The bravado shown by white supremacists in Charlottesville this week is supported by the symbols and images of manly Confederate heroes, the same ones that are memorialized in city landscapes and, soon, on popular television.
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Suggesting that the 1912 strike started in a flash over a wage cut diminishes the contributions of the laborers—mostly women and immigrants—who built unity out of diversity.
The recent trend in women choosing to marry late (or not at all) is as liberating as any movement, suffrage or sexual.
If gendered differences are made to appear biological and irreversible, it is easier to reinforce the heterosexuality and male privilege in our gendered relationships.
Living under forms of social and political oppression in our current moment, the trans community seems to be particularly respectful of children’s capacity to make independent, self-authored personal-political claims.
Massachusetts history contains many feminists who espoused full-humanity for men and women as well as equal political, educational, and occupational opportunities, including some early feminists who challenged traditional definitions of gender.
Mass shootings are not just an American problem; they are a problem related to American masculinity and to the ways American men use guns.
The ancient fables encapsulated and codified gender archetypes arising as oral legends from the mists of time, yet much is missing in that narrative and not all of the aspects of the timeless tales serve us well in contemporary society.
We are witnessing the mainstream arrival of transgender, genderqueer, and other gender diverse people. Along with this surge in awareness have come questions from so many who want help understanding new terms, new ways of thinking about gender, and much more. But, to understand society’s newfound recognition, we must ask, what is gender (identity)?
A trip to the library prompts thoughts about access to knowledge and the race-, class-, and gender-based barriers many have to surmount in order to gain access.