Tag Archives: gender roles

Photo of the Day: “I Only Date Heroes” pajamas for girls

TweetThose new “Training to be Batman’s Wife” tees from DC Comics are hardly the only superhero gear to send the message that boys can be heroes, while the best girls can aspire to is dating them. A shopper at a Target in Ontario snapped a photo of this pair of onsies for kids: “Future Man of Steel” [...]
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Chart of the Day: Americans are more accepting of progressive gender roles than ever

TweetAfter a stagnating for a bit, there’s been an upswing in public support for progressive ideas about gender and work, according to a new analysis from the Council on Contemporary Families.  As the chart shows, after a rapid shift in attitudes from the mid-70s to mid-90s, in the last couple decades “the trend toward acceptance of [...]
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A comic on gender roles

TweetIn this great comic from The Robinhead, an alien is confronted with our culture’s strangely stubborn investment in the concept of a gender binary. As the poor confused creature notes, “What I’m not understanding, however, is why I feel hatred and anger coming off of you at the idea of anyone living outside of your [...]
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Elle magazine examines gendered anxiety in men without thinking critically about gender

Tweet Elle magazine had a great opportunity to talk about how patriarchy and assumed gender roles hurt men. But they didn’t take it. Luckily, I have no problem doing it for them. Vogue is usually the only magazine I read every month. But I was drunk on a Sunday afternoon (completely normal on the DC brunch [...]
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Friday Feminist Fuck Yeah: LEGO unveils its first female scientist

TweetMeet Professor C. Bodin! Photo credit: Maia Weinstock I mean, it’s only taken a few decades since LEGO first launched minifigures in 1978 to get a female scientist on the roster. And sure, the total gender ratio of minifigure models is roughly 4:1 in favor of men–and the female ones that do exists seem excessively pink. (Last [...]
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