Posts Tagged "Gender"

Critical Questions About Masculinity

Critical Questions About Masculinity

Newtown and Old Analysis at The New York Times By Jackson Katz It’s a safe bet that as school resumes and colleges come back from winter break, many teachers and professors will be discussing various aspects of the Newtown massacre. And for those who plan to discuss the gender issues at the heart of this and most rampage killings, it will be hard to avoid how de-gendered the coverage in...

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We Are a Country Drenched in Bloodshed: Some Hard Truths About Violence in the Media

We Are a Country Drenched in Bloodshed: Some Hard Truths About Violence in the Media

By Don Hazen Read on Alternet December 20, 2012 | The horrific massacre of schoolchildren and their teachers in Newtown, Connecticut, has unleashed an unprecedented debate about how to address the problem of mass violence in our country. There is an increasing sense that American society is incapable of protecting its citizens, including young children, the most vulnerable among us. Yes,...

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Sick of Violence

Sick of Violence

It has been just one week since the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre took place and many of us are still numb to the horror of what happened. My question is, are we brave enough to step out of our comfort zones, suspend all judgments, look long and hard at the big picture and implement lasting social change? There are a myriad of issues that have informed my life’s work and that are...

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First Time Not Required to Play in Bikinis

First Time Not Required to Play in Bikinis

While You Were Staring at Their Butts, Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings Just Won Their Third Gold Medal By Justin Peters | Posted Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, at 7:38 PM ET Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings celebrate at the end of the women beach volleyball final match against April Ross and Jennifer Kessy. May-Treanor/Walsh won the gold medal. In winning their third straight beach...

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Childless Option

Childless Option

AN INVISIBLE OPTION IN THE AFTERMATH OF SLAUGHTER’S “WHY WOMEN CAN’T HAVE IT ALL” by Lisa Wade I’ve been watching the response to Anne-Marie Slaughter’s Why Women Still Can’t Have It All roll out across the web. Commentators are making excellent points, but E.J. Graff at The American Prospect sums it up nicely: Being both a good parent and an...

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