gender roles

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

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...
Amanda Lubolda year ago
A Woman's Worth
A woman’s self-image is often defined by who and what is around her. Women do not see themselves as who they are but they do see themselves as how others perceive them as well as how society expects t...
Liliana Ta year ago
What About Women?
Before I start I want to say a disclaimer: women aren’t the only ones who are being raped and there are cases of men who are raped and sexual assaulted. However, in this article, I will be referring t...
RaeAnna Mercadoa year ago
Unexpected Friendship Part 3
I left off going on about the first of many times my trust was destroyed completely. Thinking back on it now, maybe this was just another one of his games. My intuition was never wrong. Something in m...
Judy Maea year ago
When Your Boss Tries to Hit on You
It happened five years ago, when I started my first job right out of college; fresh, but also incredibly naïve. It was a mid-tier MNC and they have some sort of orientation program where the fresh gra...