On Saturday night in Rio, British runner Lynsey Sharp finished sixth in the 800 meter race while Caster Semenya, from South Africa, took the gold. In the wake of her disappointing finish, Sharp bemoans that hyperandrogenic athletes like Semenya skew the competition.
In the industry of internet writing, certain truths become doctrine: Anger is effective, outrage more so, and dead girls and women—particularly those abused and victimized and murdered—rule the attention game. They are the internet’s profane saints and they have always fueled the media, selling newspapers and…
More and more people in Britain are looking to undergo treatment to allow their bodies to correspond with their gender identities, with demand having skyrocketed over the last 10 years, the Guardian reports.
Fox News personality Gretchen Carlson has filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against network CEO Roger Ailes. In the complaint, Carlson alleges that Ailes terminated her employment on June 23, 2016 after she refused to have a sexual relationship with him. According to the lawsuit, when Carlson met with Ailes to discuss…
In a recent profile, Full Frontal host Samantha Bee told Rolling Stone that she, unlike many Daily Show viewers, had never expected to take over Jon Stewart’s role—and that her acceptance of TBS’s Full Frontal offer came in part out of her own assumption that she would be passed over. “It didn’t seem like a reality to…
Today, Ivanka Trump, daughter of GOP presumptive nominee and melted Claymation villain Donald Trump, made an interesting claim. “My father is a feminist,” she told London’s Sunday Times. Oh, cool.
What would you think if a coworker or employee showed up to work in loose ripped jeans, scuzzy sneakers, the same shirt she wore yesterday, frizzy hair, dirty unpolished nails, and a band-aid hanging off her arm from a recent tetanus shot? Would you judge me? Should I buy new clothes? Probably?
Earlier this month, Bishop McDevitt High School earned an “A” in gender policing when school officials demanded that their female students wear dresses to prom. Consequently, when student Aniya Wolf showed up in a tuxedo, she was forbidden entry. On May 21 she attended another school’s prom instead — and she rocked…
Last week Aniya Wolf was forcibly removed from her school’s prom because she was attired in a tuxedo rather than a gown. But while officials at Bishop McDevitt High School congratulate themselves on their crusade for gender conformity, Wolf will be enjoying an appearance on It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia.
As Hollywood continues to impress upon us even today, the most beautiful and glamorous thing a woman can do is drop dead—and never was this more true than in the Victorian age, when tuberculosis (then known as consumption) raged.
A few weeks ago Matt McGorry, actor and male feminist du jour, shared a photo of himself crying. “Who needs bravado when you’ve got vulnerability? Being a ‘real man’ is being true to yourself,” McGorry wrote in the accompanying tweet. Hashtagged #FindYourMagic, McGorry’s tears were manufactured for a new Axe campaign.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has issued recommendations for dealing with an increase in demand for labiaplasty amongst teens, the New York Times reports.
Students at Russell Sage College, a women’s college located in Troy, New York, have launched a topless protest in reaction to a Sunday incident involving a police officer who students believe acted discriminatorily towards a student who identifies as androgynous.
Last week, 42-year-old Ricky Ma made headlines for his creation of a life- sized robot he called Mark 1, which he modeled after Scarlett Johansson.
On Wednesday, 16 conservative female members of the media joined together to put out a well-intentioned if demented letter urging Donald Trump, their party’s leading presidential candidate, to admit that a woman’s experience might be worth considering.
Earlier this month, the maybe evil online retailer Amazon found itself under pressure to release details of gender and pay within the company. Amazon’s recently released survey shows that the company pays women and men in the United States virtually the same.
A highly unreliable poll by YouGov, a website that rather exhaustingly allows users to “share their views every minute,” found a sizable gender gap on the question of legalizing prostitution.
Every once in a while, BuzzFeed releases an LGBT-centric video that just oozes with sticky pink tolerance for the queer community. They’re about all kinds of things—coming out, misgendering, marriage, and LGBT refugees—and are generally well-intentioned and well-made. And though I might think videos like this one,…