Tag: gender

Questioning Feminism — The Myth of the Oppressive Patriarchy

Questioning Feminism — The Myth of the Oppressive Patriarchy

In trying to learn more about feminism I began re-reading the most prominent feminist writers that I had read in my youth. I wanted to understand how my perception of these works had changed now that my attitude toward feminism has changed. At one time, I believed feminism was a cause for improving the lives of women, fighting for equal...Read More
Geishas in the Current Year

Geishas in the Current Year

I've always been fascinated with the role of women and girls as entertainment. Having little interest in science and math and far more curiosity with music, dance and drama, I found the idea of a young woman being trained in the arts to be one that was not degrading but instead a form of honor.  How lucky was one to...Read More