Thanks, Facebook, But I Don’t Need a Makeover

Facebook Like Me photo by beglen

JJ Vincent hates it when Facebook suggests things he should “like”. For one, the words “should” and “like” don’t go together. And two, having Facebook do your thinking for you is kinda creepy.

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Glitter Toes: Yes, I have them.

Glitter Toes photo by shannon kringen

For the most part, JJ Vincent strives to be invisible. But then there are those toes!

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What I Learned from 50 Naked People


When I started school for massage therapy, it was a shock at first.

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Lying to Children

GI Joe, Barbie, gender stereotypes, body image, children's body image, children's role models

Where fantasy stops, untruths begin. Carl Pettit writes on the relationship between media and body image.

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How We Can Improve Sex Ed for Boys

boys sex ed, boys dating, boys education, boys relationships, boys sexual assault, boys domestic violence prevention

Justin Cascio talks to Elizabeth Schroeder, executive director of Answer, about why boys are tuning out in sex ed classes, and what they want to know most (but aren’t telling us).

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How Do Men See Themselves?

men's body image, Homer Simpson, body dysmorphia, how we appear, man in the mirror, am I hot

Dove asks women a question that men should be asking, too.

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I Like That My Ex-Wife’s Boyfriend Is Hairy


Why another man’s back hair makes me happy.

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My Gain, Your Loss: Hair Removal, Feminism, and Interdependence


An ideology that lacks compassion for half of humanity will not secure freedom for anyone.

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Average Size … for a Black Man: Myths About Size, Racism, and the Patriarchy


Myths about Black men’s prowess reinforce racist stereotypes about Black men.

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The Intact-ivists


A diverse group of men who are opposed to circumcision share a common, if unorthodox, mission—to restore their foreskins.

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Why Black Women Also Fear Black Men


Though the fear of black men by white people is based on racist stereotypes, black women’s fear is rooted in a lifetime of experience.

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A Boy and His Penis


JD Roberto wishes he could avoid sending his five-year-old son mixed messages about his sexuality.

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The Circumcised Poet and Other Tales


No matter what has been cut away, what remains is whole.

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A Few of My Favourite Things


Talk of appearances leads Donald D’Haene to discover his friends’ inner beauty.

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Stop Mocking Chris Christie about His Weight


Why is it okay to be cruel to conservative men?

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Suck It Up


Greg White learns the hard way after liposuction: Quick, painless solutions to long festering problems are the stuff of campaign promises, not physical reality.

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