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Quote of the Day

Was just rushing upstairs to call Shazzer with the groundbreaking news that maybe [men] are not the unattainable strategic adversary aliens after all, but just like us. –Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason

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Getting Off Part Three: Jensen Gets Something Right

[The phrase “be a man”] is usually connected to one man’s demand that another man be “stronger,” which is traditionally understood as the ability to suppress emotional reactions and channel that energy into controlling situations and establishing dominance. Be a … Continue reading

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Why We Fight

Figleaf’s thought-provoking post on perceived masculinity got linked to by none other than Ann Althouse yesterday, in case any of our regular readers were wondering why the comments to that post contained much more troglodytic bullshit than usual. Thing is, … Continue reading

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Rachel Rabbit White on penis insecurities

American culture sends a message about the penis that is confused, at best. In the wake of Rep. Anthony Weiner’s dick-pic scandal, the theme that “wangs are ugly” spattered the Internet, the media (wrongly) assuming that’s just how most women … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

From a Womanist Musings post on raising a gender non-conforming son: What he is learning by this whole experience is that breaking the gender binary in any way comes with social discipline.  He knows that his home is a safe … Continue reading

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Awesome Post by Greta Christina over at Alternet

Alternet, an online leftist news source, has a new post by Greta Christina about male body image issues and the impossibility of reaching male ideals: If the world is telling you that if you work just a little bit harder, … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

Because when we find ourselves believing that killing a man makes us more of a man, but loving a man makes us less of a man, it’s probably time to reexamine our criteria for manhood. –Jay Smooth, founder of New … Continue reading

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