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    TAG : Gender

    Stop Trying to Understand Neutrois

    The following is a transcribed excerpt from Every Thug Is A Lady: Adventures Without Gender (AK Press).Neutroisrefers to an individual who has no gender and does not identify as male or female. Many have gender dysphoria very much like that of trans-people. It is often denoted with the ...

    An Interview with Julia Eff

    How does neutrois differ from other nonbinary terms like genderqueer or androgynous? With gender-related language so swiftly evolving, what does neutrois mean to you? Neutrois is sometimes just written as the null symbol, which in math stands for an empty set but looks like a little “NO!” ...

    Climate Change and Outside Stress Favors Birth of Girls Study Says

    Glaciers are melting, oceans are rising, and the male population is dwindling as temperatures continue to increase—at least in Japan, a new study shows. In the journal Fertility and Sterility,Japanese researchers found that in the hottest recorded summer, 2010, there was a dramatic increase ...

    The Building Blocks of Society

    LEGO makes strides and faces scrutiny over its toys.Children’s toys are an arena for play and learning – and they have also become a reflection of society. That’s both good and bad news for LEGO. On a positive note, the company is becoming more gender aware. While a past attempt at ...

    Book Review: Unspeakable Things – Sex, Lies and Revolution

    Laurie Penny's new book, Unspeakable Things, sheds light on some perceptive ideas about how pervasive gender is and how destructive it has become.I began reading Unspeakable Things about a week ago before going to bed. Just a few pages in, I realized this was not a book for late night ...

    Book Review: Men Explain Things to Me

    In Rebecca Solnit’s latest book, seven essays lead us through what it means when half of the world’s population is silenced, ignored, and debased.Men Explain Things to Me opens with Solnit’s essay of the same name, which recounts her experience at a dinner party where the host chatters on ...

    On Security Guards and Hostesses

    When the Toronto Star (May 21, 2011) reported that a Canadian couple is keeping their baby’s gender private in the name of freedom and choice, the story went viral. People around the world read about four-month-old Storm Witterick, whose gender is unknown even to the baby’s grandparents. ...

    When Digital Democracy Comes Up Short

    Media technologist and consultant Deanna Zandt’s new book is called Share This! How You Will Change the World with Social Networking. In an essay adapted from it for In These Times, Zandt reminds us that “for all the horn-tootin’ over the disruptive and democratizing potential of the ...

    The Thrill of the Huntress

    To many non-hunters, hunting is a mysterious and macabre pastime, and the mere sight of a camouflage-clad individual carrying a gun brings to mind all sorts of unpleasant associations. But even among the urban-based, sustainable-eating, co-op-shopping crowd there’s an increasing awareness ...

    How to Succeed in Blogging: Male Pseudonyms

    Even when masked by the anonymity of the internet, a male-sounding name can help turn people into successful bloggers. “Taking a man’s name opened up a new world,” according to a blogger who writes under the name James Chartrand. “It helped me earn double and triple the income of my ...

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