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.

Giulia Rozzi | January 25, 2015 - 3:15 pm

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!

Claire Hannum | October 24, 2014 - 5:30 pm

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…

Claire Hannum | September 7, 2014 - 9:00 am

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…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | August 29, 2013 - 12:45 pm

“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…

Jessica Wakeman | March 8, 2013 - 3:00 pm

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… | January 20, 2013 - 11:30 am

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…

Avital Norman Nathman | September 7, 2012 - 1:00 pm

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,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | February 9, 2011 - 11:20 am

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…

Carrie Wasterlain | June 29, 2009 - 3:30 pm

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…

Carrie Wasterlain | June 3, 2009 - 2:15 pm

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…

Catherine Strawn | April 27, 2009 - 2:30 pm

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…

John DeVore | July 25, 2008 - 1:00 pm