Winter Rolls Right Around the Corner: How family gender roles are amplified in the winter

by: Kathryn Kaiser With winter coming right around the corner, all the many joys (and chores) of the season are going to be brought back into our lives. Along with the hot cocoa, steaming cider, snowmen, and ice skating comes snowy driveways, decorating, cold drafts, and icy walks, creating more work to be done insideContinue reading “Winter Rolls Right Around the Corner: How family gender roles are amplified in the winter”

Male Toxicity: The Broken System Fails Our Men

by Sage Marmet Peggy Orenstein’s article “The Miseducation of the American Boy” unpacks narrowing male archetypes, revealing the ways in which the youngest generation of men feel those affects. When growing up, boys learn that it is socially acceptable to objectify women, casually use offensive language in everyday lexicon, and joke about sensitive–and sometimes triggering–topics.Continue reading “Male Toxicity: The Broken System Fails Our Men”

The Angel’s Dead, but We’re Still in the House: How rejecting a gender archetype is just as limiting as conforming to it 

by Kathryn Kaiser Before I comment on the nature of archetypes in our society, two things have to be made clear. First, an archetype is defined as a “perfect example” according to Merriam Webster. An archetype is unique from a stereotype since it is the pinnacle of what a good woman, man, student, child, etc.Continue reading “The Angel’s Dead, but We’re Still in the House: How rejecting a gender archetype is just as limiting as conforming to it “