Tag Archives | Gender

Why I Joined the Good Men Project, Not the Good Person Project

Robert Couse-Baker (CC BY 2.0)

Robert Couse-Baker (CC BY 2.0)

Jed Diamond writes at at the Good Men Project:

When I first read Tom Matlack’s collection of stories about defining moments in men’s lives, I felt I was among kindred spirits. Tom found there was a connection between all the stories:

There was a moment when each man woke up, looking in the mirror and said, “I thought I knew what it meant to be a man. I thought I knew what it meant to be good. And I realize that I don’t know either.”

The only difference for me was that growing up I never had a clear sense of what it meant to be a man or what it meant to be a good man. My father was a writer and actor who became increasingly depressed when he couldn’t find meaningful work to support his family. When I was five years old he tried to commit suicide and spent the next seven years at Camarillo State Mental Hospital.

Read the rest
Continue Reading

It turns out male sexuality is just as fluid as female sexuality

Why is it that women can retain their heterosexuality if they kiss, but if men do the same they’re labeled gay? David Shankbone/Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-NC

Why is it that women can retain their heterosexuality if they kiss, but if men do the same they’re labeled gay?
David Shankbone/Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-NC

By Jane Ward, University of California, Riverside

If women can kiss women and still be straight, what about men?

Some scholars have argued that female sexual desires tend to be fluid and receptive, while men’s desires – regardless of whether men are gay or straight – tend to be inflexible and unchanging. Support for this notion permeates popular culture. There are countless examples of straight-identified female actresses and pop stars kissing or caressing other women – from Madonna and Britney to Iggy and J-Lo – with little concern about being perceived as lesbians. When the Christian pop star Katy Perry sang in 2008 that she kissed a girl and liked it, nobody seriously doubted her heterosexuality.

The story is different for men. The sexuality of straight men has long been understood by evolutionary biologists, and, subsequently, the general public, as subject to a visceral, nearly unstoppable impulse to reproduce with female partners.… Read the rest

Continue Reading

The new Congress is 80 percent white, 80 percent male and 92 percent Christian

Screen shot 2015-01-08 at 4.17.37 PM

Via Washington Post

Trying to predict the gender and race of a member of Congress is like trying to predict who would win a basketball game between the 1996 Chicago Bulls and the 2015 New York Knicks. Which is to say: It is like trying to predict who would win in an arithmetic competition between you and a talking horse. Which is to say: It is like trying to guess how many jellybeans are in a glass jar that contains two jellybeans. Which is to say: It is easy.

Read the rest

Continue Reading

Female-Named Hurricanes Kill More Than Ones With Male Names Because People Don’t Respect Them

HurricaneWhat’s in a name? A lot, apparently. People die because they don’t respect hurricanes with female names.

Wait until Hurricane Aretha comes to town.

People don’t take hurricanes as seriously if they have a feminine name and the consequences are deadly, finds a new groundbreaking study.

Female-named storms have historically killed more because people neither consider them as risky nor take the same precautions, the study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences concludes

Researchers at the University of Illinois and Arizona State University examined six decades of hurricane death rates according to gender, spanning  1950 and 2012.  Of the 47 most damaging hurricanes, the female-named hurricanes produced an average of 45 deaths compared to 23 deaths in male-named storms, or almost double the number of fatalities.  (The study excluded Katrina and Audrey, outlier storms that would skew the model).

The difference in death rates between genders was even more pronounced when comparing strongly masculine names versus strongly feminine ones.

Read the rest
Continue Reading

The So-Called ‘Men’s Rights Movement’ Is Actually A Far-Left Progressive Project

PIC: AnonMoos (PD)

PIC: AnonMoos (PD)

Donald Douglas writes at American Power:

As I noted earlier, “The depraved Obama-protection media will be spinning this Elliot Rodger as some kinda of NRA-survivalist tea party conserva-libertarian, or something.”

Well, that “or something” is the so-called “men’s rights movement,” which murderous leftists are attempting to spin as a bastion of “reactionary” conservatism.

Fail.

In fact, this so-called “men’s rights movement” is bathed in progressive, me-culture leftism in which the Hollywood luxury boy Elliot Rodger glommed onto like a baby to the teat.

PanelTomMattShep-680x1024

PIC: The Good Men Project (C)

See Amanda Marcotte, at Raw Story, “Why Progressive “Men’s Movements” Are Bound to Fail.”

Linked there is the leftist Good Men Project, which boasts bona fide progressive credentials, and includes on the frontpage a photograph of Democrat Party propagandist Shepard Fairey.

Some idiot feminists have sought to portray the “men’s right’s movement” as conservative, for example, Anne Theriault, at HuffPo, “Why the Men’s Rights Movement Is Garbage“:

MRAs believe that feminists are to blame for basically everything that’s wrong with their lives.

Read the rest
Continue Reading

Will Humans Evolve Into Hermaphrodites?

PIC: Webridge (CC)

PIC: Webridge (CC)

Scientists have uncovered evidence of Y chromosome degeneration in plant life. Will we, too, evolve to become a species of hermaphrodites?

TORONTO, ON – In many species, the possession of X and Y chromosomes determines whether an individual develops into a male or female. In humans, for example, individuals who inherit their father’s Y chromosome become male (XY), and individuals who inherit their father’s X chromosome become female (XX).

This system of sex determination has evolved independently multiple times and a striking feature of its evolution is that Y chromosomes have degenerated genetically, losing many genes over time. What is not well understood, however, is what happens to the Y chromosome during the earliest stages of this evolution, or the time scales over which degeneration occurs.

Now, University of Toronto (U of T) researchers have found a way to shed light on the early stages of degeneration, by investigating the process in plants.

Read the rest
Continue Reading

Matriarchy? Patriarchy? (Answer: Kyriarchy)

Mary_SpearFrom psychologist Alice Miller’s website:

From: Duncan Mcdermott

Alice,

When I was a little boy I was beaten by men and women. Teachers, parents, friends of my parents, parents of other little boys – just about any adult – would beat me or slap me around casually, sometimes raging with fury, other times just kind of happy slapping for jesus.

Generally I found the men easier to predict, they didn’t seem so outwardly angry as the women. Women hit less often than men, but, and this is a very big but, men usually beat as a result of women’s insistence. Without this virulent insistence I might have been beaten much less.

The school I attended from the age of three up to eleven when I went to the all-male high school, were matriarchies. At times they had a headmaster, but a headmistress was much more usual. They had only two or three male teachers, all the rest were women.Where I went to school in South Africa, Natal School Regulations forbade the striking of ‘any girl’ in any circumstances.

Read the rest
Continue Reading

Queerfeminism

Pic: Amadhi (PD)

Pic: Amadhi (PD)

I am a male, I am also queer, and throughout my life I have maintained a steady albeit contentious allegiance with  the philosophy of feminism.  Now before we all pull out our fedoras and start a manly chant let me also say that my perspective on the ideology is shaped by my political beliefs as well as my understanding of gender theory, which I will admit, is not incredibly extensive, but I feel as though it is enough to throw in my two cents on the issue.

There is a horrible divide these days within the media wherein pundits enjoy the splendor of being able to toss around political buzzwords without being at all educated about the meaning behind them. A tragic example being the word “socialism”, as shown when a heavily opinionated fox news telecaster scorchingly slanders a progressive scapegoat by verbally assaulting him with the umbrella term “socialist”,  thereby heaping upon the individual all the tenets of every failed regime operating under a red flag from the 1920’s onward.… Read the rest

Continue Reading

Standards of Beauty Under The Knife

Pic: Sarang (PD)

Pic: Sarang (PD)

By now, you have probably heard some of the outsider outrage, confusion and consternation. “Everyone in Korea wants the same face!”

It seems, pardon the pun, cut and dry, but as you’ll see it is anything but. Any cultural slant might be laid bare through similar scrutiny, so beware: those publications that seem to want to the headline to read “Dumb Asians All Want to Look The Same” are incapable of seeing their own cultural bias. We are all, in a sense, blind to ourselves.

Let’s try to open our eyes a little. I want to look at this, leading off with one of the better articles I’ve found on this phenomenon,

“There’s a real problem when you make generalizations about a whole country full of women, that they’re all culturally duped,” Hejiin Lee said in an interview. “There are certain economic situations happening in Korea and America that might impel different choices.

Read the rest
Continue Reading