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A Dutch journalist, revealing his own body's transition from female to male under the influence of testosterone, allows us to see gender as simply one component of the complicated human experience.

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Right, so it's not like anyone would actually turn to the Barbie product line for an accurate depiction of well, anything, but this infernal little whittle-waisted doll still finds a way to stick to many girls' formative years like a bad gel manicure.

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American politics has gone through a gender revolution that has barely been noticed. Take the discussions of the 2016 presidential election which, as a matter of habit, we have begun even before the end of the first year of the current president's second term.

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Women's lib hasn't made it through Washington yet. Micah Zenko at Foreign Policy magazine looked at the percentages of females holding leadership roles related to foreign policy and national security and found that women remain vastly underrepresented among our nation's policymakers. (more)

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