patriarchy

I remember the body I envisioned for myself: “Strong-looking” (not strong), “toned” (not bulky), “healthy” (trim). Image: Thinkstock.

How Trying To Take Up Less Space Landed Me In Physical Therapy

I don’t remember when I started holding in my stomach. [...] It’s hard to trace a habit so ingrained that I don’t know it exists. Until I’m lying on Read...
Sarit Luban    |   07.1.16   |   SHARE
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Spend most of your money on travel. Image: Andrew Phillips/Unsplash.

20 Non-BS Life Lessons I Learned By Age 30

Now that I’ve turned 30 (and wear caftans) I’m done reading vapid click-bait offering prosaic advice. This is not one of those articles. Read...
Emily Hill    |   06.27.16   |   SHARE
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Reclaiming our sexuality as we age is a feminist act. Image: Thinkstock.

Reclaiming Sexuality As We Age

[CN: ageism, sexism] What kind of screwed-up culture do we live in where young girls are considered to be sexual beings, but women over 40 are “too Read...
Priscilla Blossom    |   05.23.16   |   SHARE
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Ryan!

I Entered My Son In A Beauty Pageant. Turns Out They're Just As Bad For Boys As They Are For Girls.

I’d like to think my son won his first (and only) beauty pageant because of his sparkling personality, curly mop of hair, bright blue eyes, and Read...
Jen Simon    |   04.12.16   |   SHARE
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I have been in a relationship before, with a partner I loved deeply — just not in a sexual way or one that would be considered traditionally romantic. Image: PEXELS.

I Was Born Without A Sex Drive And I'm OK With It

My moment of discovery literally came from Googling ‘how to tell if you’re attracted to someone’ late at night. I stumbled across someone else asking Read...
Jo Qualmann of SHESAID    |   04.12.16   |   SHARE
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The patriarchy has devalued nearly everything associated with femininity and over-valued nearly everything associated with masculinity.

Why We Fear The Feminine… And How To Stop

I have a confession: Until recently, I didn’t even know what “patriarchal society” meant. Yeah, I’m one of those feminists who grew up believing I Read...
Caroline Dooner    |   03.8.16   |   SHARE
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The tearing down of the patriarchy has a long way to go.

To Women Who Don't Need Feminism: These Men Want It For Themselves

Many of the women in that article look quite young, having grown up in the world that feminism fought to build. They may think they don't need it, Read...
Jef Withonef of Your Tango    |   03.2.16   |   SHARE
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Pretty much nobody wants to be called a housewife. Pretty much everyone agrees that it’s degrading to spend your time doing housework. Housework is the ultimate invisible labor.

I’m Not A Stay-At-Home-Mom, I’m A Queer Housewife, Thanks

One of the most insidious things that patriarchy does is the complete and utter devaluation of anything that is considered “women’s work.” Not only Read...
David Minerva Clover    |   02.23.16   |   SHARE
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