Why we’re fighting “Blurred Lines” at BU
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Why we’re fighting “Blurred Lines” at BU

Enough sound bites, status updates, Tweets, and other too-brief snippets of discussion. Let’s take some time, at length, to talk through the reasons and theory behind this whole Robin Thicke thing. 1) Why is the BU community petitioning against Robin Thicke, when many other pop artists have hit songs featuring analogous misogynistic content? Continue reading

You Throw Like a Girl: Rape Culture & Sports
Awareness / Being a Man / Masculinity / Rape / Sexual Assault / Uncategorized

You Throw Like a Girl: Rape Culture & Sports

Let me preface this by saying that not all men who take part in aggressive sports are insatiable, sex-hungry, and misogynistic.  When you hear people saying that one team “raped” another, or you hear two teens discussing the complete “rape” that occurred while playing Call of Duty, I’d suggest that you think a little deeper as … Continue reading

Terms you should know

Terms You Should Know #1: Street Harassment

Here is a definition of Street Harassment, courtesy of StopStreetHarassment.org: Unwelcome words and actions by unknown persons in public places which are motivated by gender and invade a person’s physical and emotional space in a disrespectful, creepy, startling, scary, or insulting way. There are various definitions of street harassment, but all of them specify that street … Continue reading