Posts Tagged: Amanda Marcotte

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Macho Prey: Homophobia and Unlikely Victims in Tickled

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Those in the grip of toxic masculinity are scared to consider others as equals, scared to make contact that’s not about violence or domination, scared to approach with affection. And, scared to be scared, they move us all in the wrong direction. Those in the grip of toxic masculinity are scared to consider others as equals, scared to make contact that’s not about violence or domination, scared to approach with affection. And, scared to be scared, they move us all in the wrong direction. ...more

A Rep. Todd Akins Roundup

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Before yesterday, I suspect most people outside Missouri had never heard of Representative Todd Akin. I barely recognized the name myself, even though I consider myself a bit of a political junkie and I currently live in the neighboring state. All I really knew is that he was beating Senator Claire McCaskill pretty handily in her re-election bid, and that the Democrats were likely to lose that seat come November.

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