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The Anima and Animus. Is Legalized Prostitution Safer? - Room for Debate. Prostitutes wait for customers at a legal brothel in Nevada.Jim Wilson/The New York Times Some say laws against prostitution unfairly victimize women.

Is Legalized Prostitution Safer? - Room for Debate

A Canadian court recently ruled that laws preventing brothels endangered prostitutes by forcing them to work on the streets. And as the recent Secret Service scandal makes clear, in Colombia, prostitution is legal in “tolerance zones.” But in Spain, prostitution is essentially legal, and the nation has become a magnet for sex trafficking. A Cold War Fought by Women. A Man. A Woman. Just Friends? There’s a history here, and it’s a surprisingly political one. Friendship between the sexes was more or less unknown in traditional society. Men and women occupied different spheres, and women were regarded as inferior in any case. A few epistolary friendships between monastics, a few relationships in literary and court circles, but beyond that, cross-sex friendship was as unthinkable in Western society as it still is in many cultures. Then came feminism — specifically, Mary Wollstonecraft, the mother of feminism, in the late 18th century. Wollstonecraft was actually wary of platonic relationships, which could lead too easily, she thought, to mischief.

In the 1890s, when feminism emerged from the drawing rooms and genteel committees to become a mass, radical movement (the term “feminism” itself was coined in 1895), friendship reappeared as a political demand. Swedish School De-emphasizes Gender Lines. Male and Female Brains Really Are Built Differently - Olga Khazan. The hemispheres of women's brains are more interconnected.

Male and Female Brains Really Are Built Differently - Olga Khazan

Does that matter? Ready your knowing smirk, because here comes a scientific gem that’s sure to enliven even the dullest of holiday parties. Sex redefined. Illustration by Jonny Wan As a clinical geneticist, Paul James is accustomed to discussing some of the most delicate issues with his patients.

Sex redefined

But in early 2010, he found himself having a particularly awkward conversation about sex. A 46-year-old pregnant woman had visited his clinic at the Royal Melbourne Hospital in Australia to hear the results of an amniocentesis test to screen her baby's chromosomes for abnormalities. The baby was fine — but follow-up tests had revealed something astonishing about the mother. Her body was built of cells from two individuals, probably from twin embryos that had merged in her own mother's womb.

Claire Ainsworth discusses the spectrum between male and female. Sex can be much more complicated than it at first seems. Study debunks notion that men and women are psychologically distinct. By Eric W.

Study debunks notion that men and women are psychologically distinct

DolanMonday, February 4, 2013 17:33 EDT A first-of-its-kind study to be published in the February issue of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology has dealt a devastating blow to the notion that men and women are fundamentally different when it comes to how they think and act. “Although gender differences on average are not under dispute, the idea of consistently and inflexibly gender-typed individuals is,” Bobbi J. Carothers of Washington University in St. Ranked: Disney Princesses From Least To Most Feminist. It's hard to be liberated in a clamshell bikini. BEAUTY-AT-ANY-COST.PDF (application/pdf Object) Fotoshop by Adobé. Dove releases rogue Photoshop action that undoes 'real beauty' manipulations. Skin care company Dove has targeted airbrushers and photo manipulators with a Photoshop action in an attempt to take its "real beauty" campaign viral.

Dove releases rogue Photoshop action that undoes 'real beauty' manipulations

The Dove Campaign for Real Beauty was launched just under a decade ago with the aim to "change the status quo and offer in its place a broader, healthier, more democratic view of beauty. " After multiple ad campaigns, Dove is this time trying to send a message to the artists that manipulate photos by releasing a Photoshop action called "Beautify" that reverts images to their original state and overlays a banner proclaiming "don't manipulate our perceptions of real beauty. " As a concept, Dove's tactic is novel, although its video revealing the scam fails to mention how many times "Beautify" was downloaded, nor how its attempts to lure artists to download it via Reddit failed to gain traction.

Dove Real Beauty Sketches. Killing Us Softly 4 - Trailer [Featuring Jean Kilbourne] The One Thing All Men Feel, But Never Admit. Every single boy growing up in the United States has heard these phrases at least once over the course of his life.

The One Thing All Men Feel, But Never Admit

They are all too common. They are also all too damaging. Miss representation Trailer. Dads on Sitcoms - Alexis C. Madrigal. On television shows, dads have been portrayed as incompetent dolts reflecting and encouraging a damaging attitude towards men and childcare.

Dads on Sitcoms - Alexis C. Madrigal

My son. (Alexis Madrigal/The Atlantic) Men Feel Bad Around Smart, Successful Women. By Lisa Wade, PhD, Dec 26, 2013, at 01:51 pm We’re celebrating the end of the year with our most popular posts from 2013, plus a few of our favorites tossed in.

Men Feel Bad Around Smart, Successful Women

Men's Magazines and the Construction of Masculinity. 'It's Not a Contradiction for Men to Discriminate Against Other Men' - Noah Berlatsky. A scholar of gender studies on reconciling feminism with the reality of gender bias against men Jae C.

'It's Not a Contradiction for Men to Discriminate Against Other Men' - Noah Berlatsky

Hong/AP I recently argued that the way the show Orange Is the New Black deals with men, and especially male prisoners, is problematic, since the vast majority of prisoners in the U.S. are men, not women, and because the show uses stereotypical gender assumptions to elicit sympathy for women prisoners in ways don't translate into an institutional critique of prison as a whole. The Demise Of Guys By Philip Zimbardo. The-death-of-adulthood-in-american-culture. Photo.

the-death-of-adulthood-in-american-culture

The Danger in Demonizing Male Sexuality. Overdoing Gender. Aggressive advertising makes for aggressive men. Does advertising influence society, or is it merely a reflection of society's pre-existing norms? Where male attitudes are concerned, a new study implicates magazine advertisements specifically aimed at men as helping to reinforce a certain set of views on masculinity termed "hyper-masculinity.

" The article by Megan Vokey, a Ph.D. candidate from the University of Manitoba, and colleagues is published in Springer's journal Sex Roles. Hyper-masculinity is an extreme form of masculine gender ideology comprising four main components: toughness, violence, dangerousness and calloused attitudes toward women and sex. Colin Stokes: How movies teach manhood. Images of Men in Advertising. "What is a man? " This may seem like an odd question to be asking, but it's one that's answered all the time in print ads and television commercials.

Ads and commercials, with their images of cowboys, successful businessmen, construction workers, sophisticates in tuxedos, muscle men and others, advertisements may seem to be flashing by casually. But they actually represent countless – if often unconscious– decisions by writers, advertisers, producers, programmers and others about what men look like, say and even think. As each ad answers the questions: "What images of men will sell my product to men? To women? " Advertising narrows the definition of what it means to be a man. According to the advertising archetypes presented, men are in charge, self-contained and often alone. In general, these concentrated views of manhood suggest the many ways in which advertising negatively affects men by narrowing the definition of what it means to be a man in American society. Author: A New Masculinity. Lumbersexuality and Its Discontents.

The Four Archetypes of the Mature Masculine: Introduction. The purpose of the Art of Manliness is to help men become better men. Gender Gap Stops Growing. A report being released today says that the gender gap in college enrollments has largely leveled off, with the key exception of Latino enrollments, where men are falling further behind women. The report by the American Council on Education comes amid much talk nationally about the significance of trends that have left men making up only about 43 percent of college enrollments and new college graduates. Some colleges have gone so far as to talk about affirmative action for men, which in turn has prompted an investigation by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. And a flurry of articles have suggested problems for the United States economy and society if male educational attainment continues to decline. The message of the report is largely encouraging, noting that "several indicators suggest that the size of the gender gap in higher education may have stabilized" and that the number of bachelor's degrees being awarded to men is again on the rise.

The Myth of Male Decline. The Hidden Brain: How Ocean Currents Explain Our Unconscious Social Biases. Gender pay gap: The familiar line that “women make 77 cents to every man’s dollar” simply isn’t accurate. What 'War on Women'? — National Review. Men more likely than women to compromise values for career success. Here’s another possible explanation why there are so few cracks in the corporate glass ceiling: Men seem far more willing than women to sacrifice their ethical values in exchange for money or success on the job.

Myths-Dreams-Symbols-Shadow Feminism. In the fairy tale Rapunzel, the prince climbs Rapunzel’s locks to gain access to her in the tower and, eventually, to marry her. When the sorceress discovered this, she cut off Rapunzel’s locks and took her to a desolate land. Domestic Violence Against Men: Women More Likely To Be 'Intimate Terrorists' With Controlling Behavior In Relationships. Why I loathe feminism ... and believe it will ultimately destroy the family. By Erin Pizzey Updated: 11:52 GMT, 24 September 2009. Feminine Sexual Repression. The Truth About Female Desire: It’s Base, Animalistic and Ravenous. V1P1-No13_Dykeman_1179608105947.pdf (application/pdf Object) A short history of "feminist" anti-feminists. Why Women Aren’t Crazy. Why I Believe Men Belong in the Feminist Movement.

The Roots of Individualist Feminism in 19th-Century America by Wendy McElroy. History of feminism. The Myth of Matriarchal Prehistory. History of Marriage in Western Civilization. Think Tank: Transcript for "Has Feminism Gone Too Far?" Resolved: Women Are Better Than Men. The Weekend Interview With Camille Paglia: A Feminist Defense of Masculine Virtues.