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Conceptualizing Gender (7)

June 8, 2012


Karen Horney and Masculinity Complex by Azadeh Azad07-Jun-2012 The Masculinity Complex Despite rejecting the Freudian concept of ‘penis envy,’ Karen Horny agreed that women were often embarrassed by their feminine role and envied men. In fact, in several of her essays, Karen Horney developed and restructured the concept of ‘masculinity complex,’ akin to Adler’s ‘masculine […]

“Hysteria” Shows The War on Women Is Nothing New

May 28, 2012


by Julie M. RodriguezMay 27, 2012 Tanya Wexler’s new romantic comedy “Hysteria” is deeper than it appears on the surface. The film uses the real and little-known history of the vibrator and hysteria in Victorian England as a backdrop for the fictional story of an ambitious young doctor, Mortimer Granville (Hugh Dancy) and Charlotte Dalrymple […]

The Second Sexism is just victim-envy

May 17, 2012


It is perfectly possible to understand that many men are suffering at the moment without blaming it on feminism Suzanne Moore, Wednesday 16 May 2012 Simone de Beauvoir, author of The Second Sex, would be twisting in her chignon. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images Are men the new women? Are they having a harder time […]

Beyond Male and Female: Creativity, Risks, and Resilience Among Genderqueer People in the National Transgender Discrimination Survey

May 15, 2012


Posted: 05/14/2012Jack Harrison, Jaime Grant, Ph.D. and Jody L. Herman, Ph.D. Are you male or female? For many people, answering this question doesn’t cause a moment’s hesitation. But for genderqueer people, this question isn’t so easy to answer, and survey research that offers only two gender options may overlook genderqueer people’s experiences altogether. Genderqueer people […]

The rise of performance-enhancing genes

May 6, 2012


A single ‘super’ gene can make a dramatic difference to an athlete’s performance. But is that fair? Chris Cooper The Observer, Sunday 6 May 2012 Caught in a gender trap. South African athlete Caster Semenya was suspended from international athletics. Photograph: Roni Rekomaa/AFP Evolution has not acted equally on men and women. This is most […]

‘Alternating Gender Incongruity’ Causes Rapid Shifts Of Gender, Scientist Claims

April 21, 2012


 By Gary Stix Posted: 04/20/2012 A graduate student of famed neuroscientist Vilayanur S. Ramachandran has found a group of men and women who report that their sexual identity can switch involuntarily to that of the opposite sex and back again. The transgender metamorphosis, these people assert, can occur several times a day and at inopportune […]

Where do the funny women go?

April 13, 2012


Posted on 12 April 2012 Karen WhiteleyWVoN co-editor Where are the funny women? We all know the answer to that one, don’t we? They’re nowhere. Because women aren’t funny, amirite? Speaking as a women who is generally considered by friends and co-workers to be utterly hilarious, I’m not sure where this leaves me. Equally, I’m […]

Sweden’s New Gender-Neutral Pronoun: Hen

April 12, 2012


A country tries to banish gender. By Nathalie RothschildPosted Wednesday, April 11, 2012 By most people’s standards, Sweden is a paradise for liberated women. It has the highest proportion of working women in the world, and women earn about two-thirds of all degrees. Standard parental leave runs at 480 days, and 60 of those days […]

Heroine With a Thousand Faces: The Rise of the Female Savior

April 9, 2012


Male hero figures abound in our culture. But lately, they just don’t seem to be getting the job done. Photo Credit: shutterstock By Lynn Parramore, AlterNet Posted on April 8, 2012, Printed on April 9, 2012 Hard times were made for heroes. In the face of oppression, it’s natural to want a savior – […]

Defining the new male ideal

March 24, 2012


By Ashley Strickland, Special to CNNMarch 24, 2012 Personal trainer Drew Manning went from being ideal to overweight for his “Fit 2 Fat 2 Fit” campaign (CNN) — Drew Manning thought he had the body of the ideal man: 6 feet 2 inches of tanned musculature, sculpted arms and washboard abs that narrowed to a […]

Male suicide rates four times higher than females nationally; problem seems to have cultural roots in stoic Midwest

February 27, 2012


Kurt Schreiner was many things. A fun uncle who faithfully attended his nephew’s football games. A charming ladies’ man who loved to travel. A kind-hearted soul who made you feel like his best friend and doled out the perfect advice. That was on the outside. By: Tammy Swift, ForumPublished February 27, 2012 Kurt Schreiner was […]

Femen, four years of activism in pictures

February 24, 2012


Founded in Kiev in 2008, Femen first became known for its Flash against sex tourism events in the country. “The Ukraine is not a brothel!”, they say in 2008, disguised as prostitutes, independence square. Credits: AFP/SERGEI SUPINSKY In February 2010, to protest against the “rape” of democracy in Ukraine, several activists burst into the polling […]

Female to male: One man’s journey

February 10, 2012


10 February, 2012By Fiona Parker Bendigo man Ben MacEllen didn’t start life as Ben, and he didn’t start life as a boy. Ben MacEllen, author of ‘A Cut Closer to Whole’ and presenter Fiona Parker in ABC’s Bendigo studios (Terri-Anne Kingsley – ABC Local Radio) Download the mp3 file Ben MacEllen was born a girl […]

Sri Lankan Jails ‘Hell’ for Females

July 21, 2011


By Ranmali Bandarage Exterior wall of the Welikada Prison, Colombo. Credit:Ranmali Bandarage/IPS  COLOMBO, Jul 20, 2011 (IPS) – Monthly ‘visiting hours’ at the female ward of Sri Lanka’s notorious Welikada Prison are as traumatic for the inmates as they are for their family and friends. A tiny room, measuring 10 feet by seven feet, is […]