Tag: Gender

Psychology Around the Net: August 24, 2019

Happy reading! Tips For A Successful 2019 School Year: Many schools went back in session this week; some were already in full swing! Jim Holsomback presents a handy guide on tips for a great start, sample conversation starters to help you engage with your kid and stay in the loop, and several mental health resources […]

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In an All-Gender Cabin, Summer Campers ‘Don’t Have to Hide’

GROVELAND, Calif. — Tucked in the shade of towering Ponderosa pine trees, AG-6 looked no different from every other cabin at Camp Tawonga, save the transgender pride flag draped between wet towels on the porch railing. The wooden structure was essentially a glorified tent, with no electricity or running water, and it was home for […]

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Useless Dads and Placid Women: U.K. Bans 2 Ads Over Sexist Stereotypes

LONDON — Two television ads have been banned in Britain under new rules against harmful gender stereotypes, the country’s advertising authority said on Wednesday, the first such action since the regulations came into force last month. The ads, from the local branches of Volkswagen and the food giant Mondelez, were found to be in breach […]

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When Gender Reveal Videos Go Spectacularly, Cathartically Wrong

The gender-reveal party has been around for about as long as Instagram has, and the two have gotten out of hand at roughly the same speed. Gender reveals now precede or even replace the traditional baby shower, marking the occasion when the proud parents first learn the sex of their unborn guest of honor. Until […]

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To Make It to the Moon, Women Have to Escape Earth’s Gender Bias

[Read all Times reporting on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. | Sign up for the weekly Science Times email.] As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, NASA has started Artemis, a program that aims “to return astronauts to the lunar surface by 2024, including the first […]

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I’m With They

“If we lived in a just, rational, inclusive universe — one in which we were not all so irredeemably obsessed by the particulars of the parts dangling between our fellow humans’ legs … there would be no requirement for you to have to assume my gender just to refer to me in the common tongue,” […]

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Mississippi Politician Denies Access to Female Reporter So as Not to ‘Insinuate’ an Affair

Robert Foster, a state representative in Mississippi who is running for governor, blocked a female reporter from shadowing him on a campaign trip “to avoid any situation that may evoke suspicion or compromise” his marriage. The reporter, Larrison Campbell of the news site Mississippi Today, wrote in an article published on Tuesday night that Mr. […]

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Call Me ‘They’

I am your stereotypical, cisgender, middle-aged suburban dad. I dabble in woodworking, I take out the garbage, and I covet my neighbor’s Porsche. Though I do think men should wear makeup (it looks nice!), my tepid masculinity apparently rings loudly enough online and in person that most people guess that I go by “he” and […]

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A Clash Over Inclusion at Pride

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher Fifty years after the Stonewall riots, as the largest L.G.B.T.Q. Pride celebration in the world takes place in New York this weekend, some leaders of the community are asking a difficult question: What’s lost as the […]

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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 […]

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Why It Matters How Powerful Men Treat Women

“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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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