Topics :: gender roles

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Bit By Bit, Macho Stereotypes Lose Ground

By David Crary | Wednesday Feb 12, 2014
Traditionally, the American male was measured against the stoic hero who shook off all doubts, vanquished all foes and offered women a muscular shoulder to cry on. But that was before feminism, gay-rights activistic and metrosexuals.

Joe’s Pub Hosts Night of a Thousand Genders

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Nov 26, 2013
The Gender & Family Project welcomes Olympia Dukakis, Justin Vivian Bond, Telly Leung, Our Lady J, Lance Horne and more to "A Night of a Thousand Genders."

Female Wrestler Wants In on High School Team

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Oct 28, 2013
Amanda Leve is a skilled jujitsu player who regularly battles boys at tournaments. Now it’s time for her local high school to let her on the wrestling team.

How to Be a Drag King With Brooklyn’s Goldie Peacock

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Jul 18, 2013
Ever wanted to know what it was like to be a drag king? Brooklyn’s Goldie Peacock will show you what it takes to unleash your inner stud.

SheZow, the Transgender Heroine That Isn’t

By David Perry | Sunday Jun 9, 2013
EDGE looks into the new controversial children’s cartoon, "SheZow," a cable TV show about a 12-year-old boy who transforms into a female superhero.

NJ Teen Wants Easy-Bake Oven to Appeal to Boys

By Michelle R. Smith | Thursday Dec 13, 2012
An 13-year-old girl from New Jersey is urging Hasbro to make its iconic Easy-Bake Oven in gender neutral colors and to feature boys on its packaging and has even started an online campaign, which has earned the support of celebrity chef Bobby Flay.

Celebrate Pink Nail Polish Day Today (Thanks to J.Crew Gender Flap)

By DAVID CRARY | Monday May 9, 2011
Last month, J. Crew unleashed a furor when a promotion depicted its creative director, Jenna Lyons, painting her 5-year-old son Beckett’s toenails with pink nail polish. "Lucky for me, I ended up with a boy whose favorite color is pink," the caption read.

Gender Stereotypes Easing More for Girls than Boys

By David Crary | Sunday May 8, 2011
If a girl wants to try her hand at baseball or ice hockey, she’s likely to be praised as plucky. But if a boy likes the color pink?

Redefining Manhood

Friday Sep 24, 2010
"Cosmopolitan" magazine is the host of a ’Man Summit’ which will explore men’s changing personal and professional roles.
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