gender roles

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

Kenya Smith6 days 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 Zuba11 days 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 Terese11 days 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 Sabbag14 days 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 Gabrielle18 days 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 Women23 days 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 Writesa month 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 Burnsa month 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 Mompoint2 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 Evans2 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 Willis2 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 Draper2 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 Santana2 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...
Leja Naranjo3 months ago
What Does it Mean to Be Me?
To be a woman seems to have a lot of preconceived notions. We are strong. We are weak. We can do anything. We are limited. We are only meant for the common man. We are meant for ourselves. 2018 showed...
Holly Paine3 months ago
Oppression of Women in First World Countries
I recently had a bit of a debate with someone online—because that never happens—about whether or not oppression of women still exists in first world countries, in particular, the United States. Unsurp...
Sam Puett5 months ago
Sunscreen Enables the Patriarchy
My brothers were rarely asked to wash the dishes, or cook dinner, or tend to the garden. I thought about this as I pulled up weeds in the flower bed next to Momma, my pink gloves covered in dirt. Whin...
Brandi Payne5 months ago
Occasionally Confused by My Gender
I once asked my aunt one day if I was really born a female because there are times I just don’t feel like one. My body size and shape has made me feel this way before because I don’t have the shapely ...
Dominique Ziehl5 months ago
Redefining the Male and Female Gaze
The “male gaze” is a theory that was first introduced by Laura Mulvey in her essay, "Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema." In short, it describes the act of depicting women in a patriarchal perspecti...