A Woman’s Level

“You’re scary smart.” 

 

A male friend of mine said that to me a few years ago, he meant it as a compliment, but it’s stuck with me because of all it implies. How often are men criticized for being intelligent? I can’t tell you how many times, as a … Continue reading

The Inhospitable Tower

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We’ve come a long way, a really long way. CraftLass recently wrote about traditions and mentalities; excellent pieces examining how she viewed the traditional gender roles and questioning where they came from, and what it means to be a geek or nerd. Questioning is something I understand … Continue reading

This Game Is Not Zero-Sum

When topics like equality, particularly as it applies to women and LGBTQ people, come up, it’s almost inevitable that someone will blame a lack of “morals and standards” in society for all of the problems we face.

In America, this person usually is referring to some variation of Christian patriarchal … Continue reading

Whose Traditions Are They Anyway?

I’ve been reading a lot of articles over the past few years about “traditional gender roles” from many, many perspectives. Every so often I stop and wonder why this topic fascinates me so much. Finally, it hit me – whose traditions are these, anyway?

I don’t know that much about … Continue reading

The Rules Are Different

Ginny and Lillian

***Spoiler alert: Contains dialogue transcription from episode 1.10 of Showtime’s Masters of Sex.***

One of my favorite television shows is Masters of Sex. I started watching it mainly because it’s chock-full of favorite actors, but it has a level of accuracy I’ve never seen before in depicting the real culture … Continue reading