The content of this post has been circulating in the back of my mind since taking my intro women’s studies class during the fall semester, and it still hasn’t left me. It concerns a specific word. Myths surround its true definition, and when I signed up to take Womens Studies 240 some of my friends mocked my choice [...]
I would like to form a reply to a question posed in this Los Angeles Times article by Mary McNamara. In her article, McNamara considers the extent to which society has overcome patriarchical gender roles. More specifically, she questions the symbolic consequences of lasting female images such as Wonder Woman, asking “how far [have we] come if we [...]
Daniel Tosh once asked women, “What is that like? Is it horrible? Is it awful to know you’re number two?” Well, looks like the joke’s on you ,Tosh, because according to Hanna Rosen’s bestseller, The End of Men: And the Rise of Women, the redistribution of gender roles that have arisen over our generation, along with [...]
I think it is safe to say that most women find a man in power to be sexy. A flawless black suit, sleek tie and a confident demeanor is all it takes to capture our attention. But what about his shoes? Unless he is sporting crocs or gym shoes around town, I don’t think anyone gives them much thought.
[The English Civil War era] is a fascinating period, but one of the things I was most surprised to learn is that many women felt more important or empowered when the king ruled than during the brief life of the anti-royalist English Republic. …This isn’t just a historical anomaly, either. As Melanie Butler reports at Alternet, media reports of Occupy Wall Street portray the occupiers disproportionately as men, while both men and women (of various genders and sexualities, I should add) are involved.
The anti-abortion demonstration on the Diag these past two days has received a great deal of attention and caused quite a buzz on campus…The graphic and obscene display has provoked varying emotions from disgust to anger, from sadness to humility. I want to take the time to work out some of the thoughts I have both heard as well as hold myself.