Hypermascunlinity. It’s everywhere. It dominates our culture. Just when we thought the new generation was ushering in an era of humanitarianism, 2016’s Republican presidential candidate is the very essence of the word itself. Hypermasculinity, the quality or exhibition of exaggerated masculine behavior or traits especially strength of those of a violent, dominant or sexual nature […]Read More Why hypermasculinity isn’t masculine at all
Can we stop gendering things that don’t need to be gendered, already? The biggest problem with society’s tendency to rigidly gender products and services is not only that it reinforces strict gender norms or that it assumes one’s interests and desires based on their gender, but that it ultimately perpetuates gender inequality. While racism and […]Read More Stop putting women in the gender box.
TW: Rape, sexual assault It has come to my attention recently that many people seem to think an appropriate way to respond to rape culture is to deny its existence. Similar to the belief that the cure to racism is “colorblindness” or that the wage gap is a figment of our imaginations, the denial of […]Read More PSA: Rape Culture is Alive and Well
Here’s what we talked about today in news room: TW: Rape, sexual abuse News: 29 were injured in a New York City Blast Saturday night. While this is not directly a feminist issue, any important issue or event can be seen and analyzed through a feminist lense. Bus driver, Renita Smith saved 20 children from burning […]Read More News Room Notes