It is doubly important that we carefully examine the sociopolitical and theological environment that allowed such abuses—and their apparent cover-up—in the first place. And we must think about the impact that this hyper-conservative Christian theology can have on survivors of this kind of abuse.
Supporters of the “men’s rights” movement claim to want to defend the interests of men in a supposedly female-dominated society. But if you give them a chance to share their views in a mainstream setting, their underlying misogyny becomes immediately apparent.
“I think that Loretta Lynch is being held to a double standard,” said Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), the committee’s ranking member.
It’s irresponsible to point to a character with a large chest or a perky butt as a problem, because that implies women are responsible for the patriarchal notion that makes these things problematic. But we do need to move away from stereotypes altogether to create characters that do not fit into the same tired box.
Yet the Entertainment Software Rating Board, responsible for rating all games in the United States and Canada, has only given a content warning for “sexual violence” twice in more than a decade.
A new memo from the Department of Education clearly explains that schools cannot discriminate against transgender students on the basis of sex, and that, for the purpose of single-sex education, schools should treat these students based on their gender identity rather than the sex they were assigned at birth.
She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry, Mary Dore’s new film about the birth of contemporary feminism, is an insightful, inspiring look at the struggles and triumphs of our foremothers.
Some conservatives want to defend street harassers as a way to get in digs at feminists. But they might be running up against more traditional right-wingers who think harassment is evidence of the dangerous world women must be protected from.
If you really think that you are a good guy, and that you are not the kind of person who would threaten to violently hurt someone for the hell of it, the onus is on you to fix this.
With education and awareness, adults can help foster girls’ participation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects by taking steps to break down gender stereotypes—and, in turn, create a more equal workforce in the future.