Posts tagged ‘gender’

Why are women’s magazines still so sexist?

I just watched a trailer for a great-looking new documentary called Miss Representation. Its premise, from the film’s website, is that “American youth are being sold…

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48 Girls, 3 Boys

The Globe and Mail is running a series of articles about gender roles in education. In particular, they’re wondering how and why “boys rank behind girls…

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Throwing Like a Girl

13-year-old Chelsea Baker may be one of the best Little League pitchers in the country. She hasn’t lost a game in the last four years, and…

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The Boyfriend Story

A friend sent me this exquisitely-written book review from this month’s The Atlantic. Written by Caitlan Flanagan, the article explores how young women reconcile the so-called…

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TV Shows For Men

In the past few years, I’ve become interested in the rise of female power, particularly in the realm of money and consumption. Here’s an example from…

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More on Gender and Magazines

Last year I complained about a periodical incursion–how magazines for men were increasingly being annexed by magazines targeted at a female audience. I was down at…

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Are There More Female Landscapers Than There Used to Be?

Victorians love their lawns and gardens. I mean, there’s even an annual flower count. Are all the local retirees so footloose and fancy-free that they’re resigned…

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Why Pixar Films Appeal to Everyone (and Maybe Why They Don’t)

New York Times reviewer A. O. Scott narrates a nice five-minute video exploring the excellence and universal appeal of Pixar’s films. His thesis, in summary, is…

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