gender roles

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

Maura Dudas10 months ago
Is Toxic Masculinity a Real Concept? If So, What Would Constitute as Toxic Femininity?
I can, with quite a sizeable certainty, claim that humans are biologically dimorphic. We have the characteristic traits that separate males from females physically and even psychologically. Now that w...
Nicole Moneghan10 months ago
One of the Guys
I think I speak for more than just myself when I say that I certainly get along better with guys my age as opposed to girls, and for some reason society sees that as a bad thing. I grew up in a neighb...
Danielle Dragani10 months ago
Tolerance
"Are you going to stack the other table too?" "I mean, not if you were planning on sitting at it." "Oh no, well I mean I can't just stand around and watch a woman work- not that you couldn't do it you...
Maura Dudas10 months ago
It's Not Okay to Say 'Hi' to Women Anymore
Fair warning, males! If you see a woman on the street who's clearly distressed, do not attempt to approach. You have got to first hand in a handwritten application soaked in some magical dust that'll make it okay for them upon inhalation to speak to this superior race. There was an infomercial style sketch called "Women, know your limits!" which detailed the then acceptable patterns of behaviour for women. Which were: shut up, listen, and be docile. One of the women in the sketch expresses eloqu...
Jae Heide10 months ago
A Difficult Day
The man that took everything from me called today. I had moved on. When I say "moved on," I mean that I stopped having the haunting nightmares that made me wake up screaming. I stopped looking over my...
RaeAnna Mercado10 months ago
Don't Be a Girl
There's a quote I have seen online, I think it was said to be Betty White. Something along the lines of don't tell someone to not be a pussy if you're trying to insult them, call them a testicle, one ...
Ann Zukon10 months ago
Men vs Women
There are so many scenarios where men think they are better than women, have better skills, knowledge and ability, and when it is evident they are not. Take driving for instance. Why is it, when accom...
Dee Wolfe10 months ago
Being a Woman in Today’s World
Growing up in the South, I’ve heard about what ladies should and shouldn’t do for my entire life. Have I always listened to these tidbits of advice? No. Absolutely not. I’ve always done my own thing. ...
Caitlin Hartlen10 months ago
The "F" word
Feminism is not just a boon for women. Tearing down gender roles and patriarchal institutions benefits everyone. Think about a world where men are taught from a young age that it's alright to have emo...
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Katrina Carra year ago
I Think I Was Sexually Harassed?
#MyWorstDate I was seeking companionship online. I don't get out much and online dating was my best option. I've never had the utmost confidence in myself on a continual basis. Sometimes I found that ...
Hannah Petcha year ago
The Shocking Messages We Are Sending Our Children
It recently came to my attention that the number of children’s books containing female protagonists is alarmingly low. My mother sent me a video with some disturbing statistics about the lack of femal...
Denise Willisa year ago
A Woman Is...
A woman plays many roles in her lifetime, starting with being somebody's daughter. From there, she learns how to be a friend to her peers, and later, she learns how to be a girlfriend, a wife, a mothe...
Madison Neala year ago
Why Is It Okay to Be Silent?
I have PTSD, anxiety, depression, insomnia, and trichotillomania all stemming from the first time I was sexually assaulted. I have now been assaulted three times, all before I turned eighteen. I am co...
Sam Kissiara year ago
What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stronger
I don't talk to people much about social issues. I don't think I should have to explain why everyone should receive basic human rights. The right to be in a country founded on immigrants. The right to...
Maryam Sanaeia year ago
Raising Trees Not Weeds
I love the idea of “empowering girls!” I’m a girl: A daughter, A sister, A wife and A mother! I love teaching my daughter that she can choose to be Cinderella or Merida or both! That it’s HER choice! ...
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Clare Scanlana year ago
Can Discussion of Domestic Abuse Be “Sexist?”
Last week, I wrote an article about how abusive fathers are using the family courts to continue to abuse and control their victims. The courts award them custody and contact with their children and ac...
Shana Nizeula year ago
Screw Your Timeline
The other day, I was sitting on my front porch talking with my best friend, when she brought up the subject of the life timeline. You know, the timeline for when society thinks people should accomplis...
Dark Memories
There are so many of them. Memories of my not-so-well-known childhood. I never spoke about all the occurrences as a kid due to the fear of my family being harmed or shamed. However, after a while it j...