patriarchy

Thank God There’s A Book Club Just For Men, Because That’s What The World Needed

One could argue that a “book club for men” is a working defintion of the history of humanities up until very recently, but that is neither here nor there. More »


Equal Pay Day Is Today: Here Are 5 Things You Probably Don’t Know About The Wage Gap

Most people know that the wage gap refers to the institutionalized practice of women being paid less than men for the same work, but how exactly does it manifest and perpetuate itself in our current economic structure? More »


Women Are Now Contouring Their Legs, Because We Don’t Have Enough To Do Already

Yes, it’s exactly the same as face contouring, except this time you put makeup ALL OVER your legs to create the illusion of much thinner, shinier legs! More »


Watch The Adorable 100-Year Evolution Of Chick Beauty Standards

Watch this remarkable video that in mere seconds shows a baby chick evolve through the oppressive beauty standards of the last 100 years. More »


Women In China Are Showing Off Their Small Waists Behind Pieces Of Paper

In the latest of absurd trends that challenge women to prove they are nothing more than a collage of fuckable shapes, women in China and beyond are engaging in the “A4 Waist Challenge,” in which they pose behind a piece of vertical A4 paper to prove their waist is equal or smaller than the piece… More »


Superman Star Henry Cavill Says Women Have A Double Standard With Catcalling

His situation is very much the exception as most men don’t regularly deal with catcalling, but even so his overall point is valid. More »


The Florida Senate Approved A Bill Defunding Planned Parenthood

Today, Florida legislators approved a bill that would defund Planned Parenthood and place new restrictions on abortion procedures. More »


Tina Fey Wants Us Stop Asking If It’s An ‘Exciting Time For Women In Comedy’ And I Couldn’t Agree More

Listen to female comedians when they choose to speak out, without forcing them to. More »


Amy Adams On ‘American Hustle’: I Knew I Was Being Paid Less But Still Agreed To Do It

Unlike J-Law, who was unaware that the movie was paying her less than her male co-stars until the deal was sealed, Adams went into the project fully aware and made the express decision to leave it be. More »


Lena Dunham Graciously Scolded Magazine For Photoshop Fail

Regardless of where you stand on the show Girls or Lena Dunham’s work and persona in general, it’s undeniable that she’s good at standing her ground and speaking up when she feels misrepresented, so it’s no surprise that when the Spanish-language publication Tentaciones heavily photo-shopped her cover photo, she took to Instagram to speak up. More »


The Soapbox: What Do Most Rampage Killers Have In Common? They’re Men

Society must take a more bold stand against male violence. More »


Zoe Saldana’s Husband Takes Her Last Name, Tells Everyone To Shove It

Alert! Actress Zoe Saldana is the luckiest woman alive because not only does she have an insanely hot husband, but that insanely hot husband also took her last name and told everyone to go fuck themselves if they had a problem with it. SWOON! Unsurprisingly however, because we still live in a patrilineal shit box… More »


7 Things Feminists Should Understand About Today’s Men

The feminist movement began as a struggle for basic rights: women’s suffrage, reproductive rights, access to work and education, and equal rights within those institutions. Through the hard work and dedication of our foremothers, many of those feats have been won. As a result, our culture has become dominated by a narrative that is not… More »


Mommie Dearest: So-Called Overprotective Dads Are Doing Their Daughters No Favors

A tale as old as time. A so-called overprotective father writes an extreme list of demands for dating his (currently only 2-year-old) daughter, and it goes viral. Retired Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell took to his public Facebook page to rant about all the things he’ll do to any potential suitor that may take a liking… More »


8 Reasons Why Feminism Isn’t “Anti-Male”

As highlighted in Emma Watson’s recent speech addressed to the United Nations, society has ravaged the word “feminism.” For many, the term has become synonymous with “anti-male.” This perception derives from the attempt to view feminism as a singular movement or theory founded by lesbians and promoted by man haters. In actuality, feminism represents an… More »


12 Reasons Black Women Are Not More Privileged Than Black Men

A seemingly impervious narrative dominates today’s social discourse in the Black community where Black men are painted as more vulnerable victims than their female counterparts. This far-reaching myth typically arises along with discussions about gender inequality or sexism where claims are made that Black women face less hardship than their male counterparts, or even –… More »


The Soapbox: The ’80s Called And They Want Their Sex Wars Back

I’m writing this on an airplane from Toronto, Ontario, to San Francisco, California. I’ve just spent six days among other women, other queers, other porn performers, and other feminists at the Feminist Porn Awards and the Feminist Porn Conference. In that time, I have witnessed moments that made my heart soar, my eyes tear up… More »


Rolling Stone’s Article On Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Makes It Clear Patriarchy Was At The Root Of His Problems

It has been frustrating to watch people and businesses condemn Rolling Stone magazine — where, to be clear, I personally have no editorial affiliations — for putting the Boston bombing suspect, Dzhokhar “Jahar” Tsarnaev, on the cover of the latest issue. Many are upset that Tsarnaev is on the cover at all, as well as… More »


Five Ways Men’s Lives Would Be Better If Women Were In Charge

We live in a patriarchal society, where men lead and determine much of our what happens in our lives. But this isn’t the way it is in certain parts of the world. Argentinean writer Ricardo Coler spent two months living with the Mosuo in southern China, where it’s a matriarchy, and he spoke to Spiegel… More »


Depressing News Story of the Day: Dad Allegedly Kills Daughter For Marrying Without His Permission

Suffice it to say, I’m not much for many traditions, including the one that says your intended fiance should ask your dad for permission to marry you (I just got engaged and while I thought it was sweet my bf…err, fiance…talked to my parents about his intentions after the fact, I am glad the only… More »