Tag Archives: Masculinity

Hard truths and no more lies: talking to boys about violence

Tweet This past weekend, I found out what a “THOT” is. I was invited to speak at Union Baptist Church in Trenton, N.J., for a conference they held to address black youth and violence. Trenton is a city no larger than eight square miles, with a population of around 80,000, and has had more than [...]
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Weekly Feminist Reader

Tweet bell hooks and Melissa Harris Perry sat down for a chit chat and it was amazing. Hollywood’s use of LGBT characters to make a point. Living up to a code of masculinity in the NFL. On behalf of women whose thighs touch. Fuck yeah tomboy flower girls: no tights, no dresses, no ruffles. Most of the sellers on Etsy [...]
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More thoughts on Mister Cee, sexuality, and hip hop culture

Tweet I’m still thinking about DJ Mister Cee. He recently did a PSA in which he speaks openly (and more confidently) about his sexuality and decision to share his journey publicly. In it, he says: The decision I made this week to open up about my sexuality has definitely been the most difficult thing that [...]
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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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Blurring the lines of hetero male fantasies

TweetI’m completely out of the loop, and wasn’t aware that Robin Thicke has the song of the summer with his hit “Blurred Lines.” Until recently, I had only heard the song once. A while back, I saw the uncensored version, which features a number of naked and otherwise half-dressed women participating in various activities, but [...]
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