Tag Archives: sex roles

A double standard.

I was thinking some more about Jill Filipovic’s post about Feminism  + Housewifery.  It was a thoughtful post in which she discussed, among other things, the way in which personal choices have societal consequences: [M]any feminists, unfortunately, are complicit in … Continue reading

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Men and boys.

Last fall there was a post in Glamour by Mindy Kaling on Why You Need a Man, Not a Boy.  It was the sort of tripe you often find in popular magazines, and typically I couldn’t care less.  But this … Continue reading

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We could be that mistake.

I haven’t seen the movie “Superbad”, but Roger Ebert gave it a thumbs up.  Apparently the plot revolves around high school boys who are trying to get laid, and here’s a seven second clip from the film: Okay, that’s sort … Continue reading

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My first heterosexual bar.

I’ve been thinking this week about three pieces of writing.  Each is about a different subject, but they all touch on men’s sexual desire:  Amanda Marcotte’s Buyers and sellers, Julia Serano’s essay Why Nice Guys Finish Last (no link), and … Continue reading

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Testosterone, placebo, and the self-fulfilling prophecy.

One of the things I always hate to read are critiques of male sexuality from the “testosterone poisoning” genre.  I came across a pair of such writings on Friday, by Andrew Sullivan (who once wrote a long essay about the … Continue reading

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The dearth of male therapists.

There was an interesting story in the New York Times last week about the gender imbalance among psychotherapists.  Apparently men are opting out of the field.  Why is that?  Well, my best guess is that it has to do with … Continue reading

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Two conversations with a second wave feminist.

A conversation:  An older woman I know – call her “Karen” – once had the pleasure, along with her roommate, of meeting Senator Ted Kennedy when she was in college, back in the sixties.  When she mentioned this to me, … Continue reading

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