gender roles

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

Hugh MacGillivray10 months ago
Desperately Seeking Mary Wollestonecraft
Attendant Worries Over Letting Go On the day that I, a single dad, dropped off my daughter on her first day of preschool, I was close to tears. It takes a lot. Now she is 16, and I had just watched he...
Nancy D10 months ago
15 Things You Are Sick of Hearing When You Don't Want Kids
I'm pretty confident I don't want kids. I have a hard enough time taking care of myself ... so I can't imagine trying to take care of another life on top of that. I might consider adoption or being a ...
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Stephanee mckiney10 months ago
I Don’t Want to Be Your Superwoman
It’s a bittersweet thing to be seen by others as Superwoman. Although at first glance it may seem like a compliment, after earning my Superwoman title I’ve realized that it ain’t all good. In fact, I’...
Stripes Joplin10 months ago
Me Too. Still
Let's talk about men. Not all men (get it? It's funny because it's not funny), but definitely a significant number of them. How did a movement that is about empowering women get hijacked by men with v...
Kristina Tingler10 months ago
Motherhood on My Time
I received a text message from my mom this past Sunday, Mother’s Day, that my cousin was pregnant and to call her. I thought it was an innocent thing to inform me that we’re welcoming a new baby into ...
Maya Conroy10 months ago
Feminism
Emotions, aka feelings, are felt by everybody. They are specific reactions to an event or as a response to something that happens and are usually experienced as fear, hate, love, happiness, or envy. B...
Fictional Characters I Admire
Like most of my generation, I grew up watching TV. There are probably hundreds of studies that tell you watching too much TV is bad for you, they're most likely right. However, I learned a LOT about l...
Ben Kharakha year ago
Things Boys Learn by Age 5 That Perpetuate Rape Culture
Through a combination of parenting and unconscious indoctrination, there are many things boys learn by age 5 that perpetuate rape culture. And if you find the term "rape culture" to be too much, ask y...
M Krizana year ago
A Small Box
If you grow up in a female body, this is what society will tell you: you are fragile, weak, and inferior. You should wear pink: dresses, bows, ruffles, and sparkles from head to toe, and you should ne...
Yelhsa Sa year ago
Blake
Seeing Through Our Eyes
Chica Reyassa year ago
Things Women Are Expected to Do at Work But Shouldn't
Women are supposed to have perfect make up at the office, impeccable job wear, work full time, and stay at home to have children. If men had to do the things women are expected to do, this whole count...
Maura Dudasa year 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 Moneghana year 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...
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 Dudasa year 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 Heidea year 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 Mercadoa year 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 Zukona year 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...