Shares

Category Archives for Feminism

Do Nice Guys Still Finish Last?

Shares

by Teresa Roberts Where did the idea that nice guys finish last come from in the first place? Was it a business model that promoted a ruthless strategy to nail a deal? Did movies that romanticized the good girl being swept off her feet by the bad boy encourage this notion? Is it about how […]

Continue reading

A Millennial Female Engineer Shares her Views

Shares

Because of the post I wrote last week about Third Wave Feminism and the infamous “Google memo” that resulted in a male engineer being fired, I decided to interview a friend of mine about her experience in the engineering field. She is 26. Her name is Colleen. What is your current occupation? My current title […]

Continue reading

Third Wave Feminism

Shares

In 2015, I published a post entitled “Who Highjacked the Word Feminist?” In it I discussed how, rather naively, I had chosen the title Faithless Feminist for my blog, not understanding the changes that had occurred to the word feminist since the sixties and seventies. In that post, I gave a very brief history of […]

Continue reading

Is “Feminism” Done?

Shares

If you have been following my blog for a while, you may have read several posts I have written about the issue of women’s rights and gender equality: the lack of ratification of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) by the United States; the opinion that feminism […]

Continue reading

Adventure Finders

Shares

Adventure Finders! by Rod Espinosa Adventure Finders is a story about chasing one’s dream no matter what may come. In a small town at the edge of the empire, Clariette grows up with the dream of one day becoming a great warrior. She is friendly and popular in town. Adopted at birth, she grows up with […]

Continue reading

Feminism by the Numbers

Shares

It seems like American women have come a long way in their struggle for recognition, equal rights, and status in all of the roles they fill in society. Since Betty Friedan wrote The Feminine Mystique in 1963, we have benefited from Title VII, Title IX, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, the Violence Against Women Act, the […]

Continue reading

Feminism Does NOT Mean Hating Men

Shares

A few weeks ago, I posted an essay that Shanna Babilonia (myiobi.com) and I had written entitled, “7 Reasons Why We Need More Secular Men.” The premise of the piece was that women might benefit from more secular men in their families and friendships as well as in their workplaces and in governmental positions. These […]

Continue reading

Who highjacked the word feminist?

Shares

  When my marketing guru Dennis Lewis from GreenLight Digital suggested the name Faithless Feminist for my blog, I jumped on it. I had probably referred to myself as a feminist since the late 1960’s. What I did not know is how much pushback there is currently to the word feminist. A poll conducted in March […]

Continue reading

Matriarchy to Patriarchy to Equality

Shares

A good friend of mine once told me that matriarchy had its run for thousands of years and that progress would not have been made with the continuation of that model. I was taken aback, but decided to explore the topic further. What follows is a brief contrast between the elements of matriarchy and patriarchy. […]

Continue reading

Why Won’t the US Ratify UN Treaty on Women’s Equality?

Shares

July 17, 2015 marked the 35th anniversary of the signing of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) by former president Jimmy Carter. 189 countries have ratified this United Nations treaty, which is designed to bring equality to women around the world. The United States is just one […]

Continue reading