Posts tagged "patriarchy"

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

Society must take a more bold stand against male violence.

Tiffanie Drayton | June 22, 2015 - 1:45 pm

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…

Katrin Higher | June 10, 2015 - 11:30 am

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…

Tiffanie Drayton | November 18, 2014 - 11:00 am

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…

Avital Norman Nathman | October 2, 2014 - 3:00 pm

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…

Tiffanie Drayton | September 26, 2014 - 1:00 pm

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…

Tiffanie Drayton | August 28, 2014 - 2:00 pm

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…

Kitty Stryker | April 10, 2014 - 12:00 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | July 18, 2013 - 3:00 pm

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…

Catherine Strawn | May 29, 2009 - 5:30 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 2, 2008 - 5:00 pm