Gender

Self-Empowerment Is Just Another Word for Narcissism

<i>It’s not that Jessa Crispin wants to disavow feminism entirely, she just doesn’t think it stands for much anymore. “The word has become so</i> …

Feminism

Everyone Likes Flex Time, but We Punish Women Who Use It

Offering flexible workplace schedules seems like a no-brainer. Work has become more flexible — tied less to specific times and places — and gender roles have changed. Letting employees shift their hours to accommodate hectic life schedules makes sense. Surveys show that flex time ranks high on the …

The Workplace

Topless Uprising Against Sexism

Buenos Aires — Last month, three women in a coastal Argentine town decided to sunbathe sans bikini tops. It could have been inconsequential, but a tourist complaint drew 20 police officers and six patrol cars to the beach to threaten the women with arrest unless they covered up. The episode quickly …

Sexism

#DeleteUber is making a comeback after ex-engineer’s allegations of rampant sexism

The hashtag is back with a vengeance<p>Last month, after reports surfaced that Uber had allegedly broken a taxi driver strike at JFK Airport amid protests against President Trump’s immigration ban, the hashtag #DeleteUber caught fire on social media, leading hundreds of thousands of users to cancel …

Sexism

Does Silicon Valley have a sexism problem?

<b>Taxi-hailing app Uber has promised an "urgent investigation" into claims of workplace sexual harassment, after a female engineer said misogyny was rife at the firm and women were quitting in droves.</b><p>Susan Fowler, a software engineer, wrote a blog post about a "very, very strange year at Uber".<p>In it, …

Sexism

Uber’s review of sexism allegations will be run by Eric Holder and some Uber employees

Holder has worked on behalf of Uber before<p>Uber is moving fast to try and quell backlash from a damning blog post that alleged the company suffers from rampant sexism and failed at every turn to solve the issue. According to an internal email sent to Uber employees this afternoon, CEO Travis …

Sexism

Laverne Cox Finally Meets The Trans Teen Who Could Change History

Gavin Grimm is at the heart of an upcoming SCOTUS case.<p>Gavin Grimm, the transgender teen at the heart of an upcoming SCOTUS case dealing with transgender rights, met Laverne Cox on Saturday only one week after the actress used her time on the Grammy’s stage to bring visibility to his case.<p>Grimm …

Laverne Cox

Milo Yiannopoulos resurrected a dangerous old myth about gay men and pedophilia

Internet troll and Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos is in the news again — after he was caught defending the sexual abuse of children.<p>Over the weekend, it was revealed that Yiannopoulos was invited to give a speech at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), the biggest …

LGBTQ

Texas transgender teen Mack Beggs wins regional wrestling title amid firestorm of opposition

UIL rules require Mack Beggs, a trans teen that identifies as male, to compete against female opponents: https://t.co/PE4KosuCr9<p>— Texas Standard …

Transgender

Two Man Show: our feminist quest to smash the patriarchy

Theatre duo RashDash want to talk about masculinity but words keep failing them so they’re doing it with the help of a sequinned rock goddess<p>We are a feminist, female theatre company and we want to make a show about men. No, a show about Man. We want to say that patriarchy is bad for women and men, …

Patriarchy

In Praise Of Women Who’ve Explored — And Conquered — On Foot

In "Flâneuse," Lauren Elkin writes about the obstacles women have encountered while walking in cities.<p>In Jane Austen’s <i>Pride & Prejudice</i>, Lizzy Bennett scandalizes her norm-abiding acquaintances when she walks three miles through rain and mud to tend to her sick sister.<p>Mrs. Hurst and Miss Bingley …

Feminism

This woman penned an essay on why women should be “more selfish,” and it’s glorious

Moving further into adulthood inevitably means there are more things to do, more people to see, and less time for all the stuff we actually WANT to …

Women's News

Boys as well as girls should be told about the evils of FGM

Information on FGM should be available for all, but perhaps it’s the males that need educating more than anyone<p>Lynne Featherstone, the Liberal Democrat parliamentarian who was once a home office minister, and Justine Greening, the education secretary, have written to Theresa May asking that she …

Lifestyle

Billions Introduces TV's First Gender Non-Binary Character

<i>A version of this story originally appeared on EW.com.</i><p>If you were to guess which TV series would be the first major program to introduce a gender …

TV

Elite Private Girls’ School Lets Students Have Male Identities

An elite private school for girls has decided to allow its students to adopt male identities and wear boys’ clothes if they want.<p>St Paul’s Girls’ …

Women's News

What It's Like To Exist And Date Outside Of The Gender Binary

A new video explores.<p>What’s it like to navigate the world while embodying a gender identity that falls outside of a cisgender male/female binary?<p>While no experience is universal, these five people who all identify outside of the gender binary are opening up about their lives in a new video. Called …

Women's News

You can escape the identity trap – but that freedom comes at a cost

It’s disheartening that even someone as resilient as Diane Abbott was hounded into defining herself in terms of race and gender<p>Diane Abbott wrote a powerful article in these pages last week about the hatred she receives. Whatever one thinks of her politics, the veteran Labour MP has for decades …

Opinion

Yale University group wants to force school to allow women into fraternities

A Yale University student group is lobbying the school’s administration to allow women into all-male fraternities after the organization successfully and openly coordinated the attendance of female students at fraternity Sigma Phi Epsilon’s rush events.<p>Will McGrew, the co-director of the …

Conservative POV

Is The Church Too Feminine?

I periodically hear the accusation that the church is too feminine, and I always find this claim bewildering. As many have quipped, how is it …

Theology

FEMINISM IS THE FINAL SHIT TEST

<b>Guest post by Chateau Heartiste via heartiste.wordpress.com</b>Women by their nature want to submit to a man; the only question is to which men they will …

Feminism

When Asked To Put Up With Sexual Harassment Or Quit The Industry, This Actor Chose To Speak Up

Almost every day brings with it a fresh tale of entrenched sexism, exploitation and mental and physical abuse of women as we unfold newspapers and …

Sexism

Dover car restoration woman suffers sexism and ageism

Kelly Culver from Dover has started up a business to restore and sell classic American cars.<p>However, the 20-year-old says she has encountered sexism and ageism from people who think she does not know what she is talking about.<p>She has been speaking to BBC South East as part of the #thisisme series.

Sexism

These Gay Men Have a Powerful Message For The Women In Their Lives

"Women have always been there for gay men."<p>Let’s give it up for the ladies in our lives.<p>In his new video, comedian and actor Tim Murray, an Outspeak partner, brought together a group of gay men to reflect on the impact and influence women have had on their lives.<p>Murray told The Huffington Post that …

Women's News

A leading member of transgender porn industry on why what they do is so important

Kristel Penn first dipped her toe into the world of trans-erotica by accident.<p>When she was hired by Grooby, a company which specialises in producing …

Transgender

'Billions' Just Introduced Your New Favorite Gender Non-Binary Character

Sunday’s Season 2 premiere of Showtime’s <i>Billions</i> offered a teasing glimpse of new character Taylor Mason — a rising star at Axe Capital who takes no …

Women's News

‘ISIS terror suspect’ in Iraq was transgender woman

Last Friday Iraqi police jubilantly announced they had arrested an ISIS terror suspect disguised as a woman. In the eyes of the police this was an …

Transgender

Varalaxmi Sarathkumar: "Tell The Men To Stop Disrespecting, Or Get Out!"

Actress Varalaxmi Sarathkumar has a message to the men of the film and media industries: “Either stop disrespecting women, or GET OUT!”<p>The actress …

Sexism

Horizon Zero Dawn is Already Being Criticized For its "Feminist Agenda"

In recent years we’ve seen a rise in the number of games featuring a female protagonist, which is great, but this push towards greater representation …

Feminism

Calling Off Obama's Restroom Cops

As early as Tuesday, the Education Department may rescind the Obama Administration’s Title IX “guidance” on transgender restrooms. A federal judge blocked the policy last August, but that won’t mute the outcry among those who want the feds to dictate cultural norms nationwide.<p>Last May the Obama …

Opinion

The Next Generation of Doctors Will Be Better at Treating Trans Patients - VICE

Three years ago, after sustaining multiple facial injuries during a bad car accident, Emily Ashcroft, went to see an ear, nose, and throat specialist about a broken nose that had healed wrong.<p>After an awkward interaction with clinic staff bewildered by the male name on her insurance card—she had …

Transgender