Masculinity, Boxing, and the “Wild Brawl” That Changed the Sport
Bennie “Kid” Paret and Emile Griffith were both ready to fight, but it was unlikely either boxer was prepared for the outcome of their final bout.
Children’s Fairy Tales and Feminine Beauty
Fairy tales, many of which associate women’s beauty with goodness, act as scripts that pass along specific messages about women’s bodies and attractiveness.
Daughters of Bilitis
The first lesbian rights organization in the United States originated as “a social club for gay girls.”
Transgender Legal Battles: A Timeline
New laws regarding transgender youth are based on the assumption that the gender binary is natural.
The Foundations of Chicana Feminism
The Chicana feminist movement was initially met with resistance from within, and racism from without.
Guns in America: Foundations and Key Concepts
This non-exhaustive list of readings on the role of guns in US history and society introduces the field as a subject of scholarly inquiry.
A Brief History of the Women’s KKK
The Women’s KKK, an affiliated-but-separate racist organization for white Protestant women, courted members through an insincere “empowerment feminism.”
Class and Choice in “Mommy Track” Jobs
During a childcare crisis, it's important to listen to mothers who have made sacrifices for their kids. But not all sacrifices are identical.
How Harassment Keeps Women off Hiking Trails
For many women, the pleasures of solitude in the outdoors must be weighed against the possibility of harassment.
Why Some Men Go to Salons for Haircuts
The difference between a clipper cut at the barber shop and "pampering" at the salon has roots in gender ideology and class structure.