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David Huddle: Sex Sentence

I opine most women feel vaguely erotic almost all the time whereas men sporadically feel specifically erotic when stimulated by certain visual phenomena knowingly or unknowingly created out of the … Continue reading

September 20, 2018 · 1 Comment

Rebecca Gordon: Becoming Stable Geniuses

Seeking New (and Very Old) Habits for a New Year A little over a year ago I wrote about the bloody nightmares rupturing my sleep and the night terrors gripping my little … Continue reading

January 30, 2018 · Leave a comment

Will Fraker: Gender is Dead, Long Live Gender

Just what is ‘performativity’? Gender is burdened by a lot of adjectives these days. It’s non-binary, it’s fluid, it’s ‘over’. According to the American rapper Young Thug, an artist at … Continue reading

January 25, 2018 · Leave a comment

Video: Muriel Rukeyser reads “The Speed of Darkness”

. Don Yorty says about this post: I had never heard Muriel Rukeyser’s voice before I began to make a vimeo of her reading her poem The Speed of Darkness, … Continue reading

October 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

The World Economic Forum: 2014 Report on The Global Gender Gap

Since 2006, The World Economic Forum has released an annual index on the gap between men and women using economic, political, education and health criteria, and provided country rankings that allow … Continue reading

November 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

In Effort to Combat Campus Sexual Assault, California ‘Yes Means Yes’ Signed into Law

“Affirmative consent” law shifts burden of proof in campus sexual assault cases. Supporters say the California law shifts the burden of proof from the alleged victim to the accused. (Photo: … Continue reading

September 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Casablanca: Rick Says Goodbye to Ilsa

In the climax of Casablanca, Rick tells Ilsa why she has to get on the plane with her husband.  

September 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Rebecca Solnit: Men Explain Things to Me

I still don’t know why Sallie and I bothered to go to that party in the forest slope above Aspen. The people were all older than us and dull in … Continue reading

August 29, 2014 · 6 Comments

Video: Violence against women—it’s a men’s issue: Jackson Katz

Jackson Katz is an anti-sexist activist and expert on violence, media and masculinities. An author, filmmaker, educator and social theorist, Katz has worked in gender violence prevention work with diverse … Continue reading

August 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

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