Tag: Gender

We Are All Complicit When It Comes to Assault Allegations

“I don’t think they want to hear about that kind of thing.” That’s how Boris Johnson, the man about to become the United Kingdom’s prime minister whether the public likes it or not, responded when a journalist obliquely invited him to reassure the public that he didn’t beat up his girlfriend last Friday night. Occasionally this […]

Read More

Struggle Among Progress as Countries Restrict L.G.B.T.Q. Rights

The world has been transformed in many ways in the 50 years since the uprising at the Stonewall Inn, with major shifts in the past decade alone on every continent. Same-sex marriage is now a reality throughout most of Western Europe, much of the Americas, as well as South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. In […]

Read More

New Sex Drug for Women to Improve Low Libido Is Approved by the F.D.A.

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug to treat low sexual drive in women, the only one besides Addyi, which entered the market in 2015. The drug, to be called Vyleesi, will be sold by AMAG Pharmaceuticals and is intended to be used 45 minutes before sex, via an auto-injector pen that […]

Read More

The Gender Gap in Computer Science Research Won’t Close for 100 Years

SAN FRANCISCO — Women will not reach parity with men in writing published computer science research in this century if current trends hold, according to a study released on Friday. The enduring gender gap is most likely a reflection of the low number of women now in computer science, said researchers at the Allen Institute […]

Read More

Overlooked No More: Claude Cahun, Whose Photographs Explored Gender and Sexuality

Overlooked is a series of obituaries about remarkable people whose deaths, beginning in 1851, went unreported in The Times. This month we’re adding the stories of important L.G.B.T.Q. figures. By Joseph B. Treaster In early-20th-century France, when society generally considered women to be women and men to be men, Lucy Schwob decided she would rather […]

Read More

It’s a Girl! It’s a Boy! And for the Gender-Reveal Cake, It May Be the End

Cake is asked to do so much, what with all the weddings and birthdays and office parties for colleagues headed off to greener pastures. And that’s not even counting more modern pressures, like looking good on social media and starring in Supreme Court cases. But here’s a reveal that will likely come as good news […]

Read More

Can Dads Have It All?

In the discourse of the upper-upper, don’t-call-us-rich middle class, an old stereotype of fatherhood — the dim, affable, useless-for-housework Pop — has lately been supplemented by a new one: The credit-hogging, pleased-with-himself Good Dad, who does just enough housework to pretend that he’s an equal partner, and swans about in a BabyBjorn reaping applause from […]

Read More

Chasing the L.G.B.T.Q. Millennial American Dream

ImageCreditIllustration by John Whitlock, Photographs from Getty Images The arrival of marriage equality offers a generation a future they could not have envisioned. But is it what they want? June 13, 2019 Throughout this article: Readers who responded to a Times request about L.G.B.T.Q.+ identity shared their perspectives on getting married, raising children and reimagining […]

Read More

Vatican Rejects Notion That Gender Identity Can Be Chosen

ROME — The Vatican on Monday released its first extensive official document on gender theory, rejecting the notion that individuals can choose their own sexual identity. The document, issued by the Vatican department overseeing Catholic education, argued that increasing acceptance of fluid definitions of gender by schools and legal systems posed a threat to traditional […]

Read More

The State That Liberal Dreams Are Made Of

Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak received national attention last week for vetoing a bill aimed at reforming the Electoral College. State lawmakers approved a measure that would have added Nevada to the popular vote interstate compact, pledging its six electoral votes to whoever wins the nationwide popular vote. Fourteen states plus the District of Columbia, comprising […]

Read More

Did I Need to Know What Gender My Nonbinary Interviewees Were Assigned at Birth? Maybe Not

Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together. I knew certain things about Charley Fogel, the person I was interviewing a few weeks ago at a Starbucks in Bethesda, Md. Their pronouns were they/them. They had adopted their gender-neutral name a few years […]

Read More

Fighting the Gender Stereotypes That Warp Biomedical Research

Say you are prescribed medication for depression, anxiety or even just to sleep. Would you want to take it if you knew that the drug had only been tested on men and male animals? Rebecca Shansky, a neuroscientist at Northeastern University in Boston, thinks you might not. When she tells nonscientific audiences that researchers “for […]

Read More

The Fight Is Still Happening for the Rest of Us

Image In June, millions of people will gather in New York City to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the uprising at the Stonewall Inn, which marked the start of a national pride movement. But some in the Midwest say there’s still work to be done — either because they’re still struggling, or because they feel […]

Read More

Which Box Do You Check? Some States Are Offering a Nonbinary Option

BOSTON — Ever since El Martinez started asking to be called by the gender-neutral pronouns “they/them” in the ninth grade, they have fielded skepticism in a variety of forms and from a multitude of sources about what it means to identify as nonbinary. There are faculty advisers on El’s theater crew who balk at using […]

Read More

Harvard Was Right to Fire Ron Sullivan

When Harvard Law School professor Ron Sullivan lost his esteemed position as faculty dean of Winthrop House last weekend, and withdrew from Harvey Weinstein’s defense team, he secured a new one in the process: poster child in the war against campus political correctness. Throughout this week, prominent pundit-lawyers and right-of-center journalists have mourned Sullivan’s fate […]

Read More