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What makes a slut? The only rule, it seems, is being female

Sandra Fluke heard it when she talked about insurance coverage for birth control. Sara Brown from Boston told me she was first called it at a pool party in the fifth grade because she was wearing a bikini. Courtney Caldwell in Dallas said she was tagged with it after being sexually assaulted as a …

The New American Man Doesn't Look Like His Father

This summer, <i>All Things Considered</i> is exploring what it means to be a man in America today. In some ways, the picture for men has changed dramatically over the past 50 years. More women than men are going to college, and the economy is moving away from jobs that traditionally favored men, like …

This Amazing Burn Survivor Landed a Major Women’s Magazine Cover

Just like the Marlboro Man and athletes in Gatorade ads, famous faces on magazine covers are aspirational by design. (“Buy a copy and be …

Thor Will Now Officially Be a Woman in Marvel Comics

From now on, the comic book character Thor will no longer be represented as a man in Marvel comics. ABC’s <i>The View</i> announced Tuesday that future …

Rhythm and Bash: Why Is Today's R&B So Hard on Women?

<b>In 2008,</b> Sean Fennessey, then VIBE’s music editor, wrote how R&B had grown soft. Ripping recent offerings by everyone from Ne-Yo and Usher, to Lloyd …

One Music Festival Has Finally Done What Nobody Else Will About R. Kelly

A small music festival in Columbus, Ohio, is the first to take a real stand on R. Kelly's history of sexual abuse. It's about time.<p>Kelly has been …

Model Blasts the Company That Slimmed Her Body With Photoshop

Nowadays Photoshop is a standard tool of the fashion trade, with women’s faces and bodies smoothed and slimmed to fit a Barbie-like standard of …

In One Perfect Sentence, Amy Poehler Schools a Guy in What It's Like To Be a Woman

Oh, Amy. How do we love thee? Let us count the ways.<p>For one, she can make a feminist argument zing like a "Weekend Update" punchline, a skill she …

At 12, Ashburn’s Jennifer Yu wins world chess title, first U.S. girl to do so in 27 years

<b>Correction:</b> An earlier version of this article misstated the last name of a chess grandmaster. He is Ben Finegold, not Ben Fineman. This version has been corrected.<p>By Tom Jackman<p>, Reporter<p>Although Jennifer Yu started playing chess in first grade in California, her parents didn’t pay much attention …

Macho Stereotypes Are Hurting Guys Too

There’s been a lot of talk lately about “toxic masculinity” — basically, the idea of gender-based pressure for men to act a certain way that can …

“You hold women in contempt”: Frat culture isn’t an aberration, it’s everything men learn about being a “real man”

<b>"Neighbors" (Universal Pictures)</b><p>A top researcher on masculinity tells Salon what’s wrong with the idea of “real men” — and how to change it<p>Katie McDonough<p>March 26, 2015 10:00am (UTC)<p>There are a lot of stories out there right now about frat culture, which is maybe why I find myself circling back to …

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