Tag Archives: traditional gender roles

Turning the Princess Narrative Sideways

Peggy Orenstein, author of Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture, blogs about her struggle with the creeping princess contagion: Continue reading

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Women in Combat

There will be a longer post about this (hopefully) tomorrow, but briefly a response to this: Continue reading

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The Pope and Killing Gay People

The Pope met with one of the leaders of the “Kill the Gays” bill in Uganda, and reportedly gave her a blessing. I write about it in the Guardian, and discuss how the Catholic church uses sexuality to control its followers when it feels its power is threatened: Continue reading

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Why feminism is good for everybody, part 2954

Divorce rates are the lowest they’ve been since the 1970s, and marriages are more stable. There are certainly myriad reasons why marriages are stronger now than thirty years ago, but I’d imagine that chief among them are things heavily influenced … Continue reading

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A Different Bollywood

This movie is apparently causing quite an uproar. India has made headlines as an emerging superpower, a land of high-tech multimillionaires and a vast new market for American goods. But there is another India too, and it is not just … Continue reading

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Are Men Intimidated By Successful Women?

Are we seriously still having this discussion? Fine. There are some insecure loser guys who panic at the idea of a woman who is their equal or — God forbid — their superior. They want someone who will smile pretty, … Continue reading

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And One for Insomnia

Apparently being tired as all hell is not enough to get me to sleep, so we’ll just take this boring quiz and call it a day. You Are 70% Boyish and 30% Girlish You are pretty evenly split down the … Continue reading

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