Down with the binary

Thinking Outside the Binary

I don’t want to carry on the tradition of the gender binary. I want to analyze it, question it and reject it altogether, all the while encouraging others to do the same.
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Speaking against a man

Thinking Outside the Binary

Too many men in my life have caved to peer pressure when in the presence of other men, remaining silent or participating in demeaning humor and language.
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Make some noise

Sex on Tuesday

Aside from the role that it can play in perpetuating rape culture, hypermasculinity helps explain why a lot of men may feel reluctant to vocally express pleasure during sex.
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Gender’s heavy lifting

On the mark

What kind of strength and power are we cultivating when we train our bodies and minds, and in service to what values? Are we simply putting on armor, or are we taking enough time to stretch, to be pliant and flexible? What kind of men are we trying to become?
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Big man on campus

The Campus on a Hill

While UC Berkeley has faced criticism over the past few years for a pattern of mishandling sexual violence cases, recent coverage of Harvey Weinstein’s misdeeds has thrown a very relevant campus issue back in the spotlight.
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Take it like a man

(In)secure

Nathan Lee sits across from me on the bench as we both scarf down a late dinner. Inside the theater across the street, our dance group’s tech rehearsal is underway for our big shows that weekend. He’s a very different person than the guy I met freshman year — more
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