gender roles

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

Dee Wolfea year 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 Hartlena year 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...
Chandler Smitha year ago
Women Should Be Treated with More Respect
So first things first is that women do need to be more respected. They work hard all of the time, whether it’s from home or at work, but they are always working and at work most of the time they are t...
Donna Butlera year ago
Stoned
To have put up a wall of silence for so many years caused her to be immune to all that had been done to her. Before she realized it, she was a prisoner trapped and encased in stone, unable to cry out ...
Dale Bootona year ago
Gender Meanings in the Eyes of the Media
In the strands of predominant media, stereotypes are cultivated and influence the audience on their own views and attitudes (Goodhall, 2012). Women are underrepresented on television compared to men (...
Dale Bootona year ago
Gender and/or Sex
Gender and sex are two different concepts, even though they are often considered the same (Diamond, 2002). The essentialist understandings of biological differences between males and females (ergo sex...
Thank You, Sir
I watched an interview on the morning news today. The subject of the interview was a “friend” of mine. He’s not someone I’d ever meet to catch up over coffee but he would offer me something to drink i...
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Clare Scanlana year ago
Why Men-Only Events?
Since the scandal of hostesses allegedly being sexually abused at the Presidents Club dinner, the question has now arisen as to whether men-only events are acceptable in this day and age. There would ...
Brittney Whitea year ago
Men Are Trash
Men, you guys are trash. Sorry, but you just are. The thing is, you're all different types of trash. What do I mean by that? Well I'm glad you asked. Some men are trash, know they're trash, and wanna ...