Being a mother is not something all women instinctively want. Rather, motherhood is something that some women actively and consciously choose. Motherhood should be recognised as a difficult, consciously chosen path that deserves celebration and respect, rather than a biological default that all women are destined to succumb to. Dr Blackstone for The Huffington Post.
In America, troubled youth are sent to “therapeutic boarding schools” where they deal with issues such as substance abuse, depression, anxiety, anorexia, and other behavioral and psychological problems. Young men in these schools experience conflicting messages about masculinity, as therapy teaches them to accept powerlessness, open expression of emotion, humility, and relationship building – traits more consistent with … More Redefining “Masculinity” to include emotional expression, humility, relationship building and acceptance of powerlessness
Three sociologists discuss whether effeminate men truly erode the system of patriarchy, or merely reinforce a different kind of masculinity. K-pop and J-pop stars practice the aesthetics of high-class masculinity by wearing eyeliner, pink lip-gloss and skinny pants. They are beloved by their female fans as gentle “flower boys”. However, some of these “genderless” Japanese … More The rise of the effeminate male pop star: a blow to patriarchy?