FEMINIST PEN BLOG

The Myth of Beauty

There are persistent factors that not only confluence but also reinforce each other to generate the myth of beauty. One of the major costs of discrimination on the basis of appearance is the exacerbation of economic and racial inequality. Appearance both reflects and...

Lesbian Pulp Fiction and the Art of Looking

Nearly 80 years after the demise of the genre, the lesbian pulp fiction phenomenon that gripped the mid-20th century seems now both ridiculous and sad. The overbearing melodrama of the novels, rife with love, heartbreak and reconciliations, appear almost comical in...

Understanding and Evaluating the Gender Data-Gap

Has it ever occurred to you, as a woman, while walking in the office space with a working air conditioner, that the temperature felt a bit cold, while it was alright for men? The temperature by default was set way back in the 1970s with men’s physiology as the...

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