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Sheryl Sandberg's 'Lean In' offers a feminist view from the top

Sheryl Sandberg

Sheryl Sandberg's explosive "Lean In" — a muscular manifesto on the gender inequities of the professional world — is being published within weeks of the 50th anniversary of Betty Friedan's "The Feminine Mystique." It's a convergence destined to invite disparaging comparisons, to prompt people to holler about how they knew Betty Friedan and that Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook and one of the most powerful women in the tech world, is no Betty Friedan.


Female MMA Fighter Fallon Fox comes out as transgender ...

Fallon Fox

Mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Fallon Fox opens up about being transgender in a new interview with Outsports' Cyd Zeigler, but admits she has some long-standing reservations about coming forward. "For years I've known at some point it's very likely the shoe would drop," Fox is quoted in the interview as saying. "Maybe someone would guess that I'm trans. Maybe they would know me from my life before I transitioned. I've been waiting for that phone call to happen. And Saturday night, it happened."


Video: Hubby turns female, couple endures

Dr. Drew talks with a woman who lived most of her life as a man before learning she had both male and female sex organs.


Men Are From YouTube, Women Are From Instagram

Social Media Demographics

Some of the results are predictable: yeah, we know, ladies loooove Pinterest (15.4 million more monthly female visitors!) and Reddit is inundated with sexist dudes. (74% of users are men.) But did you know that 62% of Twitter users are women? Or that a shit ton of men are still refusing to give up on Google+?


Bill banning ‘sex-selective abortions’ fails in the House

Sex-Selective Abortion

A measure to ban abortions based on the sex of a child failed Thursday to earn enough support in the House, and abortion opponents said they plan to use the vote to paint Democrats as disingenuously supporting women’s rights because they voted against a bill protecting unborn baby girls.


Argentina Makes Sex-Change Surgery a Legal Right


Adults who want sex-change surgery or hormone therapy in Argentina will be able to get it as part of their public or private health care plans under a gender rights law approved Wednesday.


Sex-changing treatment for kids: It's on the rise

Gender Identity Disorder

A small but growing number of teens and even younger children who think they were born the wrong sex are getting support from parents and from doctors who give them sex-changing treatments, according to reports in the medical journal Pediatrics....


'DWTS' producer: Give Chaz Bono a chance to dance

'DWTS' producer: Give Chaz Bono a chance to dance

"Dancing With the Stars" executive producer Conrad Green says despite controversy over the casting of its first transgender contestant, "Dancing" remains a family show and viewers should check out the new season before passing judgment....


No 'him' or 'her'; preschool fights gender bias

No 'him' or 'her'; preschool fights gender bias

At the "Egalia" preschool, staff avoid using words like "him" or "her" and address the 33 kids as "friends" rather than girls and boys.


World's Most Dangerous Countries For Women: Thompson Reuters Foundation Survey

World's Most Dangerous Countries For Women: Thompson Reuters Foundation Survey

Afghanistan has the dubious distinction of being named the world's most dangerous country for women by an international poll of 213 gender experts from five continents.


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