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Masculine/Feminine Dynamics



While gender is not a binary—and there are infinite expressions of gender identity within masculinity and femininity themselves—some keen observers have identified common behavioral patterns between men and women within modern gender relations. Whether based on more universal concepts of feminine and masculine energies or on more specific cultural expectations, there is wisdom to be found in exploring the patterns of behavior that can set these two genders at odds with each other.

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A Call to Men | Tony Porter

At TEDWomen, Tony Porter makes a call to men everywhere: Don't "act like a man." Telling powerful stories from his own life, he shows how this mentality, drummed into so many men and boys, can lead men to disrespect, mistreat and abuse women and each other. His solution: Break free of the "man box."

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My Life on the Road

My Life on the Road is the moving, funny, and profound story of Gloria’s growth and also the growth of a revolutionary movement for equality—and the story of how surprising encounters on the road shaped both.

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He Said, She Said

Women and men have different ways of speaking, but research reveals the conversational gender divide is not as stark as it seems

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FindCenterWomen who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.

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The Most Important Thing You Can Do to Make a Relationship Work | 7 Principles | Dr. John Gottman

With more than a million copies sold worldwide, "The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work" by Dr. John Gottman has revolutionized the way we understand, repair, and strengthen marriages.

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Men Explain Things to Me

In her comic, scathing essay, "Men Explain Things to Me," Rebecca Solnit took on what often goes wrong in conversations between men and women.

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Men Are from Earth, and So Are Women

Interview with Marion Woodman about dreams, illness, relationships and physical and spiritual awakening.

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FindCenterTo call woman the weaker sex is a libel; it is man’s injustice to woman. If by strength is meant brute strength, then, indeed, is woman less brute than man. If by strength is meant moral power, then woman is immeasurably man’s superior.

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Book TV: Rebecca Solnit, “Men Explain Things to Me”

Rebecca Solnit, a contributing editor at Harper’s, talks about her book of essays on such topics as gender inequality, rape, hate crimes, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, and gay marriage. She spoke at Moe’s Books in Berkeley, California.

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The New Male Sexuality, Revised Edition

The New Male Sexuality addresses the most urgent questions of men today--and of the women who love them.

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