A look at the evolution of gender roles, from Leave It to Beaver, paternity leave, female breadwinners and more.
Men write about Women
He had a guitar in his room. He had a notebook and stray bits of paper on his bed. He had a button fly and his hair in quiff. All warning signs that he was a sensitive soul who wrote his own lyrics. The next day there was a stray piece of paper in tight handwriting pushed under her door; folded in two and labelled For You.
Gender and Skill Controversy
It’s now 2021 and apparently, there are still people who think it’s the job of men to earn a living and women to take care of the household. Even these 2 things are included in important criteria for many people when choosing a life partner. Men see the criteria for a prospective wife who can take care of the house, children and take care of himself, while women look for someone who can provide for and protect them. I don’t blame those who have criteria like that but in my opinion, the criteria are too shallow to be used as the main criteria to choose a partner.
Dirt, Debutantes, and Feminine Expectations
I still vividly remember the conversation I eavesdropped on a few years ago from the stands of a youth softball field. It had to be the most “This is so Southern” and also “Am I in the Twilight Zone?” conversation ever.
What It's Like Being A Woman In A Male-Dominated Industry
For most of human history, women have been barred from participating in many aspects of the workforce. And while we've made great strides in recent decades, there are still many industries that are dominated by men. If you're a woman working in a male-dominated industry, you know that it can be challenging but also rewarding. In this post, we'll share some insights from women working in male-dominated industries.
Female CEOs Reclaim Your Moxie!
My relationship with my own body was extremely complicated when I was in my twenties.. and so today I want to share with you how my own journey of overcoming this particular challenge changed my life, and transformed lives of hundreds of other women.
How “Pretty” Became Toxic Because I Was Such A People Pleaser
“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection” - Buddha When I was 18, I won a minor beauty pageant complete with a glittering tiara and a huge bouquet of flowers. It was indeed a crowning moment of my life. What I didn’t realize then was that being declared most beautiful for one fleeting moment and the resulting attention in no way meant that this was how the rest of my life was going to look like.
Be Your Own Hero
I’ve been pondering the subject of “Be Your Own Hero”. Here in the Western world, and maybe your part of the world also, we were told fairy tales in which a ‘hero’ came along and rescued the fair maiden who was in dire straits, be it a dragon, evil stepmother, witch, sorcerer, greedy king or whatever. This instilled in us as young female children, that we needed an outside influence to rescue us from whatever life brought us that was beyond our control to overcome.
Time To Ask Certain Feminists Some Hard Questions
Call it ‘The Matriarchy of Silence’. A self-imposed hush-don't-speak by women, for women, to protect women from taking charge of their lives. A 1960s Women's Liberation 2.0 beginning with vigorous protest marches and demands for equal pay, government-subsidized childcare and education equality turned passive somewhere in the '90s and led to the rise of what Naomi Wolf called 'victim' feminism, in which some feminists identified with weakness and powerlessness while paying lip service to strength and personal power.
The Sexist Divide of Insults
When you play golf, a cart goes around selling alcohol, water, and hot dogs. A girl typically drives it, and, in California, she is known as the golf cart girl.
If Women Don't Want To Be Treated as Sex Objects, Why Do They Dress Provocatively?
I've recently published an article about Emily Ratajkowski accusing Robin Thicke of sexually assaulting her while filming the music video for 'Blurred Lines.'
The Dilemma of the Modern Woman
When I said the dilemma of the modern woman, I did not mean how she is dressed, but the dilemma of the contemporary woman with me. I mean, you. More or less, we are all in the same contemporary social pot, which contains its specific ingredients, some even unique.
The downside of marriage
It is 10 am. I have already taken my daughter to high school to pick up her cap, gown and yearbook, organized returning her books and laptop and signed my younger daughter up for fall volleyball. I have made breakfast.