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Is It Food or Is It Foodiness? Depends on Your Sex

Erica Wides | Posted 07.16.2014 | Taste
Erica Wides

Greetings from the Foodiness fallout shelter, where we are spending the summer months, and where we work hard to help you see your way out of the Food...

Lesbian Author Tackles Edmund White, Gains a Deeper Understanding of the Gay Icon, the Writer, the Human Being

Janet Mason | Posted 07.08.2014 | Books
Janet Mason

When I heard about his latest book, I decided that it was time to read Edmund White. As a lesbian writer, I have very little in common with White, but as I kept reading Inside a Pearl, what I found was an Edmund White I could relate to -- one who could lay his life on the page.

How 'Free to Be' Heralded the Most Successful Revolution of Our -- or Any -- Era

Michael Kimmel | Posted 06.08.2014 | Women
Michael Kimmel

In fact, "Free to Be" heralded, announced and championed the most dramatic and most rapid transformation of gender relations in our nation's history. Today, we are, in the U.S., incontestably more gender equal than we have ever been. Don't believe me? Look around your workplace.

'The Wilde Passions of Dorian Gray', 'Foolish Hearts': Gay Love and Marriage?

Janet Mason | Posted 06.02.2014 | Books
Janet Mason

Love makes the world go round. And when it comes to LGBT civil rights, love is what all the fuss is all about. Two recent books from Cleis Press (both published in 2013) brought the idea of love to the forefront of my mind, in very different ways.

Engendering Change in the Czech Republic

John Feffer | Posted 04.19.2014 | World
John Feffer

The Communist governments and the oppositions shared at least one feature in common: they were overwhelmingly male.

Trayvon Martin, the Voting Rights Act, the Repeal of DOMA and The Sin Warriors: We Are All Connected

Janet Mason | Posted 09.25.2013 | Books
Janet Mason

Unfortunately, it is safe to assume that had the U.S. Supreme Court not reached its verdict in 1967, many states would have kept their laws against interracial marriage for as long as they could.

Praise for Annie Rachele Lanzillotto's Writing

Michael Carosone | Posted 09.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Michael Carosone

I had the privilege of attending one of Annie Rachele Lanzillotto's events for her two new books: her memoir, L Is for Lion: An Italian Bronx Butch Fr...

Review: Women of the Shahnameh

Dora Levy Mossanen | Posted 05.15.2013 | Books
Dora Levy Mossanen

As we begin to celebrate March as National Women's Month, my eternal commitment to raising and strengthening the status of women -- both in my world and in my books -- is as strong as ever.

An Open Letter to Governor McCrory: Students Aren't 'Butts' -- They Are People Trying to Better Their Lives

Yuna Shin | Posted 04.03.2013 | College
Yuna Shin

Governor McCrory, I don't know why you think you have a crystal ball. When students are well-rounded, the whole society benefits.

Why One Man Welcomes 'The End Of Men'

Carlos Gomez | Posted 11.28.2012 | Books
Carlos Gomez

Our model of masculinity is outdated and quickly becoming obsolete. As scary as that might sound, it is actually good news. The better news - many of the guys in my younger generation are already adapting by rethinking and redefining what it means to be a man.

L.A. school police, district agree to rethink court citations of students

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 08.12.2012 | Los Angeles
The Center for Public Integrity

By Susan FerrissiWatch NewsIn the wake of critical news reports, Los Angeles school police and administrators have agreed to rethink enforcement tac...

What Makes A Man Attractive?

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

We've joined together in previous posts to share what it really means for women to look and feel attractive. Now we can add new perspectives about men from real people like you.

Women Give More To Charity Than Men: Indiana University Study

AP | DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

SEATTLE — Women across nearly every income level gave significantly more to charity than men, nearly twice as much in some cases, according to a...

Female Profs Less Satisfied In Jobs Than Males: Study

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

According to a new study (.pdf) done by Harvard's Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education, male and female professors remain on an unlev...

The Death of Gender?

Cory Silverberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Cory Silverberg

In these stories there are men and there are women. If women are winning then men must be losing. But like many of the stories we're told, this one is based on a lie.

Majoring In Men -- Literally

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Many colleges already offer degrees in Women's Studies and Gender Studies -- Male Studies might not be far behind. The Washington Post recently repor...

The Incredible Shrinking Man

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peggy Drexler

If television reflects the state of the sexes, men are in trouble.