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A Transgender Teen Couple Make The Transition Together

Growing up, transgender teenager Katie Hill knew she should have been born a girl, not a boy. At 18, she transitioned from her male body to a female form. Her…

Julie Gerstein | July 24, 2013 - 11:40 am

Gawker Thinks It’s Cool To Smirk At Gender Queer People

Guys, I love sarcasm. It’s a heady, delicious treat I eat up on the hour. But even I have my sarcasm limits. Case in point: Gawker writer Hamiliton Nolan’s response

Julie Gerstein | July 8, 2013 - 6:00 pm

Check Out These Portraits Of Men Posing In Their Girlfriends’ Clothing

Boyfriends! When there isn’t a cat or a guinea pig around, they’re always great to dress up in a silly outfit. Or, your own clothes. Photographer Jon Uriarte is has done…

Jessica Wakeman | July 5, 2013 - 9:00 am

Waitress Fired For Dressing In Drag Or For Breaking The Dress Code?

A woman in Kalamazoo, Michigan claims that she has been fired for showing up to work at the restaurant, Harvey’s on the Mall, in dressed as a man. The restaurant,…

Mary Odell | June 20, 2013 - 11:20 am

At 66 Years Old, Man Discovers He’s Actually A Woman

When a 66-year-old Chinese man went to the hospital complaining of a swollen abdomen, he got a diagnosis he wasn’t expecting. The abdominal pain was a cyst on one of…

Ami Angelowicz | June 5, 2013 - 12:20 pm

Children’s Network Debuting “SheZow,” A Show About A Gender-Bending Crime Fighter

The Hub, a children’s network, is soon debuting an Australian cartoon called “SheZow” about a 12-year-old boy who morphs into … a girl! Gus turns into SheZow, a superhero…

Jessica Wakeman | May 29, 2013 - 6:30 pm

Hitched: Stop With The Female Breadwinning Trend Stories Already

Here’s this article entitled, “The Flip Side Of Being A Female Breadwinner,” another one of those what-does-it-all-mean pieces (yes, there’s an evolutionary psychologist quoted, if you’re playing Navel-Gazey Trend Story…

Andrea Grimes | May 29, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Can You Really Reverse Gender Stereotypes In Media?

A women’s studies class at the University of Saskatchewan made this provocative video which questions commonly perpetuated stereotypes about gender in media. Pointing out that women are often in a…

Julie Gerstein | May 10, 2013 - 3:40 pm

Check Out These Gender-Swapped Book Covers

A few days ago, author Maureen Johnson tweeted, “I do wish I had a dime for every email I get that says, ‘Please put a non-girly cover on your book so…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | May 10, 2013 - 10:40 am

Swedish High School Debuts Gender Neutral Locker Room

Students at a Swedish high school have requested and received a gender neutral changing room as part of the school’s locker room for any student that wants to use it.

Jessica Wakeman | April 30, 2013 - 9:20 am

MTV Announces Masculinity-Policing New Series Called “Guy Court”

Just in case you weren’t clear why we still need feminism to break down the sexism of culturally-prescribed gender roles: MTV announced yesterday it greenlit a new reality TV show…

Jessica Wakeman | April 26, 2013 - 4:20 pm

Model Casey Legler Wears Tutus, Models Men’s Clothes

We introduced you to model Casey Legler before — she’s the gorgeous former Olympic swimmer who’s signed as a male model with Ford Models, and has been forging a successful…

Julie Gerstein | April 21, 2013 - 3:00 pm

The Soapbox: Ashley Judd And What It Means When We Talk About Gender & Mental Health

This piece was cross-posted with permission from the Ms. Magazine Blog

On Tuesday, Mother Jones released an audio recording of Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaking with members of his reelection staff.

Stassa Edwards | April 13, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Laura Jane Grace On The Power Of The Right Skirt

“Deciding to wear a skirt onstage in September was a personal landmark. It was the first time I had ever worn a skirt in public—and I would be doing so…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | April 10, 2013 - 11:20 am

WSJ’s “Office Mom” Piece Has Some Problems

The New York Times is getting a run for its money in the dubiously-credible lifestyle articles department. Today’s contender: the Wall Street Journal’s “Who’s Your Office Mom?” which continues on another…

Jessica Wakeman | March 27, 2013 - 2:40 pm

Trans Role Model & Activist Kate Bornstein Needs Our Help To Fight Cancer

If you haven’t had a chance to read Kate Bornstein’s memoir, A Queer and Pleasant Danger, go out right now and buy it. The woman has lived an incredible life…

Julie Gerstein | March 26, 2013 - 3:20 pm

Awesome Mom Fights Ignorance With Sarcasm

The blogger behind the parenting site Ben and Birdy recently had a run-in with a man who mistook her son for a girl. The incident happened in a public restroom,…

Julie Gerstein | March 20, 2013 - 11:20 am

Some Transgender Kids Have It More Figured Out Than The Rest Of Us

This week’s issue of The New Yorker includes a feature by Margaret Talbot, on the rise of young kids and teenagers identifying as transgender. While the concept of transgender isn’t…

Julie Gerstein | March 15, 2013 - 11:00 am

“Girls Don’t Play Football” & Other BS Gender Stereotypes

Something nice for a change: here’s a clever new video from the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault about “breaking the box” of society-prescribed gender stereotypes. Boys can cry. Girls can…

Jessica Wakeman | March 8, 2013 - 3:00 pm

True Story: A Subway Car Full Of People Watched A Woman Assault A Man And Did Nothing

When you live in New York City, it’s impossible not to find yourself inadvertently in the middle of someone else’s crazy. Sometimes it’s a domestic dispute and sometimes it’s a…

Ami Angelowicz | February 11, 2013 - 12:00 pm