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Gender Stereotypes

It Wasn't Rape. Just Assault.

American Anthropological Association | Posted 02.22.2014 | Crime
American Anthropological Association

How fair is it to discriminate against any demographic, or presume their guilt? How just is it to dismiss any survivor of sexual violence? How funny is it to spare one group, but victimize another? How wise is it, to ignore an entire strain of sex offender?

Find Your Dirty Dance

Adrienne Becker | Posted 02.18.2014 | Women
Adrienne Becker

A man I'll call Mr. Pebble had this to say at a "Girls Under 10" soccer coaches meeting I attended last fall in Los Angeles: "Girls at this age should not be coached to win; they are not competitive, not as intense as boys, and should not be pushed."

What Are Some Common Forms of Sexism That Men Face?

Quora | Posted 02.18.2014 | Women
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Arsène Hodali, Jazz Juner Boys are commonly shown less compassion than girls from an early ...

The Video Game Childhood and Why Parents Shouldn't Fear It!

Sandra Shpilberg | Posted 02.11.2014 | Parents
Sandra Shpilberg

For my children, exposure to video games was inevitable; my husband and I have not only gleaned some deep insights on parenting in the age of video games, but we have also found ways to use video games to bring out the best in our children; and here is what we found.

Women Breadwinners: Less Satisfied in Marriage?

Sandra Shpilberg | Posted 02.03.2014 | Women
Sandra Shpilberg

Let's just recognize that our society is in the midst of a massive change when it comes to marriage, the composition of our workforce and our roles in the household. Thankfully, our generation has taken to question, bend and reform many of the traditional norms; the Breadwinning Woman is a result of this reshaping.

How To Tell If A Toy Is For Boys Or Girls In One Easy Step

Posted 12.02.2013 | Parents

It's time to resolve the unending but inexplicable confusion over whether girls and boys can play with the same products. Before you head out to shop ...

Martin Case Is Textbook Stereotyping

Danielle Egan | Posted 02.01.2014 | Sports
Danielle Egan

Jonathan Martin's case grates because his gender, race, size and occupation grate against our preconceived notions. Many ask, why didn't Martin simply punch Incognito?

What Straight People Think Lesbians Look Like (VIDEO)

Jodi Savitz | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jodi Savitz

2013-11-21-jodisavitzlesbianstereotypesstill.pngHow would unsuspecting passersby answer the question, "What do you think a lesbian looks like?" The on-the-spot question: "Can you name three lesbians in the media or popular-culture?" Some people's answers may surprise you.

The 'Innocent' Comment I Couldn't Let Slide

Erin Scot | Posted 11.19.2013 | Parents
Erin Scot

I know a lot of parents worry about things like "how to raise a man properly" and the like. I don't want to worry about that. I don't care about raising a "man." I care about raising a person. Specifically, a good person. Specifically you.

Shouldering the Burdens of the Purse-Toting Man

Matt Siegel | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt Siegel

I don't need a messenger bag, the most acceptable of purses for men. I don't schlep my laptop or classified files around with me. I just need what is essentially a large pocket that I don't have to wear. I usually just call it a bag, but people like to call it a purse to see how I'll react.

Wondrous Confusion: How Gender Shimmers in the Fluidity of Being Bi

Rev. Dr. Janet Edwards | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rev. Dr. Janet Edwards

I find that the fluidity of my experience of gender -- female but with traditionally masculine dimensions -- contributes to my sense of whom I could love. When I began to grasp this gender fluidity in myself, I also gained a clearer, richer grasp of my bisexuality. Confused? Welcome!

10 Ways To Be A Better Male Feminist

Aaminah Khan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Aaminah Khan

Feminism is a movement that is largely based on female lived experiences. If you're not a woman, you can empathize, but you simply can't say you know what we've been through. And that's fine!

Discovering Muslim Women in Six Words

Samina Ali | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Samina Ali

If you had to write your entire life's story in six words, what would those six words be?

WATCH: Gender Stereotypes Are Alive And Well

Posted 11.01.2013 | Women

Not convinced that sexism exists? Try a simple Google search. In a powerful video project, Brown University student Emma Hall asked some of her cla...

My Neverending Coming-Out Story

Jodi Savitz | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jodi Savitz

My frustration is this: Even after coming out, feminine lesbians walk through life feeling unacknowledged and delegitimized and are often chided for speaking up about their invisibility.

A Transgender Teacher in Hawai'i Makes a Place for Every Student (VIDEO)

Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson

2013-10-21-Screenshot20131021at7.22.14PM.pngIn Kumu Hina's school, a young student who decides to wear both male and female leis at a school performance is not sent to the principal or the guidance counselor, nor are the other students derisive or hostile, much less violent.

Going Through a Divorce? Here's Your Halloween Costume Fashion Guide!

Christina Pesoli | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Christina Pesoli

The name of the game is to avoid costumes that play into how society portrays divorcing women generally, or how your ex is trying to depict you specifically.

Dear Son, I Hope You Stay Soft

Janelle Hanchett | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Janelle Hanchett

I will not harden you. I will not break you. I hold between my mama hands your giant gaping sensitive heart. I refuse to abuse it.

Why It's Important to Have Female Friends

Literally, Darling | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Literally, Darling

"Girls are too much drama." "I'm not like most girls." These are seemingly silly, offhand comments that I never took much to heart until recently. Then, I sat and thought about what these women were actually saying.

Do Online Dating Sites Promote Sexism?

Jess Carbino | Posted 12.09.2013 | Women
Jess Carbino

Simply put, some dating sites and services subscribe to the idea that women should not be bringing home the bacon but rather just be frying it up in the pan.

Hey, Toys 'R' Us, Stop Thrusting Gender Roles on My Kids!

Rob Watson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rob Watson

The girls' section was a pink bubble. The themes: fashion, cooking and cleaning. The promotional words on the packages were fun and frivolous. In contrast, the toys meant for boys communicated leadership, command, speed, agility, skill, might and success. I got the message then and there.

The Most Important Revolution We Forgot

Ellen Snortland | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Ellen Snortland

If I had a magic wand and could bonk you with it, I'd spirit you to a screening of a documentary I wish were mandatory viewing in schools: It's called Feminist: Stories of Women's Liberation.

Ok, I Admit It, I Do Hate Pink

Lori Day | Posted 11.12.2013 | Parents
Lori Day

Not the color per se. I actually love the color. Given that pink is now a corporate-created, profit-driven cotton, polyester or plastic gender signifier for girls, we've got way too much pink Kool-Aid drinking going on.

Men Feel Bad Around Smart, Successful Women

Lisa Wade | Posted 11.06.2013 | Women
Lisa Wade

You know all those badass ladies out there that are inexplicably single? Well, maybe it's not so inexplicable.

7 Ways To Beat Back Caregiver Stress

Sherri Snelling | Posted 11.03.2013 | Fifty
Sherri Snelling

Some believe it all started with a tennis match in the 1970s but the battle between the sexes has always existed -- it just gets updated for today's modern dilemmas: who gets paid more at work for the same job, who is a better driver, who controls the remote at home, who gets kicked off the reality TV program island and on it goes.