Gender Transition as Social Experiment?

Alexa Huang, Professor of English at George Washington University, writes about her experiences of the intersection of gender identity and race by looking at how her transition as a trans woman of color, specifically as an Asian trans woman, has altered the way privilege is applied, not applied, restricted, or revoked… » 4/16/14 10:15pm 5 minutes ago

Want to Cheat On Your Spouse Without Fear of Judgement? Go to France!

Recently, the Pew Research Global Attitudes Project surveyed people in 40 different countries around the world about issues of morality, like sex, drinking, and gambling. They found that the Czech Republic was most accepting of gay lifestyles, Chile was the most relaxed about divorce and France is among the few… » 4/16/14 7:50pm Today 7:50pm

Fox News Has Crazy New Idea of Putting 4 Women on One News Show

Fox News announced today that the news network of choice for the hate-poisoned elderly will soon be launching an innovative new show called which will feature four female panelists and — wait for the twist, guys; it's so good! — ONE DUDE. It's called "Outnumbered" and it will for sure be a gigantic leap forward for… » 4/16/14 6:30pm Today 6:30pm

Not-So-Secret Rape Apologist Runs for Missoula County Attorney

Kirsten Pabst is running for County Attorney in Missoula, a town in Montana that was lovingly nicknamed "America's rape capital" in 2012, after the U.S. Department of Justice launched an official investigation into how Missoula County's Attorney office, police department and the University of Montana worked together to… » 4/16/14 6:10pm Today 6:10pm

India Officially Recognizes Transgender People as 'Third Gender'

Yesterday India's Supreme Court legally recognized the country's neither male or female third gender, and declared them entitled to the same education, jobs, and driver's licenses as those who identify as male or female. To Western eyes, this ruling is unprecedented given the same court's recent outlawing of… » 4/16/14 5:15pm Today 5:15pm

Take That Dot Off Your Forehead and Quit Trying to Make Bindis Happen

Another year, another Coachella, another trend mired in cultural appropriation. It's the true circle of life. You can almost watch the fixed gears of hipster logic grind: Now that Native American headdresses are offensive, we need to snatch some cool novelty from another culture. And so it came to be that bindis were a … » 4/16/14 4:45pm Today 4:45pm

Bros, This Is How Your Slut-Shaming Is Backfiring. A Sex Researcher…

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When a Duke frat boy recognized a classmate in the porn clip he was watching, the gossip was just too good. He spread the news among some other bros on campus, and the rumor soon traveled from Duke's campus to the blogosphere (including Playboy SFW). Belle Knox, as the student revealed her porn identity to be, was… » 4/16/14 4:30pm Today 4:30pm

Girls to the Front! The Punk Singer and How Riot Grrrl Changes Lives

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The first time I heard musician and Riot Grrrl pioneer Kathleen Hanna sing, "We want revolution…girl-style noooowwww," I was 16 years old, living deep in the suburbs listening to the Bikini Kill cassette a friend's younger sister had dubbed for me. The year was 1993, and the sound of that band cracked my world wide… » 4/16/14 12:00pm Today 12:00pm