Category Archives: feminism
Once upon a time we imagined God as The Goddess.
Women give birth, and so from the goddess worlds were born.
But once we knew the role men played the goddess birthed a son who grew to become her lover and consort. And from these two worlds were born.
Later, gods overtook goddesses. And eventually, from God the world was born. (Why this pattern? I’ll discuss it later.)
And these patriarchal types have been trying to control women’s reproduction ever since.
But PsychoSuperMom is here to remind us that:
I didn’t come from your rib. You came from my vagina.
Video here: Read the rest of this entry
Life holds lessons. Some, you must learn first-hand.
As a young teen I had a crush on my brother’s friends. Once, when we were hanging out, my dad ordered me back in the house.
“What were you doing out there with them?”
“Just hanging out.”
“If you keep hanging out with boys you’ll grow up to be a slut.” Read the rest of this entry
If men are better systematizers — better at unraveling the rules of the universe — then it’s only fair that science research labs are bastions of testosterone.
Biased (unscientific) research has made it seem so. Read the rest of this entry
However hair is styled, it says something about gender. Let’s take a look at recent Western history.
Men and women both have long hair, but…
In the 18th-century men and women both kept their hair long — but women’s stylings were more elaborate and ornate, as with King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette (as played by Kirsten Dunst and Jason Schwartzman, pictured here):
Men are strong and stoic and women are weak and dependent, right?
That’s the stereotype. But stereotypes can create social patterns. And surprisingly, things that appear weak may turn out to be strong. And vice versa. Read the rest of this entry
Are women physically inferior to men?
I ask my students.
“Yes, isn’t it obvious?” some say.
“No,” say others. “A female bodybuilder is stronger than any guy in this room.”
“True. What if she walked into a room full of male bodybuilders?” I prod. Read the rest of this entry