Tag Archives: Sexism

Misogyny and Other Cock Blockers

TweetRecently I released a video for “Boss Señorita”—a song I wrote to empower women and offer men a different approach. Two days later, a misogynist killed 6 people because women rejected him. I’ve seen much discussion about misogyny since then and I’m seeing men get very defensive. As a man, I understand why. My hope [...]
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Not all men scare me, but #NotAllMen do

TweetThis is the first time I have ever written something to be posted publicly, at the suggestion of my sister.  Even if I did think it was a good idea to take advice from a sixteen year old, that is not the reason why I chose to write this essay.  I chose to write this [...]
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Don’t apologize for your privilege, do something about it

TweetCrossposted at Of Means and Ends. I was at a progressive political event recently and got into a conversation with a young white man who had been thrown off by a presenter’s comment about white male privilege. “I don’t discriminate against anyone,” he said (a whole other issue to examine), and he couldn’t grasp the [...]
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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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Toxic masculinity won’t save us

TweetCrossposted at Of Means and Ends. The conflation of stereotypical masculinity and leadership is nothing new. There’s ample discussion of how it plays out everywhere from the workplace to the political sphere. Perennial non-favorite columnist and pundit David Brooks hit on this theme on Meet the Press last week in reference to President Obama’s foreign [...]
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