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An online map lets people log instances of gender inequality

Out and about, you’ve likely experienced gender inequality in your urban environment. There might be a lack of female or gender diverse bathrooms at a stadium, or a lack of baby changing facilities accessible to men, or something like bad pram access. SEE ALSO: This Instagram poet is rewriting fairy tales with modern gender roles...CONTINUE READING
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The Trump administration says there are two sexes. The science says they’re wrong.

The Trump administration intends to legally define sex as strictly male or female. But the science says that sex can be quite varied — and not so easily boxed into a narrow category. This past weekend, The New York Times revealed that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has plans to define one’s...CONTINUE READING
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This Instagram poet is rewriting fairy tales with modern gender roles

Think about what you learned from the fairy tales you heard growing up. Scratch beneath the surface of those grand tales of bravery and everlasting love and you’ll see the gender stereotypes,  moral lessons, and a very black and white worldview. Nikita Gill wants nothing to do with any of that. Instead, the Instagram poet...CONTINUE READING
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Gender stereotypes are still alive and well in the online dating world, study says

Women, if you think it serves you well to write the first message after matching with a guy, you’re wrong. Men, if you think that financial success is irrelevant in dating, you, too, are mistaken. At least if we are to believe the numbers. Online dating may have practically revolutionised how we date in modern...CONTINUE READING
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‘You’re not alone’: Famous men are talking about mental health, and it could save lives

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Ryan Reynolds, Michael Phelps, and Kevin Love all share one thing in common, and it’s not their fame.  Instead, each of these men has done something once unthinkable: They’ve talked publicly about their mental health struggles.   SEE ALSO: 11 times famous men spoke up about mental health  Johnson, an action...CONTINUE READING
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This ‘gender-free’ clothing store has fashion for anyone

‘The Phluid Project’ is New York’s first ‘gender-free’ clothing store, coffee shop, and community space that is checking gender norms at the door. The space was created as an effort to push the boundaries of what people are comfortable wearing, and to create an inclusive space that rejects the binary of traditional retail.  Read more…More...CONTINUE READING
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What we can learn about sex and power from the #MeToo backlash

After months of condemning pervasive sexual harassment and assault, we’ve arrived at the #MeToo backlash.  Back in October, when the allegations against Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey made it relatively easy to find your place on the battlefield, few could’ve predicted that a young woman’s account of a painful sexual encounter with comedian and self-proclaimed...CONTINUE READING
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Nasty women (and men) to crowdsource ‘marching orders’ ahead of midterm elections

This weekend marks a year since millions of nasty women (and men) marched in protest following the inauguration of Donald J. Trump.  March On, a new organization branching out from the Women’s March movement, wants to take a “bottom up” approach to the resistance. SEE ALSO: Trump was a disaster for women in 2017. It...CONTINUE READING
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Diversity in the video game industry is (surprise) not good

The video game industry continues to be overwhelmingly white, male, and straight, a new study from the International Game Developers Association shows. SEE ALSO: Game Developer Diversity Is Needed to Further Industry Boom In a survey published Monday, the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) surveyed 963 people working in the games industry and data from...CONTINUE READING
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