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Why It Is Called "Being A Man"

I wrote another article but I will explain this more. I think I know why guys are very confused in my generation. I experienced the same confusion as …

The pressure’s still on for pretty in pink | Letters

As I had only girls I made sure they all got cars, trains and construction toys (Letters, 10 December). Only one was ever interested. The next generation was all-girls too until a lone boy was born. He was so different from all the girls, fascinated by how things worked, magnets and Lego from …

The Representation Project: Rewrite the Story

Single Review: Maddie & Tae, “Girl in a Country Song”

Rape Culture Is Everywhere Our Children Can See — Watch Your Favorite Movies Prove It

Rape culture is everywhere, but most of the time we don't even notice it. As Senior Editor Liz Plank wrote here back in January, rape culture and …

New transgender survey shows widespread discrimination against trans Americans

Due to widespread discrimination, transgender Americans face many barriers to health, economic security, education and more, according to the results …

Oxford University Students Union Says It's Not Telling People To Use 'Ze' Rather Than 'He' Or 'She'

Not assuming a person's gender is not 'radical or controversial'.<p>Oxford University Students Union has denied students are being told to use …

Oxford University

This Comic Perfectly Captures How Feminism Helps Everyone

A comic artist known as Rasenth wants to set the record straight on sexism.<p>Rasenth, a 25-year-old based in Japan, has created a comic showing how sexism is hurtful to everyone -- and reminding us that we can only overcome it by working together.<p>Rasenth created the comic this summer, after student …

Should We All Be Raising Gender-Neutral Kids?

After the birth of my daughter, FaceTime conversations with my mother or my mother-in-law usually consist of a lot of cooing. “How’s my little princess doing today?” one of them will ask my five-month-old. “She looks like such a beautiful doll today,” the other will say. After ending a recent call, …

What If We Are Not All Created Equal?

Right from the get-go we are taught that we are all created equal. This message is pounded into us. We learn early in school that the Declaration of Independence from 1776 states that "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal."<p>This equality is a founding principle of …

Self-improvement

Gender-Neutral Parenting: Letting Kids Choose

Last month, Target announced a change in its stores: Kids' toy and bedding sections would soon become gender-neutral. For instance, the retailer is …

Gender Inequalities in Dual-Earner, College Educated Couples and the Transition to Parenthood - Council on Contemporary Families

In a dramatic shift in attitudes from just 40 years ago, most modern couples want to share the duties and rewards of work and family equally. …

Child Care

“A Princess is Kind of a Bad Ass”: When Feminist Moms Pick Up the Pen

Sometimes there’s nothing to do but take matters into our own hands. Danielle Lindemann, a mother and sociologist, decided to do just that. After …

Sociology

I Was One Of Those Women Who Couldn't Afford Birth Control — & I Got Pregnant

<i>Renee Bracey Sherman is a reproductive justice activist, abortion storyteller, and board member at NARAL Pro-Choice America. Ahead, she shares an</i> …

No, Netflix's ‘The Crown’ isn’t about feminism. It doesn’t have to be.

<i>Spoilers ahead!</i><p><i>The Crown</i> is not about an early feminist icon. Despite what you may have read about the Netflix original, Queen Elizabeth II's …

Women Carry The Burden Of Poverty - We Should End That Injustice

We hear a lot about the injustices woman face in modern Britain, not least in the form of the gender pay gap. An IFS report earlier this year …

Forced sterilisations rob African women of more than just motherhood

06 Dec 2016 00:00<p>The ability to bear children continues to decide many women's social standing and inheritance.<p>COMMENT<p>Children are the hallmark of …

Feminism

by Carine Belmont<p>In the United States, in France or in the United Kingdom, our western society seems to want to make a sudden leap backwards. …

Nail polish names, misogyny, and sexism on Slate’s DoubleX Gabfest.

In the <b>Slate Plus</b> bonus segment of Thursday’s edition of the <b>DoubleX</b> Gabfest, hosts Noreen Malone, Hanna Rosin, and June Thomas chat about whether nail …

Madonna just got real about ageism, sexism, and her family and we applaud her honesty

When it was announced that Madonna had won <i>Billboard’s</i> coveted Woman of the Year, we just knew that the star would give a personal, controversial, and …

These Photos Bring the Women’s Movement to Life

Shirley Chisholm flexes unprecedented political potential as she smiles from the podium in one image. Another captures a woman mid-shimmy up a …

Harvard

My Boyfriend Came Out to Me as a Trans Woman — and the World Didn't End

<i>Taylor O’Connell is a graduate student and aspiring author who lives in California.</i> <i>OZY has changed her name and that of her partner for safety</i> …

Cities Aren’t Designed For Women. Here’s Why They Should Be.

d3sign via Getty Images<p>At first glance, a gathering of 60 or so women in Detroit earlier this month looked like a typical networking event -- a few …

Record Number of Businesses Embracing LGBT-Inclusive Policies

The nation’s major companies and law firms are advancing in record numbers vital policies and practices to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, …

LGBTQI

A #DayInLGBT America 2017: Are You Ready?

For the last five years, tons of you from every corner of America posted photos and shared your lives as part of this annual special report. The …

The 10 Industries With The Biggest Gender Pay Gaps

It’s no secret that women earn less money than men on average. But we don’t often hear about how the gender pay gap varies across different jobs and geographies. Today salary information site PayScale released new data with breakouts by industry, U.S. state and individual education level. It …

Here's What It's REALLY Like Having A Transgender Parent

An 8th grader shares her personal experiences.<p><i>A while back I ran across an article by a woman who had a transgender parent and still hasn’t forgiven them for transitioning, decades after their death. She keeps trying to tell the world how having a parent that is transgender is just terrible, and</i> …

LGBTQI

Time to End Discrimination Against Gays?

Actually, you don't have to try to remember that last. It's still the case in 28 states, including Mike Pence's Indiana, that holding hands with your …