Originally published on Tue September 2, 2014 4:14 pm
This summer, a few hundred men and a handful of women gathered in a VFW hall near Detroit to attend what organizers billed as the first International Conference on Men's Issues.
The crowd wasn't huge, but it was enthusiastic. The event was a real-world gathering organized by the website A Voice for Men, part of an informal collection of websites, chat rooms and blogs focused on what's known as the men's rights movement. Speaker after speaker insisted that history would remember this moment.
Originally published on Thu August 28, 2014 8:17 am
The members of the Queen Anne Masonic Lodge near downtown Seattle are on the young side. The guy in charge is 26.
Danny Done, the lodge's worshipful master, is lounging on his designated chair in the room reserved for private ceremonies.
His title comes with a top hat, though he avoids putting it on — he says it makes him look dorky. But he does like other aspects of Masonic regalia, like his Templar sword. Done uses it to point to a diagram on the wall that charts out the different kinds of Masonry.
Originally published on Wed April 23, 2014 8:06 pm
Over the past year or so, I've looked at how TV's expanding universe represents gays and lesbians and working women. This piece about transgender representation feels like an important part of the same project.
Steve Scher talks with Amanda Lock Swarr, associate professor in Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies at the University of Washington, about gender identity. Facebook recently added more than 50 additional gender options for users in the U.S.
For the first RadioActive podcast of the summer, new hosts Isaac Noren and Carlos Nieto bring you stories about gender and gender stereotypes.
RadioActive producers asked people what it means to be a man or a woman. Shout out to Amina Ibrahim, Carlos Nieto, Ian Dangla, Isaac Noren, Kendra Hanna, Maddie Ewbank, Srikar Penumaka and Rachel Lam for getting those interviews.
Then, Molly Freed talks with young adult novel readers and writers about how the young adult fiction market is growing, but boys are being left behind.
What does it mean to be a woman? What does it mean to be a man? Those are two large questions with no right answers. Ross Reynolds sits down with former chair of Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of Washington, David Allen, for a discussion on gender, sexuality, identity and pressure while listeners share their definitions of what it means to be a man.
What does it mean to be a woman? What does it mean to be a man? Those are two large questions with no right answers. Ross Reynolds sits down with University of Washington professor Amanda Swarr for a discussion on gender, sexuality, identity and pressure while listeners share their definitions of what it means to be a woman.
Originally published on Tue March 12, 2013 3:42 pm
The world of video games has a long history of damsels in distress. It's the go-to framework for endless heroic adventures where fabulous male heroes journey to save [insert female captured by villain here].
Washington state is in the process of changing the language in state law to make it more gender neutral. Policemen are now police officers, for instance, and freshmen will become first-year students. Supporters say the change is needed because language matters. Critics say the changes are a waste of money. Ross Reynolds interviews University of Washington Sociolinguist Crispin Thurlow, and we take your phone calls.
Today Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta will announce the military’s plan to allow women to serve in combat roles. It’s a move that could open up roughly a quarter million jobs for women in the military. Do you think women should serve in combat roles? Ross Reynolds hears your feedback today on The Conversation.