Shocking Study: Men Overcompensate for Perceived Lack of Masculinity

A new study has changed everything we thought we knew about male behavior and masculinity. The study showed that when men feel their masculinity threatened or diminished in one area, they feel the need to compensate for that by exaggerating other traits that they believe make them masculine, like the number of women they’ve had sex with.
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Why Taking Down the Confederate Flag is Not Enough

Sally Kohn has a column on CNN.com that points out something really important, that while taking down the Confederate flag from state capitols and other public property is a good thing, it isn’t nearly enough. The racism that it represents goes far deeper, both in terms of institutional biases and our own cognitive biases.
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Fischer: Confederate Flag is a Democratic Issue

It’s always ridiculous when Republicans pretend that racism is only a Democratic thing because Lincoln was a Republican and the racists used to find a home in the Democratic party. Because on Planet Wingnuttia, all of history ended in 1964 and nothing has ever changed since then. That’s your cue, Bryan Fischer:
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Christian Theocrat and Slavery Apologist Defends Confederate Flag

Douglas Wilson, a Christian Reconstruction and slavery apologist from Idaho, has jumped neck deep into discussion about the Charleston shootings and the Confederate flag, offering up an unsurprisingly appalling opinion on the whole matter. He explains why he wants that flag to remain up (other than the obvious fact, which he won’t admit, that he is a racist asshole).
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