gender

When Will The World Love Sweet, Sensitive Boys Like My Son?

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We want our girls stronger, bolder, and louder. I’ve seen less evidence that we’re willing to let our boys be quieter, softer, and more appreciative of beauty.

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Gender Stereotypes Are Messing with Your Kid

Gender stereotypes in movies and on TV shows are more than persistent; they're teaching kids what the culture expects of boys and girls.

Gender stereotypes in movies and on TV shows are more than persistent; they're teaching kids what the culture expects of boys and girls.

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I’m Genderfluid And Here’s What I’d Like You To Know

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Engaging with a genderfluid person on a deeper level than appearance will mean so much more to them and help them feel accepted and seen.

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12 Alternatives To A Gender Reveal Party

I keep waiting for the wane of the “gender reveal party,” one of the most widely-disparaged-on-social-media parenting trends.

I keep waiting for the wane of the “gender reveal party,” one of the most widely-disparaged-on-social-media parenting trends.

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Why Misgendering Me Makes Me Feel Like My Body Is A Problem

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Queer people have to work hard for individualized respect. We exist in a culture that forces us into a two-and-only-two sex and gender binary.

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When Speaking Up About Domestic Violence Gets You Sued

Women can still be punished for speaking up about domestic violence, and not just by losing a job but by a legal system that fails to protect them.

Women can still be punished for speaking up about domestic violence, and not just by losing a job but by a legal system that fails to protect them.

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This Is What It’s Like To Be An Intersex Woman

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As an intersex woman, I don’t fit into the gender binary.

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We Need To Talk About How Non-Binary Invisibility Affects Mental Health

Non-binary invisibility affects mental health.

It’s both comforting and disturbing knowing that my experiences navigating as a non-binary person are not unique. This is non-binary invisibility.

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What It's Like Being A Sideshow Performer — On And Offstage

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So the result, therefore, is a culture of “fans” considering us Sideshow Freaks — bearded ladies included — to be “neat” and “fun,” but not actually real.

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Because “I’m A Human”: Non-Binary Parenting

Our society may not yet be post-gender, but our home can easily be.

I’ve been catapulted from gender-neutral parenting to a call to action to break down the gender binary altogether and move to non-binary parenting.

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