Category: Gender

sexism

Why We Must Confront Sexism On The Left

It seems that, when it comes to sexism, some on the left feel that we should be inoculated from criticism because we are not those on the right. Rosie Rodgers has addressed this in “Ten Ways To Survive As A Woman On The Left”, but I think it needs to...

Advice For My Teenage Brother: Do Nice Guys Finish Last?

Advice For My Teenage Brother is a column where I give advice to my teenage brother who is 17 years my junior. Unbound by any parental obligations to shape his mind a particular way or financially account for any of his mistakes, I can flex my brotherly instinct and tell...

Hope Solo

What About Hope Solo and Women Batterers?

  U.S. women’s soccer has no systematic, decades-long history of ignoring domestic violence the way the NFL does. It’s not as popular as the NFL either. Professional women soccer players are just as much role models as NFL players are. Society should advocate for male victims of domestic violence and...

Why Millennial Women Are More Successful Than Ever

There are 60 million millennials in America, and half of them are women, according to census figures. Millennial women are truly a ‘force to be reckoned with.’ They are ambitious, educated, enthusiastic, and determined to succeed in a world that has predominantly been ran by their male counterparts. The women who compose Generation...

rape and sexual assault

Rape and Sexual Assault on College Campuses

  Cathy Young has a pretty interesting article in the Washington Post on the culture of rape and sex assault on college campuses. It is highly worth the read, even though I disagreed with some of what she said, and per usual the comments are illuminating as to where we...

feminism

This Is The Result Of Confusing Feminism and Humanism

  Feminism. We’ve all heard about it. We all have our perceptions and evaluations of the term, but do we truly understand its tenets? For reasons I have yet to understand, the term feminism still rattles some bones. There are plenty of public figures who disassociate themselves, women perhaps being...

nyu

You See This Is What Happened To OK NYU

  NYU’s Blunder Body shaming, we must put it to rest. Until there is genuine reform, until our society, both men and women, transforms its evaluation of women, I will continue to address this disturbing epidemic. We know about the mounting campaigns against body-shaming. While laudable in their ambitions, they exemplify the...

International Women's Day

International Women’s Day

  Last Sunday, we celebrated International Women’s Day honoring the brave, resilient, diverse, talented, and amazing women who make our world go round. I’ve discussed how women need to recognize their inherent worth, and International Women’s Day commemorates the achievements of the women who raised us and the women we will...

mask

The Mask You’re Forced To Wear

  From the moment we are born, boys and girls are conditioned to act and behave in a certain way. Girls can be made to feel as if they’re the ones who must possess the feelings, and boys must be the one’s who never cry.   Carrying on into adulthood,...

self worth

The Necessity of Teaching Girls Their Self-Worth

  “If you could only be pretty or smart, which one would you be?” A whole decade later and I can still remember the question posed to me in the 6th grade lunch room. If I were granted only one of these coveted traits, which would it be? Would I...