Topic: Gender

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 »

Am I The Only One Who Is Kind Of Turned On By These Portraits Of Men In Their Girlfriends’ Clothes?

Am I The Only One Who Is Kind Of Turned On By These Portraits Of Men In Their Girlfriends' Clothes?

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 »

Why Can’t The New Pope Be A Woman?

Why Can't The New Pope Be A Woman?

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 »