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Opinion | The Boys Are Not All Right

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Men/husbands are not children. They’re not helpless….

Men/husbands are not children.

They’re not helpless.
They’re not needing alcohol or distractions if their wife is doing something they don’t enjoy.

Stop infantilizing men. Stop painting men as helpless children women need to deal with.

Men Have Always Used ‘Science’ to Explain Why They’re Better Than Women

Men Have Always Used ‘Science’ to Explain Why They’re Better Than Women

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This nude, all-male production of ‘Hamlet’ is giving Shakespeare…

This nude, all-male production of ‘Hamlet’ is giving Shakespeare an unexpected body-positive twist

  • Hamlet is having a moment in 2017. The latest, and perhaps most revealing example: 
  • Torn Out Theater’s “nude, all-male, body-positive” outdoor production  being put on in Manhattan’s Central Park and Brooklyn’s Prospect Park.
  • Why Hamlet? “I have been asking myself that question for a month,” director Pitr Strait said in an interview. “We wanted to follow up The Tempest with something that addressed body image and body positivity for men. … We wanted to tell a story about being yourself even when everyone in the world is telling you not to. And once we realized that, like it or not, Hamlet tells that story.” Read more (8/8/17)

Women ignited the body-positivity movement on Instagram. Now men…

Women ignited the body-positivity movement on Instagram. Now men want in.

  • As it stands, women remain the leaders of the body-positive movement. They’re sharing their stories. They’re talking about their bodies. 
  • They’re opening up about their relationships to their bodies and how society’s affected their self-esteem. They’re showing off their stretch marks. They’re uploading their cellulite.
  • And it’s all happening on Instagram.
  • Instagram has been both pivotal and critical in the popularization of the body-positive conversation. It’s on Instagram that women are being open about their bodies and writing these posts with encouraging BOPO messages and hashtags like #EveryBodyIsBeautiful and #BeautyBeyondSize
  • Without the platform, women like Tess Holliday, Ashley Graham and Iskra Lawrence would’ve had to find different outlets.
  • Now, as body positivity for men and male plus-size models continue to inch toward the mainstream, men are realizing how powerful a body-positive Instagram can be, and naturally they want in. Read more. (8/3/2017 1:40 PM)

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New study suggests women freeze eggs because fewer men pass…

New study suggests women freeze eggs because fewer men pass educational muster

  • Women, faced with a deficit of marriageable men, are “desperately” scrambling to freeze their eggs — at least according to all of these headlines surrounding a forthcoming fertility study. 
  • Yet the women the study describes don’t sound “desperate” so much as judicious, taking advantage of modern science while searching for a suitable child-rearing helpmate.
  • Yale University anthropology and international affairs professor Marcia Inhorn and her team surveyed 150 U.S. and Israeli women who’d opted to freeze their eggs between June 2014 and August 2016.
  •  Within that admittedly small sample group, 90% of participants attributed their decision to what Inhorn described as a “man deficit” resultant from a relative lack of degree-holding males, according to the BBC. Read more (7/6/17)