As back-to-school season approaches, young girls are once again told by retailers not to bother with math—they should stick to things girls are good at, like shopping.
Amid outrage over the new, sexier look of Merida, the unconventional princess from the movie Brave, Disney assured fans that the makeover was always intended to be temporary.
Industry and societal pressures push women to two character extremes: the innocent, sweet girl-next-door type or the crazy, wild party animal.
In an (almost) inspiring ad, Disney attempts to equate being a princess with being brave, strong, and generous. The ad is good but is it enough to counter the company’s own marketing machine that tells girls being pretty is most important?
Popular conservative Christian pastor says “America is over” because shameless women who have sex and vote are running wild and screwing everything up.
Evolutionary psychologists specialize in coming up with primal, survival-related explanations for “The Way Men and Women Are.” While some of their scenarios are thought-provoking, a closer look suggests some of their interpretations make them little more than Professional Guessers.
Should a 4-year-old girl bombarded with princess mania watch the royal wedding? Two of our writers debate.
It’s natural to feel good about buying a product from a company that is contributing money to a good cause like breast cancer prevention. But what are we buying into? And is it part of the problem?
Our culture struggles with the notion of how gender ought to manifest — that there are fixed recognizable differences in the look and function of sex organs, presence of hormones and type of chromosomes that generate two distinct and bounded categories: male and female. And therefore man and woman. But actually, there aren’t.
Tomorrow, on the Jewish holiday of Purim, my three-year-old son will dress as Queen Esther, the star of this show. But reactions to his choice show just how little room boys have for exploring different gender roles.