Tag Archives: manhood

Why teaching “respect” won’t end violence against women

TweetAnother professional athlete has been arrested for hitting a woman. This time it’s NBA player Greg Oden, who punched his former girlfriend in the face. The police report described “blood, swelling to the nose, lacerations to the forehead and nose area” on the woman’s the face. Oden was apparently calm and cooperative, telling the police [...]
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The one where I need help understanding why MRAs don’t become feminists

Tweet I have to confess that I’ve never paid much attention to “Men’s Rights Activists.” By “not much” I mean “none at all and why would I do that to myself.” Even before I identified as a feminist, the whole concept of an MRA seemed silly. Our entire society is centered around guaranteeing the rights [...]
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On space, trains and the performance of masculinity

TweetI just moved to New York City three months ago. I love it here. It sounds trite, cliché, corny and all that stuff to say, but it’s true: it’s everything I imagined it to be and more. I like that there’s always something going on and it’s never more than train ride away. That’s something [...]
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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

TweetBy Chloe and Alexandra The Hairpin interviews Dr. Susan Robinson, “one of the last four doctors in America to openly provide third-trimester abortions.” What does manhood mean in 2013? Feminism causes mass shootings. And sexting. After Tiller reframes the abortion debate. “I wonder if Nixon is bugging us now.” Want to see more films with women [...]
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Guest post: Boys, men, patriarchy, and privilege

TweetThis is a guest post from Cara Hoffman. Hoffman is the author of the critically acclaimed novel So Much Pretty, about violence and retribution, a New Yorker Books Pick, So Much Pretty is now out in paperback from Simon and Schuster. Women’s issues have dominated the news these past few months with reproductive health becoming the cornerstone [...]
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