Gender Magazine

Gender Magazine

January 15, 2004 8:00 pm 3 comments

Becca commented on my earlier post about a all-gender gender magazine, “what kind of content, exactly, would fill this magazine, if not academic content? I guess I’m not entirely sure how to make gender issues not be academic. I’m sure there are ways, of course”

The magazine should be analytical, but not academic. I think it’s entirely possible to be one without the other.

A couple things you brought up in your comments would make good content.

An article exploring the different interpretations of the word femenist (which could include a poll as well as person on the streets interviews) followed by a round-table discussion or series of interviews debating whether the word is still valuable and if not, what viable alternatives are.

An article discussing the exclusive nature of many women’s/gender groups and how that can be solved.

Other ideas:

a critique of the stereotypes perpetuated by Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.

A discussion of the changing role of the male in societies, the surface of which is only scratched in this business week article about the new gender gap (whether this gap is really as deep as the author of this article makes it out to be, the role of the male – both heterosexual and homosexual – is in flux).

Anyway, I’m not going to have time to do something like this myself. I just wanted to throw the idea out there (partially to see if something like this already existed).

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