Topless Protests to Pussy Riot: Women Rising Up

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Okay, I know I was a bit of a prude at first when it came to the name of the Russian Punk band, Pussy Riot. But somehow, hearing Leslie Stahl say it on 60 Minutes neutralized that angst for me. In case you aren’t familiar the band has been known for some time as a [Read More...]

Is Gender Equality Killing Women?

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I consider myself a feminist, which means (to me at least) I support the elimination of barriers to access for all people, regardless of their gender. But in spite of that, the equality that follows such efforts comes with its own consequences for the culture, and sometimes even for the woman herself. My wife, Amy, [Read More...]

On Rachel Held Evans and Why “Vagina-gate” Matters

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Some may be aware of the dust kicked up around Rachel Held Evans‘ new book, “A Year of Biblical Womanhood,” but in case you’re unfamiliar with the “vagina-gate” phenomenon, let me catch you up. For starters, I think the whole name for the phenomenon is a little bit unfortunate. Yes, I know that every time [Read More...]

Emmett Till to Herman Cain: Strange Progress?

In August, 1955, 14-year-old Emmett Till, and African-American, was killed for reportedly flirting with a white woman. He was beaten, his eyes cut out of his head, and his lifeless body was dumped in a river. The men who murdered the young boy were acquitted, but later publicly admitted to the lynching under the protection [Read More...]

Docker’s Man-ifesto and a great womanist response

So, I’ve been working on this book about postmodern male identity for some time called BE A MAN, and Brandon, a colleague of mine, passed along the text of a recent Dockers ad campaign they’ve labeled the “Man-ifesto.” And here’s a revised version/response from a blogger known as Heartless Doll, which I think kinda rules. [Read more...]


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