The Anima and Animus
Is Legalized Prostitution Safer? - Room for Debate Jim Wilson/The New York TimesProstitutes wait for customers at a legal brothel in Nevada. Some say laws against prostitution unfairly victimize women. A Canadian court recently ruled that laws preventing brothels endangered prostitutes by forcing them to work on the streets.
A Cold War Fought by Women Tracy Vaillancourt
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.
Swedish School De-emphasizes Gender Lines In the little library, with its throw pillows where children sit to be read to, there are few classic fairy tales, like “Cinderella” or “Snow White,” with their heavy male and female stereotypes, but there are many stories that deal with single parents, adopted children or same-sex couples. Girls are not urged to play with toy kitchens, and wooden or Lego blocks are not considered toys for boys. And when boys hurt themselves, teachers are taught to give them every bit as much comforting as they would girls.
The hemispheres of women's brains are more interconnected. Does that matter? Ready your knowing smirk, because here comes a scientific gem that’s sure to enliven even the dullest of holiday parties. Male and Female Brains Really Are Built Differently - Olga Khazan
By Eric W. DolanMonday, February 4, 2013 17:33 EST 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. Study debunks notion that men and women are psychologically distinct
Ranked: Disney Princesses From Least To Most Feminist It's hard to be liberated in a clamshell bikini. by Sonia Saraiya I just saw Brave, and it got me thinking about the grand tradition of Disney princesses.
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Skin care company Dove has targeted airbrushers and photo manipulators with a Photoshop action in an attempt to take its "real beauty" campaign viral. 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 releases rogue Photoshop action that undoes 'real beauty' manipulations
Dove Real Beauty Sketches
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Every single boy growing up in the United States has heard these phrases at least once over the course of his life. They are all too common. They are also all too damaging. Most think that "toughening" boys is just a rite of passage, but a growing body of research is showing just how harmful these messages can be. A new documentary brought to us by MissRepresentation entitled The Mask You Live In will be exploring the systemic societal problems caused by toxic masculinity. The One Thing All Men Feel, But Never Admit
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by Lisa Wade, PhD, Dec 26, 2013, at 01:51 pm Men Feel Bad Around Smart, Successful Women
Men's Magazines and the Construction of Masculinity
The Demise Of Guys By Philip Zimbardo
The Danger in Demonizing Male Sexuality
Feb. 28, 2013 — 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. Aggressive advertising makes for aggressive men
Colin Stokes: How movies teach manhood
"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?" Images of Men in Advertising
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. Gender Gap Stops Growing
The Myth of Male Decline How is it, then, that men still control the most important industries, especially technology, occupy most of the positions on the lists of the richest Americans, and continue to make more money than women who have similar skills and education? And why do women make up only 17 percent of Congress? These books and the cultural anxiety they represent reflect, but exaggerate, a transformation in the distribution of power over the past half-century. Fifty years ago, every male American was entitled to what the sociologist R. W.
Photo by Siri Stafford/Lifesize/Thinkstock How many times have you heard that “women are paid 77 cents on the dollar for doing the same work as men”? Barack Obama said it during his last campaign. Women’s groups say it every April 9, which is Equal Pay Day. In preparation for Labor Day, a group protesting outside Macy’s this week repeated it, too, holding up signs and sending out press releases saying “women make $.77 to every dollar men make on the job.” I’ve heard the line enough times that I feel the need to set the record straight: It’s not true. Gender pay gap: The familiar line that “women make 77 cents to every man’s dollar” simply isn’t accurate
Men more likely than women to compromise values for career success
A New Masculinity
The Four Archetypes of the Mature Masculine: Introduction
Why I loathe feminism ... and believe it will ultimately destroy the family
Feminine Sexual Repression
The Truth About Female Desire: It’s Base, Animalistic and Ravenous
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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