Whether we are behaving in a manner unexpected or unappreciated for our presenting gender, or we simply identify as a gender that is unaccepted by others in our community, there are many situations in which each one of us is treated negatively because of our gender. Understanding the unwritten gender rules of our communities and why they are harmful is the first step in confronting them within ourselves and with each other.
Yes, we all know it’s the right thing to do. But Michael Kimmel makes the surprising, funny, practical case for treating men and women equally in the workplace and at home. It’s not a zero-sum game, but a win-win that will result in more opportunity and more happiness for everybody.
Who gets to shape the narrative of our times? The current moment is a battle royale over that foundational power, one in which women, people of color, non-straight people are telling other versions, and white people and men and particularly white men are trying to hang onto the old versions and...
Masses of people think that feminism is always and only about women seeking to be equal to men. And a huge majority of these folks think feminism is anti-male. Their misunderstanding of feminist politics reflects the reality that most folks learn about feminism from patriarchal mass media.
Vice President Kamala Harris cracked the penultimate glass ceiling today, marking a historic moment in American politics. There is perhaps no more famous campaigner for women’s rights than Gloria Steinem, who speaks with Michel Martin alongside Farai Chideya, host of the podcast "OurBodyPolitic."
Is our gender something we’re born with, or are we conditioned by society? In The End of Gender, neuroscientist and sexologist Dr. Debra Soh uses a research-based approach to address this hot-button topic, unmasking popular misconceptions about the nature vs.
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