gender politics


'Farscape' Was Feminist Sci-Fi Before It Was Cool

Twenty years on, the space serial still holds up thanks to its cast of complex, flawed, interesting female characters and its intelligent approach to gender politics.


Why That Decades-Old KFC Meme Keeps Resurfacing—And Is Now After Taylor Swift

Reducing women like Taylor Swift or Hilary Clinton to "meat" is a tired way to ignore what they're saying.


The LGBT community is generationally fractured, but one organization thinks it can fix that

Keeping up with younger generations of queer people has been a struggle for 72-year-old Hector Zuazo


This Consciousness-Raising Cafe Wants You to Eat Like a Feminist

While the cultural definition of feminism has changed considerably since the 70s, the ethos of Bloodroot Restaurant and Feminist Bookstore has not.


These Fleshy, Flowery Mutants Are Living Their Best Lives

Adrian Cox paints lush, floral settings populated by faceless creatures.


The World's First Dr. Seuss Museum Celebrates the Creation of All of Your Favorite Characters

‘Oh, the Places You’ll Go’ in this life-sized exhibit filled with interactive art.


Why Single Women Are More Powerful in America Than Ever Before

Writer Rebecca Traister's soon-to-be-seminal book explores the role of unmarried women in America, analyzing how when the number of single women in America rises, direct social change occurs.


The Curious Case of the Children Whose Penises Don’t Appear Until Puberty

Guevedoces are born lacking an enzyme that converts testosterone into dihydrotestosterone, which causes them to look female. Meanwhile, their testicles are hidden inside their bodies.


The Gluten-Free Backlash Has Begun on Social Media

In a land before time, there was Atkins. Then South Beach. Then Paleo. Now there is #hotgirlseatingpizza and @girlswithgluten.


The Federal Government Is Studying How Drunk Men Look at Women

The federal government is hoping that a study of drunk men's eye movements will help to reveal the role alcohol plays in gender relations and sexual violence against women.


What the Hell Is a 'Hot Feminist'?

A new book released today suggests that there are still hidden traps for any feminist who likes pink, being thin, fashion, getting her muff waxed, and boys. It's nonsense.


The Feminine Mystique of the Microwave Oven

Over the course of its lifetime, the microwave has undergone a shift from being a super-masculine piece of complicated technology to an innocuous appliance relegated to that ultra-feminine realm: The kitchen.