Nothing quite gets to me like walking into a restaurant or store and being greeted with, “Hello, Ladies,” especially when the person I’m with is male identified.
I don’t have the time to waste on hit pieces targeting me and my identity.
Maybe it’s a stage. And maybe it’s not. But either way, I don’t want him to ever feel like he wasn’t able to express himself because his parents didn’t support him.

Jul 10, 2014 at 11:00am | 378 comments

unpopular opinion
Here's a radical idea: instead of creating one new female character out of whole cloth, why not just change the gender of half of the existing characters?
A lot of folks are very concerned lately that this habit is ruining our young women by making them sound like air-headed insecure simpletons. I strongly disagree.

Feb 25, 2014 at 1:00pm | 263 comments

The first time I wore makeup, I was 17, in college, and being interviewed about a graduate student strike on a local television station.
Especially now, when ambiguously gendered names are actually extremely common and names that were historically masculine are commonly used by women and girls, names and salutations are even more of a minefield than they were before.

Dec 28, 2012 at 4:30pm | 231 comments

How about the ladies all get to relax and we let men play nice for a change?
If you want to see fire, get between one of my employees and their love, comics. If you prevent them from doing their job, you will lose every time you walk through the door.
gender changes
I saw something I shouldn't have seen. In a tiny box in the corner of a page of lab test, were the letters “XY."
Potty parity is a practical concern par excellence. It’s a final frontier, the porcelain ceiling, if you will.
different is good
I wish I gave a shit about sports, the way Daisy does. But I don't. I care about My Little Pony and glitter instead.
the good men project
It felt sort of ick that the Beastie Boys seemed to be trying to stop the re-appropriation of their song to such a great cause. But there's a reason for it.
Not that you'd know it from men's media.
My hair is technically a men's haircut. At least, a haircut of men I see pass by me everyday: close clipped around the sides and back, with a burst of curls at the top.
Being a black woman is great. But being a black woman on social media can be a pain in the ass.
It's important to avoid conflating non-binary sex and gender identities with being born intersex, as these are very different identity categories.
As a solo parent to a son, the logistics of peeing in public restrooms presents an ongoing quandary.
This isn’t about saying that men and women don’t exist: it’s about saying that the world is a whole lot bigger than dudes and ladies.
Such commentary spreads lies and misinformation which makes it harder for trans kids to access treatment and respect.
There’s this kind of idealized dream of little girls, as sugar and spice and everything nice, which results in huge amounts of pressure to make them as femmey as possible at all times.

Oct 1, 2012 at 9:00am | 120 comments