gender roles

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

Katy Preen8 days ago
Relationship Red Flag—Too Much, Too Soon
I’ve been thinking a lot about my experiences using dating websites and dating men in general, and I’ve reflected on my own behaviour and that which I encountered from my potential partners. Soul-sear...
Amanda Lynn10 days ago
A Woman's Worth
A woman’s self-image is often defined by who and what is around her. Women do not see themselves as who they are but they do see themselves as how others perceive them as well as how society expects t...
Liliana T10 days ago
What About Women?
Before I start I want to say a disclaimer: women aren’t the only ones who are being raped and there are cases of men who are raped and sexual assaulted. However, in this article, I will be referring t...
RaeAnna Mercado11 days ago
Unexpected Friendship Part 3
I left off going on about the first of many times my trust was destroyed completely. Thinking back on it now, maybe this was just another one of his games. My intuition was never wrong. Something in m...
Judy Mae11 days ago
When Your Boss Tries to Hit on You
It happened five years ago, when I started my first job right out of college; fresh, but also incredibly naïve. It was a mid-tier MNC and they have some sort of orientation program where the fresh gra...
Sophia Rosado12 days ago
Why Did She Stay?
I want to tackle and answer the one question many people ask when they find out a friend, a relative, or a loved one was in an abusive relationship: Why did she/he stay? Now, I'm no expert, I'm no psy...
When I Was Pinched in the Mission
Back in school, I had gone to get my dinner, and I was walking down the street at night sticking close to a group of people. Out of nowhere, some idiot pinched me in between the legs. I mean pinched. ...
Shana Nizeul12 days ago
He's Mean To You?
I've heard it so many times in my life, and I'm sure that you've heard it too. Maybe not in these words, but you've definitely heard it. If he's mean to you, then he likes you... If he treats you like...
Doni York14 days ago
Wonder Women
Picture this: A woman. She's tall. Aloof. Cold. She's considered "one of the boys" because she can hit hard and is also the only girl present. Her makeup is perfectly done and her hair falls in curls,...
M B 15 days ago
The Sexuality of Shame as My Mother Taught Me
It feels shitty to think about even, much less write down and share with the whole Internet community. But alas here it is, my recognition of how my dear old mom managed to fuck me up more than societ...
Aaliyah Sharver16 days ago
The Meaning of Being a Girl
Being a girl can mean many things to different people. What I am writing about is how I feel about the way society sees us, and how they should really see us. Some people may not agree with me, but th...
Kelsey Lange18 days ago
Things I Learned About Being a Woman in 2017
There are a lot of things that I have learned about being a woman in just the 365 days of 2017. Whether it be because of politics, heartbreak, society, or just my own personal experiences, I like to b...
Katy Preen19 days ago
Just Good Friends?
There has been much written on the Friendzone, and its counterpart the Fuckzone, by people of all genders and opinions on this dismal dichotomy. Experiencing the horrors of this trap is shitty for all...
Clare Freeman20 days ago
I Hate Washing Up
Below is an excerpt of a sober Saturday whinge from a sad, single slob... I hate washing up even more than a hangover because at least that disappears after an Alka-Seltzer, a coffee, and a fry up. Al...
Alex Faulknera month ago
Tea and Coffee
The following content is intended for mature audiences as it has heavy and vivid detail regarding sexual-assault experiences. Those who read are suggested to be prepared for heavy and vivid detail, an...
Samantha Reida month ago
Wearing the Pants
Who wears the pants in your relationship? It's one of those questions that people always tend to ask couples and it's one of those things that has always gotten to me. I understand where the idea behi...
Samantha Reida month ago
I Don't Know What To Eat...
Ah, the female dilemma. Now before anyone jumps down my throat about this: if you are female and know what you want to eat every time someone asks you, then I applaud you for that. You are steps ahead...
Bethany Ashlyna month ago
Motherhood: To Be or Not to Be
“So, when are you two planning on having kids?” A question asked during holidays and events from friends and family that I dread more than anything. At 24-years-old I feel like the last thing I want t...