Abby

15 Flips | 1 Magazine | 7 Likes | @mzbugala | Keep up with Abby on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Abby”

Is gender-neutral clothing the future of fashion?

Gone are the days when skirts were just for women and trousers were just for men.<p>In 2017, gender no longer dictates the way people dress.<p>Fashion …

10 Science-Backed Tips For Bringing Up Your Child Gender Neutral

“It’s a boy!” For most people, gender is one of the first labels we ever receive. But the increasingly popular movement of gender-neutral parenting aims to change that. Those who take the idea to its extreme refuse to impose gender of any kind onto their child. Most followers, however, simply aim …

Gender-Neutral

‘I always felt like I was different’: Inside the life of a transgender teen

Aidan Destefano always knew that the identity in his head and heart didn’t match the reflection he saw in the mirror. A few years after discovering the word “transgender,” he began his transition from female to male in high school, and went from running with the girls’ team to competing with the …

Transgender woman vows to defy 'bigots' after being assaulted by a neighbour

A transgender woman who was targeted by her neighbour in an attack has taken a stand against “bigots” who abuse her.<p>Katrina Harte, who had gender …

Crime

Twitter Has a Transgender Problem

Following the tragic events in Las Vegas last month, as the gun debate reached new heights of intensity, I joined the fray. Though in favor of increased gun control, I spoke out on Twitter in support of transgender people being able to arm ourselves in self-defense — because, I felt, our newly …

Gun Control

The 16 worst countries for gender equality

The Index measures equality between men and women in 144 countries worldwide in four key sectors: health, education and political and economic participation.<p>Although on average the countries tracked have closed 96% of the gap in health outcomes between men and women, gaps on economic participation …

When we talk about sexual harassment, let’s not forget trans women

<i>Trigger Warning: This essay discusses memories of sexual assault.</i><p>What do you think about when you see the #MeToo hashtag? For most women, it’s their …

‘Play With Me’: Dolls and Female Objectification in the Age of Terry Richardson

First-time author Grace Banks on her new book "Play With Me: Dolls, Women and Art."<p>Grace Banks has spent the last few years researching dolls, the …

Africa: Don't Hate Me Because I'm Beautiful

The attention that @Thickleeyonce’s response to @imleyton garnered from international media is just one indicator of how imperative it is to address …

Young women pressured to have 'big lips' and 'big boobs' by social media - MP claims

Girls and young women are “fighting back” against sexist attitudes in schools, according to an MP.<p>But they are battling against “pressure to have big …

Social Media

Miss Peru Contestants Startle Peruvians By Sharing Stats On Gender Violence

Viewers of the Miss Peru pageant on Sunday were startled when the 23 contestants strutted onstage in sequined gold minidresses, introduced themselves, said "My measurements are..." and then stated facts such as these: More than 70 percent of all women suffer street harassment; 13,000 girls are …

U.S.-Mexico border

Alec Baldwin Admits He's Been 'Very Sexist' and 'Bullied' Women — While Calling for Change

Alec Baldwin is admitting to his own past mistreatment of women while calling for a change in Hollywood and beyond.<p>The Emmy Award winner made the …

Sexual Harassment

For some men, rape just isn’t a big deal

One man I know thought it wasn’t ‘as bad as working in a factory in China’, which shows just how far we’ve got to go<p>One thing I keep hearing, as the fallout from Weinstein continues, is incredulity that a famous champion of liberal causes might have a problem with women. To most women who have …

Harvey Weinstein

Now That Sexual Assault Is Really Being Discussed, Let's Talk About Male Victims, Too

It’s been just a month since the <i>New York Times</i> and the <i>New Yorker</i> exposed Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein’s decades of sexual harassment and abuse …

Sexual Harassment

From chaperones to modesty wear, a sexual reformation is underway

While embracing so much freedom, society is moving towards prudishness.<p>Nell Minow, an American film critic, recently described how in 2010 she had interviewed the <i>Friends</i> actor David Schwimmer. When the noise in the restaurant grew too loud, he asked her whether she might like to move to a room …