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'Star Wars' Monopoly to Include Rey After Girl Complains

By Michelle R. Smith | Jan 11
The "Star Wars" version of Monopoly will add a game piece based on the female character Rey after an 8-year-old girl wrote to game maker Hasbro complaining about the omission and telling them: "Girls matter."

Kim Rocco Shields Imagines World Where Gay is Norm

By Winnie McCroy | Dec 11
Imagine a world where being gay was the norm. This is the world that up and coming young director Kim Rocco Shields has created in her new feature film.

'Sex Change Day' a Hit With Japanese High Schoolers

By Kilian Melloy | Nov 15
In America, it would have exploded heads -- but in Japan, a day when male and female students swapped school uniforms melted stereotypes and assumptions instead.

Girls Portray Female Heroes in 'Because We Can' Project

By Winnie McCroy | Oct 29
Photographer Eunique Jones dressed young girls as influential, accomplished and powerful figures of women's history alongside famous quotes, to build their self-esteem.

Women Missing From the Movies, Says Geena Davis

By Winnie McCroy | Sep 25
The results are in from her extensive study, says Geena Davis: women and girls are few and far between in films, and those there have no job other than to be thin and pretty.

France Retreats on Teaching Boy-Girl Equality

By Sylvie Corbet | Jun 30
France is scrapping a plan to teach children the "ABCD of equality" between boys and girls after protests by some parents who feared it was a stealth effort to erase gender differences.

Bit By Bit, Macho Stereotypes Lose Ground

By David Crary | Feb 12
Traditionally, the American male was measured against the stoic hero who shook off all doubts, vanquished all foes and offered women a muscular shoulder to cry on. But that was before feminism, gay-rights activistic and metrosexuals.

Joe’s Pub Hosts Night of a Thousand Genders

By Winnie McCroy | Nov 26
The Gender & Family Project welcomes Olympia Dukakis, Justin Vivian Bond, Telly Leung, Our Lady J, Lance Horne and more to "A Night of a Thousand Genders."

Female Wrestler Wants In on High School Team

By Winnie McCroy | Oct 28
Amanda Leve is a skilled jujitsu player who regularly battles boys at tournaments. Now it’s time for her local high school to let her on the wrestling team.

How to Be a Drag King With Brooklyn’s Goldie Peacock

By Winnie McCroy | Jul 18
Ever wanted to know what it was like to be a drag king? Brooklyn’s Goldie Peacock will show you what it takes to unleash your inner stud.

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