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“Not your best Judy”: The gay man’s misogyny

Fiónn McFadden discusses the problem of misogyny among gay men and how it relates to the stereotype of the "gay best friend".

The political power of gender expression: Lessons from female dictators

"Current female MPs are expected to act as female politicians, not just as politicians. This pressure is incredibly unfair."

The politics of pink: A brief history of pink

"the ever-changing significance of the colour pink has worked to define and redefine its own politics."

THE NAME GAME: A personal reflection on the ‘transtrenderism’ trend

"It’s taken a while, but I’m slowly coming to terms with the idea that even if I do change my mind in the end, there is nothing inherently wrong with taking the time to explore one’s identity."

A secret science: What cisgender people don’t know about voice

Exploring this behavioural side of voice is invaluable for uncovering the full variety of expression available to you, regardless of the extent and contexts in which you choose to use it.

Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative finds gender disparities in access to education within poor households

Completed by the United Nations Development Program and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), the study found that one in six of the world’s poor live in households where no woman or girl has completed six years of education but at least one man or boy has.

Gender abolition: Why it matters

"The solution cannot be simply equality. It must be the dissolution of gender as we know it."

The Eco-Gender Gap

"This is creating a self-perpetuating cycle of eco-friendly products being targeted more towards women, thus eco-friendly branding becoming more feminised. The backlash of this is that more environmentally damaging branding is targeted at men". Annie Liddell writes about the gender disparity when it comes to fighting against environmental decline.

Ava Max’s ‘Crazy Ex’: smashing or bolstering hetero-normative stereotypes surrounding women and mental illness?

"The persona that Max cultivates in these three videos is so overdone that it could be a cynical deconstruction of the ‘crazy’ stereotype, rather than a reinforcement of it. However, could the effect ultimately just be a reproduction of old misogynist tropes, changing nothing and possibly even fuelling the faithful old fire of patriarchy?"

Reinvention: rethinking gender and race on stage

"Marginalised actors should not just be shoehorned into pre-existing plays without any respect or provision for the stories they have to tell. To do so is to package diversity into commercially successful morsels that are digestible for largely white, middle-class audiences."

I’ll Bark if I Want To: On Letting Women Be Angry

So I say: let women be angry. Let us bark at men in the streets who catcall us, let us foam at the mouths when men tell us to smile more, let us hiss at those who deem our clothes 'too revealing.'

Toxic mask-ulinity: What COVID-19 tells us about the cult of the ‘manly man’

"How has a public health measure become a point of gender expression?"

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Men more likely to travel during lockdown, says Oxford study

The Oxford COVID-19 Impact monitor has found that men in the UK have moved more than their female counterparts in every age group, both...

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