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Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010
6:30 pm
Top 5 Positive Songs for Women (Sung by Men)

Hey, just wanted to share with you my article on feminist songs sung by men. Do you have any other songs that you think should be on the list?
Monday, November 9th, 2009
9:19 pm
 Hello! My name is Lena. I am a student. I am writing my term paper “associations about managers”. I have to get public opinion. Please, answer some questions and you’ll help me (just what you personally think, your associations):
1. Behave like a Manager, that is(continue)...
2.Work like a Manager, that is(continue)...
3. What features do belong to the Manager?
4. What are your associations with the word "Manager"?
Sunday, December 28th, 2008
4:31 pm
New photography project, "Member"
My new project, Member, is a series of male nudes and a chart of their sex, gender, gender presentation, and sexual orientation.

Check it out at www.jaidensimon.com/member_down.html

here's my artist statement.Collapse )
Thursday, July 24th, 2008
10:21 am
Male participants needed for body image research

Dear all,

I'm a 3rd year DPsych student from Victoria University, Australia.

I would like to invite you (if male and above 18) to participate in an online research on male body image. (If you are female, please pass this on to your male friends.)

An Internet Study: The relationships between men's self-reported physical attributes, body image, self-esteem and internet dating.

There has been quite a lot of research conducted on women's body image and we have a reasonable understanding of the types of factors that impact on women's body image and that ultimately lead to disorders like Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa. However, we know very little about men's body image and the factors that impinge on the way males think about their bodies. Consequently we also know very little about how this impacts on men's health.

Do you want to do something about it?

If so, you are invited to take part in a research project that will focus exclusively on men's body image. Previous research has highlighted the impact of men's physical attributes on body image and how men perceive their own body. The purpose of this study is to further explore the relationship between physical qualities of men, their body image and self-esteem, using an Internet sample.

All men above the age of 18, who have at least basic literacy in English, are invited to participate in this study. If possible, please have a tape measure ready.

The questionnaire consists of 62 mostly multiple-choice questions and should take approximately 15 minutes to complete. Your responses will remain anonymous and no identifying information will be collected. You are free to withdraw from this study at any time.

If you understand the information stated above and would like to participate in this study, please click on the link below:


Thank you in advance for your time and input.
Monday, July 14th, 2008
4:56 pm
Calling All Writers!
Hey there!

I'm an editor for Below the Belt, a virtual forum designed to encourage dialogue about gender, sex, sexuality and their intersections.

We're looking for new guest and bimonthly contributors, so check out the site and see if it might be a good fit!

Sunday, July 13th, 2008
5:27 pm
An Apology
My sincerest apologies if I wrote anything that may have offended someone recently. I was intoxicated for days after having a nervous breakdown over my job.

I'm really sorry if anyone got their feelings hurt.
Thursday, July 10th, 2008
1:12 am
Confused By Women
I have gotten real confused over my niece and I don't think I have handled some it well.

I never suspected any woman would want to be protected.

What I have thought I knew about women must be wrong.

Many women seem to thrive, get off on and like being victims. I figure there must be alot of masochistic women but certainly as many masochistic men.

I should have told my niece in the past that I would protect her because that is what she wanted to hear from me. She wanted to hear that she is weaker than men, when in all actuality smaller is no disadvantage of all and women are no weaker than men.

Her lesbian victim, weaker stance confused me considering she is a violent dangerous personality.

It's kind of like how people mispercieve men as being dangerous so many times. I have never been affraid of a man in my life. I have always seen them as much more immature and weaker spiritually than all the years that I have had to fight against women for my real self.
Monday, June 16th, 2008
1:23 pm
The Gender Public Advocacy Coalition is pleased to announce the release of its 2008 GENIUS Survey in partnership with Ernst & Young. GenderPAC works to ensure that classrooms, communities and workplaces are safe for everyone to learn, grow and succeed.

The Gender Equality National Index for Universities & Schools (GENIUS), GenderPAC’s most recent effort to end discrimination and promote awareness, encourages colleges and universities to recognize the benefits of a GenderSAFE campus - supportive equitable and protective for all students. Choosing to participate in GENUIS sends a strong public statement that bullying or discriminating based on the race, sex or gender of a student, faculty, or staff member is not tolerated at your institution

Fill out the survey at: www.gpac.org/GENIUS2008survey, and make sure that we have data for as many schools as possible. Your voice will help us continue to work towards a safe and welcoming environment for every student
Sunday, April 20th, 2008
12:22 am
Research Study on Relationships
I am currently conducting a research study on relationships and how life experiences can influence these romantic relationships. This is NOT solicitation/spam, this is academic research, and all I need is more men to participate.

To participate in you need to be at least 18 years or older and be either currently involved in a romantic relationship for at least one year, OR have previously been in a romantic relationship for at least one year in the past.

As an incentive and a thank you for your participation, at the end of the study you can enter to win $50 gift cards from Target.  None of the information you provide will ever be shared with anyone else.

Please click on or cut and paste the following link into your browser to participate:


Please feel free to repost the link elsewhere.  I am at a loss at where to advertise it other than here and Craigslist.  Any advice as to where else I can recruit would be appreciated. I want to make sure that men are well-represented in the study.


Monday, March 17th, 2008
3:05 pm

I want to write my term paper on homosexuality and how it can be found manifest in physical traits - possibly suggesting that it's not a choice, but rather something that can be found in the genes[?].

I really, really like the topic this article.

Does anyone have any suggestions on where I can find good info on the topic?

Or perhaps how to phrase my topic-choice concisely?

Thank you!

Monday, March 10th, 2008
5:29 pm
book recs
hey all. i'm interested in doing some reading on masculinity and am looking for some recommendations. what are things that you've read that you've enjoyed or found helpful? anything would be great. thanks so much.
Saturday, December 29th, 2007
8:43 pm
Issues of masculinity and unresolved issues of status
[This was originally a response to a post, but I thought it brought up good points, so I want to get others' feedback. The original post is several posts down.]

Masculinity is, of course, very important to men. But I think there's an online trend of "promoting" or at least "studying" masculinity and I think the trend, its practitioners and many things associated with it are pathetic and effeminate.

I won't say anything new about masculinity - a desire for dominance; persistence; pride; maybe wisdom. But I try to imagine great men from history and I cannot, AT ALL, imagine them worrying about masculinity as such. I'm reading a book about Hassan ibn-Sabbah right now (master of fortress Alamut and founder of the Ismaili Assassin sect) and I cannot picture him thinking about masculinity.

Nor can I picture even his novices, who are described as just young men undergoing military and diplomatic training, as worrying about this. They act (and I believe, think) like normal men act (and think) around one another.

I was, however, thinking about STATUS - now, status is probably more important. I had this discussion yesterday: what if you have healthy self-esteem and you are in order but your social and sex lives are not in order. You seem normal, decently risky, etc, but -- people aren't thrilled about you. Now, sure, you can treat it with indifference (which I guess would be masculine) but then at the end of the day you'd still be by yourself as opposed to partying with fun, sexy people. I haven't thought of an answer to this yet.

Tuesday, January 30th, 2007
1:01 am
I posted these questions in my own journal, and I thought I'd post them here, too.

How do you define masculinity? Like, not a dictionary definition, but your own personal definition? If you are male, how does this apply to your own life? Is it something you actively think about, or is it something that just "is" and you only think about it when prompted? Do you believe in the whole "alpha male" thing as applied to humans, or is that just a label people apply in certain situations?
Friday, December 1st, 2006
10:28 am
I am writing a Research Paper for my Sociology class and I need to find more males (only males-- it's about how men react to female emotions/crying) to take my survey. So if you'd like to help me out, I would be eternally grateful.

Survey!Collapse )
Monday, November 13th, 2006
4:33 pm
My name is Johnny. I am a student working to transfer to a UNI to major in psychology and human sexuality. I am currently conducting a research study on the paraphilias/atypical sexual variations that involve urophilia (arousal from urine/urination), coprophilia (arousal from feces/defecation), and emetophilia (arousal from vomit/vomiting). I am running a very basic survey as part of my project. I am looking for participants that would be willing to take 20 seconds or less to anonymously fill out my survey. The survey is rather flimsy as I am not basing my survey on a specific population. My intention is to get a generalized idea of how many people (at random) fantasize or engage in urophilia, coprophilia, and/or emetophilia, as well as which ones favor one another. This will add some jazz to my project. To avoid bias answers, I am posting my survey in communities that I feel will be open minded and mature and not only just fetish based communites. I would like to get about 500 participants total. I really appreciate your help. Thank you.

Sunday, November 5th, 2006
10:28 pm
Hey there,

I am new to this community and just wanted to say I am enjoying reading all your posts and will contribute something soon enough!

Friday, August 25th, 2006
4:53 pm
The study of gender differences
differenceblog: I'm about two weeks into a semi-scholarly new blog about the study of gender differences (both intentional and incidental). There's a new post every weekday discussing some aspect of gender differences, and then a commentary post on the same theme, giving a perspective on it from my life in two genders. If that's something you'd be interested in, please stop by and let me know what you think. I'm also looking for suggestions on where else to mention the blog to find interested readers.

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2006
9:27 pm
This anti-evolution "backlash" is doing GREAT THINGS for sociobiology.


Until recently, social scientsists have been terrified of applying ideas of evolution to society. Theories like memetics and sociology of science (how ideas come to gain strength) and other things within social psychology have been killed for fear of being too conservative. After all, the Nazis and robber barons used social darwinism to justify exploitation and even murder. Sociologists hate exploitation and shy away from conservativism.

But guess what? Evolution has become branded liberal again! Everything evolution is liberal, so we're seeing an explosion of ideas of evolution applied to ideas themselves, from studies of internet communications to studies of scientific fads; even to the sociology of sociology!

So thank you, Kansas.

8:53 pm
Sunday, August 13th, 2006
10:38 pm
Pornography and relationships......
Hi, all. I am a 27 year old female who has been married and divorced once, and then, I married again. I have never really taken on any 'titles' to my points of view. I have strong feelings about things, but I have never classified them into a group of other's beliefs. I have never found one system of beliefs that fit everything I think and feel, so I don't bother trying to find one. I don't believe in God or any spiritual entity, but I do have my own ideas about morality.

I am curious how different people in this community might feel about pornography. I am curious if one feels it is okay at a certain point in life when one is not married or in a relationship. I am curious about one's feelings of its use inside a marriage with or without a spouse who consents to it. I am curious how one thinks their spouse should react to it. I am curious if one thinks it affects how he/she looks at him/herself. I am curious if one thinks it affects how he/she looks at others. I am curious how one thinks it changes their expectations in real sexual relationships. I am curious if one thinks it creates intimacy issues inside a relationship.

There are many other curiosities I can come up with, and if you are curious about my own viewpoint, you can read my own personal journal entry on it, which was the last entry I made in my own journal.

I am curious about this, obviously that I am posting it in this community, in a male viewpoint, as pornography is mainly geared towards men, and I believe them to be the main consumers of pornographic material.
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