Posts tagged "gender"

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

Hitched: Beyoncé And The Luxury Of Playing “Mrs. Carter”

Like everyone else in the country with excellent taste and a belly full of adult beverages, I very much enjoyed Beyoncé’s half-time performance at the Super Bowl on Sunday. I…

Andrea Grimes | February 6, 2013 - 1:00 pm

6 Gender Stereotypes Around The World

It’s easy to think that some behaviors are just inherently male or female. Boys like to play with trucks. Girls like to play with dolls. Men propose marriage, women take their… | January 20, 2013 - 11:30 am

From Boy To Girl In Less Than Two Minutes

This amazing video shows what it really looks like to go through a gender identity change. YouTube user iiGethii writes, “This video is of me going through a three-year transition…

Julie Gerstein | January 11, 2013 - 4:30 pm

Joe Scarborough Called Out For Chauvinism, Proves Claim By Acting Like An Ass

Pay attention to this clip of Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski on Thursday’s “Morning Joe.” Perhaps you’ll notice that every time a woman talks during the show, Scarborough talks over…

Julie Gerstein | January 11, 2013 - 3:00 pm

I Always Wanted To Ask: The Frisky & Madame Noire Discuss Interracial Dating In A New Video Series

About a month ago, I received an interesting proposition from a fellow editor at a women’s website called Madame Noire. Would The Frisky staff like to participate in an exchange…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 8, 2013 - 11:00 am