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In my unending search for just the right vintage images for our articles, I have looked through thousands of photographs of men from the last century or so. One of the things that I have found most fascinating about many of these images, is the ease, familiarity, and intimacy, which men used to exhibit in photographs with their friends and compadres. I shared a handful of these images in our very early post on the history of male friendship, but today I wanted to share almost 100 more in order to provide a more in-depth look into an important and highly interesting aspect of masculine history: the decline of male intimacy over the last century. As you make your way through the photos below, many of you will undoubtedly feel a keen sense of surprise — some of you may even recoil a bit as you think, “Holy smokes! That’s so gay!” The poses, facial expressions, and body language of the men below will strike the modern viewer as very gay indeed. Men as Friends Portraits Snapshots Men at Work

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40 Must-See Photos From The Past. #5 Is Insane. We came across this selection of astonishing photos from the past, thanks to Reddit user epicnesshunter. Some of these are absolutely mind-boggling, but what makes most of them so powerful is that they were taken in the past century, just one or two generations away from us. #1. Woman With A Gas-Resistant Pram, England, 1938 #2. 13 Contemporary Feminist Books To Build A Fantastically Empowering Reading List Let me cut right to the chase: Today’s feminist writers are killing it. Not only can feminists celebrate living in a moment when the advocacy for women’s equality is at the top of mind for so many, and intersectional feminism is raising the voices of marginalized women, but we also have so many diverse, rich, fantastic texts with which we can fill our shelves. Feminist book-lovers have it good right now. Feminist writers are putting out novels with complex characters that explode gender binaries and stereotyped class narratives. And others are releasing dating tips that scratch out stale assumptions about who and how we’ll love.

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