In a time where fresh debate about gender resurfaces every day, more and more people are challenging the traditional gender roles of our society. Fresno’s Rocky Walker is one of them, and he gives his opinion on the toxicity of these roles. “While this generation is very progressive in terms of having the freedom to […]Read More Gender Normativity: A Toxic Backstep In Social Progression
In his most recent photo series, photographer Alister Oliver breaks pop culture gender stereotypes by mixing gender-nonconforming aspects in his photos. Oliver hires primarily transgender models to break traditional views on gender roles. “His photography has taken him to different LGBTQ+ schools as a guest speaker and allowed him to meet some interesting people.” Read […]Read More ‘Bending Genders’ Art Gallery
Youth Radio’s Desmond Meagley explains why using someone’s preferred gender pronouns is important. In their experience, it all comes down to respecting other people’s identities. “If they value my trust, they should respect who I am — including my gender pronouns.” Read more at Youth Radio.Read More Understanding Singular ‘They’
An aspiring film director reflects on her introduction to the medium, her growing awareness of gender discrimination in the industry, and her determination not to let that stop her ambition. “It only makes me want to work harder at it and perhaps be one of the greats.” Read at Voicewaves.Read More The film industry and where I fit in as a young woman
Asking to be addressed as “they” or “them” versus a gendered pronoun elicits the same questions over and over. A young person breaks down the most common questions and reactions people have when asked to use the singular ‘they.’ “I get that people are just trying to understand. But I do get tired of explaining […]Read More Your most awkward questions about they/them pronouns, answered
Women make up about half of the overall workforce in the United States, but they’re only about a quarter of the tech workforce. But driven by curiosity and talent, women are pushing their way into fields traditionally dominated by men. “The more I learn about engineering and science, the more I realize how important it […]Read More More women are choosing to code, but is Silicon Valley ready for them?
Grace Vaughan Brekke plans to study construction management when she starts college in the fall. She’s well aware that it’s a male-dominated field but she’s undaunted by the challenges she might face like harassment and lower pay. “I am ready to don a hard hat and challenge the status quo.” Listen to the perspective at […]Read More I want to break gender barriers, so I’m going into construction
In just nine months, 18 young women from the City Heights community in San Diego built a body of photography and writings that explore identity and contemporary women’s issues. Called “Collective Voices,” these young people came together each Friday night through the AjA Project and produced collaborative, self-exploratory images and narratives. “This installation recognizes the […]Read More Art in the collective voice
California is one of 40 states where tampons aren’t considered a necessity, and thus are subject to sales tax. But just last week, the State Assembly approved a bill that will end the so-called “luxury tax” on feminine hygiene products. “The luxury tax unfairly punished a gender for needing necessary hygiene products.” Youth reporters weighed in on why they support […]Read More The end of the tampon tax in California?
Not everyone is impressed that there’s a real possibility of electing first female President of the United States, but some young women see it as a watershed that could define their own futures. “Electing a woman president — whether it happens in 2016 or later on — would give young girls like me the hope that one day we too can become president.” Rhea Park […]Read More Looking for Madam President