What Could Artificial Intelligence Teach Us About Masculinity?

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The latest Masculinity Research article about masculinity and Artificial Intelligence, originally published at The Good Men Project Sexy Robots When we think about Artificial Intelligence (AI) and gender we tend to think about how it is often given a feminine personality in popular culture. Two classic examples of this would be the robot Ava in […]

Will Boys Always be Boys? Reducing Toxic Masculinity

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God has not accredited any difference between the male and the female. – Abdu’l-Baha, Star of the West: http://bahaiteachings.org/will-boys-always-boys-reducing-toxic-masculinity

What’s the Sex Binary Got to Do with Rape?

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This is a story about storytelling. In particular it’s about the story you are told if it is determined at the time of your birth—on the basis of visual inspection of your baby groin—that you should grow up to be a boy and then someday a man: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/whats-sex-binary-got-do-rape-john-stoltenberg

Gender is not a spectrum

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The idea that ‘gender is a spectrum’ is supposed to set us free. But it is both illogical and politically troubling: https://aeon.co/essays/the-idea-that-gender-is-a-spectrum-is-a-new-gender-prison

Gender is a journey not a destination

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Thirty years ago, I put on a frock, crossed Leicester Square and received a death threat. That night led me to create Stella, my show about an extraordinary Victorian gender experimenter: http://www.theguardian.com/stage/2016/may/18/gender-is-a-journey-not-a-destination-neil-bartlett-stella

How Prince Led the Way to Our Gender Fluid Present

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The world has known few superstars whose personas could match the gender-fluid extravagance of Prince, who died on Thursday at age 57: http://www.slate.com/blogs/outward/2016/04/21/prince_dead_at_57_embraced_gender_fluidity_ahead_of_his_time.html

50 Years of Gender Bending and Sex Changing

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When historians look back at our era centuries from now, what will they make of the dramatic revolution we’ve seen in the last 50 years in how we humans conceptualize our sexedness and genderedness? http://discoversociety.org/2016/03/01/50-years-of-gender-bending-and-sex-changing/

That’s What Zhe Said: As Genders Blur, Language is Rapidly Adapting

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The English language, from titles to pronouns, is in the process of adapting to new cultural attitudes about gender: http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/thats-what-zhe-said-genders-blur-language-rapidly-adapting

Call to remove gender from UK passports and driving licences

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Maria Miller, chair of committee looking at transgender equality, says male/female references unnecessary on official documents: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jan/02/call-to-remove-gender-from-uk-passports-and-driving-licences