gender

Raw Materials: Will teched-up clothing change fashion's gendered image?

We’re seeing exciting new technologies already designed with men and male agency in mind, codifying norms before they even hit the shelves. Read more »

Okay, Flow: Evolving the Identity of the Menstrual-Product Market

The way in which we talk about periods and menstruation is deeply rooted in a history where gender is understood as fixed and unyielding. Read more »

“Lipstick Under My Burkha” Is a Big FU to Bollywood’s Fear of Sex

This “lady oriented” film prioritizes women’s personal, economic, and sexual desires. Read more »

Ruling the Seas: “Pirate Women” Celebrates the Princesses, Prostitutes, and Privateers History Has Left Behind

The few women pirates we know are briefly sketched side characters in male-driven stories. Read more »

The Fragility of Silence: Unlearning Childhood Secrecy and Breaking the Chains in Adult Life

Sometimes silence is broken and exposed as the most fragile of things when someone steps forward with enough courage to end it. Read more »

The Pleasure Dome: On Nonmonogamy and Casual Sex

With time, I’ve learned that under the layers of socialization—and jealousy—there’s deeper wiring that says yes to one, or yes to two, or yes to many. Read more »

Tiny Massacres: On the Anniversary of Pulse

The most privileged among the LGBTQIA+ community have not only forgotten the forebearers of our movement, but just a year later, so many have forgotten about Pulse. Read more »

Science is Sexist: Slaying Male Superiority in “Inferior”

Inferior challenges the idea that there are fundamental differences between the way men and women’s brains are “wired.” Read more »

Poetic Resistance Against Everyday Transphobia, Racism, Ableism: A Review of "When the Chant Comes"

Within its pages, When the Chant Comes delivers profound, often gut-wrenching meditations that explore what it means for Barrett to navigate life in the United States as a disabled, pilipinx-amerikan, transgender queer. Read more »

Pages

Mad Science: Deconstructing Bunk Reporting in 5 Easy Steps

British scientists have uncovered the truth behind one of modern culture's greatest mysteries: why little girls play with pink toys. Is it...

Read more »

Ms. Opinionated: I'm a Man. How Can I Help the Feminist Movement?

Welcome to Ms. Opinionated, our weekly advice column dealing with questions of life, love, feminism, and pop culture. This week, a reader... Read more »