Social Problems 101. How not to respond to terrorists:
- Obsessive media reporting on terrorism
- Obsessively watching media reporting on terrorism
- Warnings: Terrorists seek to destroy our way of life!!!!!!!!
The thing is, terrorists have NO real power. Unless we think they do. Read the rest of this entry
ISIL is probably feeling pretty powerful right now.
But it’s an illusion.
After weeks of havoc directed at Paris, Russia, Lebanon … and more … what have they got? Read the rest of this entry
A man asked me that question when I made a distinction between “sex object” and “sexy.”
Sexual objectification isn’t about being sexy or sexual so much as being sexy for someone else while you don’t matter. Read the rest of this entry
When did you choose to be straight?
That’s a question gays and lesbians pose when they’re asked, “When did you choose to be gay? Or lesbian?”
Is sexual orientation chosen?
Have a look at some research. Read the rest of this entry
• What are the tyrannies you swallow?
• What do you need to say?
• What are the words you do not yet have?
In the days after undergoing a biopsy to see whether a tumor taken from her breast was malignant, Audre Lorde examined her life.
What she most regretted were her silences. Read the rest of this entry
HBO’s “Girls” is an exploration of young women’s sexuality today, so I was struck by a scene that the New York Times’ Frank Bruni described as being all about what “he” wants “her” to do:
(“Hannah’s”) back is to her boyfriend, who seems to regard her as an inconveniently loquacious halfway point between partner and prop, and her concern is whether she’s correctly following instructions.
‘So I can just stay like this for a little while?’ she asks. ‘Do you need me to move more?’
Imagine men in Speedos plastered all over billboards, drawing your attention to this product or that.
Sexy? Or does it seem kind of gay?
A lot of women think it seems kind of gay. But why is that? Read the rest of this entry
By Michael J. Russer @ The Good Men Project
Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is the best thing to happen to me and my intimacy.
There, I said it. Actually, I say it a lot. On radio, TV, print, online and occasionally gatherings (it’s a great way to quiet a room down if things get rowdy). If some guy had made the same claim to me just two years ago, I would have thought he was either insane or just messing with me. Being fully impotent (i.e. can’t get it up to save my life, even with the pills) is not something most men would be willing to discuss. Or for that matter, even comfortable listening to men talk about. The way some men react, you would think that my “condition” is contagious. Read the rest of this entry