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‘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 […]

Here is the news – read by a young, attractive female (again)

May 7, 2012

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 Full study at Newsreaders as eye candy: the hidden agenda of public service broadcasting Posted on 07 May 2012 Jackie GregoryWVoN co-editor Turn on the TV news in Britain or the USA and it is likely to be the same story; a distinguished, grey-haired experienced male broadcaster sitting beside a younger and pulchritudinous female presenter. […]

Tobacco’s War on Women

May 2, 2012

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The global tobacco industry is targeting women in emerging markets. Can public policy rise to the challenge? BY BRAD EDMONDSON | MAY 1, 2012 Koichi Kamoshida/Getty Images When a young paralegal in Mumbai or Hanoi lights up, it feels so good in so many ways. She loves the nicotine hit, of course, but she loves […]

The Startling Plight of China’s Leftover Ladies

April 27, 2012

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China’s men far outnumber women. So why is it so hard to find a good husband? BY CHRISTINA LARSON | MAY/JUNE 2012 The Spicy Love Doctor was running late. A well-heeled crowd one recent Sunday afternoon had packed into the second-floor lounge of Beijing’s Trends Building — home to the publishing offices of several glossy […]

Menopausal Male

April 24, 2012

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By EDUARDO GONZALES, MDApril 24, 2012 MANILA, Philippines — Q. Do men really go into menopause too? What are the signs and symptoms of male menopause? What is the treatment for this condition? — Mencio B., San Fernando City A. As people grow older, there are significant changes in the amount and pattern of production […]

Cell Phone Study Suggests Female Relationships Shape Society

April 22, 2012

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Posted: 04/22/2012 9:39 am Updated: 04/22/2012 By Daisy Yuhas | April 20, 2012 An analysis of 1.95 billion cell phone calls and 489 million text messages reveal how men and women follow different relationship patterns during their lifetimes. The researchers argue that women’s friendships in particular drive the process of finding a mate and supporting […]

Breadwomen

April 15, 2012

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‘The Richer Sex,’ by Liza MundyBy RACHEL SHTEIRPublished: April 13, 2012 Five or six years ago, my mother and I sat in a darkened theater talking about a couple we knew. The wife was an executive with Ivy League degrees. The husband had some nebulous part-time job, but mostly he stayed home with the kids. […]

Face it, there’s no skirting the rise of the new breadwinners

April 13, 2012

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April 14, 2012 Taking big steps forward … the dynamics are shifting towards women contributing more in the workplace. They are women, watch them soar, writes Mathew Murphy in New York, of the female force behind economic recovery . Julia Gillard is one. So too is Sarah Palin. Gail Kelly has grown to become one […]

CASUAL HOOKUPS TO FORMAL DATES: Refining the Boundaries of the Sexual Double Standard

April 13, 2012

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by JULIE A. REID, University of Southern Mississippi, SINIKKA ELLIOTT, North Carolina State UniversityGRETCHEN R. WEBBER, Middle Tennessee State University Gender & Society October 2011 vol. 25 no. 5 545-568 Abstract – “Hooking up,” a popular type of sexual behavior among college students, has become a pathway to dating relationships. Based on open-ended narratives written by […]

Too Young to Wed

April 11, 2012

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WARNING: Not suitable for sensitive persons Published June 7, 2011 Stephanie Sinclair, for the Pulitzer Center Every year, throughout the world, millions of young girls are forced into marriage. Child marriage is outlawed in many countries and international agreements forbid the practice yet this tradition still spans continents, language, religion and caste. Over an eight-year […]

Don’t hate me because I’m beautiful

April 10, 2012

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Attractive women should not include a photo with a job applicationMar 31st 2012 You’re hired AT WORK, as in life, attractive women get a lot of the breaks. Studies have shown that they are more likely to be promoted than their plain-Jane colleagues. Because people tend to project positive traits onto them, such as sensitivity […]

Merlene Davis: More men are needed in effort to end sexual violence

April 10, 2012

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By Merlene Davis — Herald-Leader columnistPosted: 12:00am on Apr 10, 2012 Donald McPherson During my son’s first elementary school basketball practice, I remember catching my breath when his coach warned the young boys not to play like little girls. It was not the last time I would hear similar words hurled at young boys when […]

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

April 9, 2012

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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 http://www.alternet.org/story/154784/heroine_with_a_thousand_faces%3A_the_rise_of_the_female_savior Hard times were made for heroes. In the face of oppression, it’s natural to want a savior – […]

A Man. A Woman. Just Friends?

April 8, 2012

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By WILLIAM DERESIEWICZPublished: April 7, 2012 CAN men and women be friends? We have been asking ourselves that question for a long time, and the answer is usually no. The movie “When Harry Met Sally…” provides the locus classicus. The problem, Harry famously explains, is that “the sex part always gets in the way.” Heterosexual […]

Why Interacting with a Woman Can Leave Men "Cognitively Impaired"

March 16, 2012

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In one experiment, just telling a man he would be observed by a female was enough to hurt his psychological performance. By Daisy Grewal | March 13, 2012 Movies and television shows are full of scenes where a man tries unsuccessfully to interact with a pretty woman. In many cases, the potential suitor ends up […]

Madonna, Naked Hunks, and Anal Intercourse: Long Live the Feminine World

March 10, 2012

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Marten WeberPosted: 03/ 9/2012 For most of human history, we lived in male cultures. Men hunted and warred, women raised children, cooked, and gathered or cultivated food. Roles such as these are inscribed into the psyche of many nations and are almost universally codified in sacred texts. Today, we are living in a feminine world […]

“Porn is an obsession with female pleasure” says woman porn director

March 7, 2012

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Posted on 07 March 2012Polly Trenow WVoN co-editor Anna Span (real name Anna Arrowsmith) is an English pornographic film director, who speaks widely about sex, pornography and feminism. She spoke to WVoN about her views and why she believes women enjoy porn. You said your moment of inspiration came when you realised you weren’t angry […]

Saritha Prabhu: Contraception issue really about control of women

March 4, 2012

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Mar. 4, 2012 When religious men seek control over women, they try to do it by invoking God’s name and authority. OK, that’s a sweeping statement, so let me explain. I’m referring to the recent tempest over contraception and Catholic-run institutions. At the lowest level, the issue was about contraception and “morning-after” pills. But at […]

Revealed: The best and worst places to be a woman

March 4, 2012

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An Independent on Sunday investigation to mark International Women’s Day unearths some surprising results… Sarah Morrison Sunday 04 March 2012 When more than half of the world’s population wakes up on Thursday – the 101st International Women’s Day – it will be hard to know whether to celebrate or give in to despair. A British […]

Is the US the only country where more men are raped than women?

February 24, 2012

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The figures on rape may be uncertain, but we could lower the sexual assault rate in American jails – if we had the political will Jill Filipovic for Feministe, part of the Guardian Comment Networkguardian.co.uk, Tuesday 21 February 2012 Inmates at a jail in Phoenix, Arizona. Photograph: Charlie Riedel/AP That’s the claim in this n+1 […]

Global Gender Imbalance Poses Critical Problems for Women

February 22, 2012

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By Charundi Panagoda A group of Chinese boys plays in the mud. By 2013, one in 10 Chinese men of marriageable age will lack a female counterpart. Credit:Jimmiehomeschoolmom/CC BY 2.0 WASHINGTON, Feb 21, 2012 (IPS) – In 2005, there were 163 million more men in Asia, more than the entire female population of the United […]

When men aspire to have balls bigger than our brains, we get what we deserve

February 17, 2012

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Lads’ mags have degraded men for too long, but their dip in sales won’t make high brow cool – we’re hard-wired to be crass Stuart Jeffries guardian.co.uk, Friday 17 February 2012 Lowest common denominator … a lad mag. Photograph: Graeme Robertson for the Guardian Perhaps clever is the new stupid. Just possibly, astronomical telescopes are […]

Abortion rights: what’s wrong with these pictures?

February 17, 2012

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Tell us whether you feel these panels making choices on women’s reproductive rights are missing a crucial something Jessica Reedguardian.co.uk, Friday 17 February 2012 I want you to look at the following photographs and think about what they represent for a minute or two. Take your time – can you think of anything missing from […]

Why is there a gender gap for blacks in interracial marriage?

February 17, 2012

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By Zerlina Maxwell 02/17/2012 © auremar – Fotolia.com At a time when the president of the United States is himself the offspring of an interracial marriage, a new Pew study has found that the acceptance of interracial marriage is at an all time high. Nearly 43 percent of respondents said that interracial marriages are good for […]

Women In Business: Why You Don’t Have To Be ‘More Like A Man’ To Get Ahead

February 16, 2012

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Posted: 02/15/2012By Kristen Houghton “Why can’t a woman be more like a man?” sings Professor Higgins in the musical “My Fair Lady”. Charming as the song is, I can’t help but be offended. And in Higgins’ misguided opinion, women fall far short of the male animal. What would the good prof think of women today […]

James Jackson: Violence isn’t just a ‘man’ thing

February 11, 2012

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By James Jackson GateHouse News Service Posted Feb 10, 2012 The Sun-TimesJames Jackson Today the Pentagon announced that it is opening more than 14,000 jobs to women in the military, though not in direct combat roles. As violence spins out of control in Syria, news reports will say “including women and children” when reporting casualties. […]

Busted: the politics of cleavage and a glance

February 11, 2012

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February 11, 2012Opinion For your eyes only . . . some women dress provocatively but bristle if the wrong man shows he enjoys the display. Increasingly, women feel they are entitled to dress however they like but take offence when the ‘wrong’ man has a look, writes Bettina Arndt. A young man and woman are […]

Expensive Egos: Narcissism Has a Higher Health Cost for Men

February 5, 2012

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ScienceDaily (Jan. 23, 2012) — The personality trait narcissism may have an especially negative effect on the health of men, according to a recent study published in PLoS ONE. The personality trait narcissism may have an especially negative effect on the health of men, according to a recent study. (Credit: © lunamarina / Fotolia) “Narcissistic […]

Expensive Egos: Narcissism Has a Higher Health Cost for Men

February 5, 2012

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ScienceDaily (Jan. 23, 2012) — The personality trait narcissism may have an especially negative effect on the health of men, according to a recent study published in PLoS ONE. The personality trait narcissism may have an especially negative effect on the health of men, according to a recent study. (Credit: © lunamarina / Fotolia) “Narcissistic […]

Are Women Better At Living Alone?

February 2, 2012

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Sociologist Eric Klinenberg’s new book, Going Solo, explores the question.By Rebecca Tuhus-Dubrow|Posted Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012 What’s the secret to living happily alone?Illustration by Rob Donnelly. Earlier this year, divorcee Dominique Browning published an essay in the New York Times positing a gender gap in the talent for living alone. She and her single female […]

Are Women Better At Living Alone?

February 2, 2012

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Sociologist Eric Klinenberg’s new book, Going Solo, explores the question.By Rebecca Tuhus-Dubrow|Posted Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012 What’s the secret to living happily alone?Illustration by Rob Donnelly. Earlier this year, divorcee Dominique Browning published an essay in the New York Times positing a gender gap in the talent for living alone. She and her single female […]

Men More Likely to Have an Accurate Memory of Unpleasant Experiences

February 1, 2012

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ScienceDaily (Feb. 1, 2012) — A woman’s memory of an experience is less likely to be accurate than a man’s if it was unpleasant and emotionally provocative, according to research undertaken by University of Montreal researchers at Louis-H Lafontaine Hospital. “Very few studies have looked at how ‘valence’ and ‘arousal’ affect memories independently of each […]

Men More Likely to Have an Accurate Memory of Unpleasant Experiences

February 1, 2012

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ScienceDaily (Feb. 1, 2012) — A woman’s memory of an experience is less likely to be accurate than a man’s if it was unpleasant and emotionally provocative, according to research undertaken by University of Montreal researchers at Louis-H Lafontaine Hospital. “Very few studies have looked at how ‘valence’ and ‘arousal’ affect memories independently of each […]

Mobile Phone Data Reveals Human Reproductive Strategies

February 1, 2012

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The pattern of calls and texts between humans reveals how women invest more heavily in their main relationship than men; and how this changes as they age. kfc 01/31/2012 Various studies have shown that the frequency of contact between individuals is a reliable indicator of the emotional link between them. So it should come as […]

Mobile Phone Data Reveals Human Reproductive Strategies

February 1, 2012

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The pattern of calls and texts between humans reveals how women invest more heavily in their main relationship than men; and how this changes as they age. kfc 01/31/2012 Various studies have shown that the frequency of contact between individuals is a reliable indicator of the emotional link between them. So it should come as […]

So, men are obsessed with their bodies. Is that so bad?

January 31, 2012

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Male self-objectification has perhaps gone too far – but the compulsory self-loathing that came before was worse Mark Simpson guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 31 January 2012 David Beckham flaunts it in a 2008 advertising campaign for Giorgio Armani. Photograph: Kevin Sam/FilmMagic.com Back in the early 90s, when Loaded magazine and footie were conquering the culture, making it […]

So, men are obsessed with their bodies. Is that so bad?

January 31, 2012

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Male self-objectification has perhaps gone too far – but the compulsory self-loathing that came before was worse Mark Simpson guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 31 January 2012 David Beckham flaunts it in a 2008 advertising campaign for Giorgio Armani. Photograph: Kevin Sam/FilmMagic.com Back in the early 90s, when Loaded magazine and footie were conquering the culture, making it […]

The Next-Generation of Female Leaders Will Emerge At A Faster Pace When Women Stop Trying to ‘Act Like Men’

January 30, 2012

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By CHERYL ISAAC, Forbes contributor Jan. 29, 2012 Men don’t push eight pound human beings out of deeply personal places. Men don’t undergo hormonal changes every month. Men don’t have to be constantly reminded of what sexy looks like via a higher percentage of sexual images of themselves displayed across magazines, billboards, TV commercials, etc. […]

The Next-Generation of Female Leaders Will Emerge At A Faster Pace When Women Stop Trying to ‘Act Like Men’

January 30, 2012

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By CHERYL ISAAC, Forbes contributor Jan. 29, 2012 Men don’t push eight pound human beings out of deeply personal places. Men don’t undergo hormonal changes every month. Men don’t have to be constantly reminded of what sexy looks like via a higher percentage of sexual images of themselves displayed across magazines, billboards, TV commercials, etc. […]

For men and boys, a silver lining amid sex abuse scandals

January 30, 2012

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By Jessica Ravitz, CNNJanuary 30, 2012 Groups that help male sex abuse victims have seen Web traffic and hotline calls increase since the Sandusky scandal broke (CNN) — Advocates and therapists for survivors of male sex abuse say the recent scandals at Penn State and elsewhere may help men who were abused as children, and […]

For men and boys, a silver lining amid sex abuse scandals

January 30, 2012

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By Jessica Ravitz, CNNJanuary 30, 2012 Groups that help male sex abuse victims have seen Web traffic and hotline calls increase since the Sandusky scandal broke (CNN) — Advocates and therapists for survivors of male sex abuse say the recent scandals at Penn State and elsewhere may help men who were abused as children, and […]

Men against domestic and sexual violence

January 28, 2012

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Jason JohnstonFriday, January 27, 2012 Domestic and sexual violence shatters lives. It tries to hide within the community. Men must get involved to stop the cycle of abuse. SOS Inc. hosted a training session on reaching and engaging men to eliminate abuse from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday at the Lyon County Courthouse Annex Building […]

Men against domestic and sexual violence

January 28, 2012

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Jason JohnstonFriday, January 27, 2012 Domestic and sexual violence shatters lives. It tries to hide within the community. Men must get involved to stop the cycle of abuse. SOS Inc. hosted a training session on reaching and engaging men to eliminate abuse from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday at the Lyon County Courthouse Annex Building […]

The assumptions behind the ‘black marriage crisis’

January 27, 2012

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It’s cast as a crisis for the African American community, but the subtext is that women should settle down – and settle for less Tamara Winfrey Harris guardian.co.uk, Friday 27 January Twenty years ago, just after college, I attended a birthday party for a friend. In the kitchen, standing round the drinks, a handsome guy […]

The assumptions behind the ‘black marriage crisis’

January 27, 2012

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It’s cast as a crisis for the African American community, but the subtext is that women should settle down – and settle for less Tamara Winfrey Harris guardian.co.uk, Friday 27 January Twenty years ago, just after college, I attended a birthday party for a friend. In the kitchen, standing round the drinks, a handsome guy […]

It’s Evolution: Nature of Prejudice, Aggression Different for Men and Women

January 25, 2012

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ScienceDaily (Jan. 24, 2012) — Prejudice against people from groups different than their own is linked to aggression for men and fear for women, suggests new research led by Michigan State University scholars. The researchers report that, throughout history, men have been the primary aggressors against different groups as well as the primary victims of […]

Lechery, Immodesty and the Talmud

January 20, 2012

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By DOV LINZERPublished: January 19, 2012 IS it possible for a religious demand for modesty to be about anything other than men controlling women’s bodies? From recent events in Israel, it would certainly seem that it is not. Jennifer Uman Last month, an innocent, modestly dressed 8-year-old girl, Naama Margolese, living in Beit Shemesh, described […]

Men and Women: Still Both From Earth

January 15, 2012

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Joan Williams1/14/12 [co-written with Rachel Dempsey] A few weeks ago a group of European scientists published a study claiming that sex differences between men and women are much larger than we previously thought. The study found a very small overlap between men and women for personality traits such as sensitivity and warmth (much stronger for […]

PSNI to visit men who paid for sex with trafficked women

January 13, 2012

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The PSNI will be visiting a number of men who they suspect have paid for sex with trafficked women, a senior officer has confirmed. Police have previously carried out raids on suspected brothels in Belfast Detective Superintendent Philip Marshall said there were currently five investigations into organised crime gangs forcing women into prostitution. He said […]

Care and Support of Male Survivors of Conflict-Related Sexual Violence

January 11, 2012

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A Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) Briefing PaperWynne Russell,* Alastair Hilton, Michael Peel, Lizle Loots, Liz Dartnall10 Jan 2012 The world is increasingly aware that armed conflict brings danger of sexual violence for men and boys. Such violence—including rape, sexual torture and mutilation, castration, sexual humiliation, forced incest and forced rape, and sexual enslavement—is sharply […]