Tag Archives: feminism

#YesAllWomen: Calling all allies

Calling on the male embodied allies to women’s equality to use their privileged status to have real conversations among fellow men (all) about why #YesAllWomen is the telling of real experiences and how #NotAllMen isn’t the point here*. How systemically … Continue reading

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When you can count the bones…

It breaks my heart every time I recognize that someone is struggling with their self-image. Society/media is very hard on women and men and none of us can live up to the constructed and false expectations. I do think that … Continue reading

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Girls become women: Breaking social norms – how to do it

Read this: How to talk to little girls At younger and younger ages, girls are (overly) body conscious, so much so that they worry about getting fat at age three… yes, three. With so many unrealistic social messages about women’s … Continue reading

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The New Yorker, Bert, & Ernie: Man friends

“Hey, Bert. Want to talk about masculinity?” “Gee. Masculinity? What is masculinity, Ernie?” An upcoming issue of The New Yorker (pictured right) will feature Bert with his arm around Ernie, who is leaning into Bert while they watch a really old television … Continue reading

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Diamonds: Pulling the wool over love’s eyes

Last week I read an article that summarized all that is wrong with the diamond industry fairly well. Dhar wrote “Diamonds are a sham and it’s time we stop getting engaged with them,” for Business Insider, where the lack of … Continue reading

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The backlash to an Obama win: Time to talk about privilege

It’s well past time for our country to have a serious conversation about systemic privilege. There are far too many white men out there who are angry about the re-election of Obama for it to be just about the economy … Continue reading

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“You look great! Did you lose weight?” – Social shaming in disguise

The summer between my first and second year of college I came down with mono. I had been working around 30 hours a week and was around a lot of new people and staying up late. In the course of … Continue reading

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white blossoms of yesterday

(I wrote this after an evening walk sometime in April.) The wind pushes at my back as it does the white blossoms from the early bloomed tree. They scatter around and in that moment, as the petals are seemingly suspended … Continue reading

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Life Blooms in Transformative Directions

(Adult Content) I connected with Life Bloom Services International while at a conference at Kenyatta University in Nairobi the end of July 2011. There I met Catherine Wanjohi, the executive director and founder of LBSI, where she gave a presentation … Continue reading

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“A letter to my son”

(I wish to someday have children and should one of them be a boy, this is what I would want for him. However, I have worked with many young men who I have treated in a similar fashion, so this … Continue reading

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