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Net Shop Boys — Real Life
Grailed is an aperture, albeit a narrow one, into how men negotiate their masculinity, how they resolve their bodies with the world. The quirks in their performance, where I can find them, act as ruptures in a gender that’s mythologized as self-evident, never practiced, never learned. These holes are doors. They are a way in.
clothing  fashion  men  power  shopping  business  internet  gender 
18 days ago by allaboutgeorge
The Suit | Vestoj
A suit isn’t merely a uniform, traditionally made of one fabric. It is, if one is a believer in the power of style, a sly opportunity to play with notions of passing while also signaling dissent.
fashion  men  work  power  sex  gender  career 
july 2017 by allaboutgeorge
We can teach women to code, but that just creates another problem
"Introducing women into a discipline can be seen as empowerment for women," Ensmenger says. "But it is often seen by men as a reduction of their status. Because, historically speaking, the more women in a profession, the lower paid it is."
computing  gender  labor  code  women  men 
june 2017 by allaboutgeorge
Black Freaks, Black Fags, Black Dykes: Re-imagining Rebecca Walker’s “Black Cool” | The Feminist Wire
Given this, it seems to me that any notion of black cool that is only imagined as being exercised or embodied by black masculine men and/or some masculine women is, well, played out. Black cool is multi-textured, unrestrictive, and forever changing. We, black folk are diverse in our embodiments, sexual identities, and gender expressions; therefore, our imaginations of black cool, if they are to be unrestrictive, should be vast enough to consider feminine women, feminine men, gender variant/trans men and women, and differently-abled individuals.
queer  gay  black  race  power  gender  sex  creativity  beauty  identity  presence 
february 2013 by allaboutgeorge
The ghettoisation of pink: how it has cornered the little-girl market | Society | The Observer
I wish I could tell you that I had reached my own goals: getting my daughter outside more, taking walks in the woods together, playing sports, making art. Occasionally I have – and I advocate all of that – but mostly I have just got a lot more canny about how we participate in the consumer culture. At bedtime we continue to read legends, mythology, and fairytales – all of which teem with complex female characters that fire a child's imagination. The path to womanhood is strewn with enchantment, but it is also rife with thickets and thorns and a Big Bad Culture that threatens to consume them even as they consume it. The good news is, the choices we make for our toddlers can influence how they navigate life as teens. I'm not saying we can, or will, do everything "right," only that there is power – magic – in awareness.
women  parenting  gender  sex  marketing  feminism  children 
june 2011 by allaboutgeorge
The Case Against Drop-down Identities | Smarterware
Social software should let you explain. But as the drop-down option says, it's complicated.
identity  gender  power  social  software  technology  reputation 
march 2011 by allaboutgeorge
Lady Robots: The Shape of Things to Come On | The Awl
We didn't make girls perfect; we made them to be what we wanted. If they want to be masters, to live in a world where only one set of desires is valid, they take after us that way. They're still showing us what we want. The key is to want something better. The key is to want something more.
feminism  technology  power  gender  sex  art  beauty  culture 
november 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Queer Oakland: Julia Serano uses activism, art to save the day | Oakland Local
"What is oppression? Oppression is about double standards. My hope is that we’ll eventually reach a point where all of these double standards don’t exist."
race  gender  power  gay  ethnicity  queer  activism  interviews  oakland  art 
october 2010 by allaboutgeorge
‘The Walking Dead’ Unleashes Zombies on AMC - Review - NYTimes.com
The one good thing about the walking dead is that they don’t drive.

All it really takes to outrun a zombie is a car. Also, a bullet to the head will stop one cold. And that may explain why so many men prefer zombies to vampires: zombie stories pivot on men’s two favorite things: fast cars and guns. Better yet, zombies almost never talk. Vampires, especially of late, are mostly a female obsession. Works like “Twilight” and “True Blood” suggest that the best way to defeat a vampire is to make him fall so in love that he resists the urge to bite. And that’s a powerful, if naïve, female fantasy: a mate so besotted he gives up his most primal cravings for the woman he loves.

Vampires are imbued with romance. Zombies are not. (Zombies are from Mars, vampires are from Venus.)
zombies  television  amctv  fiction  story  gender  men  women  literature 
october 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Washington Post: Robin Givhan: Elena Kagan goes on Supreme Court confirmation offensive in drab D.C clothes
Is it so wrong to lean on cliches for guidance? Well, yes. And, also, no.

People make choices about their appearance for all sorts of complicated reasons. And often, they glom on to a cliche because they find it reassuring and easy. They wear the dress of a particular social tribe because they want people to make assumptions about who they are -- because letting folks come to a conclusion on their own is often easier than having to explain.

Ultimately, of course, on matters so personal, only the individual's speaking up can truly make things clear.
fashion  power  washington  women  gender  beauty  politics  supremecourt 
may 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Stress and worry ebb, happiness grows after 50 | Booster Shots | Los Angeles Times
We all know women live longer, but this survey makes clear it's a little harder on them than it is on men. At all ages, their reported levels of "enjoyment" are lower than mens'. At all ages, their levels of stress and worry are significantly higher than those of men. At all ages, their reported sadness is higher than mens'. Only their levels of anger were the equal of mens' throughout the lifespan.
women  health  research  gender  power  happiness 
may 2010 by allaboutgeorge
BELOVED STRANGER: Letter To A College Student
So maybe I gave up a few years there, did the mommy track, played nurse. I'm older now and I don't give a Flyin' Rats Ass that I don't sound a thing like Celine Dion. That's the beauty of gettin' on and doing things your own way.
music  women  business  songwriting  work  art  gender 
april 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Gene Weingarten - XXX for the XX Set: Women's erotica isn't just dirty. It's nice and dirty. - washingtonpost.com
Me: If men read these books, they'd be terrified.

Kate: Why?

Me: Because what it makes clear is that, in comparative literary terms, female sexuality is James Joyce's "Ulysses" and male sexuality is "The Hardy Boys."

Kate: I won't argue with that.

Me: How can we ever hope to compete with your expectations?

Kate: Interesting. That's what we say about the material you guys use for arousal.

Me: Maybe the answer is for men and women to abandon all these immature fantasies and work tirelessly to find joy and fulfillment in the simple reality of each other's love and understanding.

Kate: You're not very bright, are you? I like that in a man.
sex  writing  fiction  relationships  men  women  reading  creativity  identity  beauty  love  gender  story  art 
february 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Vital Signs - Study Finds Women Wear Shoes That Cause Pain - NYTimes.com
“I think women need to really pay attention to how a shoe fits and realize that what you’re buying could have potential effects on your feet for the rest of your life,” said the paper’s lead author, Alyssa B. Dufour, a doctoral student in biostatistics at Boston University. “It’s important to pay attention to size and width, and not just buy it because it’s cute.”
fashion  marketing  women  men  health  science  research  massachusetts  beauty  gender 
december 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Becoming a piece of meat - Sex - Salon.com
[...] Monogamy can work beautifully but it's a constant moving and growing and changing thing. A marriage doesn't get fixed, it moves. I don't know if I'd call it an indictment of marriage, I'd call it an indictment of the assumption that monogamy is the one necessary thing. I had to change how I was married and become a person who can stand on her own two feet. To find out that I could be a singular human being and also be in a marriage was the only reason that our marriage was able to survive. [...]
meat  cooking  sex  relationships  gender  marriage  power  food 
december 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Why women have sex | Life and style | The Guardian
I thought that my lover adored me. No – it is because I have a symmetrical face. "I love you so much," he would say, if he could read his evolutionary impulses, "because you have a symmetrical face!" "Oh, how I love the smell of your compatible genes!" I would say back. "Symmetrical face!" "Compatible genes!" "Symmetrical face!" "Compatible genes!" And so we would osculate (kiss). I am really just a monkey trying to survive. I close the book.

I think I knew that.
sex  women  men  gender  power  relationships  love  beauty  communication  behavior  ethics  science  psychology 
october 2009 by allaboutgeorge
www.kansascity.com | 09/29/2009 | More women become brewers and enjoy a wide range of beers
“Two years ago, our first meeting had 22 women in attendance. Now our organization has more than 300 members. We’re not only promoting women’s professionalism in the beer industry, we’re also encouraging women to be educated consumers of beer.”
beer  beverages  women  gender  food  cooking 
october 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Miss Information, with Erin Bradley | Advice
Physical beauty is subjective. Not only that, but attraction has hundreds of components. They’re all woven together, like some big crazy quilt made of neurons, childhood memories, and hormones. No one can ever fully understand or unravel another person’s quilt.
beauty  sex  love  relationships  gender  childhood  psychology  identity  attention 
september 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Greetings, Golden Gate Bridge jumper / Guess who commits suicide most often from our world-famous span?
I do know that when I cross the GG Bridge these days, I tend to glance over at those guard rails and safety wires with a different sort of appreciation, awareness and sighing sense of wonder. Here is this astonishing architectual icon set against one of the most beautiful backdrops in the world, all teeming with life and movement and possibility, and all quietly underscored with a dark thread of sadness and depression and death.

It is, of course, a metaphor, a microcosm, a symbol that's neither white, nor male, nor middle aged. It's simply universal.
architecture  death  sanfrancisco  demographics  race  gender  white  male  suicide  aging 
september 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Meet the Superior Wife - The Globe and Mail
"The culture still attaches negative associations to men speaking about their personal lives. They are supposed to know this stuff. They are not supposed to ask for help. It's seen as a weakness. ...

"In the same way that at one point in the work world, men might have had to say to women, 'Here's what you have to do in business to be successful,' men get it that they have to receive wisdom in the domestic realm. And just as women have found that their way of doing things in the work world brings added value, men see that there's a male way of doing things in the home.

"Both men and women have their emerging competencies."
men  women  marriage  relationships  gender  power  parenting  children  communication 
september 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Rating Attractiveness: Consensus Among Men, Not Women, Study Finds
"As far as we know, this is the first study to investigate whether there are differences in the level of consensus male and female raters have in their attractiveness judgments," Wood says. "These differences have implications for the different experiences and strategies that could be expected for men and women in the dating marketplace."
women  men  relationships  sex  gender  culture  psychology  science  beauty  marketing 
september 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Female Supervisors More Susceptible To Workplace Sexual Harassment
"This study provides the strongest evidence to date supporting the theory that sexual harassment is less about sexual desire than about control and domination," said Heather McLaughlin, a sociologist at the University of Minnesota and the study's primary investigator. "Male co-workers, clients and supervisors seem to be using harassment as an equalizer against women in power."
discrimination  society  work  jobs  sex  bias  power  men  women  gender  science  research 
september 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Thoughts on Ellie Greenwich from Brian Wilson, Diane Warren | Pop & Hiss | Los Angeles Times
“I never thought, ‘This is a woman writing these songs.’ I never looked at gender. Songs are great or they are not great. I think it’s great in that Ellie and [and Brill Building peers] Cynthia Weil and Carole King were pretty powerful women. But I never said ‘I want to be that woman.' I just wanted to write great songs, which is what they did.

“I don’t think there’s a female perspective; there’s a human perspective, and that’s why those songs are so popular," Warren said. "They were about human emotions. A lot of women sang them, but a lot of what they sang is universal.”
women  gender  songwriting  art  music  creativity 
august 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Dangerous Resentment - Judith Warner Blog - NYTimes.com
The idea that women with “major educations” are somehow suspect, the desire to smack them down and tell them “to be quiet” is hardly new. At the end of the 19th century, as increasing numbers of women began for the first time to pursue higher education, a campaign began, waged by prominent doctors, among others, against these new unnatural monsters, whose vital energies were being diverted from their wombs to their brains. In the last quarter of the 20th century, feminists were routinely delegitimized as brainy elitists ignorant of and unconcerned with the plight of ordinary women.
identity  social  women  gender  culture  education  feminism  society  discrimination  men 
july 2009 by allaboutgeorge
James Wolcott on Cultural Snobbery | vanityfair.com
In my bohemian days (the exotic reek of incense haunts me still), I owned a jukebox—a huge honker, a neon-trimmed sarcophagus—which I studiously stocked with 45s to showcase the catholicity of my pop sensibility, from the Supremes’ “Up the Ladder to the Roof” to Elton John and Kiki Dee’s “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart,” to Duran Duran’s “Hungry Like the Wolf,” to the Clash’s “(White Man) In Hammersmith Palais.” I was fond of that machine, despite the mockery it inspired, because it was like having a custom-built twin. “Male record collectors seek mastery over a body of music, almost always as a way of establishing a masculine identity,” Krin Gabbard argues in his psychosocial study “Hipsters and Nerds.” (Oh, so that’s what I was doing.) “The collector makes conscious and unconscious connections to the masculine codes in the music, but he also works at acquiring a commanding knowledge that can be carefully deployed in the right surroundings.”
music  social  business  books  technology  culture  pop  movies  publishing  literature  aesthetics  identity  fashion  gender 
july 2009 by allaboutgeorge
John Dillinger, Existentialist by Thomas S. Hibbs on National Review Online
But the pace, in the end, is precisely the point. Dillinger is nothing more than what he does. He robs banks, and in this he achieves a kind of freedom, liberation from petty concerns over a job and a family, over what others think of him, over the desire for money and advancement, even over the fear of death, as the scene in the Biograph indicates.

That accounts for both the attraction of Dillinger and his essential emptiness, a combination that Mann’s own film mimics: artistic flair wedded to nihilism.
movies  cinema  film  aesthetics  beauty  philosophy  crime  men  gender  power  identity 
july 2009 by allaboutgeorge
MediaPost Publications Most Americans Still Befuddled By Smartphones 07/02/2009
Women are far more eager to rate texting as very important (71% compared to 46% of men), cameras (55% of women versus 30% of men), listening to music on their mobile devices (44% of women versus 25% of men) and game functions (14% versus 9% of men.) Women were also more likely to rank GPS and book reading features as very important.

Men, on the other hand, are far more likely to rank calendar functions that link to their computers as very important (46% versus 39%).
gender  men  women  mobile  research  business  technology  location  games  photography  music  social 
july 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Indian Court Overturns Gay Sex Ban - NYTimes.com
“The inclusiveness that Indian society traditionally displayed, literally in every aspect of life, is manifest in recognizing a role in society for everyone,” judges of the Delhi High Court wrote in a 105-page decision, India’s first to directly address rights for gay men and lesbians. “Those perceived by the majority as ‘deviants’ or ‘different’ are not on that score excluded or ostracized” [...]
india  gay  gender  sex  law  justice 
july 2009 by allaboutgeorge
The Coolness Index « Music Machinery
It may be too hard to tell whether an artist is cool, but we have all sorts of ways to tell that an artist is definitely not cool. For instance, if lots of listeners really don’t want people to know that they are listening to a particular artist, then that artist is probably not too cool. Luckily, there’s an interesting source for just this kind of data. Recently, the researchers at Last.fm published a list of the ‘most unwanted scrobbles‘. This is a list of tracks that were most frequently deleted by the Last.fm community from their scrobbles in the last month. These are the tracks that Last.fm listeners didn’t want people to know that the listened to. Here’s the first page of the most unwanted scrobbles:
music  information  data  aesthetics  identity  technology  pop  rock  gender  race 
july 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Why dishing does you good: U-M study
"Many of the hormones involved in bonding and helping behavior lead to reductions in stress and anxiety in both humans and other animals. Now we see that higher levels of progesterone may be part of the underlying physiological basis for these effects," Brown said.
health  relationships  women  story  communication  gender  psychology  evolution 
june 2009 by allaboutgeorge
The Associated Press: Nev. brothel hopes male prostitutes boost business
The owner of a Nevada brothel suffering from the recession thinks she has been ignoring about half the market — the half that prefers men. [...] Meanwhile, Davis is drawing up her help wanted ad. She said she'll be looking for one or two men "in good shape, in their mid-30s to 50s." Asked about the age range, she notes that's another way women differ from men.

"Look at George Clooney, he's 50 and he's still considered a very sexy man. Women don't consider a man washed up by the time he's 50," she said.
sex  men  business  nevada  gender  women  employment  aging 
june 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Yes, Actually | Out.com | Andrew Sullivan
If you just want to create a Pet Shop Boys sound instantly you can program some drumbeats and then play an A-minor chord over it: “Oh, God, that sounds like the Pet Shop Boys. Oh, that’s the trick, is it?”
music  songwriting  uk  pop  dance  gay  hiv  aids  gender  theater 
may 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Steven Soderbergh and Sasha Grey deliver "The Girlfriend Experience" - Beyond the Multiplex - Salon.com
You can see relationships that seem to be really unbalanced, where one person in them holds all the cards and the other person has no cards. And when I've made the mistake of trying to help, I come to find out that this is not what it appears to be at all. That there are absolutely buttons being pressed in both directions here and I'm dealing with two people who want those buttons pressed, and I was told by them basically to leave them alone. And I learned a lesson there. I only ask why when it comes to things that I do. I've stopped asking why when it comes to things that other people do, because I've realized I just don't know.
men  women  gender  work  sex  relationships  power 
may 2009 by allaboutgeorge
The Daily Aztec - Living a life that doesn't feel quite right
“For me, art is really inseparable from politics and pedagogy. I would hope, that by seeing this, people might have a better idea of what the word transgender means, or maybe, what ‘gender’ means, and to think about their gender in a new way, just to open up possibilities for people.”
gender  social  online  web  secondlife  art  transgender  politics  academia  identity 
may 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Future of White Boys’ Clubs Redux #fowaspeak | FactoryCity
The future of web apps — and the conferences that tell their stories — should not be gender-neutral or gender-blind — but gender-balanced. Today, as it was two years ago, we suffer from a severe imbalance. It is my hope that, in raising the specter of consequences of the lack of women in technology, we begin to make as much progress in stitching diversity into the fabric of our society as we are making in producing source code.
women  gender  technology  race  men  conference  social  innovation  web  feminism 
february 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Beauty Affects Men's and Women's Brains Differently | Wired Science from Wired.com
"In current hunter-gatherer groups, men are in charge of hunting; meanwhile women collect," said Cela-Conde. "If this is a scheme that can be extended to ancestors’ behavior, then we can think about a selective pressure to increase the capacity of spatial orientation in men, and the capacity to identify edible plants and tubers in women."
psychology  brain  science  research  beauty  men  women  sex  gender 
february 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Confessions of an Aca/Fan: Race in Digital Space (Revisited): An Interview with Sarah N. Gatson (Part One)
While one might assume that a fandom identity takes the ultimately salient position in a fandom space, what exactly might that fandom identity entail, and who is to say what is the "appropriate" salience a fan's other identities should take in that fan-expressive space? Not talking about race, gender, class, sexuality - or being pressured not to do so - in a fandom space ends up offering a "generic" or "normalized" fan. If that fan is generic, what has typically been the go-to generic fan identity? The fanboy, who also has a presumed race, class, and sexuality, right? We're being disingenuous if we pretend that this isn't so.
attention  identity  presence  reputation  games  race  gender  class  sex  creativity  online  sports 
december 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Salary, Gender and the Social Cost of Haggling - washingtonpost.com
"It is not that women always act one way and men act another way; it tends to be moderated by situational factors. The point of this paper is: Yes, there is an economic rationale to negotiate, but you have to weigh that against social risks of negotiating. What we show is those risks are higher for women than for men."
men  women  work  jobs  money  social  psychology  economics  gender  power  identity  reputation  business  marketing 
november 2008 by allaboutgeorge
France. Sex. Problem? - NYTimes.com
“Prostitution is the last sexual territory owned by men. Men are in control of pleasure and have the right to buy it. Women do not. A lot of my friends are alone, lonely, divorced. They can’t always reinvent themselves with another man and a new family. So I decided to show a female client of a male escort. She’s not a victim. She is a woman who is in control of her life, her feelings, her sexual pleasure.”
gender  sex  culture  europe  film  society  movies  france  women  men  economics  marketing  books  happiness  feminism 
november 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Findings - As External Barriers Disappear, Internal Gender Gaps Widen - NYTimes.com
“Humanity’s jaunt into monotheism, agriculturally based economies and the monopolization of power and resources by a few men was ‘unnatural’ in many way. In some ways modern progressive cultures are returning us psychologically to our hunter-gatherer roots. That means high sociopolitical gender equality over all, but with men and women expressing predisposed interests in different domains. Removing the stresses of traditional agricultural societies could allow men’s, and to a lesser extent women’s, more ‘natural’ personality traits to emerge.”
men  women  gender  psychology  health  evolution  research  science  sex  culture  nytimes  nature  poverty 
september 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Calgary Herald: The essential checklist
"Style is a deeply personal expression of who you are, and every time you dress, you are asserting a part of yourself."
feminism  gender  fashion  marketing  women  beauty 
september 2008 by allaboutgeorge
The new Joy of Sex: why you still need help in bed - Times Online
“I think what a lot of the other material out there misses is how powerful sex is; people die for it, literally. One of the ways we've gone wrong in the past is that we haven't recognised this emotional power. Sex isn't a game - it's not pink and black and fluffy. So I think there still is a need for a book that takes sex seriously.”
sex  books  aesthetics  biology  science  reading  1970s  uk  gender  men  women  health 
august 2008 by allaboutgeorge
About Face: How Plastic Surgery Can Give an Older Woman the Face of a Baby -- New York Magazine
"When I tell her that making the face bigger or 'fatter' seems counterintuitive, she says, 'I know, that’s why no one was doing it twenty years ago.' 'How did you figure it out?' I ask. 'Because I was doing lipo and I don’t like to throw anything away.'"
beauty  women  youth  children  nyc  magazine  art  aesthetics  aging  identity  celebrity  medicine  fashion  health  culture  gender  feminism  surgery 
august 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Lesbian chic - Times Online
"Love is not a lifestyle option. Love is a beautiful, happy accident between two people, no matter what their gender. "
love  relationships  celebrity  gender  feminism 
july 2008 by allaboutgeorge
'I'm mistaken for a man every day' | Folk and acoustic | guardian.co.uk Music
"I remember one time I wore a really tight T-shirt that showed cleavage and some guy looked at my boobs and I was like, 'what?!' It was, to me, really crazy. It felt so alien."
gender  identity  music  buddhism  men  women  beauty  feminism  songwriting 
july 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Dave Hill: Gender stereotypes hurt men too | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk
"All else being equal, to be born male is to inherit legacies of entitlement that continue to outweigh those bestowed on those born female. Yet the state of maleness carries its own burden of expectations and constraints."
activism  culture  feminism  gender  men  women  identity  society  ritual 
july 2008 by allaboutgeorge
village voice > nyclife > The Queer Issue: Buck Angel, A Man With a Pussy: LGB Without the T by Michael Lavers
"We're more sensitive to it, because the amount of gender policing we do among each other—casually and socially—is striking: Are you man enough, women enough, the right kind of woman?"
gay  identity  nyc  black  aesthetics  beauty  men  women  gender 
june 2008 by allaboutgeorge
8Asians.com » Gay interracial relationships: On being “sticky rice” and loving other Asian men: An Asian American/Asian Canadian Blog
"Hopefully, this post — however long-winded as it is — will put an end to my own personal frustration of seeing all the straight Asian people bitch and moan. You all got it lucky. Look at my frickin’ dating pool."
men  asian  dating  relationships  gay  aesthetics  identity  love  gender  race  racism  writing 
june 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Gay marriage may be a gift to California's economy - Los Angeles Times
"[G]ay weddings could provide a $370-million boost to the state economy. That estimate presumes that about half of California's 92,000 same-sex couples will tie the knot, multiplied by $8,040 [...]"
politics  marriage  law  gender  gay  california  economy  ritual 
june 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Sexuality History – Write Your Own Sexual History
"[It's] a different kind of exercise. It’s only for your benefit and as such you get to define the terms and parameters and even the questions."
writing  sex  history  nonfiction  power  gender 
march 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Men in Chadors - Paper Cuts - Books - New York Times Blog
"There the candidates stood - with their squared-off, box-car suits, boring ties and overbearing flag-lapel pins. They looked exactly alike, anonymous, interchangeable and fashion-challenged."
men  fashion  beauty  identity  culture  gender  politics  republican  gop  reputation  debates 
february 2008 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Campaign Stops: Patterns of Distinction
"[M]any of the men who said they were considering gender in casting a ballot, gave the New York senator more, not less, support than did other men. [...]"
men  women  gender  elections  data  feminism  voting  identity  newyork  2008  campaigns 
february 2008 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: 16 Ways of Looking at a Female Voter
"As Keeter and Carpini concluded in their study: 'A fully informed citizenry would have collective consequences, resulting in a public-opinion environment that is more ideologically diverse and slightly more liberal.'"
feminism  gender  politics  voting  elections  2008  men  women  public  power 
february 2008 by allaboutgeorge
What would Beth Ditto do? | Lifeandstyle | Life and Health
"What's important is that we try to understand each other. We have no control over other people's response to us, but we do have control over ourselves."
identity  gay  aesthetics  beauty  gender  teenagers  arkansas 
february 2008 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: The Vanishing Point
“My agency asked me to lose some muscle. I lost a little bit to help them, because I understand the designers are not looking for a male image anymore. They’re looking for some kind of androgyne.”
men  fashion  beauty  aesthetics  marketing  gender  europe 
february 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Excerpts from Tim Harford's new book, The Logic of Life. - By Tim Harford - Slate Magazine
"In the long run, the rational response is not for couples to marry early and marry often; it is to divorce less and marry less, too."
culture  economics  gender  psychology  sex  society  women  men  marriage  relationships  work  jobs 
january 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Interview with Abigail Child, Director of On the Downlow - Page 2 : DivineCaroline
"I am interested in that moment when another persona comes on scene—the multiplicities of what is 'truth,' the faceted nature of the real as seen from different viewpoints, different contexts, different rationales."
film  cinema  identity  gay  men  gender  story  creativity  presence  reputation 
december 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Ancrene Wisse - Take It Off, Baby
"I came to the realization that much of what I found unattractive about men was the shame with which they treated their own bodies while demanding access to mine and then judging it by rigid standards they did not themselves meet. That is a shit dynamic."
men  women  gender  sex  aesthetics  identity  power  love  pron 
december 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Powells.com From the Author - Elena Forbes
"Where some girls might dream of princes and princesses, in my imagination there was always a body, or at the very least some sort of mystery that required solving."
writing  women  fiction  gender  feminism  novels  identity  creativity  books  death 
december 2007 by allaboutgeorge
No transpassing on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
I took this picture back in March, but I'm reposting it as I remember that today (November 20) is Transgender Day of Awareness.
gender  transgender  berkeley 
november 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Do coffee shops discriminate against women? - By Tim Harford - Slate Magazine
"Perhaps it is just a matter of time before some entrepreneur decides to set up a big chain of coffee shops with 'no men allowed' on the door." (Hammam time!)
women  men  gender  bias  coffee  beverages  public  business 
november 2007 by allaboutgeorge
SFGate: The Crying Game: Male Vs Female Tears
"If you don't express any emotion, you're seen as not human, like Mr. Spock on 'Star Trek.' But too much crying, or the wrong kind, and you're labeled as overemotional, out of control, and possibly irrational."
men  women  gender  politics 
october 2007 by allaboutgeorge
If you wanna be a pop star, you better get with the girls | Review | The Observer
"Where once a young man could prance under a hundredweight of hair gel and get rich, in the mid-Noughties it was essential to become a sensitive singer-songwriter to impress."
music  uk  songwriting  aesthetics  business  gender  men  women 
october 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Study: Why Girls Like Pink - TIME
"This is the first study to pinpoint a robust sex difference in the red-green axis of human color vision. And this preference has an evolutionary advantage behind it."
science  research  men  women  gender  design 
august 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Evolutionary psychology | Blatant benevolence and conspicuous consumption | Economist.com
"Geoffrey Miller is a man with a theory [...] His idea is that the human brain is the anthropoid equivalent of the peacock's tail. In other words, it is an organ designed to attract the opposite sex."
altruism  brain  culture  ethics  evolution  gender  men  nature  volunteering  psychology  research  science  sex  social  sociology  women  relationships  via:boycaught 
august 2007 by allaboutgeorge
The Bilerico Project | Why I Don't Do 'Bi'
"I identify as queer because that term has been actively politicized and theorized to describe genders and sexualities that exceed and undermine normative ones."
sex  gender  relationships  identity  aesthetics  gay  activism  love  protest 
august 2007 by allaboutgeorge
The Myth, the Math, the Sex - New York Times
"Surveys and studies to the contrary notwithstanding, the conclusion that men have substantially more sex partners than women is not and cannot be true for purely logical reasons."
science  sex  research  men  women  gender  relationships  dating 
august 2007 by allaboutgeorge
UT Austin College of Liberal Arts: Why Do People Have Sex? Scientists Explore 237 Reasons
"Why people have sex is extremely important, but rarely studied. Surprisingly, many scientists assume the answer is obvious, but people have different reasons for having sex, some of which are rather complex."
sex  thinking  love  relationships  gender 
july 2007 by allaboutgeorge
globeandmail.com: Divorce: the great feminist teacher
"I believe in marriage. Or want to, anyway. Sometimes, I think the problem is the institution. It is what needs to be remodelled so that it's good for both men and women."
marriage  feminism  relationships  gender  power  communication  children  parenting  love 
july 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Today's athletes! on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
"Assigning any kind of current or future sexuality to eight-year-olds is just plain gross. Think about how would you feel if you saw that on a photo of your daughter/niece/etc. and quit passing that same nonsense on. Quit hating other women."
photography  gender  men  women  children  behavior 
july 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Frump-Free Cooking: The Look That Sizzles - New York Times
"Everyone has to have a little bit of hootchy. But the trick is not to have it go too far, because if it becomes too overly sexual, issues of hygiene come into play."
food  marketing  fashion  television  women  cooking  gender 
june 2007 by allaboutgeorge
globeandmail.com: Sex, or he's your ex
"The paradox is that the pursuit of passion involves excitement, mystery, unpredictability. But the pursuit of intimacy involves wanting to be known completely and expecting predictability. And yet we want both."
sex  men  women  gender  relationships  marriage  psychology  canada 
june 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Pow! Romance! Comics Court Girls - WSJ.com
"Girls tend to read more than boys historically, and the fact that there hasn't been that much material in the comic and graphic novel form aimed for young girls before this just leaves the area wide open."
art  books  women  children  gender  marketing  reading 
june 2007 by allaboutgeorge
The Daily Dish: World of Womencraft
"It is three times more common that men choose to play women than vice versa."
gender  men  women  games  online  aesthetics  identity  power 
june 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Axess, a magazine for the liberal arts and social sciences: "A second chance at a better life"
"Men who choose to play female avatars can, therefore, be driven by rational, economic logic just as well as by the willingness to construct a new, social identity [...]"
technology  identity  men  women  gender  games  online  aesthetics  behavior 
june 2007 by allaboutgeorge
The Larry Lyons Experience: on hip-hop, hoes and bitch-ass-niggas
"What is it about the way in which masculinity is being constructed and replicated within hip-hop culture that makes homosexuality and homoeroticism so repulsive, yet alluring?"
gender  hiphop  music  men  beauty  love  sex  aesthetics  identity  gay  women 
june 2007 by allaboutgeorge
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