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I was most worried about my half-brother in Fort Lauderdale, and I benignly clicked on a news link about the city on my Facebook sidebar.

Coverage Of Black Looters During Hurricane Irma Reinforces Stereotypes

Like many Americans, I tried to keep close tabs on Floridian friends and family during Hurricane Irma. I clicked on a link that announced that a news Read...
Shannon Luders-Manuel    |   09.15.17   |   SHARE
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Growing Up for Boys by Alex Firth, from Usborne

Usborne And The Most Ridiculously Sexist Book Ever

Usborne, publisher of books for CHILDREN, wants boys to know just what boobs are for. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   08.31.17   |   SHARE
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I grew numb to the fact that so many straight people in my life had such stoic ideas about what lesbians do and don’t do.

Stop Telling Me ‘Lesbians Don’t Scissor’ (And Other Things Straight People Insist We Never Do)

I don’t find many things strange (I have a high threshold for strange), but I do find it weird that I’ve come across so many straight people who are Read...
Zara Barrie    |   06.16.17   |   SHARE
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"No one guessed that schizophrenia was the cause of my comments — or, at times, what some would call strange or unusual behavior."

I Have Paranoid Schizophrenia, And It's Nothing Like What You See On TV

I don’t look at all like the portrayals of these killers Hollywood never seems to tire of writing into movies and series. But I do have paranoid Read...
Rebecca Chamaa    |   05.22.17   |   SHARE
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These stereotypes have not only been used in the past to perpetuate violence against Men of Color. They’re ever-present factors in how Black and Brown men navigate the world. Image: Thinkstock.

4 Racist Stereotypes White Patriarchy Invented To 'Protect' White Womanhood

Men of Color, especially Black men, have historically been coded as animalistic abusers and r*pists when it comes to white women. This stems from the Read...
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Yes, we know how to iron.

Single Men Are Men Too!

While we are gradually evolving, the truth is that we still live in a society where many people still place a high premium on marriage. Read...
Elwood Watson of The Good Men Project    |   08.21.15   |   SHARE
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25 Completely Ridiculous Lesbian Stereotypes That Just. Won't. Die.

Truthfully, the idea that the right guy and his penis will make us want to be with a guy is part of the "men in lesbian fantasyland" phenomenon, and Read...
Mary Malia of Your Tango    |   06.9.15   |   SHARE
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Men Aren't Stupid And Women Aren't Crazy

Until we’re ready to sit in vulnerability, both genders will continue to battle the stereotypes they are so desperate to be rid of. Read...
Heather Gray of The Good Men Project    |   03.29.15   |   SHARE
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