Category Archives: Media Sexism

Is There a Cyber War on Women?

“To demand special protection on the grounds of women’s particular vulnerabilities is to turn female disempowerment into a self-fulfilling prophecy. When we casually assume that a woman suffers more harm from a nasty (or even sexually threatening) online comment than a man does from, say, castration threats and gibes about pedophilia or jeers about the death of his infant child, we’re not only being callous to men but upholding the very stereotypes of ‘the weaker sex’ that feminists supposedly deplore.” Continue reading

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Stay-at-Home Dad: Why My Wife Is Embarrassed by Me

“The truth is, sometimes my wife is embarrassed that I’m a stay-at-home dad. She is afraid of what people may say or think … about her.” Continue reading

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Are Men Society’s Scapegoats?

At the same time, we tell boys to “suck it up” instead of expressing pain, leaving them few emotions but anger. Then we chastise them when they actually get angry — or live in fear of their anger. And sometimes we use the one emotion we’ve allowed them to our advantage. Continue reading

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Mean girls test biases about women

“But the tragedy also reminds us of a basic truth often overlooked in our age of feminist consciousness: human cruelty knows no gender.” Continue reading

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Why men still can’t have it all

“Men in dual-income couples work outside the home eleven more hours a week than their working wives or partners do (forty-two to thirty-one), and when you look at the total weekly workload, including paid work outside the home and unpaid work inside the home, men and women are putting in roughly the same number of hours: fifty-eight hours for men and fifty-nine for women.” Continue reading

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Gender stereotyping finds new target

“The pigeonholing has largely turned, however. And now I’m growing impatient with the stereotyping of men – in TV shows, advertising, news media and lifestyle pages.” Continue reading

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Eek! A Male!

“We think we’re protecting our kids by treating all men as potential predators. But that’s not a society that’s safe. Just sick.” Continue reading

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The broken dialogue on men’srights

“The problem today is not a ‘war’ on anyone, but rather biases that limit and hurt both sexes in different ways, and the challenges of adapting to new rules and new roles.” Continue reading

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Women aren’t the only victims of hate speech

“On the HuffPost Live panel, Friedman asserted that misogyny is our society’s last acceptable form of hate speech. But that applies far more accurately to male-bashing.” Continue reading

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From Drone Strike Policy to Campus Rape Awareness Campaigns: Musings on Male Culpability in the 21st Century

“At the dawn of the 21st century, we [men] live under a burden of original sin more subtle than anything the Church ever concocted.” Continue reading

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