Tag: gender roles

Bad Sex

Content note: bad sexual experiences, like it says on the box.   There’s something I’ve wanted to discuss in a feminist context for a while, and I guess now I have the platform, right?  I find myself nervous, though, because…

Not For Girls

Today, I picked up my daughter (who’s three and a half) from her preschool/daycare. Most days, I’m coming from work and I don’t have time to change before headed there, so I pick her up in my work clothes. Work…

Chess for Girls

Amazing: It is a perfect representation of socialized gender roles. Remember when SNL used to be funny? (But they didn’t have super-hottie Andy Samberg back then, so I guess it all evens out). Thanks to Luther for the laugh.

A few little things

1. I’m not used to writing on a site that gets so many visitors. For those of you that read my tiny little blog, you might notice that the comments are from the same group of people, some that I…

Bless You, Times Select

Because you put your columnists behind a subscription wall, I don’t have to court high blood pressure by coming across stuff like this: New York Times (subscription required): David Brooks opines that differences in male and female brain chemistry mean…

The Weaker Sex

I have to admit, this article made me shake my head, if only because it’s a nice reversal of centuries of “medical fact” which proved that women are weak and naturally inferior to men. The difference, of course, is that…

Wiki Women

I adore Wikipedia, and so I was more than a little disappointed to read their definitions of “man” and “woman.” Via Scribblepad, we find that the headings for “man” include: Contents [hide] * 1 Etymology * 2 Age * 3…