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Feminist Patriarchs


Wives, submit yourselves unto your husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the wife’s head, even as Christ is the head of the Church, and the same is the Saviour of his body. 4,233 more words


Marriage: the institute of validation

I’ve been giving marriage a bit of thought lately. Not because I’m enamoured. Nor because I have been proposed to. Rather, I’m still trying to figure out what the fuss is all about. 850 more words


Myth #2 - Equality is 'Allowed'

Despite great strides made by the international women’s rights movement over many years, women and girls around the world are still married as children or trafficked into forced labor and sex slavery. 853 more words


Feminism strives for equality, it does not mean men hate!

“The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organisation but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights.” – Gloria Steinem…

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On changing your name

The issue of women changing their names when they married resurfaced in 2014 when Amal Alamuddin decided to add George Clooney’s surname to hers when she married him. 893 more words

Written By Tamie

Petticoat Wars: How Women Fought for Inclusion in the Early American Republic

In the Early American Republic, politicians publicly debated what, if any, the women’s relationship to the state would be, including their rights and civic obligations. Could women be expected to adhere to the new republic’s laws without the privileges that accompany citizenship, like the right to vote, to hold public office, and the right to sit on juries? 4,936 more words


Female Networks under Coverture

During the Era of Enlightenment men pressed women to place their whole affections upon family, relegating mothers to rule the “gentle empire” of the home. The sensibilities of common law versus civil law dictated how marriage became a woman’s primary social network. 501 more words