UK Gender

New Year, New You?

LJ Ferris | Posted 01.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
LJ Ferris

Instead the new year will bring a different kind of new me. I will fashion a new me from actions and words, a new form sewn out of relationships and strengthened with self confidence. I will endeavor to look in the mirror and like what I see, or find something each day to like. I will try my best to love more, to love stronger, to be kinder.

Can We Put An Age Limit On Being Transgender?

Dr Helen Webberley | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Helen Webberley

Instead of only considering what happens if we treat the child and then that child changes their mind years down the line, must we not also consider what happens if we refuse to treat that child?What happens to the MTF child who is told she must go through a male puberty before she will be taken seriously?

Bald Men: Another Victim Of The Patriarchy

Scott Manley Hadley | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Scott Manley Hadley

White men are on top. But not any white men: Nigel Farage, Boris Johnson, Donald Trump and Bob "Literature" Dylan have one thing in common besides their gender, race and sexuality: they all have hair, or constantly pretend they do.

Oxford University Students Union Says It's Not Telling People To Use 'Ze' Rather Than 'He' Or 'She'

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK

Oxford University Students Union has denied students are being told to use gender-neutral pronouns such as “ze” rather than “he” or “she”....

"Boylesque": Gender Construction And Neo-Burlesque Striptease

Barbara Brownie | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Barbara Brownie

In the postmodern world, in which we are no longer defined by binary definitions, femininity has become a complex proposition. Gender boundaries have been blurred, traditional ideas about masculinity and femininity have been shown to be artificially constructed.

Post-Trump, Diversity Is More Important Than Ever

Robyn Lange | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK
Robyn Lange

The political and social turbulence of Britain voting itself out of the EU, in part due to anti-immigration sentiment, and Donald Trump becoming Presi...

'Imposter Syndrome' And Why I Feel Like A Fraud

Sian Abigail Bradley | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sian Abigail Bradley

Getting over Imposter Syndrome is about accepting that you have role in your success. It's about accepting that you have a right to be where you are, that opportunity doesn't equal success and there's no harm in being a bit wrong sometimes.

Despite A Trump Victory, I'm Still Hopeful About Eliminating Violence Against Women

Emma Fulu | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Politics
Emma Fulu

I believe in the profound strength and wisdom of the women and girls, men and boys around the world who are leading this charge. They work tirelessly to challenge the harmful norms and beliefs that drive violence; to respond with compassion and care to survivors; and hold perpetrators to account.

Growing Into A Bigger Boy

Madeleine Thompson | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Parents
Madeleine Thompson

My son on the other hand is new territory. Not completely uncharted, but definitely new. At the moment, he is a typical toddler by all intents and purposes. He does toddler things. He runs around, he throws his plastic cutlery on the floor, he seems to have permanently sticky hands, he laughs a lot, he cries a lot, and he finds un-silly things very silly.

Junior's Gender Won't Be A Disappointment To Me

Darryl Smith | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Parents
Darryl Smith

But sat together for an hour on the 7.58 we spoke about paternity leave, how much we admired our wives for clearing up their own sick and the iCandy Peach 3 (if you're a man in your 20s or early 30s who hasn't had a child yet, it's a pram). He also talked about gender disappointment.

Photograph Captures Exact Moment Mum 'Looked Between The Legs' Of Her Newborn Baby And Realised She Didn't Have A Daughter

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Parents

Most parents are too excited to wait nine months to find out the gender of their baby, but others prefer to keep it a secret and find out on the day. ...

International Men's Day? You Cannot Be Serious...

Professor Binna Kandola | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Binna Kandola

When I read the founding principle of International Men's Day (Saturday 19 November) I thought it was some kind of ridiculous joke. After all, highlighting 'the achievements of men' doesn't just happen just once a year - it happens every single day.

Kids On The Edge: Inside Britain’s Only NHS-Funded Gender Clinic For Children

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK

The first question that’s asked, before we’re even born, tends to be “is it a boy or girl?”, but for an increasing number of children, the ans...

'Add Women + Stir' Doesn't Work Any More

Amjad Saleem | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK
Amjad Saleem

Yesterday in Colombo, Sri Lanka, I attended a roundtable organised on "Women, Peacebuilding and Resolution 1325" where the guest speaker was Senator M...

Losing The Presidency: The Role Of Gender Politics In Hillary Clinton's Downfall

Dr Valerie Stead | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Politics
Dr Valerie Stead

In spite of Trump's lack of political experience, by virtue of being a woman Clinton's positioning as a presidential candidate was much more precarious. Gender is a fundamental organising element and this has been starkly illuminated in this presidential election.

Drag Queens Are The Toughest Boys Out There

Jodie Harsh | Posted 08.11.2016 | UK
Jodie Harsh

bmm banner.jpg What even is masculinity these days? We've got boys buying bronzer at department stores and and my sister's boyfriend has a favorite RuPaul's Drag Race contestant each season. Some men are in touch with their feminine side, others not so much - and that's fine.

Donald Trump's Masculinity: It's Not What You Think

Jenny Mathers | Posted 06.11.2016 | UK Politics
Jenny Mathers

Nevertheless, one of the most consistent links that we make between gender and behaviour in the West is the way that masculinity is equated with rationality, logic and cool calculation while femininity is associated with emotion, irrationality and impulse. By this measure, Donald Trump's behaviour is frequently distinctly feminine.

Trans Youth Week With My Genderation

Fox Fisher | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Fox Fisher

In the last few years, trans people and activists have achieved tremendous amounts of awareness and made incredible process in a short amount of time. As we progress, our community expands in all it's diversity and complexity with a range of identities and intersectionality

Cyprus Peace Process: Failure To Launch?

Yeshim Harris | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Politics
Yeshim Harris

CYPRUS PEACE PROCESS: FAILURE TO LAUNCH? Will a settlement be in line with EU constitution in absence of compliance with the mandatory EU Gender Act...

Your Son, The Princess

Krishen Samuel | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Krishen Samuel

It's time to start accepting that gender is not merely the constructed binary that we have been made to believe in. And we can see this most clearly in children who are not yet as tainted by ideas of 'boyish' boys or 'girlish' girls.

Everyday Cissexism: Living In A World Based On Gender Binaries

Mia Harris | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK
Mia Harris

I do want to draw attention to the harm caused to non-binary and transgender people by routine experiences like this. So last week I set up a twitter page dedicated to documenting everyday examples of cissexism - language and behaviors that reinforce the gender binary and gender essentialism.

When The World Doesn't Know You Exist: Coming Out As Non-Binary

Vesper Hill | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Vesper Hill

Hello, my name's Vesper. I'm a 31 year old non-binary person who's here today to tell you that gender is a much more beautifully complex thing than society would have you believe. That some people, such as myself, are neither male nor female but a different gender(s) entirely.

The Non-Binary Anorexic: Disordered Eating, Disordered Gender

Conor Penn | Posted 16.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Conor Penn

There are many complex circumstances, as there are for anybody who has experienced disordered eating. So, I decided to choose just one of what professionals might term 'the precipitating factors' that led to my illness, and my choice was gender identity.

Do Women Make Better Parents Than Men?

John L. Adams | Posted 07.10.2016 | UK Parents
John L. Adams

In answer to the question, no women do not better parents than men. There are, of course, bad dads in the world and there are also bad mothers. I just don't think society gives men the opportunities to prove what great parents they can be. This is simply because the overwhelming responsibility for raising children almost always falls on women and this starts at birth.

Mental Health, The Gender Factor

Arthur Peirce | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Arthur Peirce

Countless numbers of people worldwide suffer with some kind of mental health problem; roughly one in four. However there is a notable but hidden disparity between male and female sufferers.