Fuck Gender Roles


  In addition to the influence on gender behaviors of biological factors, there are four principle psychological explanations of gender-linked behavior patterns: Freudian theory’s process of identification, cognitive social learning theory, gender-schema theory, and Kohlberg’s cognitive developmental theory.   The process by which children acquire the values, motives, and behaviors viewed as appropriate for males and Continue Reading

“Overdose deaths in the U.S. are rising fastest among middle-aged women, and their drug of choice is usually prescription painkillers”


“Mothers, wives, sisters and daughters are dying at rates that we have never seen before,” said Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Prescription opioids like OxyContin and Vicodin “are dangerous medications and they should be reserved for situations like severe cancer pain,” says Frieden. He added that there has Continue Reading

Feminist Files: July 2nd, 2013


A bite sized, grab and go snack of feminist news from around the web. Albertsons employee sues chain for death of newbornLike most women, 30 year old Reyna García had to work during her pregnancy. In her complaint against the grocery store chain, García states that she submitted 3 doctor’s notes to her superiors telling them that Continue Reading

Holy Grail of Modern Feminism: The Handmaid’s Tale

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a review by Madeline Polzer The Modern Feminist Novel: The Handmaid’s Tale (Margaret Atwood) (Warning: this analysis/review is  full of spoiling spoilers.) The Gyst: For those who haven’t read it, ‘the Handmaid’s Tale’ by Margaret Atwood is, stripped down to it’s bones, a dystopian novel.  The main character is Offred, who lives in the theocratic, Continue Reading