gender norms


I Owe Everything to Miss Piggy, a Size-Positive Icon Ahead of Her Time

Even as a child, years before I came out, there was always a special place in my heart for any character willing to punch a silk-gloved fist straight through that gender binary.
Claire Willett

What It's Like to Be Raised Gender Neutral

We spoke to kids and parents about the benefits and challenges of a gender-neutral upbringing.
Bo Hanna
creative cash

This couple bucked stereotypes to start a violin business from home

Robert Wood is a violin maker in Salt Lake City who quit his job at a renowned violin shop to start his own business.
Cristian Rossel

Cooking with Muxes, Mexico's Third Gender

Muxes are people who are born biologically male and dress as women—but they don't consider themselves cross-dressers or transgender. Instead, they are treated as “the third gender,” and they identify neither as men nor as women.
Luis Cobelo
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Joe Biden Said Guys Who Ignore Misogyny Are 'Accomplices' to Sexual Assault

Speaking at DC's first ever United State of Women Summit, the vice president asked men to end the "locker room talk, the bar banter, the rape jokes."
VICE Staff

New York's Bartenders Can No Longer Refuse to Serve Pregnant Women Alcohol

City officials are now warning bartenders that hindering a pregnant woman’s right to drink in public is a discriminatory act.
Alex Swerdloff
The VICE Guide to the 2016 Election

Breaking the Binary in Hillary Clinton's Pantsuits

Photographer Matthew Leifheit and stylist Miyako Bellizzi reinterpret some of Hillary Clinton's most iconic political moments with an androgynous cast of models wearing gender-fluid pantsuits.
Matthew Leifheit

Young Women Drink Almost Half the Wine in America

As a group, Millennials drank 159.6 million cases of wine in 2015. That's more than any other generation and constitutes 42 percent of all of the wine consumed in the US last year.
Alex Swerdloff

Japanese Men Get All the Candy on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day in Japan has taken a few twists in translation, adding a gender-role shakeup that is completely foreign to the way the holiday is celebrated in the rest of the world.
Alex Swerdloff

Yogurt Is Now Being Marketed as 'Manly'

Oikos, the yogurt brand now owned by Dannon, is marketing a line of black-labeled, masculine yogurts—for men, and don’t you forget it!
Alex Swerdloff

I Went to a Secret Illegal Party in the Iranian Desert

In Iran, getting together with your friends for a night of dancing and drinking is against the law—but that doesn't mean that young people don't do it.
Mark Isaacs

Women Are Catching Up to Men with Their Drinking Habits

The gap between how much men drink and how much women drink is narrowing. And that’s not a good thing for women because they suffer more from alcohol-related health risks.
Alex Swerdloff