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From tomboy to tiptoeing

TweetI’ve been thinking about gender issues for a long time. Maybe my whole life. I’ve never been one to stay within the boundaries of what society has told me a girl should be. I guess I was a little bit of a tomboy. I had short hair most of my life, preferred sweatpants to dresses, [...]
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Time to get rid of “man up”

TweetCrossposted at Of Means and Ends. In an interview, Secretary of State John Kerry laid down a tired old trope when asked about Edward Snowden (emphasis mine): The bottom line is this is a man who has betrayed his country, who is sitting in Russia, an authoritarian country, where he has taken refuge. He should man [...]
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How should I raise my sons?

TweetIn the spirit of Mychal Smith’s call for men to listen to women, I want to solicit opinions on how I (a man) should raise my sons not to contribute to sexism. While searching this site, I was not able to find any discussion that seemed relevant. Many of the commentaries focus on conservative, patriarchal [...]
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“Let’s talk about sex, baby”: Hook up culture and the beginning of open conversations about sex on campus

Tweet The night always begins innocently enough. A young, college-age girl with beautiful blonde hair and an innocent smile enters a crowded party with her group of similarly attractive young friends. Smoke clouds the air and loud music throbs from nearby speakers. Sweating, drunken bodies press together, moving to the beat of the music. For [...]
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Boys will be boys

Tweet“Smile, baby.” “What you so angry about?” I walk down the street and am told how to act. What to do. What to suck. I’m uncomfortable. I’m humiliated. I’m fearful. Tweet
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