Guest Post: Is Contraception “Emasculating”? Sean Responds

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A guest post by SeanHi everyone! This is Sean.Libby sent me a piece called "The Emasculating Effects of Modern Contraception." This is about husbands and fathers. Libby is neither, but she happens to know one pretty well – me!She was wondering what I thought - so here goes. First I'll start with an excerpt from the piece.The most recent discussion about “neutered men” brings to mind a casual conversation I took part in a few years back at a sporting event. A group of mothers was c … [Read more...]

Is Shame a Productive Tactic for Affecting Change?

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By now you've probably heard of Nice Guys of OK Cupid. It's been taken down, but here's a link about it in case you're not in the know. Basically, someone went through OK Cupid profiles and took excerpts from the profiles of men who claimed to be "nice guys" but whose profiles also contained sexist or misogynist statements, imposed these statements over their pictures, and posted them on a tumblr. I think this offers a moment to pause and ask some questions, questions about privacy and shaming, … [Read more...]


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