It’s absurd to imply that we’re witnessing the “end” of men, women, or gender. The real question is whether we are in a period of upheaval that will finally displace prescribed gender roles as we’ve known them. Culture change doesn’t happen overnight.
So the HuffPo launched a Women’s page, a sign of progress, according to Marlo Thomas. But Nicole Rodgers can’t help thinking that real progress would be to make the bold assertion that women’s issues are all of our issues.
Breaking Dawn supposedly celebrates a revolutionary marriage between human and vampire. But at its core, the Twilight phenomenon is simply a regressive but well-timed reflection on the increasingly unstable romantic futures that young women face.