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Tag: Gender Roles

Science isn’t Pink!
June 22, 2012 • 2 comments • 561 views
Feminism, Sex & Gender

I “overheard” a discussion on Twitter today about a video on a website run by the European Commission: Research & Innovation titled Science: It’s a girl thing! Click “Watch the teaser” to see the video – and let’s drop the topic of the usage of “teaser” here because … it will be obvious why … anyway […]

Worth Reading – Part V
April 5, 2012 • no comments • 417 views
Worth Reading

Politics Yeah, US politics again. NewScientist did this interesting little article about the Republicans and their continuous anti-science attitude. US scepticism – it’s been a long time coming – NewScientist Feminism In March, Ms. blog ran a series of posts by Aviva Dove-Viebahn titled “Future of Feminism”. There are many good pieces among them. For the […]

LEGO and Gender Stereotyping
February 7, 2012 • one comment • 404 views
Feminism, Sex & Gender

A couple of interesting videos have popped up on FeministFrequency.com about LEGO and their very gender stereotyped marketing. For the last couple of decades they have focused almost entirely on marketing to boys. Now they have decided to target the half of the marked that they have previously abandoned and ignored, the girls, and again […]

Riley’s Rant
January 1, 2012 • no comments • 298 views
Sex & Gender

This video became very popular just over a week ago. It is a short clip with a little girl called Riley having a rant about why girl’s toys are pink and why they have to buy princesses. Over on We Are SkeptiXX, Julia Lavarnway posted a comment by Ben Radford, and her own reply to […]

Guyliners and All Things Pink
December 31, 2011 • 2 comments • 615 views
Sex & Gender

A while back I was watching one of Tim Minchin’s videos on YouTube, and against better judgement ended up browsing the comments. One person commented on him wearing eyeliner – calling it “guyliner”. I’ve heard it being called that many times, but suddenly I thought: Why the hell do they call it that? What’s wrong […]