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Too young to transition?

Too young to transition?
February 19, 2015

When 13-year-old Zoey entered puberty, her doctor prescribed medication to slow down her development--because she didn’t identify with the gender she was born as. This fairly new treatment has caused controversy...

Feminism promotes equality for all

Feminism promotes equality for all
December 29, 2014

They claim to advocate for equality. They claim to want the opportunity to hold any career position. They argue against modern feminism while simultaneously expressing the desire for egalitarianism. They...

Group pushes for more options for transgender students on overnight trips

Group pushes for more options for transgender students on overnight trips
December 3, 2014

The Gender-Sexuality Alliance (GSA) organization recently addressed the issue of transgender rooming on school overnight trips in a letter to Principal Sarah Watkins in October. Last year, transgender...

Indie comedy ‘In A World…’ shines and challenges

2013 movie uses sharp wit and humor to challenge views on feminism
November 17, 2014

"In A World…" stars Lake Bell, who wrote and directed the film, as Carol Solomon, a vocal coach hoping to break into the male-dominated Hollywood niche industry of voice-overs. She competes with her...

Fem-vertising: The new effective advertising

Fem-vertising: The new effective advertising
Fem-vertising has become popular and effective, proving that brands do not have to resort to stereotypes and prey on women's insecurities to sell their products.
November 4, 2014

Recently, “Fem-vertising” has become increasingly popular for many brands. You may have seen ads that promote women and break down gender stereotypes. Some of these brands include Verizon, Pantene,...

League ruling discriminates against transgender students

League ruling discriminates against transgender students
The proposed policy outlines guidelines for schools to follow to determine eligibility for trans* students and how to properly accommodate these students, something that is already in place in 32 other states and the NCAA
October 29, 2014
When the MSHSL chose not to vote on the trans* inclusion policy this month, they didn’t just delay the ability for hundreds of trans* students to participate in high school athletics — they also sent the message that trans* equity wasn’t politically advantageous and therefore unnecessary.

Sexy turns scary

Sexy turns scary
Halloween costumes raise hemlines, eyebrows
October 27, 2014

Ten years ago, children donned costumes galore and filled the neighborhood streets. Outfits ranged from ghosts and wizards, to more gender-specific getups, such as princesses and knights in shining armor....

Missouri school makes accommodations for transgender students

Image by Trevor Currie
October 16, 2014
Before coming to Kirkwood High School, his peers and teachers refused to use male pronouns around him, and he was not allowed to use the male restrooms or try out for male sports teams, even though he has identified as male for as long as he can remember.

Powder Puff introduces unique perspectives for students on football field

Powder Puff introduces unique perspectives for students on football field
October 16, 2014
The powder puff games allow for a unique opportunity for genders to essentially switch roles, with boys taking on cheer leading positions on the sidelines and girls heading onto the football field.

Just ‘Let It Go,’ you guys: Why new Disney princesses are better

Just 'Let It Go,' you guys: Why new Disney princesses are better
April 4, 2014

Nostalgia can be blinding. Having grown up with all the older Disney princess movies—for the purposes of this article, defined as any princess movie made before 2000 — it’s really tempting for me...

New California law gives transgender students choices

February 10, 2014

On Jan. 1, the California State Legislature implemented a new law that allows transgender students from kindergarten to 12th grade in public schools to use the bathrooms and locker rooms of the gender...

It’s time for gender equality in children’s toys

The Easy-Bake Oven from Hasbro has been around for generations, but it now comes in a variety of colors, including pink and black.
January 31, 2014

It’s 2014 and society seems to be progressing right? In many aspects, yes, but in the realm of gender equality it seems as if we have regressed to the 1950s. This inequality is greatly present in children’s...

Sidelined by Sexism

Sidelined by Sexism
Disproportionate support for boys sports questioned at Texas high school
September 24, 2013

“Behind every great man is a great Senior Girl.” That was the Senior Girls’ slogan for the 2010 football season. Harmless, right? The football player goes out and does the dirty work on the...

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