Sully has a new part of the Dish: Ask Andrew Anything. His latest underlines the beginning of a discussion that needs to happen in a world in which maleness is challenged.
I love the thought and earnestness of these little clips. However, I don’t think Andrew is entirely right in his description, but he […]
Nature is a big deal. Vaunted and ancient, Nature publication is a serious endorsement. Womanspace, a poorly written story with truly embarrassing stereotypes, does not deserve such an endorsement. Ed Rybicki’s story about how women enter a parallel dimension making them good at shopping and womanly behaviors is frightening in how oblivious both the […]
80 Beats at Discover Magazine has a great summary of the new blood test that lets parents know the sex of their baby as early as 7 weeks into the pregnancy. The highlights:
At 7 to 12 weeks, the researchers found, the test determined the sex of a fetus with 95% accuracy. At 20 […]
Tracy Clark-Flory culminates her amazing series on monogamy and concludes something those in functioning relationships may have already figured out. Exclusivity is far less important than honesty and trust.
Many fear that if we stray from the monogamous standard, ultimately we will all give in to our baser desires and civilization will crumble into […]
The NYT has a cool piece summarizing all the different methods and some opinions from men on the street:
Dr. John K. Amory, a reproductive scientist at the University of Washington, is studying a drug that was developed for worm infections and was later tried on men because it caused infertility. Using rabbits, Dr. […]
Mark Oppenheimer has a beautifully wrought article on Dan Savage. He covers the It Gets Better project, as well as Savage’s cultural Catholicism and his non-monogamous marriage. A great passage about how our culture might be trapping us caught my eye:
If you believe Savage, there is strong precedent, in other times and in other cultures, […]
A Swedish school does its best to keep kids gender neutral as long as possible. From the CBS article:
[School Director Lotta] Rajalin, 52, says the staff also try to help the children discover new ideas when they play.
“A concrete example could be when they’re playing ‘house’ and the role of the mom […]
Anne Tamar-Mattis, the executive director for Advocates for Informed Choice, argues that intersex individuals should not be classified as having a psychological disorder if their initial assigned gender is not the gender they feel they are.
Having this diagnosis in the DSM will also create other legal and medical problems for people with […]
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