A lot of folks don’t think twice about this info, but it’s important for us to know. How do social ideas about sex and gender affect you?
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In math, equality signifies that two entities have the same value — it does not communicate that an entity is greater, lesser, weaker, stronger.
Do you know who’s most likely to be diagnosed with depression, depending on gender? Celia Edell explores mental health diagnosis across genders.
What is gender? Society tries to reduce it to narrow norms, but the truth about gender identity, expression, roles is pretty complex. Here are the details – and why they matter for you.
You might have come across the term “gender binary” in discussions on trans issues. But do you know what it means to call everyone either a “man” or a “woman” – and how it affects you?
As feminists, we’re trying to eradicate harmful gender norms. Have you ever wondered if that means accepting trans people perpetuates gender stereotypes? Kat Blaque gets this question a lot, and here’s her smart answer.
This author wasn’t always sure how to support her transgender daughter. But through writing about giving her daughter agency and helping her navigate gender roles, this mom can help other parents who are also struggling.
Ever come across the anti-feminist objection that “science” and “biology” determine gender roles? Here are the fascinating facts that throw that idea out the window.
Toys, clothes, games – you could probably name dozens of ways society creates rigid gender boxes around us from a young age. But do you know how much those boxes can oppress gender-variant children? Here’s one teacher’s story about the impact and importance of breaking down gender norms. Learn how she taught all her students that it’s okay to be different.
On average, women in the US are still paid considerably less than men. This we know. But the reasons for the wage gap are, apparently, still up for debate. Plenty of people will try to argue that the reason is not actually sexism — that the real reason is that they don’t ask for raises. This comic by Lefty Cartoons puts this distraction to rest.
Flavia Dzodan responded to white feminism with: “My feminism will be intersectional, or it will be bullshit.” We need to be inclusive of all struggles, including racism — even when it makes white feminists uncomfortable to have their white privilege pointed out. Check out this spoken word poem on why feminism must be intersectional around race.
Misinformation is the enemy of progressive change and social improvement. And unfortunately, there is a LOT of misinformation about gender confirmation surgery. “They need therapy, not surgery!” “I don’t want to pay for that.” “It’s not like it’s life or death.” These ideas aren’t helping anyone. In fact, they’re harmful to many. So let’s clear up a few misconceptions.
The “War on Women” is a war on me, but I’m not a woman. I’m trans, and I am personally affected by anti-choice legislation. Changing the cis-nomative atmosphere is difficult, but there are some steps that individuals and organizations can take to improve this lack of intersectionality. Women, after all, aren’t the only people who need access to abortions.
There are gender-neutral words that can better describe the nature of one’s relationship than “boyfriend” or “girlfriend.” So here are some other ideas to choose from.
Society says a lot of things about gender and parenting and these stereotypes just make it more difficult for both men and women to be good parents. So let’s unpack some of these myths.
Trying to parent outside the mainstream boy/girl binary can seem daunting to say the least. Some parents are turning to Gender Neutral Parenting, which focuses on not forcing any preconceived gender norms onto their child so they can find their own comfort spot on the continuum we call gender. But there’s a lot of myths and misconceptions out there, which we’ll break down here for you.
Are you startled by the idea of this, or not even batting an eye? Either way, you should know about healthy ways to respond.
Were the election results really about “identity politics” vs class issues? Here’s how this debate centers poor white men and erases the rest of us.
“So many labels! Why do you want to put yourself in a box?” If you’ve wondered this about “identity politics,” this metaphor will help you get it.
Two Spirit is an identity that resonates with a lot of Native LGBTQIA+ folks – but it doesn’t work for everyone. If you’re thinking about identifying as Two Spirit, this can help point you in the direction that’s right for you.