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Objectification of Athleticism

Table Tennis-Women urged to wear shirts with “curves” Aug 19, 2:52 am EDT By Simon Rabinovitch Table tennis is desperate to attract more viewers and some in the sport believe a simple enough solution exists: get the women to wear skirts and shirts with “curves”. Half-empty stands for women’s games at the Olympics in China, […]

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Amarillo’s “Pink Out”

Students Taking Action for Respect, a program that provides youth with leadership skills and knowledge to positively influence their schools and communities around sexual and dating violence, had its Green Ribbon Week from March 31 – April 4. STAR teams all over Texas promoted the theme “Taking Action for Equality” in their schools and communities. […]

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August 2008: A History of Violence

By DUNCAN MANSFIELD, Associated Press Writer KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – An out-of-work truck driver accused of opening fire at a Unitarian church, killing two people, left behind a note suggesting that he targeted the congregation out of hatred for its liberal policies, including its acceptance of gays, authorities said Monday. A four-page letter found in Jim […]

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July 2008: War Torn, Trauma of Iraq war haunting thousands returning home

By William M. Welch, USA TODAY MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Jeremy Harrison sees the warning signs in the Iraq war veterans who walk through his office door every day — flashbacks, inability to relax or relate, restless nights and more. He recognizes them as symptoms of combat stress because he’s trained to, as a counselor at […]

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June ’08: A Celebration of Black Fatherhood

by Carol Ross My son was born at 5:07 a.m. on what couldn’t have been a more perfect May morning. His father was on him like a second layer of skin, eager to cut the cord and whisk him into his arms. Our child stared into his daddy’s eyes and quickly stole his heart like […]

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The TIIMM Initiative

Twenty-eight people, representing eight state coalitions and ten community-based organizations dedicated to the work of ending men’s violence against women, gathered recently in Atlanta for the first installment of the Training Institute for Mobilizing Men (TIMM). Guided by social change organizations Men Stopping Violence and A Call To Men, TIMM is a 2-year technical assistance […]

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May ’08: “Seeing Pink”

by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Jason Sperber Before my daughter was born, I knew what kind of father I wanted to be for her. My babygrrl was going to be raised to be a fierce, strong woman of color. I was going to make her iron-on onesies emblazoned with portraits of Yuri Kochiyama, Angela Davis, and […]

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April ’08: The Myth of the Victimless Crime

By MELISSA FARLEY and VICTOR MALAREK What do we know about the woman Gov. Eliot Spitzer allegedly hired as a prostitute? She was the one person he ignored in his apology. What is she going through now? Is she in danger from organized crime because of what she knows? Is anyone offering her legal counsel […]

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March ’08: Sex, sexual violence, and the sex industry: Some thoughts for boys and men

by Robert Jensen Like most boys and men in the United States, I have used pornography. I remember what it feels like to look, to masturbate to pornography. I know that it is an intense sexual experience that can bring physical pleasure. I also remember that after the rush was over, I was left with […]

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February ’08: He Turns Boys Into Men

He Turns Boys Into Men By Jeffrey Marx Published: August 29, 2004 Young faces usually filled with warmth and wonder are now taut with anticipation and purpose. Eyes are lasers. Hearts are pounding. This is nothing unusual for the final minutes before a high school football game. But a coach and his players are about […]

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