Quickies: Misandry, the history of teaching, fighting online abuse, and gendered pricing
- The year in male tears – “2014 was the year that misandry became chic.”
- On the history of teaching and the value of women’s work – “Therein lies the crux of the issue: the fact that women are expected to do this job out of love or biology. The work is seen as “fulfilling” for us; satisfaction the only reward we should need. This mentality still informs how we think about teachers in the present.”
- Online abuse isn’t going away but you’re not powerless to fight it – “Sarkeesian and Friedman ran into each other about a year ago and swapped horror stories about their experiences. They decided there needed to be a systematic, organized way to help others dealing with online tormentors.” From Amy.
- Study confirms “gender tax,” women often pay more than men for similar products – “…the study reveals how this goes way beyond just feminine hygiene or grooming products. Gender pricing actually effects everything from toys, accessories, children’s clothing, adult clothing, personal care products, and even home health care products for seniors.”