Patriarchy is of our own making and we can unmake it. But first, we have to acknowledge the word itself.
Militant nationalism is not an exclusively male enterprise. But a principal fuel that keeps the enterprise going is high-octane testosterone.
How do we hold on to that exuberance? How do we remember that it's "time to take time, time to take a little from the world were given"? The routines, responsibilities and demands of daily life can weigh us down, hold us back from jumping onto the trapeze and soaring into the sky, risks and all.
What does Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg really want? Fresh Dialogues explores Sandberg's top 5 wish list on this special day, 50 years after President Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act.
When it comes to the relationship between Pussy Riot and the Russian Orthodox Church, it might not be true love, but it certainly isn't irreconcilable differences, just as most true and meaningful things tend to be.
Atheists are already in the minority in most parts of the country, constituting a small fraction of the religiously unaffiliated in the U.S., but it seemed I was to be an especially odd one out at this event. Or, as my mother once said: "It's kind of hip to be a gay atheist [in Cambridge]. Not so much most everywhere else."
What I am beginning to realize is that there is a level of subconscious sexism in the black community that is misguided and misunderstood. The truth of the matter is that no woman asks for sexual harassment, and no woman (regardless of how short her shorts may be) wants to be a part of rape culture.
Feminists still have important work to do. There are still unfair stigmas about our sexual choices, and we are still considered formidable bitches when we get ahead at work. Our strength and our intelligence do not receive the recognition they deserve.
"There's nothing wrong doing things for other people, it's a good thing, but I think you can lose yourself in it."
We have come to a point in American life where it is no longer acceptable to be homophobic in polite company, but beating up on pregnant women is still good sport. And, apparently, one that carries few political consequences
Hi, I'd like to share a story. Once in New York I watched a comedy show where the last and headlining comedian made a barrage of rape jokes to much of...
Could it have been better? Sure? I certainly could have done a better job of playing traffic cop. But it was exactly what I wanted it to be: a well-mannered, intelligent, often funny, and always impassioned discussion about a sensitive and charged issue that you rarely see on TV.
Science fiction is a sandbox, and for most of its history, men have been hogging it. Now that women are well and truly getting a turn, it's like the boys are sitting on the sidelines, wailing at how we're using their toys.
Screw the definitions; let's experience the ideas and world views through the relationships we build with people. Let's commit to living in principle, and remain mindful of the core values that help us navigate our lives in the gray.
I realized that in order to stay competitive and be taken seriously in a business setting, women had been hiding their natural feminine gifts and abilities and adapting to a more male-centric model and approach to success.
Despite more than half a century of evidence of women's intellectual competence and leadership capacity, some men continue to try to perpetrate the feminine mystique of women's inherent inferiority in the professions.
You don't have to look far to see examples of rape culture these days. Whether it's advertising, movies, music videos or social media -- images, words, concepts -- it's all out there illustrating men dominating women.
Do my androgynous tendencies -- short hair, near exclusion of pink in my wardrobe, very little makeup, unshaved legs -- imply that I am actively aspiring to look like a teenage boy? Not in the least bit.
Know this: You are blessed in this work. Every step of the path you walk in this work has been blessed and blessed and blessed again before you traverse it. The angels are giddy, for they love love, and they can see the world that you are enabling to come into being.
Mother Feather is a great New York City band in the tradition of Great New York City Bands. Their stage show matches the bombast of Black Sabbath with the kinetic sexual energy of Karen O squared.