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How Changing Gender Roles Are Affecting Marriages

The title of this blog might indicate that it's a piece about husbands and wives in competition with one another in some way. Some kind of tension between men and women ... some kind of battle of the sexes. However, that's not what I am writing about today. I am writing about the changes going on …

Pew Research Center

The Perfect Wife

How Edith Windsor fell in love, got married, and won a landmark case for gay marriage.<p>“Fuck the Supreme Court!” Edith Windsor said, one hideously hot morning in June, when she’d had just about enough. Then she sighed and mumbled, “Oh, I don’t mean that.” What she really meant was that she was hot, …

Feminism, Now with Men

What do the prime minister of India, retired National Football League punter Chris Kluwe, and superstar comedian Aziz Ansari have in common? It’s not …

Should Doctors Operate On Intersex Babies?

M.C. was born with ambiguous genitalia, a rare condition that doctors addressed with surgery. Now, in a landmark lawsuit, M.C.'s parents are challenging the medical mainstream: Why does a surgeon decide what sex a child should be?<p><b>Pam Crawford first</b> saw M.C. nine years ago, on an adoption website …

LGBTQI

Appropriate for a Seven-Year-Old Child

<i>Marlo Mack’s podcast How To Be a Girl is a sensitive and honest exploration of the joys, fears, and struggles of raising of a transgender child.</i> …

Laverne Cox

How Doctors Take Women's Pain Less Seriously

When my wife was struck by mysterious, debilitating symptoms, our trip to the ER revealed the sexism inherent in emergency treatment.<p>Early on a Wednesday morning, I heard an anguished cry—then silence.<p>I rushed into the bedroom and watched my wife, Rachel, stumble from the bathroom, doubled over, …

Rachel'S

What's Killing Poor White Women?

For most Americans, life expectancy continues to rise—but not for uneducated white women. They have lost five years, and no one knows why.<p>On the …

The demise of guys?

Psychologist Philip Zimbardo asks, "Why are boys struggling?" He shares some stats (lower graduation rates, greater worries about intimacy and …

Why medicine often has dangerous side effects for women

You might not know this: Many of the medicines we take -- common drugs like Ambien and everyday aspirin -- were only ever tested on men. And the …

Why is it legitimate to change genders, but not ethnicity? – Katharine Quarmby

Alice, the heroine of Lewis Carroll’s <i>Through the Looking‑Glass</i> (1871), has many extraordinary encounters, but the one that’s always stuck with me is …

Torres Strait Islander

Why one activist thinks we need a men's movement

<b>(CNN) —</b> About a year ago, I began a quiet one-year residency at a prestigious American university, invited because there were endless allegations by female students about rape and other forms of sexual assault by fraternity members and male athletes on campus. School administrators were red-faced …

Feminism

If Our Sons Were Treated Like Our Daughters

Come with me. Let's open the door to a parallel universe. You unlock this door with a key of imagination, just like on <i>The Twilight Zone</i>. Here in this parallel world, the rules are different because gender roles are flipped. Loving parents and teachers accept this strange culture as if it's not so …

Parenting

All The Items Of Clothing Women Have Been Told Not To Wear In 2015

Here we go again.<p>They are constantly being reminded that what they wear and how they choose to look is too "distracting", "revealing", or "inappropriate" for school, work, and other public environments.<p>Here is a handful of examples of what women have had to deal with in 2015.<p>* Carey Burgess, a …

Clothing

Why Boys Need to Have Conversations About Emotional Intimacy in Classrooms

Amy Schalet, <i>University of Massachusetts Amherst</i><p>American classrooms do not talk frankly about teenage love or emotional intimacy. Brett Sayer, CC BY-NC<p>Last month, Tom Porton, an award-winning, veteran Bronx high school teacher, handed in his resignation after colliding with the school's principal. …

Relationships

Superman, Batman, and the Evolution of the ‘Perfect’ Hero Body

Over the last 60 years, on-screen superheroes have reflected America’s changing ideals for men’s physiques.<p>Every spring and summer, one thing moviegoers can reliably count on is a bumper crop of comic-book movies. At this point in time, studios have run through the A-list (Superman, Batman, …

Comics

Why is scientific sexism so intractably resistant to reform? – Margaret Wertheim

In the final months of my physics degree, one of my professors asked me into his office – an exciting prospect, given that I assumed we’d be …

Women in Science

Wayward Sons: The Emerging Gender Gap in Labor Markets and Education

<i>How do we ensure American middle class prosperity in an era of ever-intensifying globalization and technological upheaval? That is the question we</i> …

Demographics

Gender is not a spectrum

The idea that ‘gender is a spectrum’ is supposed to set us free. But it is both illogical and politically troubling<i>By Rebecca Reilly-Cooper</i>Read at …

Feminism

‘Equally Victimized by this System as By the Guy Who Raped Me’

At <i>Cosmopolitan</i>, Jillian Keenan reports on Dinisha Ball’s nightmare experience of being denied rape kits in more than one ER, for both legally invalid …

Emergency Medicine

Boy? Girl? Both? Neither? A New Generation Overthrows Gender

Phyllida Burlingame of the ACLU of Northern California calls the law the nation’s first of its kind. She says districts are currently working to come …

LGBTQI

We need to reject the false narratives around anorexia.

My parents have a small framed photograph of E and me in their upstairs hall. We must be 6 or 7. We are smiling in someone’s backyard, our heads damp …

Mind

The Epidemic of Gay Loneliness - The Huffington Post

Credits<p>Story - Michael Hobbes<p>Michael is a contributing editor and producer of Highline.<p>Creative Direction & Design - Sandra Garcia<p>Sandra is the creative director of Highline.<p>Development & Design - Gladeye<p>Gladeye is a New Zealand-based digital design agency.<p>Photo credits:<p>Cover image: PG/Magnum …

Digital Design
LGBTQI

Kristin Beck: A Navy SEAL in Transition

Back when she was a member of SEAL Team 6—Kristin Beck liked to grow her beard real long. But as disguises go, that was nothing compared with the life she lived as a man. What’s it take, and how does it feel, for a paragon of masculinity to travel so far to find her true self?<p>Winter 1996<p>Chris Beck …

Stranger Things

This Is How Sexism Works in Silicon Valley

In December 2010, Sheryl Sandberg gave a talk about women’s leadership in which she mentioned “sitting at the table.” Women, she said, have to pull …

Penguin Random House

The Tech Industry’s Gender-Discrimination Problem

The dramatic imbalance in pay and power has created the conditions for abuse. More and more, women are pushing for change.<p><i>Audio:</i> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>One day in 2013, AJ Vandermeyden drove to Tesla’s corporate headquarters, in …

Sexual Harassment