Tagged with gender

Does this behaviour impress you?

Does this behaviour impress you?

There is a masculinity crisis in Australia. Well, that’s what you would think if you had been reading the newspapers in Sydney. The city has seen an increase in drunken violence, resulting in yet another young man’s death. Men, intoxicated and feeling invincible, lash out without warning and without cause. With one punch to another … Continue reading

Equal pay for equal work

Equal pay for equal work

After two weeks of strawberries and cream and British summer sunshine, the famous Wimbledon Championship tennis tournament is over for another year. The winners of the gentlemans’ and ladies’ singles draws walked away with a cool £1.6 million each for their sensational efforts over their seven matches. While the gentlemans’ singles winner, Britain’s Andy Murray, … Continue reading

Perspectives: men and relationships

Perspectives: men and relationships

PerfectlyRandom 1. What did you learn about men from your younger brother? Men don’t always like to talk. And they’re really good at getting obsessed over certain things. And even if they don’t tell you they love you, they do. 2. If you had a younger sister, what piece of relationship advice would you give … Continue reading

The day I bumped my head on the glass ceiling

The day I bumped my head on the glass ceiling

Employment discrimination based on sex or age. It doesn’t happen, right? It’s illegal. So it can’t happen. Surely… OK, so maybe it can. And, as I have recently found out, it does. In the early stages of my career I didn’t understand the concept of the glass ceiling. My gender didn’t cause issues in the … Continue reading

List love: man skills that impress women

List love: man skills that impress women

Women are actually pretty easily charmed by men. Not every man has a physique that resembles Michaelangelo’s David, and although a smoking hot body will pique a woman’s attention at first, there are a few skills that will go a long way to impressing her for a long time. Brushing up on these skills will … Continue reading

Taking out the garbage: men’s work?

Taking out the garbage: men’s work?

There was a time when I didn’t live with a man. And somehow, I managed to do all the housework necessary to keep functioning. In fact, growing up, my parents never enforced gender typical roles – my dad was, and still is, the primary cook of the household. But here I am, in my thirties, … Continue reading

The gender pay gap and the reluctant feminist

The gender pay gap and the reluctant feminist

Until I read Caitlin Moran’s How to Be a Woman, I would never have identified myself as a feminist. In fact, I would have said I was anti-feminism, deluded as I was about its actual meaning. Somehow, I had personified feminism as a bunch of nagging, whiny women who complained about how unfair life was … Continue reading