10 Sexist Questions Young Women Face All the Time, Now with Kickass Answers!
It's a no-brainer - being a young woman in society as misogynist as ours, we face many sexist questions/remarks. Time to gear up to answer them in their own coin!
Regardless of where you were born or where you grew up, if you are a young lady chances are you’ve faced casual sexist comments or even some bad-to-the-bone sexual remarks.... Read more
Gender Discrimination at Work
Workplace gender discrimination comes in many different forms, but generally, it means that an employee or a job applicant is treated differently or less favourably because of their sex, gender identity, or sexual orientation. Even though the words “sex” and “gender” have different meanings, laws against discrimination at work often use them interchangeably.
Sometimes workers experience discrimination because of their... Read more
Does Gender Equality Suffer When Women Get Menstrual Leave?
There’s nothing like a whiff of taboo to make news media outlets and social media erupt with vitriolic debate. Mention menstruation in popular culture and – just like sex-related topics – it proves to be irresistible “click-bait”.
But for those of us interested in gender equality, the real issue is whether this is helping or hindering the feminist cause.
The... Read more
Is Polygamy Inherently Bad for Women?
The practice of taking numerous spouses, in and of itself, doesn’t seem to be the root cause of the problem. After all, there are clear examples of polyandry (in which one woman has several husbands, as opposed to polygyny, with one man and several women), but abuse and oppression of men in these cases rarely, if ever, comes up.
Perhaps... Read more
Deeply embedded in the patriarchy are the socially constructed norms that define masculinity; think physically strong, unsentimental, and assertive. These descriptions make up the traditional image of men and define the term “toxic masculinity.”
Toxic masculinity KK to society’s expectations of how a traditional male should behave. Ideas related to toxic masculinity have been normalized in society; comments like, “be... Read more
SOME FACTS ABOUT FEMINISM
Feminism is defined as the belief in the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes.
The goal of feminism is to challenge the systemic inequalities women face on a daily basis.
Contrary to popular belief feminism has nothing to do with belittling men, in fact feminism does not support sexism against either gender. Feminism works towards equality, not female... Read more
What No One Else Will Tell You About Feminism
Guess what? You're a feminist. If you are a person alive in the world, other people, both men and women, have told you that all feminists are hairy, reactionary, undersexed, man-hating bitches who need to quit cryin' (because we have suffrage now! And Roombas!). HOWEVER. THAT IS OBVIOUSLY STUPID.
Guess What? You're a Feminist!
Feminism is not a radical movement... Read more
The shifting State of Feminism in America Today
If history repeats itself, we’re in a particularly uncanny moment of déjà vu.
In 1973, the United States withdrew, defeated, from a protracted, brutal war; debated the right to an abortion in the Supreme Court; and weathered a tense geopolitical standoff with Russia, with no end in sight. Sound familiar?
Fifty years later, America is contending with many of the... Read more
FEMINISM IS FOR EVERYBODY
“To be ‘feminist’ in any authentic sense of the term is to want for all people, female and male, liberation from sexist role patterns, domination, and oppression.” bell hooks made this clear and powerful statement in her 1981 study of sexism, racism, and the feminist and civil rights movements Ain't I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism. Almost 40 years... Read more