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Conceptualizing Gender (7)

June 8, 2012

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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

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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

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It is perfectly possible to understand that many men are suffering at the moment without blaming it on feminism Suzanne Moore guardian.co.uk, 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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]