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You’ve got questions: He’s got answers. Changing your gender takes balls, ones you might not’ve been born with. And as Chris Edwards will tell you, if you’re gonna do it in front of family, friends, and a few hundred coworkers, you better have a pretty big set. When he openly began his transition from female to male back in 1995, the word transgender didn’t exist. Now it’s everywhere–including the cover of Time. Naturally, people are curious, so we asked Chris to give us the answers...
The Piplantri village in Rajasthan, India is becoming known for its eco-feminism. Former village leader Shyam Sundar Paliwal launched the practice of honoring newborn female babies by planting 111 trees every time a girl is born. The village now abounds with neem, sheesham, mango, amla and other tree varieties. The project was named after Paliwal’s daughter, Kiram Nidhi Yojana, after she passed away at a young age.  The community is taking action in other ways in order to ensure their daughters have the best life possible....
Do you love Broad City? Let me rephrase: Are Abbi and Ilana all you think about, and do you want to be their best friend and go everywhere they go and do everything they do? Okay, maybe life will never be that perfect, but with this Broad City Map it can come pretty damn close. Get your friends together for a Broad City tour and visit all the places these crazy ladies have done funny things together. From a manhole in Chinatown to The New...
Country radio is pulling Little Big Town’s "Girl Crush" because it promotes the gay agenda. It's an infuriating development, and we were so into defending a lesbian-themed country song...until it was complicated by the fact that it’s about a heterosexual longing. Huh. “I want to taste her lips, yeah cause they taste like you / I want to drown myself in a bottle of her perfume/I want her long blond hair, I want her magic touch / Yeah cause maybe then, you’d want me just as much. ....
In Egypt and many parts of the Middle East, men do not speak their mother’s names aloud in public spaces. Doing so is considered wrong and makes the mother vulnerable to ridicule by others who may drag her name through the mud by making it a source of mockery and shame. Instead she is referred to as “the mother of (x),” and as time goes on, her name is forgotten and no one remembers it. She becomes literally defined by her status as a mother. Thankfully,...