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Male Affection: A Photographic History Tour

Male Affection: A Photographic History Tour

Don’t be that dude: Handy tips for the male academic There is a plethora of research on the causes of hostile environments for women in academia, and on why we have an underrepresentation of women in many fields. There are support groups for women, societies entirely devoted to women academics (broadly and field-specific), workshops for women in academia, and countless articles and blogs devoted to the topic. These initiatives are important, but here’s the thing: gender equality has to be a collaborative venture. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. Please feel free to share any other tips or ideas in the comments, or to share your experiences. *This post begins with the premise that sexism exists — institutional and individual, big and small, intentional or otherwise. Like this: Like Loading...

Extraordinary Photos Of Drag Queens In Half Drag Gender contamination: when women buy a product, men flee Courtesy of Dr Pepper Snapple Group Libby Copeland is a writer in New York and a regular Slate contributor. She was previously a Washington Post reporter and editor for 11 years. She can be reached at Follow Marketers, as well as anyone who’s been to a Toys R Us in the last 10 years, are well aware that a common way to goose sales is to split a market by gender. Part of the reason this approach works so well is that men, apparently, don’t want to buy stuff strongly associated with women. A few years ago, an ad for Verizon’s Motorola Droid painted the iPhone as “a tiara-wearing, digitally clueless beauty pageant queen,” a “precious porcelain figurine of a phone,” and “a princess.” Some time ago, professor Jill Avery at the Simmons School of Management in Boston set out to explore this gender-based squeamishness, which seems like a holdover from the ew-cooties! Something similar can happen when women flock to a product designated for males.

Watch A Student Totally Nail Something About Women That I've Been Trying To Articulate For 37 Years Lily Myers: Across from me at the kitchen table, my mother smiles over red wine that she drinks out of a measuring glass. She says she doesn't deprive herself, but I've learned to find nuance in every movement of her fork. In every crinkle in her brow as she offers me the uneaten pieces on her plate. I've realized she only eats dinner when I suggest it. I wonder what she does when I'm not there to do so. Maybe this is why my house feels bigger each time I return; it's proportional. It was the same with his parents; as my grandmother became frail and angular her husband swelled to red round cheeks, round stomach, and I wonder if my lineage is one of women shrinking, making space for the entrance of men into their lives, not knowing how to fill it back up once they leave. I have been taught accommodation. You learned from our father how to emit, how to produce, to roll each thought off your tongue with confidence, you used to lose your voice every other week from shouting so much.

Little surprise here: women expected to do more at home – and at work | Heidi Moore No matter what profession a woman works in, she's actually in the service profession. That's the upshot of an illuminating (and to many, enraging) new Columbia Business School study highlighted this week, showing that co-workers and bosses feel entitled to favors from women – or, in fact, that almost everything a woman does at work is considered "a favor" that is off the clock. To put it another way, when a woman takes on a project no one else will, or does something helpful or thoughtful, it's seen as something she does for fun. When a man does it, it seen as real work. The revelation of this structural ingratitude explains a lot. It's a pivotal point in understanding a key issue in workplaces: why can't women form lasting alliances, even though they spend more time contributing to their organizations by mentoring? Alliances are often based on favors; if a favor is not counted, a potential ally is lost. I have to be very careful. Yet, this backfires too.

On Labeling Women 'Crazy' | Harris O’Malley I've had to quit telling stories about crazy exes or women I've dated. The problem was that I started realizing that when my friends and I would talk about our crazy exes or what-have-you, more often than not, we weren't talking about ex-girlfriends or random dates who exhibited signs of genuine mental health issues. Now I did have a few where I would qualify my story with, "No, I don't mean 'we broke up and I can't be bothered to figure out where things went wrong, I mean that she was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder and was starting to show signs of genuine paranoia," but for the most part, crazy meant "acting in a way I didn't like." And I didn't realize just how damaging this attitude was in the way I related to women. Part of my journey toward getting better with women was having to unlearn a lot of old attitudes and habits when it came toward dealing with the opposite sex. One of them was the tendency to use labels like "crazy" or "irrational" without thinking.

Meet the Woman Who Waged an Artistic War Against Her Street Harassers Brooklyn oil painter Tatyana Fazlalizadeh got fed up with dudes invading her space. So she started telling them so—very publicly. —Nina Liss-Schultz on Wed. November 27, 2013 4:00 AM PDT Tatyana Fazlalizadeh's self-portrait.All photos courtesy of the artist. Update (2/18/2014): Fazllizadeh is taking her project to the Bay Area this week—its first West Coast stop. For many women, just walking down the street can mean being subject to harassment by men—from subtle comments to overtly hostile remarks. Mother Jones: Are your poster captions direct quotes from the women depicted? Tatyana Fazlalizadeh: Some are, but most of them are kind of inspired by my conversations. MJ: These posters have mostly appeared in Philly and Brooklyn, but you've also taken the project to Chicago and Boston. TF: Yeah. MJ: What kinds of differences have you found, say, between the women in Chicago and Boston? TF: When I first landed, I met with a group of women in each city, and we had a big open conversation.

13 Myths and Misconceptions About Trans Women: Part One Debunking myths is one of those things that us skeptics are supposed to do, right? Okay then… (my triskaidekaphilia isn’t showing, is it?) 1. This one is impressively persistent, and unbelievably common. My own preference in addressing it is to simply point out the existence of trans lesbians (that is, trans women who are attracted to other women). Or so one would hope, anyway. I think a lot of this confusion stems from how strongly we associate behaviour with gender. This myth is damaging to both trans women and gay men alike. Short answer: sex / gender and sexuality do not have a deterministic relationship to one another. 2. Another impressively common one. In short, no. I hope I don’t squick you all out too much, but I’ll provide a really rough, basic explanation of one of the common forms of MtF lower surgery (aka SRS, sexual reassignment surgery, aka GRS, genital reconstruction surgery, aka vaginoplasty), using the “inversion method”. 3. SRS is not what changes our sex. Trivializing?