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PBS Explores Gender, Fashion and 'the Right to be Handsome'

A new segment by Ivette Feliciano explores how and why clothing for gender non-conforming people is on the rise.

Brittney Griner's Nike Contract Just the Latest of Her Barrier-Breaking Moves

What’s the WNBA rookie’s fashion sense got to do with cultural change? Everything, it turns out.

What Gabby Sidibe's Cover Tells Us About "Looking Good" in Print

Editors talk about how–and why–they manipulate images of women.

South Asians Still Shopping for Designer Baby Boys

For some, it’s never an issue of choice.

Expanding the Dialogue on Race and Gender

Welcome to my new blog, On Gender. Thanks for stopping by. As we move into the new incarnation of Colorlines.com, we’ve been thinking about how to balance and broaden our editorial mix. A focus on gender and race has emerged as an arena where race, politics and culture intersect, sometimes in subtle ways that both empower and constrain us. While a number of “women’s” blogs have emerged lately, often as part of a broader effort to develop niches within the political blogosphere or reach out to a specific demographic, we’re trying to do something different here.

Mail Order Wombs: Outsourcing Birth to India

So much of America’s economic activity takes place on faraway shores, from call centers in Mumbai to sweatshops in Shanghai. Still, you’d think that making a baby would be one job that’s hard to offshore. But today, for a fee, a woman in another country can serve as a “gestational surrogate,” carrying a fertilized egg to term and then delivering the baby straight to your door, halfway around the world.