Barbara Kantrowitz

Life Without Gender?

This spring, an Australian named Norrie May-Welby made headlines around the world as the world's first legally genderless person when the New South Wales Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages sent the Sydney resident a certificate containing neither M for male or F for female.

Why So Many Women Are Mean Girls

They're CEOs, politicians, and reality-TV-show stars, but lately they've all been behaving like mean girls. "In our culture," says Rosalind Wiseman, author of "Queen Bees and Wannabes," "we get rewarded for mean-girl behavior, so we see adults behaving in ways that we typically assign to teens." Who's fault is that: theirs or ours?