Gender Studies, The X-files, The X-Files, TV, X-files

The X-Files Revival Cheat Sheet Number 6: Why Scully is a Feminist Icon

Amongst others, FBI agent Dana Scully from The X-Files seems to have had quite an effect on how viewers perceive strong women in general. The “Scully Effect” for example is said to have influenced hundreds if not thousands of medical school and law enforcement training applications. The six posts that made if on this, the… Read More The X-Files Revival Cheat Sheet Number 6: Why Scully is a Feminist Icon

Gender Studies, The X-files, The X-Files, TV, X-files

The X-Files Revival: Reviving More Than Just Aliens and Monsters-of-the-Week

It doesn’t seem far-fetched to claim, in North America at least, that the majority of people would agree that men and women are equal. However, it’s one thing to say it and quite another to act on it. In 2016, we continue to see a lot of contradictions between what we say we believe in… Read More The X-Files Revival: Reviving More Than Just Aliens and Monsters-of-the-Week

Consultation, Empowerement, Gender Identity, Gender Studies, Marriage, Personal Development

What Did He Mean? Some Thoughts on Justin Bieber’s Latest Track

Let’s be honest, ladies; we do experience mood swings that take us completely by surprise. It’s so confusing, irritating, and frustrating to not understand what is going on in our own bodies and minds. I can understand that it’s also irritating to those around us to live through a mood swing; but what is needed… Read More What Did He Mean? Some Thoughts on Justin Bieber’s Latest Track

Equality, Gender Identity, Gender Studies

Him Wearing a Dress, Her Wearing a Suit: Why the Fuss?

Last Friday, Amanda Stenberg went to prom with Jaden Smith. He wore a dress, the internet is up in arms, and I’m confused. Why can’t Jaden Smith wear a dress? Is it for the same reason little boys are told they can’t wear princess themed shirts or pink shoes? This doesn’t make much sense. How… Read More Him Wearing a Dress, Her Wearing a Suit: Why the Fuss?

Equality, Gender Studies

The Harm to Building Equality of Crying Out Wolf

While we have come a long way on the road to building equality, there are still many hurdles that need to be overcome. One of them is understanding the true meaning of words and concepts such as, for example, equality and of sameness, which are often touted as meaning the same thing. For example, in… Read More The Harm to Building Equality of Crying Out Wolf

Community Building, Consultation, Gender Studies

Some Thoughts on Michael Bublé and The Bum – Part 2

The richness of the diversity of opinions, if tapped adequately, can generate invaluable insights which contribute to the advancement of the well-being of humanity. One example of this is chronicled in the book “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln”. Author Doris Kearns Goodwin describes how President Lincoln chose to work alongside his… Read More Some Thoughts on Michael Bublé and The Bum – Part 2

Gender Studies

Some Thoughts on Michael Bublé and The Bum – Part 1

The now infamous picture uploaded by Canadian crooner Michael Bublé on Instagram in which a young woman’s backside is peeking out from under the hem of her short shorts has fuelled a lot of debate on body shaming, gender equality, and respect. Long-time readers of this blog will not be surprised that I am more… Read More Some Thoughts on Michael Bublé and The Bum – Part 1

Essay, Gender Studies

Beauty and the Beast: The Role of the Village

Back in the days – and I mean, way back in prehistoric days – humans used to live in small packs. Everyone knew everyone, and we were all struggling for survival. It is highly probable that while everyone knew what everyone else was doing, there was no time to do much more than, well, survive.… Read More Beauty and the Beast: The Role of the Village

Gender Studies

The Dangers of Little Girls Playing Big Girl Games

I will never, ever forget that day. I was 10 or 11, wearing a knee length black skirt with ruffles and a pretty white shirt. I had white tights with little squiggles on it, cute black shoes with bows on them, and my Mom had helped me with my hair, which was gathered at the… Read More The Dangers of Little Girls Playing Big Girl Games