Men and Depression

Some heavy reading for tonight, courtesy of Psych Central. Newsweek put out a six page article about Men and Depression in which they suggest that the rate of depression in men is vastly under reported because of the weakness it suggests: “Our definition of a successful man in this culture does not include being depressed,…

Rape culture?

Lauren has some interesting ideas about what its going to take to stop rape and sexual violence. I’m not saying I agree with everything she says here, (I would argue for a more individual responsibility approach, but I also understand that not stigmatizing rapists and abusers does enable them to continue.) but it’s all worth…

Kandahar comes out of the

Kandahar comes out of the closet NOW that Taleban rule is over in Mullah Omar’s former southern stronghold, it is not only televisions, kites and razors which have begun to emerge. Visible again, too, are men with their ashna, or beloveds: young boys they have groomed for sex. Anyone want to argue that Afghan culture,…