Gender

Culture

Who Gets to Use the Term 'Partner'?

Some queer people feel it should belong to the LGBTQ community, but others feel the non-gendered term should be normalized for everyone.
Coco Romack
an hour ago
parenting

Beyoncé Is Raising Her Kids Without Gender Stereotypes, And She's Not Alone

In her September Vogue cover story, Beyoncé says that she's raising her son to be "sensitive and kind," and her daughters to see themselves as bosses.
Leila Ettachfini
8.6.18
abuse

300 People Sue USC Over Alleged Sexual Abuse by Gynecologist Spanning 30 Years

We spoke with experts about the lawsuits against Dr. George Tyndell and the University of Southern California, including the allegations that the university failed to respond appropriately to claims of sexual abuse and harassment.
Kimberly Lawson
8.2.18
Sex

Why Men Exaggerate the Number of Women They've Slept With

A new study examines the gender discrepancy in a survey around sexual partners. We spoke with the lead author on the study about their findings.
Kimberly Lawson
7.27.18
Breastfeeding

Two Women Were Scolded for Breastfeeding, So a Group of Moms Held a Nurse-In

More than a dozen moms in Minnesota nursed their children at a public pool in solidarity with two moms who were scolded for breastfeeding. Public breastfeeding became legal in all 50 states in July of this year.
Kimberly Lawson
7.25.18
Film

'She's the Man' Is the Most Important Soccer Movie of All Time

The 2006 cult classic taught me that gender cannot delineate a soccer field, a relationship, a feeling, or a talent. (And that, yes, gouda is the best cheese.)
Noa Azulai
7.11.18
revenge porn

Revenge Porn Bill in New York Killed After Google Campaign

Advocates blamed the tech company for helping to essentially kill a bill that would have made nonconsensual dissemination of sexually explicit images a crime in New York.
Kimberly Lawson
6.21.18
The Privacy and Perception Issue

How Being Radically, Unapologetically Open About Sex Freed Me

I spent a decade building a separate life as an A-grade dress-wearing, dick-sucking moral vagrant. Then I realized that the secrecy only served to deepen my shame.
Tom Rasmussen
6.18.18
The Privacy and Perception Issue

My Avatar, My Self: How Video Games Gave Me Ownership Over My Body

As a trans kid unable to wear what I wanted, to look how I wanted, to be seen by others as I saw myself, the avatars I designed reflected more of me than any mirror ever could.
Diana Tourjée
6.18.18
Power

'My Life Is Not Your Porn': Women Lead Historic Spy Cams Protest in South Korea

Thousands of women gathered in Seoul this Saturday to protest the ongoing problem of hidden spy cams, which are used to secretly record women in public spaces for pornography.
Kimberly Lawson
6.11.18
LGBTQ

The Film About the Messy Reality of Learning to Accept Your Nonbinary Child

"A Kid Like Jake" follows a couple learning to accept their gender non-conforming child. Trans director Silas Howard tells Broadly about portraying that journey honestly, missteps and all.
Diana Tourjée
6.8.18
The Scarlet Letter Reports

Mischa Barton on How Being a Victim of Revenge Porn Continues to Haunt Her

For the Scarlet Letter Reports, Mischa Barton sits down with host Amanda Knox and recalls the moment she found out a nonconsensual sex tape of her was being shopped around to porn sites.
Amanda Knox
5.30.18