gender roles

A look at the evolution of gender roles, from Leave It to Beaver, paternity leave, female breadwinners and more.

Eden Rowland7 days ago
The Pink Lioness
I once despised the color pink, trampled anything labeled 'girly' with unforgiving black until my feminine side was washed in darkness. The day my body began to shift and the innocence of childhood me...
Marissa Hall11 days ago
Women in 2018
Living in 2018 should be a lot easier than was fifty years ago. Women have equal rights as men. We have the right to vote and the right to freedom of speech. The last time I checked we were no longer ...
Zoe Mizea month ago
Working for Men in a Female Dominant Office
I work in an office of fifteen people, and nine of us are women. Two of the men are part-time only, so this leaves four men that work in my office full-time. All four of these men are my bosses. There...
Aly Raya month ago
Stereotypes that Threaten Women in Leadership
In addition to discussing negative stereotypes that will affect women, this literature review also aims to discuss a) specific negative stereotypes that affect women in leadership, and their perceived leadership abilities, and b) the specific steps and actions that can be taken to combat these stereotypes.
Amanda Varriale3 months ago
I'm Not Sorry Anymore
From a very young age, I remember being highly aware of EVERYTHING. Including the way people spoke about women. It seems as though everyone has their own idea of what the "perfect" woman consists of. ...
Kenya Smith4 months ago
Why the Slumflower Shouldn’t Have to Explain Herself
Chidera Eggerue, also known as the Slumflower, is an author and blogger who is commonly known for her controversial tweets about destructing patriarchy and for starting the "Saggyboobsmatter" hashtag....
Ada Zuba4 months ago
The Struggles of Being a Woman
Recently, we celebrated the day called "International Women's Day" in Poland; this day is almost as, or maybe even more so, important than Mother's Day. I feel that Mother's Day has become over-commer...
Blaise Terese4 months ago
The Princess
The Princess: A Play in One Act Players Mother—40s, dressed in semi-formal loose blouse, and pants. She carries a large pocketbook. Emily—early 20s, long hair, and floor-length dress. She carries a sm...
Marielle Sabbag4 months ago
Gender Roles in Edgar Allen Poe
Edgar Allen Poe never wrote many female figures into his novels. If he did feature female characters, they were either unimportant to the story or killed off. Poe was a mysterious man who went through...
Amanda Gabrielle4 months ago
If a Boy Doesn't Like You, You Still Have to Like Yourself
To the girl who's reading this. I know you. Hell, I am you. You are the girl that swipes right on Tinder hoping you will come across that one guy who will say he isn't just looking for some "fun." You...
Reigning Women5 months ago
The Number One Thing We Need to Stop Teaching Little Girls...
When I was a little girl, I was always confused by the directions given to me by my parents, grandparents, and other elder family members. The crazy part of this is that almost every single one of the...
Michael Writes5 months ago
Mansplaining to Men
A heated conversation in a bustling city pub inspired me to write this article. I'm fed up of explaining to other men my views on feminism. Too many men see the ever common discussions on sexism and w...
Joseline Burns5 months ago
Sexism: Reality or Fiction?
You've heard the saying, "The more things change, the more they stay the same." This statement holds true in the sports arena when it comes to the differences between male and female athletes. In toda...
Daveline Mompoint5 months ago
'The Story of an Hour'
The Story of an Hour is a short story published by Kate Chopin in 1800s. The story is set on the protagonist, Louis Mallard and her marriage with Brently Mallard that shapes much of the story later on...
Matthew Evans6 months ago
American Woman as Wage Earner
The test for whether or not you can hold a job should not be the arrangement of your chromosomes. ~Bella Abzug The U.S. Department of Labor reports that women made up 46 percent of the workforce in 20...
Denise Willis6 months ago
A Woman Is...
What does it mean to be a woman? There are many meanings, and different meanings depending on the woman. I have my own beliefs, which may or may not be the same as another person's, but here they are.
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Jonathan Draper6 months ago
Why Dating Is Expensive for Women and How to Save Money
There's a perception that most of the expenses involved with dating rest on the man's shoulders. Couples do "go Dutch" when it comes to settling bills, but traditional attitudes persist, with men insi...
Natalie Santana6 months ago
What Does It Mean to Be a Woman?
Nowadays thanks to the World Wide Web anyone, much like the good Generation Z-er I am, has an endless black hole of knowledge right at our fingertips wherever we are in the world. Whether one may thin...