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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

Germany Creates 3rd Gender

Germany is the first European country to have the option of choosing neither, leaving the gender spot on their newborn’s birth certificate blank if the baby’s sex can’t be determined. Read more

Newser | November 2, 2013 - 3:30 pm
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