Gender

Germany Now Lets Parents Check "No Gender" on a Baby's Birth Certificate
November 01, 2013

Such legal acknowledgement of the existence of intersex conditions, which have been known about for all recorded history, comes surprisingly late. Germany is the first country in Europe, and only the second in the world after Australia, to pass such a law.

A New Exhibit Turns Post-War American Art Into a Boys' Club
October 30, 2013

With “See It Loud,” the National Academy has performed the rather extraordinary feat of turning a postwar movement in which women were every bit as prominent as men into a boy’s club with not a single girl in sight. 

Why Aren't There More Female Libertarians?
October 30, 2013

Close your eyes and picture a libertarian. Maybe Rand Paul’s grinning visage and satyr-like curls swim before your lids. Maybe you see that guy from college who hijacked a seminar on Madame Bovary by pontificating about laissez-faire economics.

How the "Crack Baby" Scare Armed the Pro-Life Cause
October 29, 2013

Alicia Beltran's case was dropped, but she's not dropping her fight for pregnant women's rights.

Comic Sutra
An animated porn star is changing Indian views on female sexual liberation
October 27, 2013

Meet Savita Bhabi, the cartoon porn star who is transforming India's relationship to female sexuality.

What Slate Missed: 5 Other Reasons College Women Shouldn’t Get Drunk
October 16, 2013

Emily Yoffe has managed to outrage everyone on Twitter this morning despite having written nothing about our infuriating Congress.

The Supreme Court Could Endanger Victims of Domestic Violence
October 07, 2013

Early in her medical career, Dr. Elizabeth Miller counseled a 15-year-old girl who was afraid of getting pregnant but wasn’t using birth control. She gave the patient some routine advice: Talk to your boyfriend about using condoms.

Michael Bloomberg Wants Tweens to Feel Pretty? He Should Start With Bloomberg TV's Anchors.
October 03, 2013

In what may be one of his last hurrahs as mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg on Monday unveiled a campaign that aims to bolster young girls’ self-esteem by telling them they’re beautiful the way they are.

National Review Wages a Lonely War on the "War on Women"
September 23, 2013

Last year, to counter the notion that the GOP was waging a "war on women," National Review ran a piece titled "The War on Men," by editor-at-large Kathryn Jean Lopez, who wrote, "I am deeply offended by what is being said about men," and went on to c

What Bustle's Funding Really Shows Us
September 16, 2013

What does it look like when you mix up journalism and the tech-world ethos? That's a question that's been asked a lot lately, when Jeff Bezos bought the Washington Post (and when Chris Hughes bought this magazine).

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