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Gender and Sex

The FDA, Sexual Dysfunction and Gender Inequality

Anita H. Clayton, MD | Posted 04.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Anita H. Clayton, MD

Sexual desire is not valued because it is not necessary for a woman to have desire in order to participate in partnered sexual activity. And if sex can occur without desire, the thought that follows is that lack of desire must not be a serious problem.

Women's Low Sexual Desire Is No Medical Myth

Anita H. Clayton, MD | Posted 02.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Anita H. Clayton, MD

Most women think it's natural for their sex lives to wane over time, and going from having sex several times a week to just a couple of times a month (if you're feeling lucky) is no big deal. The reality is: It is a big deal.

The Fundamentals of Transphobia

Dana Beyer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

The opposition is very confused about the differences between sex and gender, gender identity and sexual orientation. But the problem is more fundamental: Most Americans do not have a basic understanding of human biology and reflexively equate "biology" and "sex" with genitals.

Sex, Gender and the Greater Truth Forgotten in the Marriage Equality Debate

Larry Womack | Posted 08.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Larry Womack

We're born with biological sexes that may or may not be male or female, gender identities that may or may not align with them and sexual orientations that are all over the place. How have we come this far in the marriage debate without asking how such suspect delineations could matter?

Some Boys Like Dolls: Deconstructing The (Trans)Gender Binary

Lucas Waldron | Posted 07.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Lucas Waldron

Analyzing our obsession with the union of gender expression and biology, it becomes clear that there is not space for people unwilling to live within this oppressive gender binary. Transgender identities are often accepted only when they comply with cookie-cutter definitions of "male" and "female."