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The Dignity of Showmanship – A Defense of Men of Slapstick

I notice that slapstick doesn’t get a whole lot of love or respect. To each everybody’s own, but I think this admittedly lowbrow form of humor gets a bad rap that it doesn’t deserve – from people who generally prefer “genuine wit” over slapstick, to those who seem to downright hate it and everything it …

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Nicola Graham-Kevan: Coercive Control and Domestic Violence

Professor Nicola Graham-Kevan has long been an internationally renowned (British) authority on domestic violence and coercive control, and is unusual in those fields in being a non-feminist. We’ve just posted her keynote speech (70 minutes) – “Coercive Control and Domestic Violence” – from our recent (online) conference, “Domestic Abuse is a Men’s Issue, Too”. We …

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Representation politics, and the purpose of fantasy

What do I mean by “representation politics”? Just like how identity politics means the obsession and preoccupation with defining oneself and identifying with a group no matter how particular, granular, or arbitrary and making sure everybody knows it and takes account of it in any given situation, I offer the term “representation politics” as a …

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