Post of the Week

Eve Tushnet’s post merits our Post of the Week award. Check out her views on the hard-won bliss that is marriage.


Post of the Week

Even though we’re still in the midst of our “Can Men Be Men Again?” Symposium, we wanted to anoint R. J. Moeller’s post, “Modern Manliness and the Perpetual State of Low Expectations,”  as this week’s Post of the Week.

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Are Women Who Say “Sorry” Weaker?

Who apologizes more, men or women? According to a highly circulated study from 2010, which has resurfaced recently in a post on Jezebel, the answer is women: Researchers analyzed the number of self-reported offences and apologies made by 66 subjects over a 12-day period. And yes, they confirmed women consistently apologized more times than men … Continued


What Is Sexy and What Is Crude?

In response to Ashley McGuire’s post about Beyoncé’s performance at the Super Bowl and the question of whether traditionally minded women can be sexy: of course they can. Traditional women can be, and are, sexy. So are liberal women and anarchist women (although there’s fewer of those). Women are sexy. It’s just kinda how God … Continued

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The Beyoncé Debate: Can Traditionally Minded Women Be Sexy?

Yesterday, we ran a wonderful piece by Ashley McGuire on Beyoncé’’s Soulful Feminism. Ashley looked at Beyoncé’s superbowl performance and saw a strong woman who is beautiful, sexy, incredibly successful, and–perhaps most interesting of all–traditionally minded when it comes to sex, relationships, and family. Just recently, she slammed the idea of surrogates, saying  “I respect mothers … Continued

Culture, Fashion

God and Football at the Super Bowl

“If God is for us, who can stand against us?” So preached Ray Lewis, linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens, after winning Sunday’s Super Bowl. Pregame coverage also showed San Francisco 49ers’s quarterback Colin Kaepernick citing his faith as what drives his game. All the God talk could bring one to wonder, does God pick favorites … Continued

Culture, Entertainment, Sports

Beyoncé’s Soulful Feminism

I happened to like Beyoncé’s halftime show at the Superbowl. But I also happen to like Beyoncé. Perhaps it’s because Beyoncé, whether she means to or not, promotes a pro-family version of feminism. She more or less said in an interview that her husband, Jay-Z, is the only man that she has ever slept with. … Continued

Culture, Entertainment, Fashion, Parenting

Post of the Week

  Check out Mark Tapson’s post about how technology draws his child away from herself, while the moon and stars in the children’s classic book Goodnight Moon bring her home.

Post of the Week

Why Silver Linings Playbook Could Still Win Best Picture

Since it swept up the most coveted prizes at the Critics’ Choice Awards, the Golden Globes, the Screen Actors Guilds Awards, and the Producers Guild Awards, conventional wisdom has pretty well settled on Argo being the only film able to give Lincoln a run for its money in Oscar’s Best Picture race. Much as I’d … Continued

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