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More than an “aw” moment: German dad supports gender non-conforming son

Tweet You may have seen this image making the rounds on the internet: a father and son, wearing a skirt and a dress, respectively, walking hand-in-hand down a public street. It’s an adorable image depicting an even more heartwarming story about a father who started wearing skirts to support his son, because his son liked [...]
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Michele Bachmann’s daughters aren’t allowed to ask boys out

TweetMichele Bachmann didn’t go to her senior prom and she’s determined to ensure that her daughters won’t either. Or, at least, that’s what I gathered from this interview with Sean Hannity about Bachman’s new book. (Listen to the audio here.) BACHMANN: People do find out [in my book] that I did not get asked to [...]
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Not Oprah’s Book Club: Welcome to My World

Tweet At the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, figure skater Johnny Weir performed a short program that he titled “I Love You I Hate You.” In his new memoir, Welcome to My World, Weir writes that the name of the program “was a fairly accurate description of my relationship with the skating world.” It’s also a [...]
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The Feministing Five: CJ Pascoe

TweetCJ Pascoe is the author of the book Dude, You’re a Fag: Masculinity and Sexuality in High School and the forthcoming Mias and Wannas: Identity and Community in a Pro-ana Subculture. Pascoe, who is an assistant professor of Sociology at Colorado College, has been studying youth culture for many years, beginning, as she told me, [...]
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The Women of the GOP & Warped Gender Identity

TweetThere is a heavy focus by the mainstream news media on the large(r) number of women candidates running in this year’s midterm elections. Many of the women running are Republican, conservatives and/or Tea Party fools nominees. One of the main newsmakers and agitators is Sharon Angle, the Republican nominee for Senate who recently told her [...]
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