Posts tagged "gender stereotypes"

Yes, I’ve Been The “Crazy Girl” — But Let’s Talk About What That Really Means

If “bitches be crazy,” then bros be lazy because a man calling a woman crazy is one of the most unoriginal, overused, generalized, dismissive labels you can give a woman. It seems whenever a woman is engaging in some kind of irrational behavior, there is always a man there to label her as totally psycho.

Giulia Rozzi / January 25, 2015

Watch Clair Huxtable School Us All On Gender Stereotypes & Marriage Dynamics

Everyday Feminism dug into the “Cosby Show” vault to present us with this spot-on Clair Huxtable speech about what really makes for an equal marriage. Gender stereotypes do not a happy marriage make! I could go on, but she’ll sum it all up for you much better than I could. [Everyday Feminism]…

Claire Hannum / October 24, 2014

Scientist Says Men And Women’s Brains Aren’t Hardwired Differently

“Men Are From Mars, Women Are Venus,” which implies men’s and women’s brains are hardwired differently, has pit people against each other for decades — some see at as sexist drivel while others see at as a groundbreaking truth. Gina Rippon, a neuroscientist and “gender difference denier” (yes, people actually call her this) who will speak…

Claire Hannum / September 7, 2014

Texas Mom Starts Clothing Line For Girls Who Are Sick Of Girly Clothes

A new clothing line called Girls Will Be was inspired by a simple question frequently uttered by the founder’s 8-year-old daughter, Maya, when shopping for clothes: “Why do boys get all the cool stuff?” Thanks to her mom, Sharon Choksi, Maya and other girls now have a much wider range of cool stuff to choose…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 29, 2013

“Girls Don’t Play Football” & Other BS Gender Stereotypes

Something nice for a change: here’s a clever new video from the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault about “breaking the box” of society-prescribed gender stereotypes. Boys can cry. Girls can play football. Taking advantage of a drunk woman doesn’t make you a “man.”  It’s 2013, everyone!
What do you think of the PSA? [Feministing]…

Jessica Wakeman / March 8, 2013

6 Gender Stereotypes Around The World

It’s easy to think that some behaviors are just inherently male or female. Boys like to play with trucks. Girls like to play with dolls. Men propose marriage, women take their husband’s last name. But what may be normal in the Western World isn’t necessarily around the world.
See what we discovered about gender norms acro…

YourTango.com / January 20, 2013

The Soapbox: Of Little Girls And LEGOs

You can’t walk through my home barefoot without stepping on a colorful, sharp piece of plastic at least once. Yes, we are one of the families that helps ensure that Lego’s sales and profits continue to rise in an economy where many toy manufacturers are struggling.

And apparently, we’re not the only ones:…

Avital Norman Nathman / September 7, 2012

Diet Pepsi Slims Down In Desperate Appeal To Gender Stereotypes

Is the traditional Diet Pepsi can too short and fat for you? Are you embarrassed to be seen holding it? No worries, girlfriend. PepsiCo. has announced it’s releasing a “taller, sassier, new Skinny Can” which is meant to celebrate “beautiful, confident women.” It’s like the Virginia Slims of diet sodas! Naturally, the new can will…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 9, 2011

Raising A Child Without A Gender: Do Or Don’t?

A couple in Sweden is raising their child, named Pop, as an “it,” and say they are keeping the toddler’s gender a secret. This decision, they said, came from their “feminist” philosophy that gender is a social construct — they believe “it is cruel to bring a child into the world with a blue or…

Carrie Wasterlain / June 29, 2009

Sexist Principal Mandates “Pants For Boys, Dresses For Girls!”

Chelsea Sarvis, a senior at South Carolina’s Chapin High School, wants to wear pants to her graduation. But according to Principal Mike Satterfield (surprise, surprise, it’s a male), unless she wears a dress, she won’t be attending. That’s right—if she doesn’t conform to what I thought were antiquated stereotypes and flaunt a “feminine” frock, she…

Carrie Wasterlain / June 3, 2009

Saturn Edits Commercial To Eliminate Gender Stereotyping

Saturn debuted its “Total Confidence” campaign earlier this month, aiming to help automobile buyers make car payments if they lose their jobs. Yes, this is a great idea during this recession, but the ad missed the mark. In the original commercial, Saturn retailer Jim Smith talks about how losing your job and your…

Catherine Strawn / April 27, 2009

Mind Of Man: In Defense Of Gender Stereotypes

Recently, I rambled about The Big Switcheroo – men and women adopting each other’s worst gender behaviors. The diatribe was equal parts self-indulgence and genuine confusion. Are men really becoming needy, emotional leeches and women emotionally void predators? I suppose no one said the collective lurch towards equality was going to be pretty. And I’d…

John DeVore / July 25, 2008