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June 16th, 2012

Everyone is equal, no matter their background, race, religion or sexual preference. Most people know this, some people know this and ignore this, and some people do not believe this to be true.

Not only is discrimination against the law in a lot of settings, it is a basic human right and dignity to have. That right should not be taken away by anyone, whether it be an individuals but governments and corporations as well. Unfortunately discrimination exists Read the rest of this entry »

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September 15th, 2011

Nature has devised a plan to continue each specie by allowing for procreation. All species have the male and female counterparts called gender. Modern society has replaced gender with the misleading word “sex” which has given it the opportunity of being open to interpretation. Sexism is used to denote a trend of prejudicial behavior against males or females based on their gender and not on their race which has often been the more typical use of prejudicial behaviors.Is this new to you? Catch up here Showing prejudicial behaviors towards someone because of their gender is sexism. Other Read the rest of this entry »

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August 31st, 2011

Sometimes people pick and choose their equality. While some may express outrage about racial discrimination, they may shrug at inequality in marriage. Or some might decry unequal pay because of gender, ignoring the gaps in wages based on race and ethnicity.

Discrimination is discrimination, regardless of the people targeted or the means of discrimination. It’s a common misconception that you have to be a member of a group to react to unfairness, but you do not have to look like the group, act like the group, or live like the group to understand the harm that bias Read the rest of this entry »

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August 19th, 2011

Equal means equal in all aspects of life regardless of whom you are or where you come from and many people have forgotten this. It is important for people to understand that men and women are equals. In most work places, men are given priority preference for promotions and women are often punished for wanting to have babies and take maternity leave to heal their bodies and care for their newborns.

The gay marriage debate has become one issue where straight men and women think that Read the rest of this entry »

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Helping Women in Your Life Stay Safe

July 10th, 2011

Every man has females in his life he wants to stay safe, and despite the huge strides in equality in this country, man on woman violence is still a big issue. Here are a few of the best safety tips you can give the women in your life for staying safe this summer…
Guard your home – If your female companion lives alone, it’s important their home be a safe place. This means installing proper locks and windows and even contacting an alarm system company Read the rest of this entry »

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April 19th, 2011

We dream of equality in our country regardless of race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation. We pass laws, declare ethical ideas, and preach acceptance. However, as much as we love the idea of equality we have not yet achieved this goal.

Mankind is judgemental and until we let go of our preconceived notions and accept that what is right for one is not necessarily right for all, equality will remain an improbable dream. Freewill and freedom are both our greatest blessings and our largest stumbling blocks.

Freewill, and the freedom Read the rest of this entry »

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April 6th, 2011

Everyone wants equality but it seems that some people are more equal than others. Racial, gender, and alternative lifestyle demands for equality are creating a new inequality. Men are feeling the pinch of inequality in the world but this should not the case. When one is looking for equality they should consider all facets of human kind–even men! They should have the same rights as minority groups like women, Latinos, and gays.

As the world becomes a smaller place thanks to technology and the United Nations, Read the rest of this entry »

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It’s Conference Time

January 22nd, 2011

NOMAS will be celebrating their 36th year of active pro-feminist, gay-affirmative, anti-racist, and enhancement of men’s lives at their National Men and Masculinity Conference at Florida State University (Tallahassee) on April 1- 3, 2011 in concert with their 23rd annual Men’s Studies Association Meeting in partnership with the Florida State University’s on-campus men’s organization Men Advocating Responsible Conduct (MARC).The national NOMAS website states the conference as bringing together “activists, academics, workers in mental health, diversity, faith communities, domestic and sexual violence.”The site goes on to point out that anyone who can identify with the any of the following would benefit in attending this year’s conference which is themed “Breaking Out of the Box: Redefining Masculinity”:

  • Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention Professionals and survivors
  • Anti-Trafficking workers
  • Campus Professionals
  • Public Health Professionals
  • Child Abuse Prevention Professionals
  • Gender Studies professionals and students
  • Sociology, Anthropology and Psychology professionals and students
  • Therapists and social workersStudents, Campus, Community, and Youth Organizers
  • Male allies to the women’s and ending violence movements
  • Faith communities working for social justice
  • Legal and Justice System professionals
  • Activists and all others who are interested examining the intersections of social justice issues

The organization is still soliciting workshop proposals that are “geared to evaluate and examine diverse aspects in gender identity, gender roles, the construction of masculinity, and the experiences of men’s lives, specifically as related to the role of men as allies to the women’s and sexual assault domestic violence movements.”If interested in attending or participating you can contact the national arm of NOMAS by calling 303.666-7043. See you in Florida!

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Even Harvard is Not Exempt

December 15th, 2010

Hate crimes are everywhere, and it seems that even some of the most hallowed of halls are not exempt as evidenced by the November 24, 2010 attack on Lamont Library at Harvard University when it was discovered that about 40 books dealing with lesbian and gay issues were targeted. In a report released by the security staff of Lamont Library apparently these 40 books had urine poured on them when an empty bottle (which once contained urine) was found nearby. As alarming as the defacement itself was the fact that the library took several weeks to report the crime since they professed to be busy assessing “the value” of the books (estimated to be worth several thousand dollars) in lieu of immediately issuing a report as to Read the rest of this entry »

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Reading Resources

November 30th, 2010

If you’d like to better understand how sexism impacts not only a sense of self but the family and community as well you may want to take a look at some of the following reading materials to bring you up to speed on what you might be feeling and experiencing.

  • Racism, Sexism, and the Media: The Rise of Class Communication in Multicultural America (Dr. Clint C. Wilson, Felix Gutierrez, Lena M. Chao) is a 21st century vision of the future of minorities and mass communication, including the growth of racial diversity, technological advances in communication media, and targeting of audience segments by the media.
  • Subtle Sexism: Current Practice and Prospects for Change (Dr. Nijole V. Benokraitis) covers the continuing significance of sexism; subtle sexism in organizational settings; subtle sexism as social control; and how to Read the rest of this entry »