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6 Ways to Talk to Boys About Violence

It’s pretty common for us to worry about how women, especially our own daughters, are put into gender boxes and encouraged to engage in behavior that hurts them, simply because they’re female.

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How Trump Sold Us His Brand of Misogyny

This article originally appeared in The Good Men Project.

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Stop Comparing Trump and Sanders: The Two Candidates Aren't Equal and Opposite Radicals

This piece originally appeared on The Good Men Project.

As the 2016 presidential election gathers steam, it’s tempting to compare the Bernie Sanders surge among Democrats with the Donald Trump phenomenon among Republicans. After all, both candidates are marshalling support from the ideological grassroots in their respective parties (the left in Sanders’ case, the right for Trump), and both have successfully tapped into a deeper anger that animates their campaigns.

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3 Relationship Killers That May Be Even Worse Than Having an Affair

Pretty much everyone who is in a committed relationship agrees that if they found out their partner had sex, even once, with someone else, it would be a challenge to move past it and stay together. That’s the big one-event shakeup most people assume is the beginning of the end, if not the mile marker for the end itself.

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8 Ways Porn Can Strengthen Your Relationship

Yesterday I shared information gleaned from new research showing that not only does porn not cause sex addiction, depression, anger, anxiety, or stress, but the self-acceptance of the label of “sex addict” does in and of itself lead to depression, anger, anxiety and stress.

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This Just In: Men Watch Porn

As a woman working in the divorce arena, I am privy to lots of direct information on the private feelings of spouses as they relate to porn usage by one or the other. Several female clients have come to me, I believe expecting that as a woman myself I will take their side, to share that their husband has most certainly wandered into the desolate path known as sex addiction. I ask why they believe so, and the answer is the same each time — they found him watching porn.

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11 Secrets of Irresistible People

Some people, regardless of what they lack—money, looks, or social connections—always radiate with energy and confidence. Even the most skeptical individuals find themselves enamored with these charming personalities.

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11 Ways White America Avoids Taking Responsibility for its Racism

I am white. I write and teach about what it means to be white in a society that proclaims race meaningless, yet remains deeply divided by race. A fundamental but very challenging part of my work is moving white people from an individual understanding of racism—i.e. only some people are racist and those people are bad—to a structural understanding. A structural understanding recognizes racism as a default system that institutionalizes an unequal distribution of resources and power between white people and people of color. This system is historic, taken for granted, deeply embedded, and it works to the benefit of whites.

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11 Words You Need to Teach Your Son Before He Turns 6

The following story first appeared on the Good Men Project. 

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