For gender non-binary people, partners can have a big impact on our transitions, for better or for worse. Rejecting our transition is rejecting who we are on a deep and essential level, and supporting us can make all the difference. If you’re a cisgender person in a relationship with a non-binary person, here’s a list of ways to lovingly support your partner.
If you ask street harassers why they catcall women, chances are they’ll say they mean it as a compliment. “If women on the street said I look nice, it would make my day!” But the thing is, it’s not a compliment. It’s obnoxious at best and terrifying at worst. This cartoon demonstrates how absurd it is to expect people to be flattered by street harassment.
News flash: Women have body hair. Armpits, legs, genitals — even faces. And it’s become a widely accepted rule that they must remove this hair. Some women choose to do this freely, and some women choose to defy this standard. But the stigma runs even deeper than that. Here are four harmful side effects of body hair stigma that you may have overlooked.