gender roles

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

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 ...
Just Another Monday
It is just another Monday in Mrs. Smith’s class. I sit, three desks from the left in the farthest back row, spinning my dull ring around my finger in a sort of habitual motion.
I like to sit in the ba...
Regine Demurea year ago
How I Killed the Boogeyman
I never called myself an optimist nor a pessimist. I was strictly a realist. Growing up, I had been through more than most adults would in their entire lives. I found that life had its ups and downs a...
Delilah Jaydea year ago
Why Must We Be Kind to Creepy Men Just to Feel Safe?
It's the late afternoon, and you've just finished up at the office for the day. You're heading to the subway to catch the train home, picking a seat that tucks you away for the half hour it takes to g...
Katy Preena year ago
Men in Suits
"… I was sacked (without explanation) by a man in a suit. Men in suits missold me pensions and endowments, costing me thousands of pounds. A man in a suit led us on a disastrous and illegal war. Men i...
Kennedy La year ago
It’s Harder Said Than Done
Being in an abusive relationship is hard. At times it can make you feel brainwashed. You get told that you are loved in the beginning. In my case, it started off great. He promised to never hurt me. B...
Shana Nizeula year ago
I'm Not, "Too Much"
My whole life I've been told I'm too loud. Too opinionated. Too expressive with my thoughts. You're so bossy! Quiet down. Stop being so honest. People don't like you because your personality is so str...
Messages Portrayed About Women in Television
When watching television, we hardly stop to analyze what subliminal messages the ads and shows are portraying. We usually just pick up the obvious messages and the rest is placed somewhere in the back...
Socially Constructed Gender Roles
Once when I was 6 years old, I recall a day when my brother and I were playing with our toys while we waited for our mom to finish preparing dinner. My brother was playing with his toy cars and I was ...
Madeline Kimblea year ago
Gender in the Fashion Industry
For so long, it wasn’t socially acceptable for girls to wear jeans. That seems ridiculous, does it not? The fashion industry and societal standards push these rules on us. Why is it that people who id...
Karina Nistala year ago
Thinking a Few Steps Ahead
There’s been so much talk about sexual offenders in the celebrity circuit, I felt the need to address the issue. As a woman who is against the horrors of rape, I also believe that there are so many le...
Katy Preena year 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...