Topic: Gender

15 Things You Have To Do Before Calling Yourself A Feminist

15 Things You Have To Do Before Calling Yourself A Feminist

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I know a lot of you are hesitant to call yourselves feminists for many different reasons. Many of you don’t want to be associated with extreme feminism or you’d really rather call yourself a humanist. There are so many misconceptions about feminism, and I get where you’re coming from. More »

Bullish: Should You Act More Confident By Making Yourself Larger (Like a Blowfish)?

Bullish:  Should You Act More Confident By Making Yourself Larger (Like a Blowfish)?

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 »

Mom Spends A Truckload On Pink Baby Crap Only To Unexpectedly Give Birth To Baby Boy

Mom Spends A Truckload On Pink Baby Crap Only To Unexpectedly Give Birth To Baby Boy

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 »

‘Men-Ups’ Photo Project Presents Men In Traditional Pin-Up Girl Poses

'Men-Ups' Photo Project Presents Men In Traditional Pin-Up Girl Poses

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 »