From Symposium, Jill Dolan on the rebirth of viewing pleasure: By taking a fresh look at popular culture, students are breathing new life into feminist theories of a generation ago. Why are guys afraid to wear Speedos? American men need to get over their Freudian fear of showing off their junk. Molly Redden on the complicated politics of reporting on female mega-donors. Amina Mama on challenging militarized masculinities. Why does everyone expect women to smile all the time? Katy Waldman wants to know. Arika Okrent on the tiny island where men have their own language. Emma Brockes reviews What Do Women Want? Adventures in the Science of Female Desire by Daniel Bergner. Michael McVeighon the lament of the 21st century man. Marc Tracy on what happens to pregnant women at a Big Law firm. Soren Bowie on 4 things every modern man should be able to do. It’s page three, not online porn, that is the real threat to young women’s health and happiness. Uh-Oh, here come Masculinity Studies. Funny how gender never came up during Bernanke’s nomination, or Greenspan’s, or Volcker’s — that's how privilege works in practice: Gender is invisible when it comes to male appointees but a constant presence when it comes to female appointees. Why men need women: The mere presence of female family members — even infants — can be enough to nudge men toward being generous, studies show.

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