Dad’s Hot Topic: The New ‘Playboy’ – One Step Forward For My Daughters, One Step Backward For Women?

In a world where controversial ‘Hot Topics’ are abuzz, Brian Gawlak finds the teachable moments in trending issues.

What it Means When You Say I’m Hot ‘For A Mom’

Attractiveness is relative. But to look at the choices a woman makes with her body and assign a tangible value to her worth and sexuality is appalling and concerning.

Comment of the Day: ‘Personally, I don’t care what thoughts a strange man might be having about me.’

This comment of the day was from Eve on the post Why Men Objectify Women.

What Happens When Hipster Dudes Imitate Miranda Kerr’s Super Sexy GQ Spread?

Miranda Kerr’s GQ shoot is undeniably hot. But what happens when an Aussie hipster decides to duplicate the shots… starring himself?

Seeing a Woman: A Conversation Between a Father and a Son

It is a woman’s responsibility to dress herself in the morning. It is your responsibility to look at her like a human being regardless of what she is wearing.

“Miley, Where Did You Get the Idea to Act Like a Sexual Object?” (Video)

Singer/Songwriter Jon Lajoie asks us to take a hard look at our own responsibility in this very funny sendup to the VMA Miley Cyrus response.

Yes, I’m Going to Defend the Video For ‘Blurred Lines’

Allan Mott dives into the controversy and defends the joyous nudity in Robin Thicke’s video for “Blurred Lines”.

What Is Objectification?

When a psychologist promoting her new book is interviewed by a Playmate for Playboy radio, she’s challenged to answer the question at the root of porn’s very existence.

Spring Has Sprung, But You Don’t Have To

With warm weather comes more revealing clothes. Jamie Utt encourages men to resist the urge to objectify or harass women in the spirit of “Spring Fever”.

A Lot Has Changed in Men’s Magazines in 50 Years…And Mostly Not For the Better

Tim O’Connor responds to Amanda Hess’ assertion that today’s men’s magazines sell the image of men as unstable, emotionally-stunted, and sex crazed.

I Don’t Deserve to Be Happy

Sex addiction and cheating are signs of deeper issues for Felicity Hodgman.

How to Date Me: A Field Guide for Men

Confidential to the guy who’s asking Amie Longmire out on a date: she wants you to succeed at dating her. Here’s how.

The Vagina Dialogues

What does it take to be an ally to women?

Why We Crave Porn

Although we treat porn as a commodity, it is actually a deeply desired human interaction.

Open Thread: Can Men Be Objectified?

What do you think? Can men be objectified? How does the objectification of men differ from the objectification of women?

Curves (or Lack of Curves) Don’t Make The Woman

When it comes to idealizing one body type over another, Danny says, “Screw swinging the pendulum to the other side! It’s time to tear that damn pendulum down!”