All over the country, we see monuments to those who, under any other conceivable context would be defined as traitors, criminals or, in our modern parlance, terrorists.
HOW TO EMBRACE PERSONAL BEAUTY AND REJECT COMMODIFICATION When I teach my class on body image and the media I break up the lecture by asking, “what is beauty?” At […]
This post is about women’s bodies.
WHAT IS BEING REVEALED BY THE DEBATE ON TRANSGENDER RIGHTS It’s easy to get distracted by the Great Transgender Bathroom debate. However, it’s important to understand that the legislation in […]
AND I’M TAKING A STAND! One of the most sociologically interesting characters created by the Saturday Night Live team is the androgynous Pat. This character is totally bereft fo gendered characteristics, either […]
A FATHER’S ADVICE TO HIS GAY SON IN THE 1950’S Storycorps.org has some interesting and enlightening animated shorts covering the real issues of real people. When I saw this video […]
WHY IS EXTREMISM SO ATTRACTIVE TO SOME? I recently viewed some videos published by the New York Times addressing the motivations of young people, living otherwise normal lives by western […]
Rachel Dolezal, Caitlyn Jenner and the Process of Identity The Rachel Dolezal case is interesting in its consequences with regard to identity. One of the presumed defining features of our […]