gender

"I save dresses for the kinds of “special occasions” where it’s easier to wear a dress than to argue with people about why I didn’t wear a dress."

We Need To Talk About The Pressure To Be Femme When You're Fat

Femme, as it’s expected, isn’t easy for me. It seems to demand from me labor I’m increasingly less willing or less able to undertake as a mentally Read...
Bex vanKoot    |   09.18.17   |   SHARE
Bodies
Growing Up for Boys by Alex Firth, from Usborne

Usborne And The Most Ridiculously Sexist Book Ever

Usborne, publisher of books for CHILDREN, wants boys to know just what boobs are for. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   08.31.17   |   SHARE
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image credit: Mikli Feria Jorge (via Twitter)

Mom Gives Her Son RuPaul Drag-Style Makeup; People Act Like A**holes

Why does his makeup look better than mine EVER HAS IN MY LIFE? Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   07.6.17   |   SHARE
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It was hard to gender God female because it felt like lying.

Calling God A Girl

If god was outside of time itself, how could she be restrained by modern American gender norms? Read...
Kelsey L. Munger    |   06.13.17   |   SHARE
Voices
Gender is a completely made up concept that exists to sell us more stuff more easily.

Gender Is Really Just A Construct To Sell Us Crap We Don't Need

At this point gender basically exists to sell us stuff. Read...
Natalie Slaughter of SHESAID    |   06.9.17   |   SHARE
Culture

PCOS And The Pressure To Perform Womanhood — Even If You Aren't A Woman

I stand in the bathroom for six hours. My parents and brother are gone, and I stand there, staring in the mirror, staring at the butter knife on the Read...
Naseem Jamnia    |   03.20.17   |   SHARE
When we conclude that “toxic masculinity” and “masculinity” are synonyms, we remove the ability for men to have a clear identity.

Creating A Non-Toxic Masculinity

We continue to see the damaging effects of toxic masculinity. What does non-toxic masculinity look like? Read...
Paul Hartzer of The Good Men Project    |   03.8.17   |   SHARE
Voices
So what does it mean to parent beyond gender?

Parenting Without Gender

Building a society without stereotypical gender confines must start from the ground up. Read...
Lauren Suchenski of The Good Men Project    |   01.27.17   |   SHARE
Families