gender roles

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

E.W. Janes2 years ago
Mountain Climbing into a "Man's World"
Woman's empowerment is a major topic in media all over the world right now. From speaking out about sexual assault to woman having the right to make their own choices in whatever capacity we have come...
Diana B2 years ago
Pretty or Smart
Since I come from a Hispanic family, it is tradition that girls must wait to alter their appearance until they are 15 years old. The reasoning behind this mentality was always lost on me but I always ...
Jas S 2 years ago
Being Indian
Being born in an Indian family has its pros and cons. Lets start with some of the pros. Learn how to cook just by watching your mother Eating homemade Indian meals unlimited times Dress up in beautifu...
Jeff Watson 2 years ago
Louis CK and How NOT to Deal With Women
Another day, another sex scandal. Now, dearly loved comedian Louis CK has been outed for his interesting habit of masturbating in front of women. But, heck, at least he was kind enough to ask if it wa...
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Rube mayflower2 years ago
Why I Stayed
At the end of the hype of the announcement of letting everyone know you have been a victim to domestic violence, the one question lingers: "why did you stay?" With the stigma that the abused is part o...
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Aurora Cassidy2 years ago
Girls Please Read
I am writing this because I am tried of seeing young, beautiful girls striving endlessly to fulfill society's modern day expectations and almost kill themselves in the process. Instagram feeds and the...
Elisa Brooks2 years ago
Scream
She brings her hand to her mouth to muffle her scream. She hears his footsteps pierce the silence of the warm summer night. She hears him pause to slip his shoes off half way down the hall. She hears ...
Sean Patrick2 years ago
Of Course Men and Women Can Be 'Just Friends'
“Can men and women really be 'just friends?' Asking for a friend...” The Facebook page for the website SoulPancake.com decided to throw some chum in the water of the ongoing gender conversation by sar...
Jasmine Yingling2 years ago
#MeToo
This is the definition given to the word 'rape' in the dictionary: unlawful sexual activity carried out forcibly or under threat of injury against the will usually of a female (paraphrased, because th...
Edward Anderson2 years ago
Me Too. Not Me.
Just before I left for vacation, I published two of my short stories on Amazon. One is about a ghost who witnesses her own funeral and features my most popular character. The other is a tale that I sh...
T S2 years ago
Can You Have a Feminist Wedding?
Here's the thing: It's hard to ignore history. So many of the wedding traditions practiced today are deeply rooted in a patriarchal system that suggest (if not insist) that women are no more than prop...
Why Young Women Play Down Their Career Goals Around Men
Isn't it awesome that women in current years are going the extra mile and succeeding their life-long goals? That they're making their wishes come true and are able to work in fields of their passion a...
Kristian Romero2 years ago
I'm Sorry I'm a Man
I'm sorry I'm a man. I do know that as far back as I can remember I've been this way. I was born this way. Please queue the Lady Gaga music, thank you. No, I was not born with female parts, nor have I...
Yumi Yamamoto2 years ago
Me Too, Caveated
Today on Facebook, several friends of mine posted a copy/paste update that read like this: "Me too. If all the women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted wrote "Me too." as a status, we might ...
Katy Preen2 years ago
When in Disgrace with Fortune and Men's Eyes
The title of this piece is the first line of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 29, which is analysed in detail here. The poem itself doesn’t have much to do with this topic, but taking the first eight lines in iso...
C.E. Zulin2 years ago
A Mile in Her Feet
It started out as a joke, really. I was attending one of my best female friend's bachelorette party and as a part of the low-key celebrations, the plan was to go to the salon to get our nails did. I d...
Lauren C2 years ago
Women in Literature
Fairy tales are predominant in many societies and are typically seen as children’s stories in modern society, having been popularized through film and animation aimed at younger audiences. Indeed, the...
The Panopticon of the Patriarchy
The patriarchal society lived in today is commonplace. Women find themselves constantly shorted in conditions ranging from violent rapists found innocent to girls told to cover their shoulders in scho...