Gender Justice Nevada hosts intersex awareness event

The following is a guest post by Gender Justice Nevada Director Jane Heenan. Please join us for this historic gathering! Saturday June 9, 12-3pm CSN West Charleston, K-101 No Cost to Attend Light Refreshments Served We at GJNV are beyond proud to gather together this truly all-star panel advocating for intersex families and communities. We…

Exploring girlhood, Part 2: Different for girls

Editor’s note: This is the second in a four-part series with the question, “What does it mean to be a girl?” In the series we have explored the way society defines and confines girlhood, as well as gender in general. (Click here for part 1.) (Trigger Warning) All week I’ve been thinking about De’Liza’s post…

Panty raid: Spiderman and princess underpants for ALL!

Now this particular TMF: Tired Marketing Fail hits closer to home than most because Andrea Shindeldecker of Oak Park, Illinois is a mom after my own heart. You see, her five-year-old daughter LOVES Spiderman! Sure, other superheroes are great and all, but Spidey is tops. Sound like another little girl you’ve heard about on this…

Feminist Files: Saved by the bell

In honor of the back-to-school season: Elmo is the answer: New study reports kids were more likely to eat vegetables if the package had Elmo’s (or Mel-mo, as my daughter calls him) face on it. Good Bento Box ideas here. Bic You!: Amazon UK reviewers are pissed about the gender labeling behind the new BIC…

Clean plate club

Thanks to a long-overdue overhaul by the USDA, school lunches are likely to look a lot different starting July 1. Here in Las Vegas, the Clark County School District — the nation’s fifth largest — is readying to implement new school lunch guidelines this fall. And it’s one tall order. As this well-written and insightful…

Feminist Files: Never mind the bullocks

F That: So did you hear the one about the woman who was kicked off an airplane for wearing an “offensive” prochoice t-shirt? Or was it a miniskirt? … Wait. That’s not a joke? Well, it should be. Label conscious: Planned Parenthood reports that a new Gallup poll shows that Americans don’t identify anymore with…