8 Things to Remember if You’re Looking for a Loyal Woman

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Chris Brown may lament “those hoes ain’t loyal,” but the truth goes a whole lot deeper.

Reflections from a Masculinity Panel, March 2015


Abdul Staten sat on a panel about how the idea of masculinity is hindering adolescent boys from blossoming into their authentic, non-violent, non-misogynistic, non-abusive selves.



L. Lamar Wilson writes of men and rape, survivors and aggressors, in this stark poem.

Yet Another Teenage Boy Is Struggling With the Normalization of His Rape

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Rape has never been about seduction. It has always been and will always be about power.

The Big List of What I Want To Do vs. What I Will Do as a 40-year-old

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Greg Simms on what it’s like to be too old to rock and roll but too young to die.

R Kelly, Chris Brown and the Sexual Politics of Never-Never Land

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Aya de Leon examines how children create stories to get themselves through brutal times. And some children never grow up.

Like It or Not, Thug Rap Is Done

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Greg Simms says thugs are done in hip-hop. Here’s why.

Bobby Brown’s ‘Don’t Be Cruel’ Celebrates 25 Years

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Greg Simms on Generation X’s defining R&B album.

Who Will Be the “Poster Child” for Sexually Abused Boys?

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Andrew Smiler says American expectations about masculinity keep male victims silent about their sexual abuse.

What We Get Wrong About Sex


Harris O’Malley explains that for a country that places so much importance on sex, we seem to go out of our way to make ourselves miserable as possible over the subject.

Dear Jay Z: Please Save Chris Brown


Chris Brown needs a strong role model to make him a better man.

Should We Forgive Chris Brown?


By accepting Chris Brown’s apology and consuming his products, are we saying domestic abuse is forgivable?

Paparazzi Roadblocks Chris Brown, Porsche Totaled

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In the wake of yet another dangerous pursuit and crash perpetrated by paparazzi, Joanna Schroeder wonders: What are you willing to give up in order to help end this madness?

Protest Style: Psy’s Anti-American Past?

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“Gangnam Style” has made PSY a global household name, but acording to recent English translations of his performances in 2002 and 2004, PSY participated in several high profile anti-American military protests.

“Chris Brown is SUPPOSED to be convincing us beyond any shadow of a doubt that he will never do something like he did to Rihanna ever again.”


This is a comment by Grey Aiken on the post “Chris Brown’s Twitter Deactivated After Tweet War with Comedy Writer”.

I Lost a Job for Calling Out the Company’s Rape Apology

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Dan Soloman critiqued CultureMap’s victim-shaming of an underaged girl, and lost his job as a result.