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Nucleus #11: Gender Talk


Nucleus Mag

May 3 · Issue #11 · View online

Science and Culture Stories Curated by Journalist Dinsa Sachan

Something phenomenal happened in the TV world recently.
A series on Showtime network called Billions introduced a gender non-binary character named Taylor Mason. Asia Kate-Dillon, the actor who plays Mason, is gender non-binary in real life.
It is touted as the first gender non-conforming character on television. Kate-Dillon’s performance has garnered critical acclaim. It has also invited discussion on gender. Many people are confounded by the term gender non-binary. For the uninitiated, here’s Kate-Dillon’s brief explanation on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
In this week’s Nucleus Mag, I’ve curated the most phenomenal coverage on gender-related issues.

Let's talk about gender. Photo credit:
Let's talk about gender. Photo credit:
All of Sex Is One Gene—Almost
How Science Is Helping Us Understand Gender
Sex Redefined
Gender Glossary For The Uninitiated
I'm Not Male. I'm Not Female. Please Don't Ask Me About My Junk.
When no gender fits: a quest to be seen as just a person
Have you heard of Mosaic magazine? It is one of the best magazines for long-form science journalism. I highly recommend this piece by Lesley Evans Ogden. She biked around seven cities in the world to investigate whether the fitness benefits of cycling outweigh the risk of accidents. 
In 2014, I landed in Cape Town thanks to a generous journalism fellowship. It was my first exposure to Africa’s AIDS epidemic. The trip not only changed my perspective on many things, including sex work, but also helped me develop AIDS as one of my beats. It was a life-changing experience, to say the least.
And, now, here’s my latest piece in The Development Set. It’s about vaginal rings. A ring that has the potential to stop HIV – in women. It is specifically tailored to the needs of African women. For a journalist covering both science and women’s issues, this story is the best of both worlds.
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Until next week,
Dinsa SachanFreelance Science and Culture Journalist
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