Gender in the Media
Discussions of sexism and the representation of gender in the media and beyond.
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Indian girl breaks national archery record at the age of 2
Dressing yourself. Remembering to say ‘please’ and ‘thank you’. These are the usual achievements of your average 2-year-old. Step forward Dolly Shivani Cherukuri. Nine days before her third birthday, the eagle-eyed archer became the youngest Indian to score more than 200 points at a trial event, …
"You hold women in contempt": Frat culture isn't an aberration, it's everything men learn about being a "real man"
There are a lot of stories out there right now about frat culture, which is maybe why I find myself circling back to bigger questions about masculinity. Or at least the version of masculinity on display in some of these fraternities. What does it say about men and their relationships with other men …
“Black women turned out in droves to see the film. We continue to reference it today because it breaks a certain cultural silence about abuse. Respectability politics imperil black women by demanding we stay mute; they insist that black people are a monolith whose reputation must be protected and preserved, whatever the cost. This extends to art, which appears only to be acceptable if black characters are struggling to “get better,” to put checkered pasts firmly in the past. But the truth is obvious. We aren’t interested in stories about the perfect; we’re interested in stories about the real.”
“Kids Need to See Women on Currency, Here's Why and What You Can Do”
“The contempt for male friendship is a cultural failure on an epic scale. Without friendship, life simply isn't worth much. Friendship is essential not just for a personal sense of well-being but also for society in general.”
The contempt for male friendship is a cultural failure on an epic scale.
The most important word of our time for now Published in the September 2014 issue The use of the word bro is reaching epidemic levels. Now, after The Fast and the Furious and How I Met Your Mother and Breaking Bad, if a show contains more than one male character, they will, at some point, call each other …