Gender

Makeup Can Give Trans Women Freedom — But It Can Also Take It Away

The ‘damned if you do, damned if you don’t’ relationship most women have with makeup gets turned up a notch when you’re trans.<p>On most mornings, Riley Silverman prepares for her day with a simple makeup routine: BB cream, maybe some light foundation, eyeliner, occasionally a little lipstick. It’s a …

Women's News

Judge Grants Oregon Resident the Right to Be Genderless

History was quietly made in Oregon this month when a judge granted a Portlander's request to become genderless.<p>Patch, a 27-year-old video game designer, is likely the first legally agender person in the United States.<p>The Multnomah County Court granted Patch a "General Judgment of Name and Sex …

Women's News

An economist warns that the next generation of feminists will feel even more frustrated

Two weeks ago, on International Women’s Day, women workers were urged to abstain from paid and unpaid labor in order to demonstrate how much the economy depends on female participation. As women work more hours than men worldwide each day, their importance is undeniable. But while the last few …

Women's News

Why All Bathrooms Should Be Gender-Neutral

The day Donald Trump rescinded protections that allowed trans students to use the bathroom of their choosing was like any other day for me. I went to …

Transgender

This Book Is A Sex Scandal

I read <i>Sex Scandal—The Drive to Abolish Male and Female</i> by Ashley McGuire in nibbles as I traveled over the last two weeks.<p>I opened the book and found McGuire saying, “Sex has become scandalous. I don’t mean the ‘sex’ you’re thinking of … I’m talking about sex as it demarcates male and female….”<p>I …

Women's News

Ariel Levy On The Illusion Of "Having It All"

Ariel Levy is a journalist’s journalist. Which is to say, she’s idolized by young women writers everywhere. Rising through the ranks of <i>New York Magazine</i> to land a job at <i>The New Yorker,</i> where she’s been a staff writer for nine years, she’s made her name penning generous profiles of unconventional …

Feminism

40 Girls Killed in Fire at Guatemalan Youth Home Where Rape & Abuse Were Rampant

At least 40 girls died in a fire on March 8 at the Hogar Seguro Virgen de la Asunción, a youth center in Guatemala with a history of abuse, rape and corruption.<p>The girls were locked in a room following a riot, where the teens complained about sexual violence and abuse at the center and threw …

Girls' Rights

Page Turner: Joan Morgan’s ‘Chickenheads’ Re-Released at 18

<i>'Being a chickenhead is a young woman's game, so if that's your only currency it's a strategic problem. But beauty and erotics are currency just like anything else.'</i><i>~ Joan Morgan</i><p>After nearly two decades, Joan Morgan's book, When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost: My Life as a Hip Hop Feminist, was …

Feminism

violent femme

Susanne Oberbeck AKA No Bra is discussing the track she uploaded to Soundcloud last November, just one week after the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States: her modest proposal for a solution called “Sex Slave in the White House”. “(Trump just has) this compulsion to dominate,” …

Women's News

We’re Having the Wrong Conversation About Maternity Leave

It’s not just a “women’s issue”<p>Before I had my daughter, the concept of maternity leave made sense to me. It seemed — in an abstract, removed way — …

Babies

This writer asked women to share their mansplaining experiences, and the results were hilariously sad

Talking about mansplaining with other women can be just the release you need sometimes. Because <i>women get it</i>. Men? Not so much. It’s hard to explain …

Feminism

Solange On Being An Artist & Feminist

Being Beyoncé's younger sibling is tough. But Solange has masterfully created her own unique image and brand, from her style to her sound to her totally tranquil interviews. As talented as she is as a singer and performer, she has also made herself known for her insightful interviews and zen-like …

Feminism

The Gender Pay Gap in Academia Is Getting Worse

The gender gap is going strong in the nation’s top academic and artistic institutions, according to two new studies on the representation of women …

Women's News

A majority of men say they haven't benefited from women's access to birth control

It seems some men are having a hard time finding it in themselves to fight for women's reproductive rights because, well, they're having a hard time …

Birth Control

Progressive women’s group has some surprising praise for Fox News

Compared to newspapers and television broadcasts, online news has the greatest gender diversity of any news medium, according to a new study from a group founded by feminist trailblazer Gloria Steinem and actress Jane Fonda.<p>Perhaps surprisingly, when it comes to online news, Fox News has the best …

Journalism

An Appreciation of the Unexpected Feminism in Riverdale

In the beloved, long-running <i>Archie</i> comic books, everything centers on maybe the most iconic American love triangle of all time: high schoolers Archie Andrews, gingery “nice guy,” Betty Cooper, the blonde girl next door, and Veronica Lodge, the spoiled, raven-haired vixen. Whenever things inevitably …

Feminism

The Gender Gap Has Gotten Even Worse For Women In Broadcast Media

The gender gap is still yawning at top media organizations, according to a new report from the Women’s Media Center.<p>The report — which comes from an …

Women's News

Women Professors' Salaries Have Gone Up More Than Men's—But the Wage Gap Is Still Widening

A new <i>Chronicle of Higher Education</i> analysis of U.S. Education Department data reveals some seemingly good news: The salaries of women in academia are going up. But here's the bad news: They're not increasing nearly enough to catch up with men's. Not only do women at the highest levels earn less …

Women's News

5 Stereotypes About Black Women That Need To Be Broken

<i>"Be not discouraged black women of the world, but push forward, regardless of the lack of appreciation shown you."</i><p><i>—Amy Garvey</i><p>I'm proud to be a black …

Feminism

Indian Men Are Dialing Random Numbers to Harass Women

As any woman unfortunately knows, with more technology comes more ways to be harassed. In India, the rapid cell phone boom has led to an unintended …

Women's News

You don’t belong: How nerd communities struggle to accept women

Sci-fi and fantasy works have fans of all kinds, but wider fan communities sometimes struggle to accept women. We look at the how and the why.<p>In …

Women's News

Hawaii GOP leader resigns, blasts 'racism and sexism,' joins Dems

The former Republican said the party she once loved has become imbued by “racism and sexism.”

Sexism

This Famous Actress And Wife Of Superstar Says I Have Been A Victim Of Sexual Harassment

Akshay Kumar’s wife Twinkle Khanna have been a victim of sexual harassment. Recently in an interview, she revealed this. According to her, a few …

Sexism

Transgender woman wins international weightlifting title amid controversy over fairness

Laurel Hubbard made history this weekend by becoming the first transgender female to win an international weightlifting title for New Zealand. But her victory in the over-90-kilogram division, in which she lifted a combined total of 268 kilograms (roughly 590 pounds) to best silver medalist …

Transgender

Why Is No One Marketing Craft Beer to Women?

Craft beers have a penchant for colorful names, and it’s no secret that sometimes, those names go too far. Take, for instance, Flying Dog’s “Raging …

Beer

Lena Dunham responds to weight loss criticism

‘As a woman in Hollywood, you just can't win’<p>Ever since Lena Dunham first rose to fame at the age of 25 for her TV show <i>Girls,</i> she’s been subject to unsolicited commentary about her body. Dunham suffers from endometriosis, and has recently taken up yoga, healthy eating, and other workouts in an …

Feminism

Study Finds There’s (Still) a Gender Gap in North American Museum Directorships

Art World<p>Women museum directors occupy fewer of the top jobs and earn less than their male counterparts.<p>,<p>The Gender Gap Report 2017, published on …

Women's News

Netflix children’s series ‘Julie’s Greenroom’ includes gender-neutral character

BTW<p>Julie Andrews’ new Netflix children’s series, <i>Julie’s Greenroom</i>, is opening up a conversation about gender.<p>The series, which debuted March 17, …

Wizard of Oz

4 Simple Lessons I Learned From My Dad That Have Made Me a Stronger Woman

There's no denying the power and influence mums have on their daughters' upbringing and transformation into young women. My younger sister and I were …

Parenting

Actually, Not Everything Is a Feminist Issue

Katha PollittAnd that’s okay.

Feminism