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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 […]

‘The Second Sexism’ – discrimination against males

May 22, 2012


Rebecca Davis22 May 2012 Philosopher David Benatar is a victim twice over. For starters, he is a man – and the thesis of his latest book, The Second Sexism, is that males are subjected to “many and quite serious forms of sex discrimination”. Secondly, there’s the fact that he says his book keeps being wilfully […]

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 […]

Lagging at school, the butt of cruel jokes: are males the new Second Sex?

May 14, 2012


They work longer hours, face economic insecurity and suffer worse health. Now their feckless ways are lampooned in the media. A controversial new book argues that men increasingly face a prejudice that dare not speak its name Elizabeth DayThe Observer, Sunday 13 May 2012 Men are the victims of reverse sexism, according to a new […]

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 […]

Time for a second sexual revolution?

April 28, 2012


Posted on 27 April 2012. Kate TownshendWVoN co-editor A new contraceptive that lasts for as long as ten years, is easily reversible and has almost no side effects might sound too good to be true. But a procedure that promises all of this and more may well be on the market in India within the […]

‘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 – […]

5 questions with Jackson Katz, gender violence prevention advocate

April 8, 2012


April 8, 2012 By Nancy Chipman PowersDetroit Free Press Staff Writer Q: Tell me what initially sparked your interest in preventing gender violence and focusing on males preventing abuse? A: It was a number of things. My first and second years in college were the key years. I was enjoying my freedom away from home, […]

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 […]

Even in a ‘woman’s world,’ gender doesn’t matter

March 4, 2012


joseph nye MUNICH— From Saturday’s Globe and Mail Published Saturday, Mar. 03, 2012 2:00AM EST Would the world be more peaceful if women were in charge? A challenging new book by Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker says the answer is “yes.” In The Better Angels of Our Nature, Dr. Pinker presents data showing that violence, while […]

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 […]

The power of estrogen — male snakes attract other males

February 11, 2012


February 10, 2012 A male garter snake flicks its tongue on another snake in order to detect pheromones and determine whether or not it’s a female. (Photo courtesy of Oregon State University) A new study has shown that boosting the estrogen levels of male garter snakes causes them to secrete the same pheromones that females […]

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 […]