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How Nancy Drew Helped Me Reject Toxic Masculinity and Gender Roles

A reader on taking to Nancy Drew and how the teen sleuth helped him defy the gender norms and toxic masculinity that surround the series.

Fascinating and Horrifying Facts from THE WOMEN’S ATLAS

Fascinating Tidbits about Female Bodies from GROSS ANATOMY

Women are socialized into having a fraught relationship with their bodies. These fascinating tidbits about female bodies from GROSS ANATOMY challenge that.

27 Books About Finding Yourself, Your Happiness, And Your Purpose

Books about finding yourself abound; the best ones are here.

Are You a Male Novelist Whose Female Characters Are Comically Underdeveloped?

Hey there, male novelist with an impressive eye for character detail. Are you extending that eye to the women in your book? Here are some signs, to be taken with the sodium chloride compound of your choice, that your female characters might be underdeveloped.

A Powerful Conversation With A Stranger on THE POWER

A reader recounts a powerful, impromptu discussion she shared with a stranger about the impact of reading THE POWER by Naomi Alderman.

The Erasure of Female Characters in Branded Merchandise

Where's Princess Leia? How about Jessica Jones or Wonder Woman? Oh, exclusively in the women's section. On the erasure of female characters in branded merchandise and why that's bunk.

Queer Shakespeare Roundup

Queer moments in Shakespeare

3 On A YA Theme: Gender Fluid, Genderqueer, Gender Unspecified

3 On A YA Theme: Intersex Teens

Women Aren’t Aliens (and Other Thoughts on the Andrew Smith Controversy)

The Panels 2015 Read Harder Challenge

Women in Fiction Need More Than The Bechdel Test

My Kryptonite: Making Fun of Wolverine

We Need Bigger Megaphones for Diversity in Kid Lit