What About the Boys?
Fanfare for the World’s Strongest Man: The Career of Mark Henry
How to Use Superhero Films to Talk about Masculinity
What Exactly Are We Watching?
Clorox Bleaches Dumb Dumb Dad Ad
On Pipes, Porcelain and The Boogie Man
I Didn’t Elect to Have Cancer: When Politics Work
I Cut Myself: Exploring My Relationship with Self-Mutilation
Back to Basics: The Vasectomy Files 13
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Twelve Words I Never Want To See Again -
These words completely poison online discourse, and destroy the credibility of the person using them. Cut it out. http://ht.ly/mlJ86
Twelve Words I Never Want To See Again
“When Is It OK to Call Someone Black?” -
“When Is It OK to Call Someone Black?”
“We must devise strategies to keep naming, interpreting, and confronting racism”. Beth Balliro answers a question sent to Steve Locke.
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Dating Out of Your League -
Posted: 17 Jun 2013 09:00 AM PDT
Coming Out To Your Wife -
Posted: 17 Jun 2013 10:28 AM PDT
Last night, I watched the movie Making Love for the umpteenth time.
The 1982 film starred Kate Jackson, Harry Hamlin and Michael Ontkean and came out (excuse the pun) when I was in high school. It was the first mainstream Hollywood movie to center around a husband coming out of the closet to his wife, and the end of their marriage.
I was more than a little curious when I saw Kate Jackson on The Tonight Show plugging the film. She mentioned that the movie was about homosexuality and my heart stopped for a moment: there were laughs and gasps from The Tonight Showstudio audience. I didn’t want to appear too interested in the movie because my mom was sitting ten feet away from me. She said nothing. The jeers had more of an effect on me than the clip they showed from the movie.
We became obsessed with our wedding so we could prove to the world that we mattered.
Time to Admit It: We’re All Gay -
I guess it’s time for me to face the facts. I must be gay. And so are you.
Time to Admit It: We’re All Gay
Posted: 17 Jun 2013 09:05 PM PDT
I was disappointed, although not entirely surprised, when the Southern Baptist Convention resolved to withdraw its support of the Boy Scouts because of their recent affirmation of the inclusion of children regardless of their sexual orientation. Although the resolution is nonbinding for congregations, as is the policy of Baptist governance, 108,000 Boy Scouts currently sponsored or supported in some way by Baptist churches run the risk of losing the opportunities to participate in Boy Scouts.
The decision was…(continued)
3 Ways to Help Create a Society Supportive of Survivors -
From slut-shaming to death threats, recent news stories have highlighted the disturbing reality of how Americans respond to survivors of sexual violence.
For many survivors, the way that their community responds to their stories is equally, if not more, traumatic than their assaults.
We are in a unique cultural moment where this problem is getting national attention, and it’s imperative that we take advantage of it. The question to ask ourselves is: Where does our country go from here?
Currently, we have plenty of models for how individuals can support survivors of rape.
Feminists have built and maintained crisis centers, hotlines, and emergency services. Anti-violence organizations have created excellent how-to’s and information guides for friends and families. Counselors and therapists are trained to help rape survivors recover from trauma.
While there is still work to be done to provide survivors with adequate services, our culture understands the need for these services.
And this is all a great start.
The Secrets of Surviving Infidelity -
Posted: 09 Jun 2013 03:00 PM PDT
In the last chapter, I offered different explanations for why people look for and find love inside and outside of marriage. Everyone has hormones, everyone has biological drives, and everyone feels attractions to other people. But not everyone cheats. As many of the stories included in this book emphasize, cheating happens when a perfect storm of several factors come together. This chapter explores these factors.
Being There -