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Father’s Duh

Becoming a dad ruined my life. Now, before you fire up an angry e-mail, delete my blog from your bookmarks, or un-follow me on Twitter, let me offer some context. I’ve been a dad for about five-and-a-half years now, and with this past weekend marking the annual occurrence that is Father’s Day, I got to thinking about just how wildly off course my life has veered…

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Congrats, you have an all-male panel!

In the vein of satirical blogs like The Hawkeye Initiative (which tackles the male gaze in the depiction of female characters in comics) and S**tPeopleSaytoWomenDirectors (which shows sexism in the film industry) is the awesome Tumblr allmalepanels that documents the widespread gender gap in speaking engagements and publications. The blog began in March 2015 to document…

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altM introduces: altMen

altMuslimah (“altM”) will be celebrating its 6th birthday this March, on International Women’s Day. For six years, we’ve been providing cutting edge commentary on a variety of issues pertinent to gender-and-Islam, starting and normalizing discussions the community was previously afraid to broach.   As we begin our 7th year, we…

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Is this a date?

Dr. Farber bounced a black, leather whip in her palm when she said the ladies in our classroom would find Taoist sexual philosophy especially interesting. Taoist men, she explained, trained themselves to last.

“That’s why a Taoist man is hard to find.”

The room broke into an easy laughter. My lips went tight. Last at what?

After class the curly-haired blonde guy that sat two rows over motioned me to his desk. He introduced himself as Matt and the woman standing next to him as Jen and said, “We’re getting a study group together. Interested?”

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