When famous women get assaulted by male fans, it’s creepy and disturbing. When famous men get assaulted by female fans, it’s apparently… adorable. More
Have you been running out of new ways to hate your body? Fear not! More
There’s still work to do, but Facebook users can finally specify what gender and pronoun they use, rather than having to select between just “male” and “female.” More
Do you identify as a woman? How do you know you are one? More
I am really tired of business advice that, if followed precisely, allows women to attempt to compete to be second place at best. Let’s make our voices deeper! Let’s take up more space when we sit! Let’s clench our fists when we walk into a room, as though we’re ready for a fistfight! I have actual boxing experience (see Bullish Life: What I Learned From Being Captain of My College Debate and Boxing Teams at the Same Time), and I am not going to win any kind of fistfight, ever. This is a losing game. More
It’s no secret that transgender people are often censored and excluded from mainstream media. Trans* men and women are deeply underrepresented, and when they are placed in ads or television or film, they’re either highly sexualized, sensationalized or the butt of a joke. This is not okay and it needs to change. But is this the way to do it? More
“Guys With Fancy Lady Hair” is my joy of the day. More
I’m not one for silly pink and blue codes when it comes to babies. Whether you want your son to live in a Pepto Bismol sphere or your daughter to play with Thomas trucks may be enough to bait The Gender Police, but whatever floats your kid’s bathtub boats. Not so much the case for 25-year-old Sarah Sharples who was told that she was expecting a girl and promptly shelled out for just about every pink baby item imaginable — and then gave birth to a boy. Save those receipts, ladies. You never know when a wonky sonogram or an elusive fetus will have you regretting your highly gendered purchases. More
What would your favorite pin-up girls look like if they were hot dudes instead of sexy ladies? A: Adorable but ridiculous, if these photos are to be believed. In an effort to examine and de-normalize (I can make up words) the way women are depicted in society, photographer Rion Sabean created the “Men-Ups” project, wherein men are shown in traditional pin-up (girl) poses. More
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Regardless of whether they use male or female aliases. More
Do you like those headbands people put on baby girls whose hair hasn’t grown in yet, but wish they were creepier and more ridiculous? Have I got the product for you! More
Another day, another rad art project about gender. In an effort to explore the changing dynamics of heterosexual relationships, Spanish photographer Jon Uriarte has taken some striking portraits of men in their girlfriends’ clothes. But unlike the makeup project I discussed recently, this project is more about “masculinity” (and what that even means anymore) than the daily performance expectations placed upon feminized bodies. Writes Uriarte: More
I know there was a lot of backlash over the recent sexualization of Merida, the princess in Disney’s Brave. Parents signed petitions, wrote blog posts, and even got the creator to say how disappointed she was with the changes. But there’s one thing I need to know: where were these people to help Rainbow Bright and Strawberry Shortcake? More
White smoke has finally blown above the Sistine Chapel as bells rang at approximately 7 p.m. local time in Vatican City, signaling the choice for a new pope has been made. Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina will now be known as Pope Francis I. He is the first Jesuit and first Latin American to be appointed as pope, both of which are steps away from tradition for the Roman Catholic Church.
But what of other traditions? The prohibition of women being ordained as priests — and thereby disallowing the possibility of a female pope — is one many have been asking about during this papal election. So, why can’t there be a female pope? More