lilit Marcus | March 17, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Gender-Swapping “The Wolf Of Wall Street”

Sure, Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street” is based on a true story, but imagine if this sleazy, misogynistic tale was actually about a bunch of women pulling the same stunts?

Amelia McDonell-Parry | March 2, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Artist Envisions Political Figures As Drag Queens (In GIFs)

You don’t need to sell me on the idea that drag is deeply inspiring (see: my obsession with “RuPaul’s Drag Race”). It’s not just about the WOW effect of all…

Ami Angelowicz | February 27, 2014 - 11:00 am

Beyond “Male” And “Female”: Facebook Now Allows More Inclusive Options For Gender Identity

The gender options on Facebook have worked well enough for those of us who identify as “male” or “female.” But what about folks who wish to publicly identify as something…

Jessica Wakeman | February 13, 2014 - 4:00 pm

This Awesome Recreation Of A 1981 LEGO Ad Says Everything You Need To Know About Sexist Toy Marketing

Maybe you saw this 1981 gender-neutral LEGO ad (left) the first time around. Or maybe you saw it more recently, going viral on the Internet to underscore how advertising for…

Claire Hannum | February 11, 2014 - 4:40 pm

Study: Yes, Height Makes A Difference In Dating

A study by Rice University and the University of North Texas has found that for lots of us, height does matter when it comes to choosing a partner.

Researchers set…

Claire Hannum | February 11, 2014 - 12:40 pm

Study: The Difference Between Male And Female Nightmares

Men and women needn’t be awake to experience the world differently, a study suggests: Even our bad dreams are quite different. A study of the dream journals of 572 people…

Newser | February 3, 2014 - 4:45 pm

4 Ways We’re Programmed To Think Women Aren’t Funny

It can be hard being a lady in comedy, and that’s not a recent phenomenon. Ovaries have long been known to sap our joke-making powers. In 1695, a famous playwright…

Cracked | January 28, 2014 - 1:50 pm

When It Comes To Gender Stereotyping, Pink Is Not The Problem

In his analysis of the problems (real and falsely perceived) with the “pink aisle,” MovieBob has some things to say about “The Hunger Games”—namely that it reinforces an outdated notion…

The Mary Sue | December 9, 2013 - 2:50 pm

Dude We Love: Joss Whedon Hates The Word “Feminist,” But Loves Feminists

I wouldn’t blame anyone for being sick of the discussion around the word “feminist.” The conversation is extremely fucking overwrought, when it shouldn’t be.  I agree with Joss Whedon, who…

Jessica Wakeman | November 8, 2013 - 1:20 pm

Mommie Dearest: Going To Hell In A Handbag

There are a lot of worries parents might have as their child heads off to school: academic struggles, not getting along with teachers or classmates, bad behavior. The potential consequences…

Avital Norman Nathman | November 8, 2013 - 12:00 pm
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