Articles about 'gender'

Science toys: just for boys?

Tricia Lowther explores the phenomenon and the effects of gender-targeted toy selling

Guest Blogger // 25 February 2013

Categories: Blog

Gender charmers

Ania Ostrowska is charmed by a conference on revolutionary gender politics. But how radical was it on the day?

Ania Ostrowska // 24 February 2013

Categories: Events, Reviews

Full of Fire: new video from Swedish duo The Knife

"Who takes care of our stories?" Holly shares the first music video from The Knife in six years: a film by visual artist Marit Ă–stberg, focused on images of queer bodies and sexualities and consisting of "a network of fates, fears, cravings, longings, losses, and promises"

Holly Combe // 2 February 2013

Categories: Blog

A coat of one’s own? Compulsory heterosexuality on the high street

Ellie Gore explores heterosexism and gender in high street fashion

Guest Blogger // 2 November 2012

Categories: Blog

A trans man on feminism and bodily autonomy

Gethin Jones argues that feminist demands for the right to bodily autonomy must also include trans people

Guest Blogger // 17 September 2012

Categories: Blog

Rio is still an opportunity

Gender must be included in the outcomes of the Earth Summit, Natalie Bennett urges

Guest Blogger // 2 July 2012

Categories: Blog

Women born women?

As a controversial conference restricts entry to 'women born women', Helen G analyses this phrase

Helen G // 21 May 2012

Categories: Feminism, Language

There’s nothing radical about transphobia

Laura calls out a new radical feminist conference for excluding trans women and promoting transphobia.

Laura // 17 May 2012

Categories: Blog

Rediscovering my inner pirate

Director, writer and performer Lucy Foster reflects on the experience of creating The Pirate Project, a play exploring the lives of female pirates.

Guest Blogger // 3 May 2012

Categories: Blog

What Pirates! taught me about women

Laura is unimpressed with Aardman's latest offering.

Laura // 10 April 2012

Categories: Blog

Happily ever after?: The state of the TV dating show

Take Me Out has recently returned for a second series on ITV. Danielle Almond wondered what this latest incarnation of the prime time dating show had to say about mainstream ideas of gender roles

Danielle Almond // 28 March 2012

Categories: Television

New review: Happily ever after? The state of the TV dating show

Take Me Out has recently returned for a second series on ITV. Danielle Almond wondered what this latest incarnation of the prime time dating show had to say about mainstream...

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Categories: Blog

1 Year of the Gender Diary

This is a guest post by the authors of Gender Diary, about how people treat their daughter and son differently.

Guest Blogger // 6 March 2012

Categories: Blog

Hot pants or hot air?

Is the 'sexualisation of young girls' really getting worse - or has it been exaggerated for the sake of shocking tabloid headlines? Ruth Whippman reports

Ruth Whippman // 26 February 2012

Categories: Culture and Media, Family

An experience of crossing the gender divide: personal comfort before real difference

A guest blog post from Jane Fae on a topic she wanted to cover during her guest blogging stint (back in September) but found hard to tackle until now

Jane Fae // 8 February 2012

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread

Welcome to the somewhat delayed weekly round-up and open thread (remind me not to attempt hideously difficult translations about tractor engines on a Monday afternoon!). Enjoy… Disclaimer: The weekly round-up...

Laura // 27 September 2011

Categories: Blog

Un(i)sex me here

Should documents be gendered? On the basis of a distinctly unscientific poll, taken amongst a group of feminist academics yesterday, the answer is easy: if gender is not strictly necessary,...

Jane Fae // 20 September 2011

Categories: Blog

You can’t smash patriarchy with transphobia

It is time to end the tolerance of transphobia in radical feminist circles, argues Ray Filar

Ray Filar // 3 September 2011

Categories: Feminism

My gender journey: Sisterhood, femininity and craft.

I asked my mother and my sister what the word sisterhood meant to them today. The short answer: “Not a lot”. My sister said it reminded her of hippies and my mother said it conjured up images of nuns. 'Sisterhood' has always been one of those terms that I've regarded with suspicion. Even before I understood the concept of cis privilege (the benefits afforded those whose gender identity is the same as that which they were assigned at birth), it seemed like a special club from which I felt excluded. I don't identify as trans, but like many people who may on the surface appear cis (and access related privilege) my gender journey has been far from linear.

Tracey Plowman // 25 April 2011

Categories: Blog


A relatively short time ago, I decided to stop bothering 'presenting' as any gender because it was too much hard work. It was soon after that that I learned about feminism and anti-kyriarchism and became socially aware, noticing the biases rampant in the world around me. Feminism felt like a sphere that felt right, especially since dialogues about intersectionality are taking place. After that, it wasn't long before I found out that being outside of the gender binary of man/woman was possible.

JKBC // 2 March 2011

Categories: Blog

Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation

Social pressures impose binary gender on us all, but resistance is possible: Amelia Bayes reviews the follow-on anthology to a key text in queer theory

Amelia Bayes // 29 January 2011

Categories: Books

The man box

Tony Porter, co-founder of A Call to Men, talks about his own life experiences, the restrictions men face by trying to fit into the oppressive “man box”, and also the...

Jess McCabe // 11 December 2010

Categories: Blog

New review: Blue is for boys?

Cordelia Fine unpicks the science (and pseudoscience) of sex difference in her latest book. Jessica Smith found the result a revelation As a mother of two children, I have often...

Jess McCabe // 9 November 2010

Categories: Blog

EWL Gender Audit Result

As Jess just flagged up, theres only one question in the Vote Match tool that directly relates to gender. If you want to see a more detailed picture of how...

Holly Combe // 24 May 2009

Categories: Blog

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