Five Things You Didn't Know About the Boy Scouts of America

The Boy Scouts will begin admitting girls next year, just one of many changes the organization has undergone over the years

Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) right before the famous match in Battle of the Sexes.

The True Story Behind Billie Jean King's Victorious “Battle of the Sexes”

Smithsonian sports curator Eric Jentsch offers a look at her legacy beyond the legendary match

Fertility apps promise to help women both get pregnant and avoid pregnancy. But how reliable are they?

What’s Actually New About Today’s Newfangled Birth Control Apps?

These futuristic-sounding apps are on the rise, but it’s key to separate the data from the hype

Some parents cut a cake, while others release pink or blue balloons from a box.

What Does the Gender Reveal Fad Say About Modern Pregnancy?

A new ritual speaks to anxieties surrounding the medicalization of childbearing

London Tube Scraps 'Ladies and Gentlemen' Announcements

Officials say they want all passengers to feel welcome on the Underground

Chas. Kendrick made this caricature of Oscar Wilde and sunflower.

LGBTQ History Comes Out of the Shadows in New U.K. Exhibition

<i>Gay UK</i> tells the stories of people once subject to oppressive anti-gay laws

Oregon Becomes First State to Issue Gender Non-Binary ID Cards

Those who do not identify as male or female will be able to select “X” for non-specified gender when applying for IDs

This is cowpea seed beetle penis, not a weapon from Game of Thrones

Why Seed Beetles Are Caught in a "Sexual Arms Race"

The strange spiky penis of the cowpea beetle seems to drive the evolution of both male and female beetles

Mercedes Williamson

First-Ever Federal Transgender Hate Crime Sentence Handed Down

Mercedes Williamson’s killer was prosecuted in the absence of a Mississippi state law protecting trans people against hate crimes

The pronoun "they" will finally be part of the AP Stylebook.

Gender-Neutral Pronoun “They” Adopted by Associated Press

The journalist’s bible will finally help reporters talk about non-binary people

From the same DNA, different genders can boast dramatically different characteristics. Dung beetles are helping scientists understand how.

What Dung Beetles Can Teach Us About Sexual Difference

When it comes to sex appeal, it's not all in your genes (it's also in your proteins!)

Logan (second from right) is the first ever boy American Girl doll.

American Girl Announces Boy

The toy titan’s newest doll is a boy named Logan

The definition of "boy scout" just expanded to include transgender kids who identify as male.

Boy Scouts Will Allow Transgender Children to Enroll in Boys-Only Programs

The decision is thanks to an 8 year old

Who in society gets to be viewed as "brilliant"?

By Age Six, Girls Have Already Stopped Thinking of Their Gender as 'Brilliant'

The're more likely to assume that someone who is 'very, very smart' is male, new research finds

Victorian mores influenced ideas not just about men and women but animals too.

How Victorian Gender Norms Shaped the Way We Think About Animal Sex

No, females aren't always choosy and males don't always get around

When it comes to representation, this coin is more than worth its weight in 24-karat gold.

New $100 Coin Features First-Ever African-American Lady Liberty

She'll put a new face on a familiar allegory

Lorna Seela Nabaala, one of only about 10 women safari guides out of the roughly 400 guides working today in the Maasai Mara

Meet One of the Few Female Safari Guides in Kenya

Though outnumbered by their male counterparts in the field, women have begun to take the reins in ecotourism

Two supporters of the Equal Rights Amendment demonstrate in August 1980.

These Photos Bring the Women’s Movement to Life

<i>Catching the Wave</i> dramatizes the large and small moments of second-wave feminism

Conforming to masculine norms can leave men isolated and unable to cope with the stresses of life.

Sexism Sucks for Everybody, Science Confirms

Adhering to masculine norms can be toxic for men, not to mention everybody else

Girls are saying "let it go" to princess costumes in favor of superheroes.

Kids Ditch Princess Costumes in Favor of Superheroes This Halloween

For the first time in over a decade, princesses falter on the charts

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