Bad Influence Speaks

The best influence is a bad one

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[Context: Doctor Michael Kimmel explaining the sex-based division of social roles, subsequently leading to women’s second shift, as a central factor in the argument against it being possible for middle-class working women to “have it all” (a successful, engaging career life and a fulfilling family/home life) and that it is men’s lack of household involvement in these specifically heterosexual, cohabitant relationships that is reinforcing the barrier that makes it difficult for women to excel and balance both home life and work life as men traditionally have].

Boys Will Be Boys: Deconstructing Masculinity and Manhood at Dartmouth

[Video] Published on Jul 9, 2013

"On Monday, July 8, The Center for Gender and Student Engagement (CGSE) and The Tucker Foundation welcomed sociologist and acclaimed author, Michael Kimmel to Dartmouth College as the 2013 CGSE Visionary in Residence.

Dr. Kimmel's public lecture entitled, Boys Will Be Boys: Deconstructing Masculinity and Manhood at Dartmouth, will discuss the tension and cost between traditional notions of masculinity and public performances of manhood, as well as positive alternatives to address these concerns.” - (x)

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sheliesshattered replied to your post“This week’s dilemma: the “people only use 10% of their brain” myth…”
Or an alternate question: How much alcohol would it require to allow you to ignore all the bad science and anti-feminist issues long enough to enjoy the movie? ;)
I swear I typed a response to this. Freaking tumblr.
Very much indeed. Luckily my mother, who had demanded I take her to see it, decided she didn’t really want to go at all after reading the reviews.
So now I can wait until it comes out OnDemand and get very drunk.

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boys cry
girls masturbate
boys can like pink and not be gay
girls can have short hair and not be a lesbian
boys can like ballet
girls can like video games
boys can be hot without a six pack
girls can be hot without a hairless body
boys can have hair down to their waists
girls can have stretch marks, curves and back fat

gender doesn’t determine what you can and cannot enjoy, what you can and cannot look like or what you can and cannot do

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