5 modern societies run entirely by women

BY: NADIA ZAIDI  “This is a man’s world, but it wouldn’t be nothing without a woman or a girl.” Sure, that’s probably as biased as it gets, but I think we can all agree that both men and women equally…

California makes history by becoming the first state to legally recognize non-binary as a third gender

Sunday, October 15, 2017 will go down as a historic day, as California Governor, Jerry Brown, signed new legislation that will allow the residents of California to choose a gender other than male or female on official documents. The bill,…

The problems with radical feminism in the 21st century

BY: SYDNEY KEEFE  CO-AUTHORED BY: JESSICA BEUKER  Ahh Feminism; a word so powerful that the second it leaves a person’s lips it’s already commenced a fiery debate. The feminist movement dates back to the 19th century, yet still plays a…

The sexuality rainbow: a colourful and educational glossary

BY: NADIA ZAIDI  Recently, a close friend of mine told me that she was trisexual. I paused for a minute, and hoping not to offend her by my silence (which was actually a thought-pause), I blurted: what’s trisexual? The rational…

Study finds that fathers treat daughters and sons very differently – even as toddlers

BY: NADIA ZAIDI  It’s true that parental sensitivities must be tailored to each child – and apparently each gender, too. According to a new study published in the American Psychological Association’s journal Behavioral Neuroscience, fathers are more likely to cater to…

Why I rarely want to talk about mental health because of my gender

BY: QUENTIN STUCKEY It’s remarkable how much mental health is becoming more open and less stigmatized. The popular tweet across the globe that surfaces on the International Bell Let’s Talk Day is typically: “It’s okay not to be okay.” Truer…

This new exhibit is bringing transgender people’s stories from Hollywood to the everyday

BY: ELIJAH BASSETT What do a pair of ballet shoes, deodorant, and lipstick have in common?  They’re all being featured at the recently opened Museum of Transology for their significance to trans people’s personal journeys. The collection hopes to empower transgender…

This artist shows what her relationship would look like if gender roles were reversed

By: Lauren Ali ALL IMAGES BY: Pixy Yijun Liao Pixy Yijun Liao, a Chinese artist, confronts the commonly socialized gender dynamics between men and women in her photo series, Experimental Relationships. Interested in observing what happens when men and women…

In Hollywood, not having a penis is a barrier to both funding and power (Infographic)

BY: DANIEL WATERBOURNE Hollywood has a diversity problem. Behind the camera and in front of the camera there is a common thread. Although visible minorities constitute nearly half of the American population, the difference in creative and onscreen representation between…

Science finally supports that we are all born as blank slates and gender is merely a construct

BY: REGAN MCNEILL Both you and I have grown up in a world of stereotypes. Whether you like it or not these widely accepted assumptions shape us and how we are viewed in the world, especially when it comes to…

Wolfie is a 6-year-old gender-independent boy fighting for the right to wear a dress (Video)

Written and imaged by: Annie Sakkab Gender role is subconsciously defined by our society and cultural background. Wolfgang Skinner, nicknamed Wolfie, is a gender independent six-year-old boy. He is fortunate to have three parents and three siblings who are supportive in…

This man cooked and served his genitals at a banquet to make a statement about gender equality.

BY: TJ MOREY Meet Mao Sugiyama, a 24-year old illustrator from Tokyo, Japan, who surgically removed his genitals and auctioned them off for people to munch on. Mao Sugiyama exploded on the twittersphere in 2012 when he tweeted “[Please retweet]…

Dating outside binaries: OkCupid adds over 70 new gender and sexuality options

BY: AL DONATO Finding love on the Internet is hard. And for anyone hooking up often means to lying your ass off. All mainstream dating sites are notorious for ignoring LGBTQ individuals’ diverse identities. For gender, choosing between just male…

He And She, Ze And Xe: The Case For Gender-Neutral Pronouns

BY: AL DONATO Gender as we know it is a lie. The male-female binary is a social construct, ignoring intersex, trans, genderqueer, and other non-binary individuals whose identities aren’t the same as the sex assigned at birth. Unfortunately, it’s a…