Transgender infants, the law, and a son born in the skin of a girl | Adam Zwi

Australia is the only country that requires tribunal authorisation for hormone therapy for transgender children. Its time to change this unnecessary and stressful law Imagine you are a 16 year-old with gender dysphoria, that is, you feel deeply that your body is incongruent with your gender identity. The prospect of developing the adult features of…

How did bathrooms get to be separated by gender in the first place?

The natural separation of men and women in these spaces arose less than 200 years ago, as part of a pervasive ideology of separation and dominance For years, transgender rights activists have argued for their right to use the public restroom that aligns with their gender identity. In recent weeks, this campaign has come to…

Somalia’s female presidential nominee:’ If loving my land entails I die, so be it’

Campaigner Leyla Hussein interviews her home countrys first female presidential nominee Fadumo Dayib Softly spoken with assertive undertones, Fadumo Dayib is the first woman ever to run for the presidency of Somalia. As a Somali female campaigner, she was a shero of mine before I gratified her. The odds are stacked against Dayib defeating incumbent…

Are you pro-choice? It’s time to shout it from the rooftops | Jean Hannah Edelstein

A majority of Americans supporting Roe v Wade, and yet so many of us remain quiet about our opinions. Its hour for that to end, writes freelance journalist Jean Hannah Edelstein A DIY surgical abortion is not a nice thing to talk about. It involves the insertion of the wire from a coat hanger- or…

Virtually a third of Japan’s girls ‘sexually harassed at work’

Survey presenting women were touched inappropriately and pressed for sexuality deals blow to efforts to support female workers Almost a third of Japanese women have been sexually harassed at work, according to a government report that deals another jolt to attempts to boost women role in the workplace. More than half of those women said…

Has # MeToo gone too far, or not far enough? The answer is both | Laura Kipnis

What is at stake in Catherine Deneuves recent letter in Le Monde attacking the feminist movement? Its a question of where you draw the line Catherine Deneuve Opinion Has # MeToo gone too far, or not far enough? The answer is both Laura Kipnis What is at stake in Catherine Deneuve’s recent letter in Le…

Google creates 13 emoji to represent working women

Google has proposed adding 13 new female emoji that “better reflect the pivotal roles girls play in the world.” Image: tyler essary/ mashable Spend any time tapping out emoji and you’ve probably noticed that girls are confined to three principal roles: bride, princess and dancer. While these are lovely things to be, the limited selection…

Don’t let Trump derail gender equality talks, experts caution G7 leaders

Gender council members insist leaders must honour plans to discuss equality despite tensions over US tariffs Members of the G7′ s first gender advisory board have vowed that talks about US tariffs will not overshadow deliberations about women’s empowerment as they prepare to meet world leaders this weekend. Justin Trudeau made the advisory council to…

Man still succumbs before girls. Is toxic masculinity to blamed? | Haider Javed Warraich and Robert Califf

Many assume that shorter male lifespans are driven by biological factors. Yet the health consequences of traditional male identity cannot be overestimated For much of recent history, humen have tended to die earlier than females, though this was not always the case: for many centuries, the perils of childbirth effectively nullified any advantage girls had…