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End of Gender: Argentina Grants Gender Self-Determination

Last week, Argentina gave citizens the freedom to change their legal and physical gender without having to undergo medical, psychiatric, or judicial procedures. Along with eliminating patronizing barriers to swapping an "M" for an "F" on a driver's license, the law gives Argentinians a freedom you won't find anywhere else: gender self-determination.

Douchebag Decree: Side Boobs and Fat Babies—Five Not-So-Subtle Magazine Covers

We get it. Selling magazines is tough. As a feminist nonprofit swimming in publishing world, we know how hard it is to keep your head above water. (Completely unrelated: Do you have your Bitch magazine digital subscription yet?) But some magazines feel the need to push their publication with provocative cover photos and headlines in order to compete with the Huffington Post. ...

Fertile Ground: New Ads Say You Don

This is why solar panel company Sunrun's new ad campaign feels like a breath of fresh, sun-warmed air. It makes fun of solar energy's leftist hippie stigma in a way that's funny and relatable for, say, my dad. Or whoever else! These ads avoid the exhausting political rhetoric and instead treat renewable energy like any other old industry, which can have nothing but positive effects at...

Lady Business: When You Make More Money Than He Does

Women who bring home the bacon: Hot or not? The research is mixed. Some guys say, "Yes, please help me through this 'Mancession.'" Others say, "Me, GUY. You LADY. HULK SMASH." (Translation: Please, let's just keep participating in Patriarchy, it's fine just the way it's always been. Let me hold that door open for you, girl.)

Mad Men: Dark Shadows

We're thankful for last night's episode of Mad Men—whipped cream, Manischewitz and all.

Nobody wakes Don Draper up on a Sunday just to throw their failures in his face.

Adventures in Feministory: Mad Woman Mary Wells

Recently, some friends and I saw the film Art & Copy, a documentary about the creative minds that make up the best of the advertising business. Now, there is a lot to be said about the problems inherent in advertising, but even the most skeptical viewer in our group (me), had to admit that she was impressed by the poise, tenacity, and apparent coolness of some of the film's...

End of Gender: Gender Jams

While you anxiously await the next Against Me! album, here's a genderpocalyptic playlist of songs by trans and gender-nonconforming artists for gender-bending jammin' on every occasion.

On Our Radar: Mindy Kaling, Vogue, and HAES

Do you hear that? It's us breathing a collective sigh of relief because Parks and Recreation was renewed for a fifth season! Time to go out for a breakfast buffet, Swanson-style. But first, links!

  • Argentina's senate unanimously approved a groundbreaking gender identity law that allows people to change their listed gender at the civil registry and access medical care like...

Fertile Ground: Attachment Parenting Isn't About Being "Mom Enough"

Maybe it is because I am breast-feeding my own son and am used to seeing women whip out a boob to put in baby's mouth at the drop of a hat, but when I saw the cover of TIME this week, I didn't find it all that odd.

Frankly, my first thought was, "Great! A picture of a woman breast-feeding!" After the uproar in 2009 about Facebook removing photos of...

Send a Mama in Your Life a Strong Families E-Card!

These e-cards feature original illustrations by artists Micah Bazant,  Melanie Cervantes, Veronica Bayetti Flores of National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, Taja Lindley, Nikki McClure, Kirbie Platero and Al Na'ir Lara of Young Women United, and Jenifer Carter. Shanelle Matthews of Forward Together told Colorlines that this campaign aims to "shift the narrative of how people...

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