Gender Revolution

Read the historic January 2017 Special Issue of National Geographic magazine on the shifting landscape of gender and download our discussion guide for teachers and parents.

Our Gender Issue Prompted Many Comments. Here We Respond

How science is helping us understand gender

Freed from the binary of boy and girl, gender identity is a shifting landscape. Can science help us navigate?

In their words: how children are affected by gender issues

They're only 9 years old, but these girls and boys from around the world offer keen insight into how gender shapes destiny.

The Many Ways Society Makes a Man

How does a 21st-century boy reach manhood? In some cultures the rite of passage is clear. In others, not so much.

When Dads and Moms Share Parental Leave

A father and photographer captured the lives of men like him, who split parental leave duties with their wives under Sweden’s generous policy.

A Challenge for Girls Today: Moving Beyond ‘How Do I Look?’

How do you grow up healthy in an era of body shaming and anonymous bullying on social media? You fight back

For These Girls, Danger Is a Way of Life

Poverty, violence, and cultural traditions oppress millions of girls around the world, but some are finding hope through education.

Short Takes
Why We Put a Transgender Girl on the Cover of National Geographic
Why We Put a Transgender Girl on the Cover of National Geographic
'Gender Revolution' Portrait Carries a Message of Hope
'Gender Revolution' Portrait Carries a Message of Hope
Women Leaders, Relying on Their Peers’ Power and Their Own
Women Leaders, Relying on Their Peers’ Power and Their Own
For Princesses, the Question Remains: Who’s the Fairest?
For Princesses, the Question Remains: Who’s the Fairest?
Pink and Blue: Coloring Inside the Lines of Gender
Pink and Blue: Coloring Inside the Lines of Gender
Redefining Gender
Redefining Gender
This glossary was prepared in consultation with Eli R. Green of the Center for Human Sexuality Studies at Pennsylvania’s Widener University and Luca Maurer of the Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Education, Outreach, and Services at New York’s Ithaca College. They are co-authors of the book The Teaching Transgender Toolkit.
Imagine a World Where Gender Is Neither a Plus nor a Minus
Imagine a World Where Gender Is Neither a Plus nor a Minus
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