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Facebook offers 56 new ways of being You

Kelly Bartlett | 25 February 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Facebook, gender
How ironic that a company reliant on a binary code rejects the binary reality of male and female.


A geek lesson about sensitivity

Harley J. Sims | 20 September 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: censorship, gender, language, race
If the language sensitivity police are right, one of the most expressive words of the tech revolution should be banned.


Confusing the issue with smoke screens

Michael Kirke | 25 April 2012 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: gender, North Carolina, true marriage


About gender

Carolyn Moynihan | 07 February 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: evolutionary biology, gender, philosophy
"A species whose young are as vulnerable as human children needs both organised defence and serious home building if it is to reproduce itself. And on those granite foundations has been built the romantic castle of sexual difference."


Shifty words

Frances Kelly | 06 February 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: gender, same-sex marriage
What does “marriage equality” actually mean?


Complementary beings

Susan Reibel Moore | 17 January 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: gender, same-sex marriage
A focus on equal rights in the same-sex marriage debate has obscured the obvious fact that men and women have complementary natures.


Storm over baby’s gender

Margaret Somerville | 31 May 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: gender, parenting
A Canadian couple is keeping their baby’s sex secret as an experiment in gender creativity.


Vive la difference: gender and parenthood

Carolyn Moynihan | 16 May 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: child welfare, gender, parenting
In the realm of parenthood today nothing can be taken for granted -- not even that a mother and father are the best thing for children, at least according to certain elites.


Gender bending: let me count the ways

Babette Francis | 22 March 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: Australia, gender, human rights
Few countries can be taking gender inclusiveness more seriously than Australia.


Gender issues fuel mixed rooming trend

Carolyn Moynihan | 03 March 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: accommodation, gender, university
An American University is responding to the suicide of a homosexual freshman last year by piloting mixed accommodation. That's to meet the needs of about seven genders at last count.


Gender: the parent claptrap

Vincenzina Santoro | 16 January 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: gender, parenting, US State Department
The US State Department does an about-face on mothers and fathers.


Gender games

Stephen J. Heaney | 30 December 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: gender, media, philosophy
When a woman claims to be a man, should the university and the press play along?


Delusions of gender

Denyse O'Leary | 18 November 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: feminism, gender, neuroscience
A dispatch from the gender wars: are there”male“ and “female” brains?


A sad case of mistaken identity

Carolyn Moynihan | 10 May 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: gender, law
A year after undergoing a sex change, Chaz Bono is now legally a man, reports People.com, and a minder says "he couldn't be happier". How sad.


Youth and same-sex attraction: a new resource for schools

Carolyn Moynihan | 09 April 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: adolescence, gender, homosexuality, schools
A group of American paediatricians concerned about policies that encourage teenagers to think positively about same-sex attraction has set up a website providing factual information and sent a letter to the superintendents of all public schools in the United States.


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