Tag Archives: being silenced

Either a penitent or a buffoon.

Last week, gender thinker Tom Matlack wrote a piece about men’s dismay at feeling “blamed for everything” that was scoffed at as risible garbage by Amanda Marcotte.  I thought Mr. Matlack’s piece was extremely vague and a bit of a … Continue reading

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“Being Silenced” vs. “Refusing to Talk”

I think cissexual het men have largely ceded the field of talking about male sexuality… To refuse to talk about it, though, is to be a prisoner of the privilege. – Thomas Millar, Yes Means Yes Blog, Things (Cis- Het-) … Continue reading

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Affirmative action for younger siblings.

The next time you find yourself sitting in a pub in the company of a group of medical students, business students, or law students, here’s an easy experiment you can do:  Ask the group how many are the oldest children … Continue reading

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“History is written by the winners.”

The adage that “history is written by the winners,” which although as to history might not be entirely true, is relevant, mutatis mutandis, to the way in which the “winners” in our society control the narrative about sexuality.  (There.  Try … Continue reading

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