gender roles

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

  • Natalie Lennard
    Published 7 months ago
    How A Girl At Summer School Changed My Life In A Week

    How A Girl At Summer School Changed My Life In A Week

    I only knew her for a week.
  • Valerie Vibar
    Published 7 months ago
    Catcalling - stop it

    Catcalling - stop it

    Women, every single day, go through this form of harassment whether it be on the streets or online, and the topic of sexuality is such a broad broad topic. Inequality itself is a massive topic, and we have people on either side fighting consistently. However, there are reasons why this fight for equality has become such a forerunner especially after the #MeToo movement.
  • Mare
    Published 7 months ago
    Stop Stepping on Your Own Head

    Stop Stepping on Your Own Head

    I don't have many unpopular opinions because as long as you're minding your own and not interfering with the party I got going on over here then we’re cool. I just cannot understand why people over inflate the conflict in this subject and why my opinion is even considered an unpopular one. Lemme set the tone for you then you’ll understand where i’m coming from but before you read the title, get a glimpse of the language or if someone told you to read this rant they found of some random girl with no credentials smashing her keyboard,
  • Clementine Lips
    Published 7 months ago
    To all the people I hate(d)

    To all the people I hate(d)

    A few weeks ago I was going to take part in a documentary about women´s rage. For the documentary I had to record a personal interview where I was asked how I was raised regarding my rage: was I taught to acknowledge and express it or to ignore it and suppress it. That part was no problem. In fact, it was fun because I don’t have much of a filter and I learnt more about how I view women’s rage through my answers.
  • George Fairclough
    Published 7 months ago
    Resilience and why women are so great at it

    Resilience and why women are so great at it

    At some point in our lives we have all been faced with tricky situations that require a hard decision or choice to be made. You have to act fast otherwise you risk the chance that everything could fall apart. This is where we have to use our whole being or as much of it as we can to get through it and our resilience is a key component to the makeup of our being.
  • Keri Savoca
    Published 7 months ago
    An Open Letter to Women in Tech
  • Kelsey Glass
    Published 7 months ago
    Masculine v. Feminine

    Masculine v. Feminine

    We are in the dawning of the feminine revolution. Anyone who doesn't realize that by now has been hermitting since approximately 2011 and should be given wide birth for the amount of crazy they are undoubtedly holding in.
  • marie381uk
    Published 7 months ago
    Its My Opinion That .........

    Its My Opinion That .........

    My Unpopular opinion. Well, here is my grumpy groan at the world and men. Right we females spend our days either at work or at home totally overworked. More overworked being a housewife than that of a paid job I think that you will agree. So we plan our day rush around. We do the school runs, dog walks, shopping, washing, ironing, cooking, and much more. It's after-dinner dishes, or as we say in Ashton In Makerfield Tea dishes are washed, and kitchen cleaned, we put the kettle on, nip up to loo, fast wee. Then feet up for the soaps, omg bliss, the weight is off our feet, peacetime. Or maybe not. Why: well, you see, in this men's world where men are to be obeyed and smothered in love, Soaps dont count as anything at all. So the big manly sports bosses out there somewhere, decide Ok we will alter a few programs and upset the women; why does he do it? Because he can. Then women all go on Facebook, angrily calling sports and men. It is so annoying to wait all day for our Emmerdale Farm, East Enders, and Coronation Street only to sit down with the tv remote and see the ultimate insult to the female population. FootBall, yes, Football. Why oh why of all the listed programs on tv 24/7 do they have to take off and disrupt the soaps? Where all of us women wicked to men in a previous life or something? No, the answer is Simples. Most men are pig-ignorant. Please note I said ”most ” because not all men are ignorant when it comes to women’s viewing times. Just the FootBall maniacs. Why in this day and age can there not be a 24/7 sporting channel just for men, so that if a match needs covering all they have got to do, in the production offices everywhere is take a sporting event off, and replace it with whatever they would insult the Women’s soaps for? I can not count the times I have watched East Enders and turned tv over at what I thought was the end of the program, only to find out the night after it was not as I thought, it was a double episode and FootBalls on tonight instead. No warning, just do it why dont you. So I miss the extra episode. Without announcement, East Enders was on for an hour tonight. If you think about it, the saying, it goes its a man's world, but quote the song; he is nothing without a woman. I believe we are discounted too many times. It is tricks like this, and they do, rescheduling and replacing women's programs that make us want to get a knife and slash the balls to shreds. No, read this properly I did say The Balls, not his. So my moan, my grudge is with sports channels, sportsmen, and tv producers who are Very anti-women. It may be better to let the tv producers be women only, and better still like my pen name be all Northern Lasses. That would well take the smile off my husband's two faces—also, David, who is my FootBall crazy friend. Yes, I wrote it right; it is not a mistake. The Two faces of Men, Now that would just fit my moan, and my anger at sports v soaps, at ladies viewing times. In my opinion, we work hard and deserve The Tv and the remote from 7 -9 pm. It was so good to get that off my chest. It feels like I have burnt my bra for women. I also think that an extra men's sports telly channel would be so right for them. They could go into work or the pub and argue it all out. Tell the lads on Facebook how sports of racing should have scheduled for 7 pm, but it was canceled for the big match of the day. Maybe they would realize then just what we women go through when they insult us, and our viewing times, by discounting the much-loved soaps. It would cause an uproar maybe, but most men's sports are a load off, No, I won't say it ha ha. Unpopular opinion out of my bag ;)
  • Kat Herbert
    Published 8 months ago
    Man vs. Woman

    Man vs. Woman

    This age old question has had men and women arguing and fighting for decades. Which sex is stronger, more mentally and emotionally fit? More secure and balanced? Probing for an answer, I began to do some investigating of my own to settle the score and my beliefs.
  • Carole Groombridge
    Published 8 months ago
    IWD: A plea to stop the female stereotyping

    IWD: A plea to stop the female stereotyping

    This is a rant, and a plea, and an angry stamp up and down kind of protest against the continual barrage of crappy female stereotyping we, and our children, are exposed to in a million ways every day.
  • Gaby
    Published 9 months ago
    Part 2: People Need To Start Taking Johnny Depp's Allegations Against Amber Heard Seriously

    Part 2: People Need To Start Taking Johnny Depp's Allegations Against Amber Heard Seriously

    If you’ve been following the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard drama since it started back in 2016, you might have noticed the mass of conflicting stories that have been circulating. It really has become a he said/she said situation and quite frankly, it isn’t looking good for Heard. Now if you’re sitting there thinking “wait, what happened?” That’s why I’m here cause apparently, news outlets just don’t seem to care when it’s a man who is abused.
  • H G
    Published 10 months ago
    Female? Over 30? Unmarried?...Problem?

    Female? Over 30? Unmarried?...Problem?

    It's funny how the beliefs and values of our previous generations still make themselves present in the modern world where the world is your oyster and information is easily accessible at your fingertips. I mean, computers in your pocket? Who would've guessed this could be possible back in the 80's! Anyone can educate themselves about anything they want at any point in time now. Still, the idea of being a single woman over the age of 30 is looked at as a bit of a shame and there are so many sympathetic onlookers willing to give you a helping hand in finding you a mate...you poor thing, you!