Do some women play a particular role in positions of power?

So… I was talking to my friend the other day and we were talking about female bosses… And women in the military… I’ve heard this often that “the women are even worse than the men” to me this proves that women are often questioned whether or not they are suitable for a powerful or authoritative job, they even feel that they have to prove themselves to their male colleagues so they will be respected and taken seriously….

So we either don’t make it to the top or we have to be “ice queen bitches?” Are those our only options

Sexism in the gay community

Hey everyone,
Has anyone seen queer as folk???

Can anyone tell me WHY lesbians are depicted as these women who are fun ruiners and that they are downright BORING.

This is something that has happened in straight tv shows for as long as I can remember, now it’s happening in the gay ones too? Since when do men also run the gay community??

This is pretty upsetting to say the least. I was also at a gay bar the other night and this male nurse was talking about how women aren’t being recruited for jobs anymore??? EXCUSE ME SIR!! There is a gap in women in engineering, auto repair, carpentry, anything to do with math and science and ANYTHING outside of what is seen to be a nurturing supportive role

Can anyone else name jobs that are still mostly dominated by males?

Premier Taiwan hospital slammed for unauthorized HIV tests on gay patients

GAY ASIA NEWS

499_Tale_461_20100104181411Taipei: HIV/AIDS rights activist groups have denounced the practice by a premier hospital in Taiwan of conducting unauthorized HIV tests on gay patients.

Persons with HIV/AIDS Rights Advocacy Association of Taiwan and the Taiwan Tongzhi Hotline Association have in a joint statement with criticized the Kaohsiung Medical University Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital for such a practice, according to taipeitimes.com.

The Kaohsiung Medical University Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital is a premier private hospital that boasts of serving the public interest according to government policies as well as being a medical center and a teaching hospital.

The Greater Kaohsiung City Government’s Department of Health imposed a NT$30,000 (US$1,000) fine on the hospital in March after ruling that its conduct constituted a violation of the HIV Infection Control and Patient Rights Protection Act.

It is the first time the government has issued a fine in a matter of this nature.

The case involved conducting an…

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The feminism of different races

Hi all, 

It seems in my academic career that I have reached a problematic subject. I am taking “African-American perspectives on crime” my class is taught by a black male and the whole class is about black masculinity and how black men are unfairly tried in the judicial system (which is of course a problem) HOWEVER, black women are almost never talked about and if women are even INCLUDED in the discussions, in the films we watch they are sexual objects, in domestic positions, or called a bitch or a hoe.

My professor even said that if a woman lets a man call her a “bitch” or a “ho” then there is nothing that can be done about that. 

 

He also glorifies male athletes…. which considering there is a gap of women in sports is something that leaves women out ENTIRELY.

 

Any feminist voices with other opinions about this subject? I am also looking for a feminist analysis of the popular tv show “The Boondocks” I would prefer to have a black feminist opinion, simply because there is both race and gender present in this issue.   

Why is this still an issue?

Seriously!

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In the United States, there has been a change in the way people perceive gay rights. There has a been an upward shift in the amount of people willing to socially accept gay and lesbian couples, however, there are still laws in many states that prohibit same-sex marriage.

It seems as though the laws are behind with the times and this can be a very frustrating reality to face for same-sex couples who seek a basic human right—to marry their loved one. 

On March 23, Vice President Joseph Biden Jr. brought up many interesting points about this issue at the Human Rights Campaign Los Angeles Gala. 

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The New York Times  covers the Vice President’s pro gay rights case and notes that he recognizes that we still have a long way to go to gain equality for all.  Biden even criticizes the fact that this is even an issue in…

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