January 10, 2018

Science tells us it's simple. ♂ or ♀. X + X or X + Y. Venus or Mars. Pink or Blue. It appears to be a mere difference in molecular makeup, one that decides our skeletal structure, the shape of our pelvic bone, whether we’ll have to go through monthly menstrual cycles o...

June 14, 2017

Society has an interesting way of working. A macro-organism with a very simple but effective way of working its way through an individual’s mind. As part of this organism, even if we try to stand out of the crowd and try to change it from its core or deprogram ourselve...

June 8, 2017

When there’s no name for a problem, you can’t see a problem. When you can’t see a problem, you can’t solve it.

The titular words are those of Michael Kimmel, Professor of Gender Studies at Stony Brook University at a lecture he gave recently, where he discussed the impo...

November 9, 2016

Now what? A question surely a lot of us are asking ourselves today. Trump winning the election comes as a shock to many of us. Unfortunately, it doesn’t come as a surprise. Fear makes people do stupid things.

Waking up and seeing the election results made me cry. Not ou...

October 19, 2016

Our society can dictate how we should behave. Often, these social expectations are so deeply rooted that we stop thinking about them and they just become the norm. They become what we feel things should be like.

The distinction in society’s norms can be seen very clearl...

September 1, 2016

Violence against women has been going on for centuries. If you are watching the news regularly, it is highly possible that you have seen many reports on this. You have probably come across domestic abuse, rape, harassment cases. There is also the issue of children brid...

June 7, 2016

…because feminism without men is terribly boring

In her book “How to be a woman”, Caitlin Moran encourages women to stand on a chair and to proclaim loudly:  “I am a feminist.” A few lines later, she asserts: A male feminist is one of the most glorious end-products of e...

March 8, 2016

Many people say: “I don’t see the problem. I’ve never felt discriminated against.”

White, heterosexual, male, mid-twenties, no physical or mental disability, Christian, European.

Alternatively: female, early twenties, student in engineering, does not feel constrained in...

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