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By Orlando on January 16, 2013
Why is it not absolutely commonplace for little boys to be taken to dance class, the way it is for little girls? Imagine what a disaster it would be if we were to end up in a world with no Leading Men Who Dance.
By blue milk on March 21, 2011
It took becoming a mother of a son for me to realise just how fearful the world is of losing masculinity. I mean, god knows there are lots of rules about gender binary and how girls and women perform femininity, too, but I don’t think we’re as frightened of femininity being corrupted and lost as we are of masculinity being diluted.
By tigtog on November 23, 2010
These ads not only market toys to children but it also promotes and encourages gender specific values that are very limiting to boys and girls in different ways. The values and skills promoted in these commercials can play a critical role in the socalization of youth and their development of emotional expression, conflict resolution, the confidence to pursue various careers and the ability to maintain healthy relationships as adults.
By tigtog on April 2, 2008
Here’s an example of misogyny hurting men — because the ultimate put-down of a man is to equate him to a woman. If we fight [for] the idea that being a woman is not something to be sneered at, we not only raise women, but we deprive bullies of one of the most powerful weapons […]
By Lauredhel on December 18, 2007
Tyson Yunkaporta, a Nungar-descended Murri man, blogs at suite101. His posts are insightful and thought-provoking. Add him to your blogroll if you’re at all interested in the Australian blogworld. Today’s post just made me sad: “Native Rites of Passage Today: Aboriginal Manhood Roles when Traditional Initiation Is Gone” This story encapsulates, for me, the very […]
By tigtog on February 12, 2006
So my son, who turns 13 in a few months, started in high-school last week. This week, a class was disrupted when the teacher left for five minutes and a scuffle broke out between two boys. One boy had been taunting the other about how he was obviously hopelessly gay-gay-gay and the taunted boy snapped […]