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On the Insidiousness of Patriarchy

The alternative to patriarchy is not matriarchy. It’s mutuality, equality. This is what feminism supports. Feminism isn’t about hating men. It’s about advocating for the dignity and equality of women, who continue to face disproportionate violence, discrimination, and marginalization throughout the world due to their gender.

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A Response to 'Women Against Feminism.'

Imagine this:

The year is 2014. You are a white Western woman. You wake up in the morning in a comfortably sized house or flat. You have a full or part-time job that enables you to pay your rent or mortgage. 1,531 more words

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NaNoWriMo 2014 Blog 2: Non-Binary characters

I mentioned yesterday that this year, one of my main characters is non-binary. For those of you that don’t know (and it’s cool if you don’t, none of us are born knowing the ins and out of gender theory), non-binary persons are those that do not associate with either the male or female gender.  308 more words

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Final Post of Men on the Moon

If my grandfather were still alive today, he would have turned 100 this month. Raymond Hitchcock made it to 88, having lived a generous, courageous life. 250 more words


Can boys wear skirts? France divided by gender stereotyping experiment in schools

The French government sought to end months of bitter controversy over a scheme to combat gender stereotyping by scrapping a disputed primary school experiment but expanding gender equality training to all teachers. Continue reading…


“Imitation and Gender Insubordination” by Judith Butler – A summary

The aim of Butler’s essay (2009), according to her, is to resist homophobic regulatory oppression through rethinking gender and sexuality. She points out that identity categories are tools of oppressive regulatory systems. 712 more words

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Gendered language in Shakespeare

By Gordon Rugg

To what extent does the language of Shakespeare’s plays indicate a male-dominated world? One way to see is by looking at the distribution of gendered words within the texts. 835 more words

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