For toymakers like Lego, where is the line between making products children love and telling kids how they should play?
In a new ruling Friday, the Department of Health and Human Services said Obamacare outlaws discrimination on the basis of gender identity.
What a 30-year-old novel reveals about hidden biases
Products marketed to children are more divided by gender stereotypes than ever, but the Internet is increasingly offering alternatives to Hot Wheels and Barbies.
A conversation about Merriam-Webster’s newest words with a professional lexicographer
A new law in Mississippi makes it legal for physicians and therapists to opt out of care on religious grounds. What does this mean for medicine?
From partisan gerrymandering to exclusionary party primaries, a breakdown of the factors behind our polarized politics, and common proposals to fix it
The film’s director, Robert Eggers, discusses how his Puritan horror story came to focus on the empowerment of a teenage girl.
A new book looks at the history of anti-abortion advocacy before Roe v. Wade, arguing that today’s activists are much different than their predecessors.
Rey, the franchise’s newest breakout star, is a heroine fans can finally feel good about liking.
An annual award for literature’s worst coupling often forgets that any erotic scene can be cringeworthy out of context.
In Denmark, the birth rate has continued to fall, with women waiting longer and longer to have children. But there…
While sex robots do reflect troubling gender dynamics, they hardly doom humanity to a future of exploitation and empty relationships.
My colleague Sophie has a (customarily excellent) review of the new movie on the site today, but I wanted to…
After publishing my memoir, I learned firsthand how the simple act of being a woman who writes about sex can lead to vicious shaming from strangers.
The drug's controversial approval yesterday comes on the heels of two previous unsuccessful attempts, lingering questions about safety, and uncertainty about whether or not it really works.
Even at the height of ‘women’s liberation,’ products aimed to female consumers were actually marketed to men.
Some conservatives have made mocking remarks about Caitlyn Jenner, but their attitudes obscure deep, meaningful questions about the meaning of gender.
A trial in New Jersey this week will determine whether telling gay people that they can become straight constitutes consumer fraud. The ruling might mean the end of so-called “conversion therapies” for good.
Cultural conventions, when it comes to talking about transgender people, haven’t caught up to cultural realities. That will change, and quickly.