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3 Things Gender Non-Conforming People Would Like You To Know

Brooke M. Feldman | Posted 02.05.2016 | Queer Voices
Brooke M. Feldman

While we are generally pretty understanding of the fact that our gender presentation doesn't fit neatly into the folds of all you've been taught in this world, we really don't desire your assistance in repackaging us so we can fit in.

The Science Behind Why So Many Women Want to Befriend Gay Men

The Conversation US | Posted 02.04.2016 | Science
The Conversation US

Evolutionary psychology and human mating can help explain why relationships between straight women and gay men tend to flourish.

Coming Out to Your Partner as Transgender

Charlize Veritas | Posted 02.03.2016 | Home
Charlize Veritas

If you're transgender and you're not telling your partner, you are not living a true relationship. You are lying to them. Think about this: If they don't love you for who you really are, then they don't really love you.

Extreme Inequality Is a Symptom of a Broken Society

Sri Mulyani Indrawati | Posted 02.02.2016 | World
Sri Mulyani Indrawati

Ultimately the world's leaders need to be willing to challenge the status quo and tackle the common challenges of limited capacity, corruption, lack of accountability, and elite capture.

10 Women in Tech to Watch in 2016

Craig Newmark | Posted 02.04.2016 | Technology
Craig Newmark

Hey, I've been working some within the women in tech community, supporting women-led startups and code programs for women and girls. Lots of times, the folks in this community don't get the recognition they deserve.

Angry Old Men -- Quo Vadis America?

Dr. Dr. phil. Immanuel Fruhmann | Posted 02.01.2016 | Politics
Dr. Dr. phil. Immanuel Fruhmann

It is not the USA that is in decline, but it is their rule, and an America of the past, in which they were in charge.

What The Malheur Occupation Teaches Us About Masculinity

Susan M. Shaw | Posted 02.01.2016 | Politics
Susan M. Shaw

While the folks who illegally occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge claimed to want to overthrow the tyranny of the federal government, they seemed quite willing to leave the tyranny of patriarchy unquestioned.

What Wednesday's Redeye Cover Art Got Wrong About Gender Neutrality

Alicia Swiz | Posted 01.29.2016 | Chicago
Alicia Swiz

Rather than suggest an overall move towards eliminating male and female identifiers on restrooms, the image does illustrate a very uncomfortable truth in our culture. A truth so deeply embedded in all of our psyches and systems that it is almost impossible to recognize.

You Are Man Enough? You Are Woman Enough?

Kelly Ladd Bishop | Posted 01.29.2016 | Religion
Kelly Ladd Bishop

I'm here to tell you, there is no fear in Christ, there is freedom. There is no shame in Christ, there is strength. There is no guilt in Christ, there is redemption.

My 2016 Fantasy: Get A Danish Au Pair

Diana Whitney | Posted 01.29.2016 | Parents
Diana Whitney

For my top 2016 resolution, I've chosen imagination instead: imagination, fantasy, and a radical questioning of the status quo.

The Power of Women: Combating Blizzards, Droughts and the Changing Climate

Lorena Aguilar | Posted 01.29.2016 | Green
Lorena Aguilar

All around us, extreme weather is intensifying and climate change is finally being recognized as one of the most serious threats of this century -- but a clear path to mitigating the challenges of a warming planet remains unseen.

Becoming the Parent of a Transgender Child

Charlize Veritas | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Charlize Veritas

If your child has the courage to come to you and tell you that they are transgender, then honor that.

All Vaginas Are Welcome; Creating a Healing Space For Female Identified Persons

Pamela Madsen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Pamela Madsen

In this new age of expansion and inclusion; some of us are really working hard to create a safe space for all of it. That is the intention --- and trying to speak to all vagina holders at the same time and be inclusive is an ongoing challenge.

Women Are Better Than Men at Investing. Because Sex.

Jon Colgan | Posted 01.26.2016 | Women
Jon Colgan

Are women better than men at investing? According to one robot, the simple answer is "yes."

Painting Feminism

Rebecca Campbell | Posted 01.23.2016 | Arts
Rebecca Campbell

I'm painting portraits of every woman artist I know. It's a simple gesture. I'm painting them so they will not disappear.

Femotions: Living in Fear of the Angry Feminist Stereotype

Olivia Pepper | Posted 01.22.2016 | Women
Olivia Pepper

The bigger worry, the bigger issue nagging me, was that if I responded, if my comment was out there for a larger audience to see, I'd be immediately categorized as The Angry Feminist. The girl who couldn't hold back her rage at the world. The girl who has to speak up on every small thing.

You Never Know Who You Are Talking To: Making Stigmatizing Assumptions About Health

Chelsea Jack | Posted 01.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Chelsea Jack

I have lived a privileged life made rich by an education and resources that helped me flourish. These privileges separate me from the suffering people in Appalachia who I think and write about. But since my diagnosis, for the first time in my life, I have an immature, but nontrivial, inkling of how social stigma feels.

Airport Security and Gender Identity: Time to Fly into Embracing Gender Diversity

Brooke M. Feldman | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Brooke M. Feldman

As a gender non-conforming female who presents in a way that would be unfortunately labeled by much of the world as more masculine than feminine, I experience challenges regarding my gender identity and presentation on a daily basis.

Happy Transgender Birthday!

Charlize Veritas | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Charlize Veritas

For me, the day I started taking hormones was the day I started to take back control of myself and my body. I started to take back control of my life. It was my choice. No one forced me. No one or anything made a choice for me that day. I owned it. I was reborn.

Nomad on the Gender Spectrum

Leo Caldwell | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Leo Caldwell

The expectations of femininity didn't suit me so I assumed that I had to pick the other option. I didn't realize it didn't have to be an either/or situation.

Why Am I So Sad About Having A Boy?

The Cut | Posted 01.19.2016 | Parents
The Cut

My husband and I shared a daydream that was incredibly specific -- and I believed that meant it avoided simplistic gender norms.

Dreaming Of The Days When My Grown Sons Adored Their 'Mommy'

Dawn Q Landau | Posted 01.19.2016 | Fifty
Dawn Q Landau

If I could go back and enjoy another day when my little boy held my hand and squeezed it, or simply threw his arms around my neck because he liked to burry his face in my hair. I'd sit a little longer, reading a favorite book; I'd play in the yard a little longer. I'd savor it.

These Playful Pictures Of Toy Figures Pose Serious Questions

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 01.16.2016 | Arts

An artist from Sweden is going small to look at the bigger global picture. Camilla Hällgren places playful-looking miniature toy figures next to ...

Single-Parent Families Are Not 'Less Than' Two-Parent Families

Patricia Leavy, PhD | Posted 01.15.2016 | Parents
Patricia Leavy, PhD

Dealing with biases and stereotypes is depleting, and serves to tear single parents down, rather than build them up so they have the best chance of succeeding.

My Gender Is Farmer

Jenna Woginrich | Posted 01.14.2016 | Women
Jenna Woginrich

If we're talking about sex, I see myself as a straight woman, but only in those rare moments like zooming through profiles on eHarmony or watching Jason Batemen in that Mumford and Sons video. Most of the time I see myself as Jenna: human being with shit to do.