The Failures of Mainstream Feminism. Over the past several decades, the gap between mainstream feminists and the daily realities of most American women has grown wider and deeper.
Feminism, as our most prominent, mediagenic feminists practice it, does little to address the struggles of poor women, rural women, working women—women, in short, who live outside the sophisticated urban bubbles that mainstream feminists inhabit. Men Explain Things to Me. Theconversation. That males are naturally promiscuous while females are coy and choosy is a widely held belief.
Even many scientists – including some biologists, psychologists and anthropologists – tout this notion when interviewed by the media about almost any aspect of male-female differences, including in human beings. In fact, certain human behaviors such as rape, marital infidelity and some forms of domestic abuse have been portrayed as adaptive traits that evolved because males are promiscuous while females are sexually reluctant. These ideas, which are pervasive in Western culture, also have served as the cornerstone for the evolutionary study of sexual selection, sex differences and sex roles among animals. What's behind the urge to uncover an 'authentic self'? Every Tuesday on Instagram, millions of users, mostly in their teens to their early 30s, upload an image for #transformationtuesday.
On one side of the shot, there’s a selfie of a young man, topless or in underwear, his body slim, pale and unflatteringly lit, phone in hand before a mirror; or a young woman, similarly undressed, lumpy, undefined, slouching. In the second half of the frame, it’s the same body, but changed, enhanced. The idea that gender is a spectrum is a new gender prison. What is gender?
This is a question that cuts to the very heart of feminist theory and practice, and is pivotal to current debates in social justice activism about class, identity and privilege. In everyday conversation, the word ‘gender’ is a synonym for what would more accurately be referred to as ‘sex’. Perhaps due to a vague squeamishness about uttering a word that also describes sexual intercourse, the word ‘gender’ is now euphemistically used to refer to the biological fact of whether a person is female or male, saving us all the mild embarrassment of having to invoke, however indirectly, the bodily organs and processes that this bifurcation entails. Teaching Men to Be Emotionally Honest. In many ways, the young men who take my seminar — typically, 20 percent of the class — mirror national trends.
Based on their grades and writing assignments, it’s clear that they spend less time on homework than female students do; and while every bit as intelligent, they earn lower grades with studied indifference. When I asked one of my male students why he didn’t openly fret about grades the way so many women do, he said: “Nothing’s worse for a guy than looking like a Try Hard.”
In a report based on the 2013 book “The Rise of Women: The Growing Gender Gap in Education and What It Means for American Schools,” the sociologists Thomas A. The Anima and Animus. Is Legalized Prostitution Safer? - Room for Debate. A Cold War Fought by Women. Tracy Vaillancourt One of these outfits worn in Dr.
Tracy Vaillancourt's study on female aggression provoked a sort of "mean girl" form of indirect aggression. The other attracted little notice at all. Science has come a long way since then, as Dr. Hrdy notes in her introduction to a recent issue of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society devoted entirely to the topic of female aggression. The existence of female competition may seem obvious to anyone who has been in a high-school cafeteria or a singles bar, but analyzing it has been difficult because it tends be more subtle and indirect (and a lot less violent) than the male variety.
The old doubts about female competitiveness derived partly from an evolutionary analysis of the reproductive odds in ancient polygynous societies in which some men were left single because dominant males had multiple wives. But even in those societies, women were not passive trophies for victorious males. “Sex is coveted by men,” she said. 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. Swedish School De-emphasizes Gender Lines. Male and Female Brains Really Are Built Differently - Olga Khazan. 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.
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. Study debunks notion that men and women are psychologically distinct. By Eric W.
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. Louis and Harry T. Analyzing 122 different characteristics from 13,301 individuals in 13 studies, the researchers concluded that differences between men and women were best seen as dimensional rather than categorical. Numerous studies have examined gender differences between men and women.
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.
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] Masculinity Is Killing Men: The Roots of Men and Trauma. “The three most destructive words that every man receives when he’s a boy is when he’s told to 'be a man,'” —Joe Ehrmann, coach and former NFL player If we are honest with ourselves, we have long known that masculinity kills men, in ways both myriad and measurable. While social constructions of femininity demand that women be thin, beautiful, accommodating, and some unattainable balance of virginal and fuckable, social constructions of masculinity demand that men constantly prove and re-prove the very fact that they are, well, men. Both ideas are poisonous and potentially destructive, but statistically speaking, the number of addicted and afflicted men and their comparatively shorter lifespans proves masculinity is actually the more effective killer, getting the job done faster and in greater numbers.
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. 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. My son. (Alexis Madrigal/The Atlantic) Men Feel Bad Around Smart, Successful Women. Men's Magazines and the Construction of Masculinity. The Rise and Fall of Charm in American Men - Benjamin Schwarz. 'It's Not a Contradiction for Men to Discriminate Against Other Men' - Noah Berlatsky. The Demise Of Guys By Philip Zimbardo. The-death-of-adulthood-in-american-culture. The Danger in Demonizing Male Sexuality.
Overdoing Gender. Aggressive advertising makes for aggressive men. Colin Stokes: How movies teach manhood. Images of Men in Advertising. A New Masculinity. Lumbersexuality and Its Discontents. One hundred years ago, a crisis in urban masculinity created the lumberjack aesthetic. The Four Archetypes of the Mature Masculine: Introduction. 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. Jacqueline E. 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. Myths-Dreams-Symbols-Shadow Feminism. 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. 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. Camille Paglia: How Bill Clinton is like Bill Cosby. ‘Everything in the world is about sex’