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#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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Zero taxes for zero work

Challenge Take Back Congress: Change your federal tax withholdings to zero tomorrow/today. Email your congressional representatives and tell them you’ll pay your taxes when they go back to work for the people (not corporations) who pay them. (Remember that you’re … Continue reading

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How the American Dream is still hurting us

“You’ve got 3 million jobs right now that nobody wants,” Mike Rowe stated speaking with Bill Maher about the skills gap and hit upon some of the issues with our educational system. Rowe’s experience with Dirty Jobs has shown him that … 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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One hand in my pocket…

and for many of our Congressional members, the other one seems to be thwarting the Legislative branch of government in the US. I will be very pleased when the day comes – if it ever does – when money does … Continue reading

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Newtown Memorial Collage – Sandy Hook

Been working on this collage for the last three nights, wanted to wait until all 27 photos of the victims of the Sandy Hook murders were available. I’ve included Nancy as well. The last was posted today. May their families … 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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To shoot or not to shoot

Is that really the question? I’ve thought about this issue a lot over the last decade; heck, I’ve thought about this issue since I was a freshman in high school one school district over from the first high school mass shooting I … Continue reading

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How the American Dream got us into deep…

In May 2011, Mike Rowe provided testimony to the US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. His testimony can be viewed here and can be read here. (For those who do not know, Mike Rowe is the host for Dirty … Continue reading

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