gender

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

Mommy Loves Her “Princess Boy” Who Likes To Wear Girls’ Clothes

This is the sweetest story: this little boy likes to wear princess clothes and that’s just fine with his mom. Cheryl Kilodavis has written a children’s book called…

Jessica Wakeman | October 15, 2010 - 5:20 pm

Teresa Lewis To Be The First Woman Executed In 5 Years

Tomorrow the United States will execute Teresa Lewis, 41, the first woman to be put to death in the last five years, by lethal injection. In 2002, Lewis left the…

Jessica Wakeman | September 22, 2010 - 4:50 pm

Vanity Fair’s 2010 “New Establishment” Is A List Of (Mostly) Rich White Guys

I don’t know how much stock I take in Vanity Fair’s lists of the most powerful and influential people. There’s no denying someone like Oprah Winfrey, Mark Zuckerberg, or Rupert…

Jessica Wakeman | September 3, 2010 - 5:15 pm

Good Job, Levi’s: An Ad Campaign That Doesn’t Make Me Wanna Scream

I’m channeling my inner Stephen Colbert to offer a “tip of the hat” to Levi’s for advertisements that don’t make us wanna scream and pull our hair out. Walking to…

Jessica Wakeman | August 12, 2010 - 5:20 pm

Colorado Candidate Says Vote For Me “Because I Do Not Wear High Heels”

Politicians and stupid remarks go together like 90-degree days and Frappucinos. But you’d hope that in 2010, politicians would know better than to sling mud about each other’s gender. Recently,…

Jessica Wakeman | July 22, 2010 - 6:30 pm

Women Become Less Trusting When They Take Testosterone Pills

I happen to be very trusting of strangers—I trust that they are trying to screw with me, every chance that they get. But apparently, this is a very male trait—testosterone-packed…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 27, 2010 - 11:50 am

6 (More) Absurd Gender Stereotypes That We Offer Up For Science

Can we stop making jokes already about women being bad drivers and even worse drinkers? No, I guess we can’t. Apparently there’s a reason why the most generic gender stereotypes…

Ami Angelowicz | May 11, 2010 - 7:00 pm

What Would You Do If You Were The Opposite Sex For A Day?

This week, Chaz (nee Chastity) Bono was granted a petition for a legal gender and name change, making him officially a man. This awesome news for Chaz brought up an…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 7, 2010 - 4:00 pm

Hello, Little Girls Can Be Doctors Too!

The debate over gender issues in children’s toys has been long-running. You know the “rules”: Dolls are meant for girls and trucks are for boys. Well, now an organization called…

Bianca Posterli | March 26, 2010 - 6:10 pm

Today’s Lady News: The World’s First Gender-Less Person

A British expat has been acknowledged as the world’s first “gender-less” person — on paper, at least. Norrie May-Welby, 48, of Australia, was born a man but had a…

Jessica Wakeman | March 16, 2010 - 8:30 pm

30 Annoying Things Men Assume About Women

I’ll admit it’s hard to complain when a waiter automatically puts the check in front of your date or when “women and children” are evacuated first from a sinking ship.

Amelia McDonell-Parry | February 26, 2010 - 2:00 pm

Redefining Our Roles And Expections Of Marriage

Yesterday’s “Dear Wendy” column, in which a woman wrote in asking whether she should marry or dump her boyfriend whose earning potential she felt was much less than hers, sparked…

Wendy Atterberry | February 23, 2010 - 6:30 pm

Blogger “James Chartrand” Outs Herself As A Female

A blogger for Copyblogger, who wrote under the name “James Chartrand,” outed herself as a female, explaining that she chose a male name to earn more money and get more…

Jessica Wakeman | December 14, 2009 - 5:10 pm

Did You Have More Chores Than Your Brothers?

Cue a sarcastic “We’ve come along way, baby!” joke: A recent study by the children’s magazine Highlights found girls are assigned more chores at home than boys. The survey polled…

Jessica Wakeman | October 28, 2009 - 1:50 pm
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