How the Cosby Scandal Can Remind Us About Consent

635520029236017697-Bill-Cosby

Billy Flood reminds us that when it comes to rape, nobody is ever “asking for it” and this type of shaming needs to end right here, right now.

R.I.P Tommy. You’ll Never Laugh at Our Car Talk Again.

tommy car talk

Tom Magliozzi, one half of “Click and Clack”, the Car Talk Brothers, has stopped laughing and telling us to change our oil.

Quiet Survival: A Story of Detainment

Jeffrey-Fowle-AP-290x173

Erin Kelly recounts the story of Jeffrey Fowle and two other Americans who were recently detained in North Korea.

Is Compassion Really the New Cool?

mirror  Zach Dischner:Flickr

The drive to show “masculine compassion” misses the point about human struggle.

Violent and Legal: The Shocking Ways School Kids are Being Pinned Down, Isolated Against Their Will

scream room

Carson Luke, a young boy with autism, shattered bones in his hand and foot after educators grabbed him and tried to shut him into a “scream room.” Kids across the country risked similar harm at least 267,000 times in just one school year.

The Unbearable Whiteness of National Public Radio

b85bf2315b3b3b590fb862b3595a443b

One member of the ‘Barbershop’ wonders how NPR could have been so short-sighted as to cancel the critically-praised show ‘Tell Me More’, hosted by Michel Martin.

A Continual Act of Coming Out

stevenpetrowbooksstore

An etiquette advice columnist who offers guidance about ways to reveal family secrets comes out of his own dark and scary closet in which he lived for fifty years

The First-Ever Co-Ed Vagina Monologues

josh

What’s a man’s role in the feminist movement? Comedian Josh Healey gets to an answer in a new way.

Drive Less, Save Your Soul

Jackson Bliss, Good Men Project, Huffington Post UK, Driving, Driving and Narcissism, Entitled Drivers, Drivers are Assholes, Ethics and Values, Drive Less and Save Your Soul

Jackson Bliss explains why driving, social disconnection and cultural narcissism are all interconnected

The Internet Sex Archive: What Should We Do With Millions of Hours of Amateur Pornography?

1614307_1454123884800275_181609814_o

Historian Oliver Lee Bateman examines the potential scholarly applications of websites like Xtube and RedTube.

The Art of Little Blessings

giving-gifts-to-the-buddha

Good for the Soul co-editor Kevin Macku reflects on the food chain, sunlight and how we can share little blessings with others—because sometimes, it’s the little things that matter most.

The Yin and Yang of Being Straight or Gay

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

When Edie Weinstein is mistaken for a butch lesbian, it leads her to question the internalized homophobia we may all carry regardless of our sexual orientation.

The Powers That Beast: What is the Adoptee Voice Worth?

two dolls

“Adoptee voices must be included in conversations about adoption. Adoptee voices must be valued.” By Matthew Salesses

Why We Need More Than Three Genders

588x350_genders_dnwallace

Barbara King examines the case for extending gender labels beyond the binary … and beyond.

In Search of Henry Grimes

grimes

Henry Cherry had been an addict and a ne’er do well, but the music of Henry Grimes went beyond support, beyond the bass, beyond the beyond.

Why Can’t We Walk in a Straight Line?

Why can't we walk in a straight line

This in no way means you should get lippy the next time you fail a field sobriety test.