Shut Up and Join the Party

Shut Up and Join the Party

We all need to achieve a balance between responsibility, pleasure, and pain—but we get to it from different directions: people on the front lines of the struggle have to keep their heads from going up in flames; privileged people like me have to keep their heads out of the sand.

Checking Your Privilege can and Should be Amazing

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“Checking your privilege” will be amazing once we stop calling each other names, judging each other, and deciding who is and who is not allowed to speak and instead focus on self-awareness and social cooperation.

The Sociological Paradox

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To be a decent human being, you have to treat people like they’re special; but to be a decent sociologist, you have to remember they’re not.

The Struggle is Real

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What I am going to say here will shock some people but the want to express this has been tugging at me for a while so I had to say it.

My Dear Evangelicals: Realities and Myths After Marriage Ruling

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The problem with a life of privilege is that after a while, equality for all starts to look like oppression. Neil Carter breaks down the new realities of the SCOTUS ruling on marriage. — The cheerleaders for Team Evangelical have gotten everyone worked up into a lather over the 5-4 victory for supporters of marriage equality, […]

I Am White and I Know My Privilege

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Bryan Reeves, a white man, reflects on white privilege and the refusal by many white people to acknowledge it.

Staying Alive in “Post-Racial America”

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Thaddeus Howze shouldn’t have to share these 10 tips on how to stay alive as a man of color.

This Is Why Being a Nice Guy Just Isn’t Enough

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Here’s what you need to know to avoid the unintentional sexism that can come with gender socialization.

‘Cherry Spoon Bridge to Nowhere’ Slam Poet Guante

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Award winning spoken word poet Guante on race, privilege, art and Minneapolis.

Me? Entitled? You Must Be Talking About Somebody Else

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Jenny Kanevsky takes a hard look at her behavior and realizes the opposite of entitlement is respect.

Photo of the Day: A Stark Mix of Race and Class

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Sometimes a picture just says it all.

I’m An MRA-Bashing Feminist — But Because I’m a Man, Trolls Leave Me Alone

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No one has ever threatened violence against me, or said I was too ugly to rape. Why? Male privilege.

5 Reasons White People Don’t Have to Hate People of Color to Be Racist

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It’s tough to feel like part of the problem. But everyone should know these ways that even the most “well-intended” white person can participate in and benefit from racism.

When Privilege Isn’t a Privilege

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Let’s play the privilege Lottery!

What Everyone Gets Wrong About Anti-Vaccine Parents

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Dr. Amy Tuteur explains why medical science will never change the minds of anti-vaxxers.

Understanding Manhood

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Raoul Wieland reviews Michael Kimmel’s ‘Manhood in America’ and explores the evolving and expanding definition of masculinity.