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Are You Sexually Objectifying Yourself?

July 7, 2017
Are You Sexually Objectifying Yourself?

Ever since the second wave of feminism in the 70s, we’ve heard a lot about the “male gaze,” which is defined as “the way in which the visual arts and literature depict the world and women from a masculine point of view, presenting women as objects of male pleasure.” The phrase was coined by film critic Laura […]

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Endangered Masculinity

February 16, 2016
Endangered Masculinity

I recently posted a reader’s letter about a very insecure ex, and at the end I wondered whether male insecurity is on the rise. There are several indicators that suggest it well might be. The traditional milestones of adulthood are increasingly delayed for young men: Males lag females in college attendance, with a current national […]

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Have Women Finally Had Enough of Effortless Perfection?

December 3, 2015
Have Women Finally Had Enough of Effortless Perfection?

Are Millennial women finally turning their backs on the insidious self-destruction of Effortless Perfection? Much has been written about the curse of Effortless Perfection. The term was coined in 2003 after a Women’s Initiative landmark study by Duke University sought to evaluate the school’s climate for women. The research included faculty and other employees, alumnae and grad students, but […]

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Is the VF Tinder Article Feminist Propaganda?

August 14, 2015
Is the VF Tinder Article Feminist Propaganda?

Nancy Jo Sales is drawing a lot of criticism for the bias inherent in her story claiming that Tinder has destroyed dating. Jesse Singal of New York Magazine takes her to task for her cherry picking of anecdotes: “If you hang out with stats geeks for long enough, one of them will probably utter the sentence, […]

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Female Aggression is All About the Menz

November 22, 2013
Female Aggression is All About the Menz

A recent NYXs article by John Tierney:  A Cold War Fought By Women (H/T: about 20 HUS readers!) takes a new look at female intrasexual competition, confirming what girls figure out at about the age of three. It’s all about the menz. According to the 2008 study The Myth of the Alpha Male, women vie for social dominance via […]

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