Member Blogs

Mar19

Unbinding the Heart

Written by // Agapi Stassinopoulos Categories // Member Blogs

Shift

PACH member Agapi Stassinopoulos discusses her book "Unbinding the Heart" and the ways in which she opened up her life and found enrichment by drawing upon the stories of others as well as her own. Stassinopoulos underscores the importance of finding a spark to help you discover your authentic self.

Mar19

Solving the "Boy Crisis' in Schools

Written by // Michael Kimmel Categories // Member Blogs

The Huffington Post

PACH member, social researcher, and author Michael Kimmel discusses the difficulties posed by the 'boy crisis' in schools, as well as the fact that many of the proposed remedies for this crisis have little, if any, empirical foundation. In Kimmel's words, "It is not the school experience that "feminizes" boys, but rather the ideology of traditional masculinity that keeps boys from wanting to succeed...If we want to understand boy's underachievement in writing, literature, and languages,we need look no further than the way boys perceive these subjects. We must make academic engagement a sign of manhood -- which we can only do by interrupting those other voices that tell our young boys to tune out."

Mar16

The Age of Individualism

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The New York Times

The really interesting question about the millennials isn't whether they'll all be voting Democratic when Chelsea Clinton runs for president. It's whether this level of individualism — postpatriotic, postfamilial, disaffiliated — is actually sustainable across the life cycle, and whether it can become a culture's dominant way of life.

Mar16

Bossy Pants?

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The New York Times

Too many children are born to single mothers, but instead of addressing the issue from a policy perspective some harp on pop culture and blame Beyoncé.

Mar12

Why You Need to Start Taking Compliments

Written by // Amber Madison Categories // Member Blogs

Cosmopolitan Magazine

Men seemingly have little trouble accepting compliments from one another, regardless of the topic. Between two women, it's a different, more complicated story. Author Amber Madison speaks with PACH member Carol Gilligan, PhD, about the roots of our inability to take a compliment and what we can do to "give a heartfelt thank-you and move on."

Mar11

How the New Barbie Could Impact Our Girls

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Parents.com

In an interview with Parent, PACH member Alisha Ali, PhD, discusses the release of the new "Lammily" doll, a Barbie-esque doll with realistic body proportions based on the CDC's proportions of the average woman. Ali also encourages parents to become more engaged with their children's play time, regardless of what toys they happen to be playing with.

Mar06

Who Cares About Men's Biological Clocks?

Written by // Amber Madison Categories // Member Blogs

The Huffington Post

With the recent publication of a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association, news and media outlets have been discussing the evidence for a male biological clock. But what about men's emotional clocks? Author and therapist Amber Madison brings attention to the missing conversation around men's emotional wants and needs, neither of which fit into the current stereotypes of men and masculinity.

Mar04

Trusting the 'Sharing Economy' to Regulate Itself

Written by // Arun Sundararajan Categories // Member Blogs

NYTImes

It's time to place more trust in the digital trust infrastructure, and give the "sharing economy" platforms their fair share of the regulatory responsibility.

Mar04

On International Women's Day, Is There a Place for Men?

Written by // Gary Barker Categories // Member Blogs

Huffington Post Women

This International Women's Day, let's affirm that we're in this together as women and men. Our lives our intertwined. The second-class status of our partners and daughters and sisters is our loss and our shame. It corrodes our lives as men.

Mar03

Envy Up, Scorn Down: How Comparison Divides Us

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American Psychologist

Comparison compels people, even as it stresses, depresses, and divides us. Comparison is only natural, but the collateral damage reveals envy upward and scorn downward, and these emotions, arguably, poison people and their relationships.

Feb22

We're all hiding something. Let's find the courage to open up

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TED

Ash Beckham offers a fresh approach to empathy and openness. It starts with understanding that everyone, at some point in their life, has experienced hardship. The only way out, says Beckham, is to open the door and step out of your closet.

Feb19

Debunking Myths about Gender and Mathematics Performance

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Notices of the Mathematical Society

Debunking Myths about Gender and Mathematics Performance

New study about mathematics may explain why there are so few women among the chess elite. It concluded that cultural factors, not biological ones, are the reasons why boys outperform girls in math.

Feb03

The Masculine Mistake

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The New York Times

The Republican Party is in danger of becoming a man cave of cavemen and the women who can abide them. Charles Blow explores the role of masculinity in politics.

Jan11

Carol Gilligan on Gender, Democracy Society

Written by // Carol Gilligan Categories // Member Blogs

Biographile.com

Carol Gilligan, Ph.D., named one of the twenty-five most influential Americans in 1996 by Time magazine, forced revolutionary changes in the fields of psychology, philosophy, moral theory, gender studies, and education by the inclusion of hitherto largely unrecognized women and girls' voices. Together with her students, Gilligan founded the Harvard Project on Women's Psychology and Girls' Development and, in 1997, was appointed to Harvard's first professorship in gender studies. Her books include the international bestseller In a Different Voice, Meeting at the Crossroads, Between Voice and Silence, The Deepening Darkness: Patriarchy, Resistance, and Democracy's Future, The Birth of Pleasure, and a novel, Kyra. Her latest book, Joining the Resistance, is a combination memoir and reevaluation of her life's work in the context of the twenty-first century. Gilligan is currently University Professor at New York University.

Dec20

TEDxBarcelonaWomen: Why Fatherhood is a gamechanger for gender equity

Written by // Gary Barker Categories // Member Blogs

TEDxBarcelonaWomen

[It is] time for us to think about how men's caregiving can be part of our violence prevention solution." Gary Barker discusses the impact that men's caregiving can have in violence prevention as well as a number of other areas, and the importance of caregiving more broadly.

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