Transgender People Can Explain Why Women Don't Advance at Work Fifty years after The Feminine Mystique and 40 years after Title IX, the question of why women lag in the workplace dogs researchers and lay people alike. While women are entering the professions at rates equal to men, they rise more slowly, and rarely advance to the top. They’re represented in smaller numbers at the top in fields from science to arts to business. Some suggest that there is something different about women—women have stalled because of their personal choices, or their cognitive and emotional characteristics, whether innate or socialized. Another possibility is that the obstacles to women’s advancement are located within their environments—that they face barriers unique to their gender.
Lucky boy raised without gender stereotypes You could call it a bonfire of the vanities. Encourage Suri Cruise and Princess Tiaamii, daughter of Jordan, to bin the general contents of their make-up bags and, after setting alight to these unnecessary accoutrements to toddlerdom, allow each to stride (as opposed to hobble in high heels) into primary school as – well what exactly? As gender intended? And what precisely might that mean for those children reared in households in which to be female demands the height of self-consciousness and several undercoats before the application of a final high-gloss varnish. It's a rum world when parents Beck Laxton and Kieran Cooper are regarded as crazy for adopting an approach to raising a child that is not, as Dr Daragh McDermott, a psychology lecturer, says "gender-neutral" but is stripped of stereotypes. So, we are told, when Sasha, now aged five and looking remarkably normal, was born, he was called "the infant", he slept in a yellow room and wore boy's or girl's clothes.
5 Gender Stereotypes That Used To Be the Exact Opposite The hardest stereotypes to break are the ones that are so old as to go all the way back to hunter-gatherer days. After all, how can you argue with biology? Women carry the babies, men have the upper body strength to tackle gazelles. Nobody made that up out of thin air. But if society has taught us one thing, it's that it becomes way too easy to attach amendments to that bill, claiming that all sexual and gender stereotypes date back to the early days of human evolution.
~ @Livable4All - Housework Under Capitalism Housework Under Capitalism by C. A. L'Hirondelle written March 2000, revised March 2005 ShareThis (A shortened version of this article was published in the U.S. magazine "Off Our Backs" in Jan/Feb 2004) I've worked laying sod, painting cars, selling donuts, flipping burgers and working in an office yet nothing compares with the intense and high stress work of being "only a mom".
I'm a Black Female Cosplayer And Some People Hate It Once upon a time, I inadvertently started a cosplay race war on Tumblr. Whoops. So, here's the deal: I'm a cosplayer. If you don't already know one of us in person, (and you probably do) (WE'RE EVERYWHERE) you've probably seen people like me on the news -- all dolled up in a rainbow of face paint and eye popping wigs, 50 shades of spandex and skyscraper shoes, for the sake of expressing love for and bringing our favorite characters to life at sci-fi, comic book, video game and anime conventions. Since I started cosplaying in 2008, I've traveled the country, hitting up as many cons as financially possible. all the while making incredible friends, unforgettable memories and lugging hard-to-get-through-airport-security props along the way. (Have you ever tried to fly with a dress made out of plastic bubbles?
Gender equality in space? Russia's all-female practice mission to the moon The six Russian women in red jumpsuits at a pre-space mission press conference kept having to field questions about makeup and men. "We are doing work," Anna Kussmaul, one of the women, responded according to the AFP. "When you're doing your work, you don't think about men and women." On Wednesday an all-female Russian space crew started an eight-day mock moon mission, which researchers say will help Russian women catch up after four decades of male-dominated aeronautics. "There's never been an all-female crew on the ISS," Sergei Ponomaryov, the experiment's supervisor, told the AFP.
A Boy in a Dress Isn't Funny Anymore Purim. The Jewish Halloween. It’s our first year sending our kids to a private Jewish day school, so while I wasn’t thrilled at having to come up with another round of costumes (heaven forbid they wear their actual Halloween costumes from last fall: “Everyone has already seen THOSE, Mom!”), I was happy because they were happy, and looking forward to the holiday. Rion Sabean: 'Men-Ups': How I Got the Idea for My Gender-Bending Photo Series (PHOTOS)-Mozilla Firefox At the beginning "Men-Ups" was a very vague idea I had that I wanted to be, at its core, the mixing of gender stereotypes, which, at that point, was something I hadn't made a stab at but really wanted to attempt. One day it just struck me that I would use the simple poses of classic pin-up imagery, which are very culturally recognizable, especially in terms of their immediate association with the guise of femininity, but pair them with males who were dressed masculinely or playing the part of the recognizably masculine. From there I began to construct "characters" for each image, all of which included poses that I knew I wanted the models to try.
How I Stopped Letting a Man Tell Me My Body Was "Too Wrinkled" For Him Originally published on The Huffington Post and cross-posted here with their permission. Naked, I stood at the closet doors with the lights on and made myself ready. I took a deep breath and positioned the mirrors so I could see all of me. I consciously worked to remove my self-believed inner image.
30 Days Of Sexism My name is Alanah Pearce and I’m a videogame journalist. I write for various websites, and make regular videos for four separate YouTube channels. I present on one TV show and for Xbox Australia on the Xbox Dashboard. I make news videos, review videos, I host events, I interview developers and I really, really love what I do. I also happen to be female. In One Person In One Person is a 2012 novel by American author John Irving, his 13th since 1968. The book was published on May 8, 2012 by Simon & Schuster, and deals with the coming of age of a bisexual man and his coming to grips with his sexual identity. Synopsis
Men in Skirts There’s a great piece in Black Girl Dangerous about femme clothing, gender expression and identity. In their article, non-binary femme author Jack Qu’emi Gutiérrez talks about Jaden Smith’s appearance in a womenswear campaign making the news, and explains that unless he states otherwise, Jaden is still a young cisgender man. He should be celebrated for showing that it’s OK for men — especially black men — to express femininity, but he’s not a “non-binary icon,” and he’s not mocking or taking anything away from trans people.