cisgender

Yes, we should be criticizing these straight, cisgender dads. We’ve been far too easy on them for too long.

We're Too Easy On (Straight, Cisgender) Dads

Yes, we should be criticizing these straight, cisgender dads. We’ve been far too easy on them for too long. It’s straight out of the patriarchy Read...
David Minerva Clover    |   06.8.18   |   SHARE
Families
Shulevitz thus calls for a feminism — one that she calls “caregiverism” — that “demand[s] dignity and economic justice for parents dissatisfied with a few weeks of unpaid parental leave.” Image: Thinkstock.

If Childcare Is The Key To Gender Equality And Parental Happiness, Can We Get It Now?

Judith Shulevitz recently noted in the New York Times that although “unmarried childless women have overcome every barrier to opportunity you can Read...
Ariel Chesler    |   08.12.16   |   SHARE
FamiliesVoices
Still here. Still queer. Image: Liz Lazzara.

Dating A Man Doesn't Negate My Queerness

If you see me with my partner, you’ll more than likely think that I’m a straight girl in a heterosexual relationship — and there’s nothing I hate Read...
Liz Lazzara    |   06.24.16   |   SHARE
Sex + LoveVoices
When you’re used to being listened to, you start to think it’s because you’ve done something to deserve it. Image: Thinkstock.

You Aren't Always Entitled To Be Heard, Actually

I barely had a chance to say “What’s taking him so long?” before he stepped up to the counter to ask me what he could help me with. Me. Not my friend Read...
Natalie Slaughter of SHESAID    |   05.5.16   |   SHARE
Voices
"But what were you born as?"

6 Easy Ways To Make Me, A Transgender Person, Uncomfortable

When I say that I’m a queer trans guy, people love to let me know whether or not they think I "look" like a woman or a man. Fun fact: I don’t give a Read...
Sam Dylan Finch   |   02.4.16   |   SHARE
CultureVoices
Stop it.

Dear Certain Cisgender, Heterosexual, White Men In My Life:

I invite you to become feminist allies instead of continuing to selfishly throw all minorities under the bus in order to protect your fragile little Read...
Sarah Khan    |   12.29.15   |   SHARE
CultureVoices
"I didn’t have to choose, and one didn’t cancel out the other."

I Didn't Always Know I Was Allowed To Be Queer

I didn’t realize I could like girls and boys. I didn’t have to choose, and one didn’t cancel out the other. Around the same time I attended my first Read...
Sarah Gladstone    |   09.8.15   |   SHARE
CultureSex + LoveBodies

Quit Projecting Your Desire: On Transphobia, Lust, And Gender

If someone else gets to decide what makes you a woman, than that thing can be revoked like a learner’s permit at any time. Read...
Jetta Rae    |   04.2.15   |   SHARE
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