Posts tagged "gender"

Why A Men’s Center At Canada’s Simon Fraser University Should Not Be Controversial

Last month, the student society at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada, approved $30,000 to establish a men’s center. The center’s main supporter, a student named Keneen Midgely, said…

Jessica Wakeman | June 11, 2012 - 1:40 pm

Nerd Girl Porn: Men With Lady Hair

Israel’s F.O.D. Magazine did a photo spread of men with womanly hairstyles for its June issue. “What A Piece of Work Is Man” is meant to be a reflection on…

Ami Angelowicz | June 2, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Today’s Lady News: Little Girls & Their Pink Things Make For A Fascinating Photo Project

As if you needed further proof that toy companies are ruthless when it comes to marketing “girls” and “boys” toys in the basest way possible: “The Pink & blue…

Jessica Wakeman | March 16, 2012 - 5:30 pm

British PSA About Male Rape Proves It’s Hard To Please Everybody

The issues of male rape and sexual abuse get plenty of sensationalistic air time on “Law & Order: SVU,” but not so much substantive awareness in our day-to-day lives. While…

Jessica Wakeman | February 10, 2012 - 9:20 am

Bill Introduced To Ban Abortions Based On Sex & Race

Abortion rights are being screwed with yet again! The Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act seeks to criminalize abortions based on the race or the sex of…

Jessica Wakeman | December 10, 2011 - 2:00 pm

Oops! Men Only Think About Sex 19 Times A Day, Not 8,000

Just kidding! There was a slight miscalculation. Men don’t actually think about sex every seven seconds. I always thought that 8,000 sexual thoughts a day seemed like an oppressive estimate.

Ami Angelowicz | November 29, 2011 - 2:20 pm

Why Are The Best Shows On TV About Dudes?

There’s an interesting essay Chuck Klosterman wrote (it’s really very good, read the whole thing here) where he postulates:
There doesn’t seem to be much debate over what have

Jennifer Wright | October 12, 2011 - 1:00 pm

Andrej Pejic Says His Looks Are “Personal”

“The way I need to look, it’s a very personal thing. When I started experimenting, it was to make myself feel happy, to look in the mirror and be satisfied.

Julie Gerstein | August 16, 2011 - 11:20 am

Morning Quickies: Tim Gunn Thinks Hillary Clinton Is “Confused About Her Gender”


Tim Gunn thinks Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is “confused about her gender.” The claws came out when Gunn went on “Lopez Tonight” and dissed Clinton’s “big,…

Jessica Wakeman | July 28, 2011 - 11:40 am

Not Acting Like “A Lady” Will Get You Dissed In Congress

Today from the “Seriously, Is Everyone In Congress Trapped In The 1950s?” file: a Congressman and a Congresswoman from Florida are unhappy with each other and he decided the best…

Jessica Wakeman | July 21, 2011 - 5:20 pm

J. Crew Ad Called “Blatant Propaganda Celebrating Transgender Children”

I didn’t think I could love Jenna Lyons, Creative Director for J. Crew, any more, but my respect for her has grown tenfold beyond just loving her work with the…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 12, 2011 - 4:40 pm

12 Reasons Why Women Don’t Listen To Men

Psychologist Robert Leahy made a list of reasons why men don’t listen to women. Sure maybe he’s not listening to us because he want us to be rational rather than…

Ami Angelowicz | January 28, 2011 - 3:00 pm

Poll: How Do You Respond To Cat-Calling?

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Ami Angelowicz | January 27, 2011 - 4:40 pm

Should We Forget About Equality In The Workplace And Just Marry Rich?

A new report published in Europe found that 40 years of reform to promote gender equality in the workplace may have been all for naught. As much as it’s become…

Ami Angelowicz | January 5, 2011 - 6:45 pm

What Is The Evangelical “Stay-At-Home Daughters Movement”?

Weeks ago, we met the evangelical housewives who submit to their husbands. Now let’s meet the evangelical “stay-at-home daughters” — young women who forgo higher education and a career to…

Jessica Wakeman | November 30, 2010 - 7:30 pm

NY Times Mag Profiles Evangelical Housewives Who Submit To Their Husbands

I am absolutely fascinated by people’s reasons for holding onto stiffly defined gender roles. For that reason, this weekend’s New York Times Magazine article, “Housewives of God,” was an absolute…

Jessica Wakeman | November 15, 2010 - 7:45 pm

Ladies, You Don’t Want A Recommendation Letter To Call You “Kind”

Bad news, ladies: being described as “caring,” “sensitive,” “kind” or “nurturing” in a recommendation letter can work against you. According to research published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, of…

Jessica Wakeman | November 11, 2010 - 6:00 pm

Do You Know A D-Lister Who Needs Reality TV Rehab?

Do you know some reality stars from TV who look like they could use a real-life kick in the pants? A “desperate bachelorette” maybe? A “d-bag”? An “angry…

Jessica Wakeman | November 5, 2010 - 1:40 pm

The Difference Between What Men And Women Need (According To Google)

How on earth did we even try to understand the differences between the genders before Google Instant? Everything we could ever want to know about men vs. women can be…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 26, 2010 - 5:20 pm

Trans Athlete Fights For The Right To Compete

The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) is in a bit of a bind right now—thanks to a set of policies which some believe discriminate against transgender athletes. Golfer Lana Lawless…

Julie Gerstein | October 15, 2010 - 5:45 pm
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