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A Response To Sunnivie Brydum

J Nelson Aviance | Posted 08.11.2016 | Queer Voices
J Nelson Aviance

I recognize that in some contexts the word 'cis-' is useful, particularly in legal documents. I also understand the alienating nature of 'othering' language, which would include making a binary of 'trans' and 'nontrans'. However, a 'trans'/'cis-' binary is a problem.

5 Ways to Rock Your Feminine Super Powers

Kate Neligan | Posted 07.24.2016 | Women
Kate Neligan

When the masculine and feminine energies in each of us are in harmony then we will see this mirrored back to us with healthier relationships, less violence in the news, more creative solutions for the environment, and more loving exchanges in both the home and the workplace.

Feminism Is Not a Plot Against Men

Toni Nagy | Posted 01.03.2015 | Women
Toni Nagy

The conversation shouldn't just be about what we are against, but what we are for. A feminist future is not an apocalyptic crisis where the family unit is destroyed as women pillage the earth for the remaining cotton for their ever-flowing menstruation.

Why I'm Cool With Not Being 'Girly'

Odelia Kaly | Posted 07.31.2013 | Teen
Odelia Kaly

Do my androgynous tendencies -- short hair, near exclusion of pink in my wardrobe, very little makeup, unshaved legs -- imply that I am actively aspiring to look like a teenage boy? Not in the least bit.

Turning Boys Into Men: 4 Ways to Expand Your Son's "Boy Power"

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 06.30.2012 | Parents
Dr. Peggy Drexler

We as a culture have held fast to the idea that we need to protect the boundaries between male and female. This is wrong, and even dangerous. Instead, we need to be reframing the discussion, and asking: What makes a boy a boy?

The Beijing Olympics and Chinese Women

Hongmei Li | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Hongmei Li

The contradictions in the way Chinese women are portrayed for the Olympics symbolizes the confusion and complexities of what Chinese femininity means in a globalizing world.