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Ideas and realities about gender are constantly be explored and redefined in the Bay Area. Explore all of KALW's coverage of gender issues here. 

Lydia Daniller

 

Sean Dorsey is a trailblazing transgender choreographer, and the founder of Fresh Meat Productions, an annual transgender and queer performance festival.

 

Sean has a new show premiering in San Francisco this week called Boys In Trouble. The show comes out of two years of research, during which Sean traveled across the country, hosting community forums about masculinity and interviewing people about gender.

 

Daniela Petruzalek has made it her mission to make the white cisgender male dominated tech industry truly inclusive.

Philosophy Talk: Misogyny and Gender Inequality

Feb 27, 2018

With all the advances women have made, why does gender inequality still persist? 


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From judges and politicians to public radio hosts and actors, the power of the #metoo movement has brought down a wide range of powerful men for harassment and abuse.

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Nancy Niemi, Director of Faculty Teaching Initiatives at Yale questions the conventional wisdom that college is a path to gender equality. 

Philosophy Talk: 2017 – The Examined Year

Dec 28, 2017

Because the unexamined year is not worth reviewing. 


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In 2014 the Indian Supreme did something amazing. In a country that still criminalizes gay sex, it said transgender community deserved the right to self determination, but

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#Metoo continues to make international headlines. Actresses, actors, journalists, and politicians are sharing stories about sexual harassment and assault.

Philosophy Talk: Queerness

Jun 2, 2017
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Is queerness just a marker of sexual orientation, or is it a political and social identity?


How are the lives of transgender people under increasing threat?

Your Call: Has feminism sold out?

Mar 13, 2017

 

What should we make of the fact that feminism has gone mainstream? Bitch Magazine founding editor Andi Zeisler explores that question in her new book, We Were Feminists Once.

Marissa Ortega-Welch

Kris Gambardella is visiting the doctor today in order to get a new driver’s license. Kris is 26 and does social work in San Francisco. Like a lot of transgender people, he has yet to legally change his name and what’s called the “gender marker” on his legal documents.

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"F*ck U, in the Most Loving Way" is an exhibition presented by the Northern California Women's Caucus for Art that features 52 artists, from performance art to documentary film. It was curated by Tanya Augsburg, a feminist performance scholar and Associate Professor of Humanities and Liberal Studies at San Francisco State University. 

On the Jan. 15, 2017 edition of Work with Marty Nemko: Gender at work. A conversation between Barbara Annis chair emeritus of the Women’s Leadership Board at Harvard’s Kennedy School in conversation with leading men’s advocate Warren Farrell.

Philosophy Talk: Science and Gender

Nov 25, 2016
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Is science inherently sexist, or is it just practiced that way?


Show support for local organizations focused on peace and inclusion in these suggested events happening this weekend around the Bay Area.

Philosophy Talk: The Legacy of Freud

Nov 13, 2016

Did you really want to eat that last piece of cake, or were you secretly thinking about your mother? 


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All week long, we've been playing this sound and asking you to guess what exactly it is and where exactly in the Bay Area we recorded it.

August 1st, 2016: Recent police shootings of Black men have sparked outrage and a national movement against police brutality.  Despite women playing a dominant role in the leadership of Black Lives Matter, police violence against Black women has largely been ignored.

Philosophy Talk asks about Identity Politics

Jul 15, 2016

Is Identity politics the problem or the solution to what divides us? 


How do you say 'I'm gay' in Vietnamese?

Jun 22, 2016
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Finding the words to express ourselves can be tricky. Finding the words to describe our sexual identities, in a second language where some words aren’t fully translatable? That’s even more challenging.

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Chris Lopez always knew there was something a little different about her youngest child, Gabe. Although assigned female at birth, he always felt like a boy. Gabe Lopez, now 8 years old, talked to his mom about how one weekend at a camp for transgender kids helped to transform his life.

Four thousand inmates are housed at San Quentin, a men’s prison in Marin County. Only a small handful of them identify as transgender.  Reporter Louis A. Scott has the story of how one of them learned to stand her ground.

San Francisco is in a different place than much of the rest of the country when it comes to trans awareness.

6/21: To be transgender

Jun 21, 2016


The gender-neutral bathroom debate

Jun 21, 2016

 

Sam Bass is the principal at Miraloma Elementary in San Francisco. He’s often talking with parents, and he says he once had a conversation about how some students on the gender spectrum were not comfortable going to the bathroom at Miraloma.

Your Call: Coming Up Queer, LGBTQ Youth Stories

Jun 16, 2016

On the June 16th edition of Your Call, how do we create safe and affirming environments for queer youth?

Dayla Soul

  

On the June 2nd edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss the sexism plaguing women in sports. 

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ACT (Acting With Compassion And Truth) is a program designed to educate the San Quentin general population about the prison's LGBTQ community.

A shepherd finds the perfect flock

May 10, 2016
Michael Pisais

Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church sits on a quiet residential corner in the outer Sunset district of San Francisco.

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