I got a little overzealous when the tag first came to me, I wanted to two. One with memoirs and one with superheroes, but I was down one superhero. Okay, only sort of. I didn't have a biracial protagonist but plenty of characters. Maybe I'll find one and share them down the road. For now,... Continue Reading →
Today, while it is generally considered to be offensive or prejudiced to openly discriminate against someone for being female, discriminating against someone’s femininity is still considered fair game.
I've been trying to think for days of a professional and interesting way to write about this book, but I've been failing. Badly. I've actually written four posts on it and am not happy with any of them. The reason is that when I read this book, it kinda made my head explode. I know, eloquent, right?... Continue Reading →
However, such change will not come by managing the way we “do” our own gender, but by dismantling our own gender entitlement. If we truly want to bring an end to all gender-based oppression, then we must begin by taking responsibility for our own perceptions and presumptions. The most radical thing that any of us... Continue Reading →
Once we start thinking about gender as being socially exaggerated (rather than socially constructed), we can finally tackle the issue of sexism in our society without having to dismiss or undermine biological sex in the process. While biological gender differences are very real, most of the connotations, values, and assumptions we associate with female and... Continue Reading →
After all, while most people assume that women are naturally feminine, they also (rather hypocritically) require them to spend an hour or two each day putting on their faces and getting all dressed up in order to meet societal standards for femininity (unlike men, whose masculinity is presumed to come directly from who he is... Continue Reading →