Posts tagged "gender roles"

Feminist Parenting Sounds Really Freakin’ Hard

One of the things that freaks me out the most about having kids someday is letting them choose their gender roles on their own. I am going to make a…

Jessica Wakeman | September 7, 2011 - 1:40 pm

Girl Talk: On Being A Slob

My name is Winona and I am a slob.

Growing up, my mom affectionately referred to my bedroom as “the pig sty,” and rightfully so: the clothing, books,…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | August 12, 2011 - 2:00 pm

Not Acting Like “A Lady” Will Get You Dissed In Congress

Today from the “Seriously, Is Everyone In Congress Trapped In The 1950s?” file: a Congressman and a Congresswoman from Florida are unhappy with each other and he decided the best…

Jessica Wakeman | July 21, 2011 - 5:20 pm

Conservative Women To Honor “Gentlemen” On Campus This March

It’s Women’s History Month, sisters, but you wouldn’t know it based on one women’s group’s plans. The Network of Enlightened Women, a conservative group, is hosting its annual Gentleman’s Showcase

Jessica Wakeman | March 1, 2011 - 6:00 pm

Girl Talk: We’re All In This Sand Box Together

My boyfriend and I lay in his childhood bedroom, surrounded by all of his favorite stuff from high school. We were almost 30.

“I don’t feel the same…

Ami Angelowicz | February 22, 2011 - 2:00 pm

Girl Talk: My Newfound Respect For Chivalry

My freshman year of college, I went on a date with a guy to a fancy restaurant in Manhattan. It was the kind of place with a white tablecloth, where…

Jessica Wakeman | January 31, 2011 - 2:00 pm

Girl Talk: I’m A Feminist, But I Think I Want To Date A More Traditional Dude

One of the defining tensions in my life has always been reconciling my feminist political beliefs, my desire for a respectful and egalitarian relationship, and my attraction to more traditional…

Jessica Wakeman | January 28, 2011 - 2:00 pm

Giada De Laurentiis Is A Traditional Wife

“I think it can be hard for any man to sometimes be upstaged by his wife. So when I’m home, I work very hard to be Todd’s wife and Jade’s…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 10, 2011 - 7:15 pm

Girl Talk: I’m A Bottom

I was at a party a few years ago, where Mikey, one of my gay best friends, and I were having one of our heart-to-hearts. “Devon and I broke up,”…

Anonymous | January 4, 2011 - 2:00 pm

Can’t Eric Johnson Hold One Of Jessica Simpson’s Bags?

That’s Jessica Simpson arriving at LAX. That’s her boyfriend, Eric Johnson, walking in front of her. Those are her three bags. My only question: Can’t he hold one of her…

Annika Harris | July 15, 2010 - 7:40 pm

NJ Parents Freak Over Boys’ “Crossdressing” Fashion Show At Elementary School

It’s never too early to reinforce gender roles!

Wilkins Elementary School in Maple Shade Township has canceled its third grade class’ Women’s History Month fashion show after (wait…

Jessica Wakeman | April 13, 2010 - 5:20 pm

What Women Sound Like To Men

I’m sure some overly sensitive women will watch this video and cry “sexism,” but I think it’s kinda funny, if not exactly true-to-life. For one thing, I don’t really…

Wendy Atterberry | April 2, 2010 - 11:19 am

Dear Wendy: “My Girlfriend’s A Black Belt. Should I Be Worried?”

I have a great new girlfriend who is funny, positive, cute and very sexy. I am so happy with her and I wouldn’t want her to change. But there is…

Wendy Atterberry | December 30, 2009 - 4:00 pm

Georgia Jail Thinks Pink Is For Prisoners

Ben Hill County Jail in Georgia will be undergoing some pretty severe interior decoration soon. So, why do we care? The whole jail will be painted Pepto-Bismol pink on the…

Jessica Wakeman | December 2, 2009 - 5:40 pm

Boys’ Clubs Are Back At British Universities — Why?

Most colleges these days have a women’s group and lots of colleges have a Women’s Studies, or even better, a Gender & Sexuality Studies program. But recently, male students at…

Jessica Wakeman | November 24, 2009 - 5:30 pm

What Does “A Real Wife” Do? Let’s Ask Twitter

If you use Twitter, you know that in the lower right-hand corner of your page, there is always a list of the top 10 “trending topics” that tells you what…

Jessica Wakeman | November 13, 2009 - 3:00 pm

Is A He-Cession Good News For Women?

According to researchers, bloggers, and bitter, unemployed men, our recession has a gender-specific twist. They argue that the recession is in fact a “he-cession,” since four out of every five…

Carrie Wasterlain | June 18, 2009 - 4:50 pm

Can A Homemaker Be A Feminist?

I was raised by a working, single mother. She went to Stanford, majored in economics, became a public school teacher, wrote a book, and now works as a journalist. She…

Anonymous | June 9, 2009 - 4:00 pm

Quickies!: TMZ Wants You To Think Sasha Fierce Isn’t The Best Singer

TMZ says audio of Beyonce singing really badly on “The Today Show” was doctored. The jokes on … who? [Perez Hilton]
Sean Penn admires President Obama for his…

Annika Harris | April 22, 2009 - 8:00 pm

Quickies!: How Dare They Charge The Almighty Kanye West?

Kanye West has been charged with three misdemeanors for busting up a pap’s camera at LAX airport. Why can’t people just understand Kanye doesn’t have to follow rules, not even…

Annika Harris | March 18, 2009 - 8:00 pm