gender roles

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

Yumi Yamamotoa year 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 Preena year 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. Zulina year 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 Ca year 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...
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Aleesha Ahmeda year ago
Where to Find Support for Your Ambitions Being a South Asian Girl
Having a specific goal in life requires one to be committed, dedicated and motivated. However, in some cases, the commitment and dedication are present, but the motivation and support are lacking. Thi...
Miguel Garciaa year ago
Who Has It Easier In Life, Men or Women?
I heard this question during an event in college. It intrigued me so much that I decided to ask some of my classmates and close friends the same question just to see how they would react and answer. A...
Tanisha Daggera year ago
Being a Woman in 2017
Women have come a long way from what we were associated with many years ago. However, some people still believe that we should still be associated with the times of the past. This may be because it is...
Mel Pearcea year ago
The Awful Truth About Fake Geek Girls
They stalk conventions in skimpy costumes, spending money on geeky merchandise, all to sink their claws into and seduce an unsuspecting Real Geek Boy. They'll flutter those fake eyelashes as they slin...
Daisy Gaunta year ago
Androgyny Within the Media
Androgyny has always been a female-centred word. Despite its definition being a mixture of the two stereotypical gender norms, dressing in an androgynous fashion always seems to be centred around wome...
Beena Patela year ago
Gender Stereotype
Stereotype is typically defined as a simplified generalization about members of a particular group. And, gender stereotype is a widely adopted concept about different gender attributes. The way our so...
Alexis Powella year ago
We Are Queens
Before we are born, our parents have the opportunity to know if we are male or female. This gives them the chance to plan for the color of the nursery, clothing, toys, and more. Boys will get a blue-t...
Why Traditional Gender Roles Are Dying Out
Back in 1950, the idea of being a stay-at-home mom was not just an option; it was a must. Women used to be resigned to being forced to cook, clean, and provide childcare for kids. In fact, up until ve...