One of my contributions focused on sexism in academia, particularly the way in which distinguished women academics face increased scrutiny of their appearance. On multiple occasions not only my colleagues, but my students have felt it appropriate to discuss how I look. The entitlement that men feel to comment on my appearance goes beyond the pale of simple “compliments”.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness month.
If feminists followed the dictionary, they wouldn’t fear #WomenAgainstFeminism and work so desperately to exclude them from the conversation about gender and equality.
“If I wasn’t winning, you wouldn’t care.”
There are a thousand things in society today to get heated over; yet we choose to get upset over the length of another female’s skirt or the loud personality of the girl across the bar?
They’re breasts and by a certain age we’ve all seen them – either because we have them or because we’ve been exposed to them in person, in media, and in society.
Part of equality is behaving as equals, and if we continually place all blame on the patriarchy for our problems, we will do ourselves no service, as well as cease in any sort of advancement. Half of this is our battle as individuals — as humans.
A relatively recent Internet trend that is quickly gaining ground in society is this idea that feminism and modern women have, through their sexual revolution and shameless, unapologetic escapades, destroyed the ‘gentleman.’
“Kim is one of the most influential feminist icons and role-models for girls today.”
“Respect is earned, not demanded.” This statement is so ignorant of the history of the oppression of women that I have difficulty processing it.