femininity

Australia Today

The Northern Territory is Suffering from a Severe Drought of Women

The state government has pledged millions of dollars toward balancing out the gender ratio.
Gavin Butler
10.2.18
LGBTQ

Five Queer People on What 'Femme' Means to Them

"Femme" practices can be as empowering for one queer person as they are alienating for another. We asked five queer femmes about the unique ways they approach their identities.
Cassie Donish
12.5.17
Photography

Tender Portraits of a Photographer's Muse Challenge Ideas of Gender Identity

Lissa Rivera's portraits of her lover, BJ Lillis, shake up the artist-muse relationship.
Kara Weisenstein
6.1.17
DRAG

Why Gay Men Need to Get Past Masculinity

Drag queens can be leather men. Bears can be feminine. And the more we reinforce the opposite, the less ground we'll gain.
Jeff Leavell
2.25.17
Fashion

Vibrators and a Girl Gang Fuse Fashion and Feminism at NYFW

Justin Bieber and Bondage-inspired fashions redraw the lines around feminine sexuality in Namilia’s S/S17 line, ‘You’re Just A Toy.’
Eleanor Lambert
9.16.16
Music

The Kimye and Taylor Swift Feud Has Always Been About White Femininity and Blackness

The Taylor Swift and Kimye beef isn't only about who said what, but about larger issues of race and privilege in America.
Muna Mire
7.29.16
Stuff

Why Are Gay Men No Longer Proud of Each Other?

In the battle between "masc" and "fem", many gay men are making enemies of themselves.
Patrick Cash
6.25.16
Interviews

Meet Denim: London's Hottest New Girl Band

The troupe of drag queens have performed on stage with Florence and the Machine and graced Mario Testino's 60th birthday party. Now they're releasing their debut single.
Amelia Abraham
2.13.16
Pachecomics

'Hot Day,' a New Comic by Ines Estrada

In the first episode of a new comic series by artist Ines Estrada, a woman goes to some wild measures to beat the heat.
Ines Estrada
8.28.15
Stuff

A Feminine Man Is a Powerful Thing to Be

For British-Somali author Diriye Osman, embracing the feminine side of his personality was an act of empowerment.
Diriye Osman
2.18.15
NSFW

This Young Artist Is Obsessed with the Naked Bodies of Older Women

"Women are not supposed to show that they've lived. They're meant to be flawless and smooth. It's bullshit," says Aleah Chapin.
Nell Frizzell
11.3.14