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Gender Challenges



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.

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Transgender Rights: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

This week’s gay rights victory was historic, but the transgender community still faces staggering challenges. John Oliver focuses on the “T” in “LGBT."

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Men Explain Things to Me

In her comic, scathing essay, "Men Explain Things to Me," Rebecca Solnit took on what often goes wrong in conversations between men and women.

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Women Are Harmed Every Day by Invisible Men

When men harm women, we obscure their role. Instead, we blame women for the injustice that happens to them.

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FindCenterWomen who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.

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Equal Rights Amendment: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

There’s still nothing in our constitution that explicitly prohibits sex discrimination. John Oliver talks about how to fix that.

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The Will to Change: Men, Masculinity, and Love

Everyone needs to love and be loved—even men. But to know love, men must be able to look at the ways that patriarchal culture keeps them from knowing themselves, from being in touch with their feelings, from loving.

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Interview: Lewis Howes | Redefining Masculinity

Today, Lewis Howes has peeled back the layers of his own masks and has a deep desire to show others how to do the same.

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FindCenterMasses 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.

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Why Gender Equality Is Good for Everyone - Men Included - Michael Kimmel - TED Talks

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.

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Whose Story Is This?: Old Conflicts, New Chapters

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...

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