Posts tagged "gender"

The Soapbox: On Proving Masculinity

Hello from out here in Man Card America, where proving your masculinity to the dude-friends who are vigilantly looking to revoke your “Man Card” if you get caught engaging in…

Dan Solomon | December 21, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Anna Wintour’s Boyfriend Of 13 Years Defends Her Rumored Ambassadorship

“It’s a little bit of male chauvinism … It’s not just Anna — I see powerful women who really get slammed for being too forthright or running their business in…

Rachel Krause | December 19, 2012 - 3:40 pm

Teen Wins Fight for Less “Girly” Easy-Bake Oven

A 13-year-old girl who complained to Hasbro that its purple and pink Easy-Bake Ovens needed to be a little more unisex for her 4-year-old brother has won: Thanks to her…

Newser | December 18, 2012 - 11:20 am

Barbie Now Has Her Own Construction Site

When I was a little girl, playing LEGOs with my little brother was far from appealing. Not only did I have no interest in hanging out with him anyway, but…

Daley Quinn | December 6, 2012 - 12:40 pm

Teen Activist Asks Hasbro To Market Easy-Bake Oven To Both Genders

When 13-year-old Mckenna Pope asked her 4-year-old brother Gavin what he wanted for Christmas, he answered “a dinosaur and an Easy-Bake Oven.” Best Christmas list ever, right? But Mckenna soon…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | December 4, 2012 - 8:30 am

Mommie Dearest: Why Toy Catalogs Make Me Roll My Eyes

Mommie Dearest is The Frisky’s new biweekly column about being a mama.

I have a love/hate relationship with catalogs. There are some that I love to flip through…

Avital Norman Nathman | November 29, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Meet Casey Legler, The Female Artist Working As A Male Model

Andrej Pejic, the androgynous, biologically male beauty who rose to notoriety as a working female model, ushered in the changing tides of a new non-gender conformative face to fashion. Cast…

Rachel Krause | November 25, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Mom Blogs About Taking Her Son For Pedicures

I’m loving this post on Raising My Rainbow, a parenting blog hosted on Queerty written by the mother of “a slightly effeminiate, possibly gay, totally fabulous son.” In this…

Jessica Wakeman | November 21, 2012 - 5:30 pm

Little Boy Learns He Can’t Be A Princess For Halloween

I have a love-hate relationship with “What Would You Do?”, the so-called ‘reality’ show that hires actors to enact controversial situations in public to gauge the response of random people.

Jessica Wakeman | October 24, 2012 - 9:20 am

The Soapbox: Why Choosing Your Baby’s Sex Is Gambling On Gender Stereotypes

There are many in Western society that seem to band together anytime the subject of sex-selective abortion in foreign countries comes up. It’s a tricky topic, especially for those of…

Avital Norman Nathman | September 21, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Wikipedia, Your Gender Bias Is Showing

Women of the Internet, start your editing engines. If it’s one thing we’ve learned recently from go-to Web info source Wikipedia, it’s that what the user-edited encyclopedia could use more…

The Mary Sue | September 18, 2012 - 4:10 pm

D.C. Debuts Rad Transgender Respect Campaign

It’s a sad statement on society when we have to issue advertising campaigns to remind people to treat their fellow human beings “with courtesy and respect.” But whatever, I’m not…

Jessica Wakeman | September 15, 2012 - 4:00 pm

How Do We Feel About Pink’s New Song “Slut Like Me”?

A Frisky reader sent me the lyric video for Pink’s new song “Slut Like Me” and asked what I think. To be honest, musically, I think it sucks. But I…

Jessica Wakeman | September 15, 2012 - 3:00 pm

The Soapbox: Of Little Girls And LEGOs

You can’t walk through my home barefoot without stepping on a colorful, sharp piece of plastic at least once. Yes, we are one of the families that helps ensure that…

Avital Norman Nathman | September 7, 2012 - 1:00 pm

“Agender”: Neither Man Nor Woman, But Definitely Fabulous

Androgyny is in. From supermodel Andrej Pejic to gender-neutral parenting articles, the media can’t get enough of us non-binary (“boy” or “girl”) folks lately.

But is not identifying…

Avory Faucette | August 23, 2012 - 1:00 pm

The Soapbox: Where Helen Gurley Brown Got Feminism Wrong

When Helen Gurley Brown passed away earlier this week at the age of 90, female journalists and writers came out en masse to laud Brown for her contributions to the…

Julie Gerstein | August 15, 2012 - 1:00 pm

These Half-Drag Portraits Will Make You Reconsider Everything You Know About Beauty

If you find T Magazine’s Model-Morphosis as utterly transfixing as I do, then prepare to be stunned: photographer Leland Bobbé’s incredible new portraits will blow your mind. The ongoing series…

Rachel Krause | August 3, 2012 - 8:00 am

Rad Reads Week: Book Recommendations For (Almost) Your Every Obsession

I’m a person who gets on kicks. I see an autobiographical movie and I spend the next five hours researching every iota of information about the person on the internet.

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 17, 2012 - 3:00 pm

12 Famous Women Who’ve Used Their Sexuality (To Get Ahead)

The combination of tits and drive can, apparently, cause the internet to crash. In the past six months I’ve watched as publications and writers I admire scrutinize Lana Del Rey

Rachel White | June 29, 2012 - 11:00 am

Geena Davis Believes We’re Not Done Creating Gender Equality

“I just gave a commencement address at a local girls’ high school and one point I made was to realize that that the job of creating gender equality was not…

Julie Gerstein | June 23, 2012 - 3:00 pm
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