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“Prove You’re A Man”: Violence, Harassment and Toxic Masculinity

<This is co-published with Thought Catalog> So on Monday, I wrote a thing about Christy Mack's assault at the hands of her ex-boyfriend and the slut-shaming and victim blaming that resulted. It's a complicated and tangled enough topic that it's difficult to fit every angle and wrinkle in. But there was one topic that I wanted to get into that didn't quite fit:  how the … [Read More...]

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Wednesday Open Thread – Your Guilty Pleasure

Another Wednesday, another open thread. Today's suggested topic: what's your guiltiest of guilty pleasures? As per usual: no hate, no trolling. Other topics … [Read More...]

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Christy Mack

Christy Mack and the Crime of “Being A Slut”

A quick head's up: I'm going to be talking about the Christy Mack assault. This is going to include some fairly graphic pictures of her injuries and description of … [Read More...]

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Ask Dr. NerdLove: Can You Be An Ethical Pick-Up Artist?

Hey Dr. NerdLove, A long-time reader of your website here! I must say I like your no-nonsense and humane approach to things, although I haven’t really needed your advice the past years. Since I am now in the position that I do, I thought to ask you for some … [Read More...]

Wednesday Open Thread – What’s Your Favorite Book of All Time?

Another Wednesday, another open thread. We've hit the tail end of the summer movie season and the video game doldrums continue until September at the earliest. So let's kick off this open thread with a discussion about one of my favorite topics: … [Read More...]

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Ask Dr. NerdLove: How Do I Get Over My Girlfriend’s Sexual History?

Doctor's Note: I'm working on a new book, due out in 2015 from Thought Catalog. While I'm pounding out the manuscript, Paging Dr. NerdLove is going to be working on a lighter schedule, focusing on reader's questions. New Ask Dr. NerdLove articles will be going … [Read More...]