Gender

Baking

Bakery Criticized for Selling Genderless Gingerbread 'Persons' Even Though Cookies Can't Fuck

The bakery has been calling its cookies "ginger persons" since 1983, but that hasn't stopped conservatives from being very mad about it in 2018!
Jelisa Castrodale
10.29.18
Memes

Why That Decades-Old KFC Meme Keeps Resurfacing—And Is Now After Taylor Swift

Reducing women like Taylor Swift or Hilary Clinton to "meat" is a tired way to ignore what they're saying.
Jonathan Beecher Field
10.12.18
Soy

A Brief History of Conservatives Using Tofu-Eating as an Insult

Ted Cruz's recent remarks come from a long line of right-wingers mocking people for eating soy products.
Jelisa Castrodale
9.17.18
Beyoncé

This Consciousness-Raising Cafe Wants You to Eat Like a Feminist

While the cultural definition of feminism has changed considerably since the 70s, the ethos of Bloodroot Restaurant and Feminist Bookstore has not.
Alicia Kennedy
2.7.18
chips

Pepsi Thinks 2018 Is a Great Time to Start Making "Snacks for Women"

At long last—chips that ladies can eat, too!
Mayukh Sen
2.5.18
Gender

This Afghan Cafe Was Forced to Ban Men. Now, It May Have to Close.

Political pressure forced the nearly three-year-old Bamiyan Women's Café to ban unaccompanied men. The staff is not optimistic about what that means for the cafe's future.
Maija Liuhto
2.1.18
essay

The First Time I Cooked for My Girlfriend's Family as a Trans Man

I felt like a bro, man, and that was invigorating for a transguy from a small, relatively conservative Connecticut town.
Fen Fenton
10.3.17
Gender

Gender Transition Made Me Re-Evaluate My Diet

Six months on "T" and three months spent as a vegan, I was waking up to the reality that testosterone alone would not give me the body I wanted. I sought the V-shape, which meant seriously re-evaluating my diet.
Fred McConnell
9.23.17
controversy

If You're a Man, You'll Pay 18% More at This Cafe

And the Internet is outraged.
Jelisa Castrodale
8.8.17
excerpt

Jen Agg: Stop Calling Women 'Outspoken'

"When you're a woman... having opinions always translates to 'outspoken.'"
Jen Agg
5.18.17
beer

Brewing Beer Has Always Been a Woman's Game

Women have been brewing beer since the days of ancient Egypt, and it was only after the Black Plague that it fell into the hands of men. Thankfully, women are now reclaiming an industry that was pretty much birthed by them.
Maya Oppenheim
3.8.17
veganism

The Rise of the Vegan Bro

Once the preserve of hemp fans and people who smoke apple bongs, veganism is now overrun with “bros”—guys who think meat is for pussies and call tofu “the tits.” But does such frat boy rhetoric actually help the movement?
Lara Williams
1.26.17