Social Justice Advocates Handbook: A Guide to Gender Understanding

Gender

GenderHere you will find all of the articles that fall into the “Gender” category. These articles will provide the reader with insight into the complexity of gender as it pertains to individual identity and society at large.

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Popular tags include trans, cisgender, and genderqueer.

9+ Silly Gender Comics I drew in 5 Minutes or Less

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I made all of these comics for my book. Some of them will be in there. Some won’t make the cut. And many more that aren’t here will (and will end up being posted here after the book comes out). Hope they give you a gender-equity giggle.

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My TED Talk: Understanding the Complexities of Gender

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I recently had the honor of being asked to give a TEDx talk all about gender. You can watch the video below, and see as I try to condense hundreds of pages of my book into 16 minutes of comprehensible, enjoyable, and sometimes-rhyming words. What’s your favorite part? Any feedback? Let me know in the […]

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Comprehensive List of LGBTQ+ Term Definitions

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Note: some definitions here may include words you aren’t familiar with, or have been taught a flawed or incomplete definition for; I’ve likely defined those words somewhere else in the list, but if I missed one bring it up in the comments below.  Also, be sure to correct me in the comments if I misstepped. […]

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30+ Examples of Male Privilege

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Following is a list of male privileges.  If you are male (and a man), listed below are benefits that result from being born with that gender and sex.  If you identify as a man, there’s a good chance you’ve never thought about these things.  Try and be more cognizant of these privileges in your daily […]

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How can I make the gender question on an application form more inclusive?

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This is the first installment of Q & A, where I respond to reader’s questions in a public article.  If you have a question, ask away.  The question is above, and my answer is below. A lot of people are unsure of how to make an inclusive gender or sex question on a form, and […]

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Little girl goes on a rant over pink toys [VIDEO]

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How awesome is this?! Riley does a far better job expressing her outrage about gendered toys than I did in my post 10 Reasons LEGOs aren’t for girls.  This little lady is going places.  Share your reactions in the comments! Sorry, folks, but it looks like the original on YouTube has been taken down.  But […]

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30+ Examples of Cisgender Privilege

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Heads up! I wrote a book all about gender that provides tools for standing up against gender-based oppression (like the things below) and working toward a socially justice society. If you appreciate all that jazz, you’ll love this book. Following is a list of cisgender identity privileges.  If you’re not familiar with the term, “cisgender” means having […]

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Breaking through the binary: Gender explained using continuums

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Update: View the new-and-improved Genderbread Person v2.0.  It’s a heckuvalot better and just as free! Gender is a tough subject to tackle.  There are a lot of facets to consider, a lot of pressures at play, and we have all been conditioned in such a way that our first instinct is almost unanimously wrong.  But […]

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Defining a “Metrosexual Male”

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What does metrosexual mean?  What’s the difference between a metro guy and a non-metro guy?  Isn’t metrosexual just another word for gay?  Is your ringtone from Kimpossible?  These are questions I find myself answering on a semi-daily basis, and I’ll be answering them all and more here, now, in the first and only… Most Comprehensive […]

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