Understanding Gender

In the old days, it was so simple: Men hunted and women raised the kids. Then we moved out of caves, invented gender studies, and learned a bit about genetics. Now nothing is clear-cut.

While the social and biological sciences of gender have offended some, they have freed others to finally feel comfortable in their own skins. Whether you're gay, gender-bending, transsexual, or just curious about why men and women treat each other the way they do, there's something in here for you.


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Gender Blogs

  • Miles Groth, Ph.D.

    Boys to Men

    The science of masculinity and manhood
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    Exploring the intersection of culture, gender, and exercise.
  • Elizabeth Meyer

    Gender and Schooling

    Ending bullying and harassment, and promoting sexual diversity in schools.
  • It’s a Man’s, and a Woman’s, World

    From mating to gender and sexuality to dating.
  • Dara Greenwood, PhD

    Mirror, Mirror

    (Mis)representations of gender and identity in popular culture
  • Peggy Drexler, Ph.D.

    Our Gender, Ourselves

    The changing American family
  • Marie-Hélène Westgate

    Queer Eye

    All things LBGTTQI
  • Mark O'Connell

    Quite Queerly

    Exploring all things LGBT