Gender Is Complicated for All of Us. Let’s Talk About It.

A distinguished professor helps me understand our complicated — and changing — culture around gender.

#audio-neutral-informative, #gender, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #kathryn-bond-stockton, #parenting

He Says, She Says: Hebrew Meets Gender Politics

In Israel, a linguistic revolution is underway in the quest for more inclusive language for Hebrew, whose modern form adopted grammatical norms from 3,000 years ago. Not everybody is on board.

#gender, #grammar, #hebrew-language, #israel, #language-and-languages, #signs-and-signage

England Overhauls Medical Care for Transgender Youth

The National Health Service is closing England’s sole youth gender clinic, which had been criticized for long wait times and inadequate services.

#gender, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #your-feed-healthcare, #youth

Republicans Sharpen Post-Roe Attacks on L.G.B.T.Q. Rights

Since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, anti-gay rhetoric and calls to roll back L.G.B.T.Q. rights have grown bolder among Republican elected officials and candidates.

#democratic-party, #gender, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #lake-kari-a, #midterm-elections-2022, #nessel-dana, #republican-party, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #transgender-and-transsexuals

In Argentina, a Battle Over Gender-Inclusive Language in Classrooms

The city of Buenos Aires banned gender-neutral language in schools, reigniting off a debate that is reverberating across the world.

#argentina, #buenos-aires-argentina, #education-k-12, #gender, #language-and-languages, #pew-research-center, #politics-and-government, #spanish-language, #transgender-and-transsexuals

A Walk in Their Heels: Meet the Hustle Evangelist

Abdiel Jacobsen, a former Martha Graham dancer, found freedom in hustle, which offers a progressive, gender-neutral vision of partnered social dance.

#central-park-manhattan-ny, #content-type-personal-profile, #dancing, #gender, #graham-martha-dance-co, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #jacobsen-abdiel, #parties-social, #teicher-caleb

The Far Right and Far Left Agree on One Thing: Women Don’t Count

Tolerance for one group doesn’t need to mean intolerance for another.

#discrimination, #gender, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

Attack on Women in China Stirs Outrage, and Competing Narratives

Graphic footage of an attack in a restaurant fueled online debate that showed both the growing awareness of women’s rights and how divisive feminism still remains.

#metoo-movement, #china, #gangs, #gender, #jiangsu-province-china, #politics-and-government, #sexual-harassment, #social-media, #tangshan-china, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

The Battle Over Gender Therapy

More teenagers than ever are seeking transitions, but the medical community that treats them is deeply divided about why — and what to do to help them.

#discrimination, #gender, #medicine-and-health, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychology-and-psychologists, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #youth

Report Reveals Sharp Rise in Transgender Young People in the U.S.

New estimates based on C.D.C. health surveys point to a stark generational shift in the growth of the transgender population of the United States.

#gender, #research, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states, #your-feed-healthcare, #youth

How Gender Neutral Language Is Shaping the Fight for Abortion Rights

Progressive groups and medical organizations have adopted inclusive language, which has led to terms like “pregnant people” and “chestfeeding.”

#abortion, #american-cancer-society, #american-civil-liberties-union, #breastfeeding, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #discrimination, #gender, #language-and-languages, #womens-rights

Adm. Linda Fagan to Become First Female Service Chief

In 1985, the service had no gender-based prohibitions on where women could go. That cleared the way for Admiral Linda L. Fagan to rise to the top.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #commandant-of-the-coast-guard, #fagan-linda-l, #gender, #icebreakers, #united-states-coast-guard, #united-states-coast-guard-academy, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces

The Supreme Court as an Instrument of Oppression

In just a few short weeks, the fundamental right enshrined in Roe nearly 50 years ago could disappear overnight. What’s next? Is anything safe?

#black-people, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #conservatism-us-politics, #constitution-us, #gender, #race-and-ethnicity, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

How a Debut Graphic Memoir Became the Most Banned Book in the Country

Maia Kobabe’s book “Gender Queer,” about coming out as nonbinary, landed the author at the center of a battle over which books belong in schools, and who gets to make that decision.

#american-library-assn, #books-and-literature, #gender, #gender-queer-book, #genre-books-graphic-novels-comic-books, #kobabe-maia

‘Nonbinary Runners Have Been Here the Whole Time’

In the past year, road races have debuted a nonbinary category, typically with around two dozen or fewer such competitors at each event.

#brooklyn-marathon, #gender, #running, #transgender-and-transsexuals

Three Opinion Writers on Why the G.O.P. Can’t Stop Saying ‘Gay’

A left-right debate on the overblown gender panic gripping American politics.

#audio-neutral-informative, #conservatism-us-politics, #desantis-ron, #education-k-12, #florida, #gender, #generation-z, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #liberalism-us-politics, #millennial-generation, #republican-party, #sex-education, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states, #walt-disney-company

Man Charged With Threatening Merriam-Webster Over Gender Definitions

The man, Jeremy David Hanson, 34, threatened in October to shoot and bomb the company’s offices because of its definitions of “girl,” “boy,” “trans woman” and other words, federal authorities said.

#california, #dictionaries, #gender, #jeremy-david-hanson, #massachusetts, #merriam-webster-inc, #springfield-mass

Parents Who Stay Home Should Get Public Child Care Support Too

Is being in the formal workplace necessarily a sign of progress?

#child-care, #children-and-childhood, #day-care-centers, #gender, #hochul-kathleen-c, #labor-and-jobs, #parenting, #welfare-us, #womens-rights

Culture War, Redux

How did L.G.B.T. rights again become the subject of a culture war?

#children-and-childhood, #desantis-ron, #florida, #gender, #internal-storyline-no, #law-and-legislation, #politics-and-government, #state-legislatures

Four Opinion Writers on How the G.O.P. Fringe Took Over American Politics

Jamelle Bouie, Ezra Klein and Jane Coaston join Lulu Garcia-Navarro to discuss culture-war legislation, political strategy and sanctions on Russia.

#abortion, #audio-neutral-informative, #boston-marathon, #conservatism-us-politics, #critical-race-theory, #democratic-party, #elections, #gender, #jackson-ketanji-brown-1970, #law-and-legislation, #republican-party, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #transgender-and-transsexuals

State Dept. Will Allow Americans to Mark Their Gender as ‘X’ on Passports

The change is aimed at providing transgender, nonbinary or gender-nonconforming Americans a way to accurately identify themselves.

#airport-security, #gender, #identification-devices, #passports, #state-department, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #transportation-security-administration, #united-states-politics-and-government

Restaurants Rethink Gender’s Role in Service

A dinner out can be discomforting for nonbinary and transgender people. But efforts are afoot to change that.

#discrimination, #gender, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #kismet-los-angeles-calif-restaurant, #mendelsohn-michaela, #restaurants, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states, #vocational-training

4 Ways to Support a Child Exploring Their Gender Identity

As Texas’ governor attempts to criminalize medical treatments for transgender youth, experts say there are many ways to help adolescents who are questioning their gender.

#gender, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #transgender-and-transsexuals

Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill Will Hurt Teens Like Me

Education made me hate myself less.

#discrimination, #education-k-12, #florida, #gender, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #parenting, #state-legislatures, #transgender-and-transsexuals

Twitter Bot Highlights Gender Pay Gap One Company at a Time

Britain requires companies with 250 or more employees to report gender pay gap data. On International Women’s Day, one couple used it to raise awareness about lingering discrepancies.

#corporations, #discrimination, #england, #gender, #great-britain, #income-inequality, #social-media, #twitter, #wages-and-salaries, #women-and-girls

Texas Youth Gender Clinic Closed Last Year Under Political Pressure

A Texas clinic for transgender adolescents closed last year amid pressure from the governor’s office, hospital officials said in phone recordings.

#elections-governors, #gender, #politics-and-government, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #texas, #transgender-and-transsexuals

Jane Brody: Here’s How Health Advice Changed Since I Joined The Times

Before I go, I want to highlight the breathtaking evolution in health advice that has occurred since I joined The Times in 1965.

#cancer, #depression-mental, #diet-and-nutrition, #gender, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #medicine-and-health, #mental-health-and-disorders, #oils-and-fats, #smoking-and-tobacco, #spina-bifida, #surgery-and-surgeons, #transgender-and-transsexuals

Couples Seek Gender-Neutral Ways to Define Their Unions

The “bride” and “groom” portmanteau is just one of the terms being used by couples seeking less traditional ways to define their unions.

#gender, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #weddings-and-engagements

The Queer Indigenous Artists Reclaiming a Fluid Sense of Gender

Colonialist conceptions of gender have long sought to erase more expansive views. But a new generation is making work that honors their cultures’ beliefs on their own terms.

#art, #cebu-philippines, #culture-arts, #gender, #hawaii, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #indigenous-people, #men-and-boys, #monkman-kent, #native-americans, #sandoval-isabel-film-director, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #women-and-girls

My Trans Journey Through Passport

A trans woman’s passport photos show more than the countries she has visited.

#gender, #marriages, #passports, #transgender-and-transsexuals

Doctors Debate Whether Trans Teens Need Therapy Before Hormones

Clinicians are divided over new guidelines that say teens should undergo mental health screenings before receiving hormones or gender surgeries.

#gender, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #hormones, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychology-and-psychologists, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #your-feed-science, #youth

It Was bell hooks Who Taught Me How to ‘Talk Back’

Ms. hooks understood that voice and language are how marginalized people humanize themselves to themselves.

#black-people, #culture-arts, #discrimination, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #gender, #hooks-bell, #women-and-girls, #writing-and-writers

bell hooks and the Power of Talking Back for Black Women

Ms. hooks understood that voice and language are how marginalized people humanize themselves to themselves.

#black-people, #culture-arts, #discrimination, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #gender, #hooks-bell, #women-and-girls, #writing-and-writers

Heeding Warning Signs Before School Shootings

Readers criticize the school’s decision to allow Ethan Crumbley back into class, and the nation’s gun laws. Also: Chris Cuomo; gender-neutral in French; happiness.

#cnn, #crumbley-ethan, #cuomo-andrew-m, #cuomo-christopher, #firearms, #french-language, #gender, #happiness, #mass-shootings, #oxford-charter-township-mich-shooting-2021, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks

‘The Feminine Urge’ Meme Explained

Journalists love subjecting online jokes to semantic dissection. So, shall we?

#gender, #social-media

In a Nonbinary Pronoun, France Sees a U.S. Attack on the Republic

When a French dictionary included the gender-nonspecific “iel” for the first time, a virulent reaction erupted over “wokisme” exported from American universities.

#academie-francaise, #dictionaries, #france, #french-language, #gender, #le-petit-robert-de-la-langue-francaise-book, #macron-brigitte

BIPOC or POC? Equity or Equality? Debating Words on the Left

For those pushing for changes in society on race and other issues, words matter. They can also muddle.

#black-people, #discrimination, #english-language, #gender, #hispanic-americans, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #race-and-ethnicity, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states

As Chinese Women Seek to Crack Male Professions, Schools Stand in the Way

In China, some academic programs accept only men or cap the number of female applicants, who often must test higher than their male counterparts.

#admissions-standards, #china, #colleges-and-universities, #communist-party-of-china, #discrimination, #gender, #women-and-girls

Texas Removed an L.G.B.T.Q. Resource Page After a Candidate Complained

Don Huffines, who is challenging Gov. Greg Abbott in next year’s Republican primary, said the content on the state web page was “offensive.” It was quickly removed.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #gender, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #huffines-donald, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #texas, #texas-department-of-family-and-protective-services, #transgender-and-transsexuals

The End of Gender

Has fashion bid the binary goodbye?

#dress-codes, #fashion-and-apparel, #gender, #men-and-boys, #women-and-girls, #your-feed-fashion

Gender-Neutral Pronouns: The Singular ‘They’ and Alternatives

Some readers find the new usage of “they” confusing and offer other options such as “que” and “s/he.”

#gender, #grammar, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #language-and-languages, #mcwhorter-john, #transgender-and-transsexuals

Maria Ressa is Only the 18th Woman to Win the Nobel Peace Prize in 126 Years

Past recipients include the women’s rights activist Jane Addams; the Catholic saint Mother Teresa; and the African leader Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

#awards-decorations-and-honors, #gender, #nobel-prizes, #ressa-maria, #women-and-girls

The Gender-Neutral Pronoun ‘They’ Causes a Stir

Readers argue against the usage of the gender-neutral “they,” but I’m not convinced.

#english-language, #gender, #gender-neutral, #grammar, #internal-sub-only, #nonbinary, #pronouns, #they

The W.N.B.A.’s Seattle Storm Are Winners. The City Should Fully Embrace Them

Inside the arena, Seattle Storm fans bring the passion. Outside, the city has yet to fully embrace a team that has won four W.N.B.A. championships.

#basketball, #bird-sue, #engelbert-catherine, #fans-persons, #gender, #loyd-jewell, #nba-2k-video-game, #parker-candace, #phoenix-mercury, #seattle-storm, #stewart-breanna-1994, #women-and-girls, #womens-national-basketball-assn

The Gender Binary in Language Classes

Languages that contain only “he” and “she” pronouns pose problems for communicating about gender identity. Here’s how some language teachers are helping.

#education, #english-language, #french-language, #gender, #genderfluid, #hebrew-language, #language-and-languages, #nonbinary, #spanish-language, #transgender-and-transsexuals

Sequins and Soul-Searching in the Competitive Dance World

Calls for change in this lucrative dance subculture have become broader and deeper, encompassing issues of race, gender and predatory behavior.

#black-people, #contests-and-prizes, #dancing, #discrimination, #gender, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states

Apple says it pays everyone fairly—employees want receipts

Apple says it pays everyone fairly—employees want receipts

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Apple employees want to know if they’re being paid equitably, so some of them have been sending surveys to their colleagues to collect compensation information. The surveys are all opt-in, and several hundred people have participated so far.

The surveys stem in part from the fact that, in 2016, Tim Cook told investors that Apple had largely tackled pay inequality at the company. Women at Apple made 99.6 cents for every dollar men made, and underrepresented minorities made 99.7 cents for every dollar white workers made, Apple said. Those numbers probably sounded too good to be true to some people, and questionnaires started popping up in recent months.

At least two surveys were pulled by their authors, The Verge reported, after Apple’s “people team”—what some companies call human resources—claimed various infractions. Apple HR said the first survey’s questions about race, gender, ethnicity, and disability constituted personally identifying information. They nixed the second because it was hosted on the corporate Box account. When reached for comment, an Apple spokesperson would not confirm why the first two surveys were halted.

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#apple, #compensation, #gender, #inequality, #pay-equity, #policy, #race

Lauren Berlant, Critic of the American Dream, Is Dead at 63

Professor Berlant’s book “Cruel Optimism” provided a popular term to describe false hopes in an increasingly unequal nation.

#berlant-lauren, #books-and-literature, #cruel-optimism-book, #deaths-obituaries, #gender, #income-inequality, #optimism, #university-of-chicago, #women-and-girls

What I Saw in My First 10 Years on Testosterone

What I saw in my first 10 years on testosterone.

#gender, #men-and-boys, #testosterone, #transgender-and-transsexuals

F.A.A. Committee Recommends a Pivot to Gender-Neutral Terminology

The committee suggested that the aviation administration replace words and phrases including “cockpit” and “man-made” with terms like “flight deck” and “manufactured.”

#air-traffic-control, #airlines-and-airplanes, #drones-pilotless-planes, #federal-aviation-administration, #gender, #language-and-languages