gender roles

If Women Were Assigned Power...

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 08:45
Submitted by Carlin Ross

These are my two favorite paintings from artist Felice House. 

After moving from the Northeast to Austin, she fell if love with the concept of the "West" and thought about the roles women were relegated to, inspiring her to replace the cowboys in iconic (male-dominated) Western art with women. 

Her work says so much about power dynamics and gender roles.  Her paintings are 1.25 life-sized so the women are larger than the viewer, "when you see them in person, people are surprised by the scale. People aren't used to women towering over them."

Just breathtaking.

We Could Learn a Thing or Two From the Swedes

Thu, 11/29/2012 - 17:13
Submitted by Carlin Ross

These are Swedish ads for different children's toys. 

You'd never see a girl playing with a gun, a boy feeding a baby doll or both of them playing with a Barbie Dreamhouse in the US.

We could learn a thing or two from the Swedes.  Gender neutrality is so refreshing.

Do Women Like to Be Dominated in the Bedroom?

Wed, 07/01/2009 - 13:34
Submitted by Betty Dodson

Do you agree that women like being led in the bedroom by a strong man who excites her. I know some women love to be man handled (oviously to a point) and taken by a real man. if the man knows how to have sex right she will have the best experience of her life. And feel a stonrger sense of exctasy all over her body rather than just in the vaginal area. Women have told me and also i see other products showing with similar responses. Women love being taken by a man inside the bedroom so she can just let go and unleash her sexuality. IN your opinion why is that.

The Death of Macho

Tue, 06/30/2009 - 12:56
Submitted by Betty Dodson

The death of macho would also include the death of ultra femme. Personally I'm willing to let them both die a natural death simply from boredom of traditional gender roles. Eric says that macho will always win in the bedroom. Carlin says she likes a man who can volley with her. Me? I appreciate a man who is willing to take turns when it comes to running the fuck. Lately, I prefer just me where I can play all the roles but then I'm a postmenopausal gal who's seen it all.

The Death of Macho by REIHAN SALAM:

The era of male dominance is coming to an end.  Seriously.  For years, the world has been witnessing a quiet but monumental shift of power from men to women. Today, the Great Recession has turned what was an evolutionary shift into a revolutionary one. The consequence will be not only a mortal blow to the macho men's club called finance capitalism that got the world into the current economic catastrophe; it will be a collective crisis for millions and millions of working men around the globe.