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Barbie: Math Is Hard, Computers Are Harder

Oh Babs. When will you ever learn?

Mattel seemingly hasn’t changed its approach to marketing their not-as-popular-as-she-used-to-be fashion doll, Barbie. The mainstay powerhouse of little girls’ toys since the 1960s, Barbie has a special place in our culture – one that’s often just as troubled and problematic as it is positive and empowering. 566 more words

A Funeral For Truths

The man in the coffee shop
with black, thigh high knee socks
and exercise shorts,

the other man
with one eye that just
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Clothing and Gender Identity

I read a pretty good piece over on Slate about how social perception and gender policing determines our wardrobes. It’s almost always been a hard fact that clothing is part and parcel of identity; it’s how we “express” ourselves, how we demonstrate to the world who we are. 687 more words

Gender Norms in Dance

Let’s talk about gender roles in dance.

All styles of dance have traditional gender norms. Ballet showcases the women, while the men in ballet have been teasingly called the “tote and carry,” just there to lift. 374 more words


Hostess workers in Japan - illegal sex work or deserving a visa?

by Kyle Waylyszyn

The women who work as hostess workers work just like you and me, but their jobs come with a heavy stigma that surrounds their line of work. 470 more words


Gender Inequality

by Michael McDonnell

The Irish constitution enacted in 1937 states that:

“1° the State recognises that by her life within the home, woman gives to the State a support without which the common good cannot be achieved.

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What's Sex Got to Do With Cards?

We all know everything there is to know about straight people. They’re everywhere. Gay men and lesbian women … we know a little about them. Enough to get by, or at least not to horribly offend someone. 373 more words