Society’s misguided perceptions and expectations are what make many women fear ambition. Ambitious women worry about being judged by society as a bad wife or a bad mother. Because studies show that men tend to avoid female partners with characteristics usually associated with professional ambition, single women fear being viewed as undesirable mates. – Caroline Castrillon Psychologist Anna Fels, in an article in the Harvard … Continue reading Do Women Lack Ambition?
Matriarchies are not just a reversal of patriarchies, with women ruling over men – as the usual misinterpretation would have it. Matriarchies are mother-centered societies. They are based on maternal values: care-taking, nurturing, mothering. This holds for everybody: for mothers and those who are not mothers, for women and men alike. Matriarchal societies are consciously […] via Matriarchies Are Not Just a Reversal of Patriarchies: A … Continue reading Matriarchies Are Not Just a Reversal of Patriarchies: A Structural Analysis by Heide Goettner-Abendroth —
My name is C.J. and I’m 13 years old. I am a member of the LGBTQ community. My gender identity is male and my gender expression is female. That means that I’m awesome. Just kidding. It means that I was identified male at birth and I like my male body and I prefer male pronouns, […] via Gender Is Over — Raising My Rainbow I wanted … Continue reading Gender Is Over — Raising My Rainbow
I came across the below image on F£$&book today: I liked it a lot because it really defines what sex positivity means to me. Sex positivity also includes choosing not to have sex btw. Image source https://www.facebook.com/BeingFeminist/ In general there is too much shame associated with sexuality, which is a perfectly natural expression of our humanity. Women, as well as men, should be able to express … Continue reading What Does Sex-Positivity Mean?
I recently came across this online article in Everyday Feminism: “5 Myths Sex-Positive Feminism Can Perpetuate About Women Who Don’t Do Casual Sex.” (1) I thought it was a great article and it resonated with me because I am sex-positive AND monogamous by conscious choice. “Just as people shouldn’t have to defend their decision to have many sexual partners, they shouldn’t have to defend their … Continue reading Sex-Positive Feminists don’t have to have sex to prove they’re sex-positive!
I was saddened and shocked by the suicide of Chester Bennington of Linkin Park and even more so by the suicide of Korean singer-songwriter, Kim Jonghyun of SHINee. As a disability activist, I am providing educational material so that people can better understand and see the warning signs. I’m not prone to Depression but a couple of years ago, as a result of taking Lyrica … Continue reading SUICIDE:- Causes and Warning Signs
TW: Male child sexual abuse, Male adult sexual assault It happened to him, Chester Bennington. He was a victim of childhood sexual assault that lasted for 6 years. Ironically at that time his father was a detective who investigated child abuse. In an interview, Bennington revealed that he had suffered sexual abuse from an older male friend … He was afraid to ask for help … Continue reading It Happened to Him