Posts tagged "sons"

Mommie Dearest: No, Feminism Is Not About Stripping Boys Of Their Masculinity

Recently, Tara Kennedy-Kline, a mother of two boys, took to the internet to proudly declare that she cannot (and will not) support feminism. If the title of the piece didn't send up a bevy of red flags, the fact that it appeared on Thought Catalog should have clued me in to the fact that it…

By: Avital Norman Nathman / November 24, 2014

Why I’m Happy I Don’t Have Daughters

I'm glad I have sons ... and only sons. My friends who are mothers of daughters say that if I had given birth to two daughters instead, I'd be just as glad. I'm not so sure. When I was pregnant with each of my sons, I was convinced from the start that I was carrying…

By: YourTango.com / December 5, 2010

Man Kisses His Mother On The Lips, Grosses Out Wife

I'll never forget the first time I met the mother of a particular ex-boyfriend. We were vacationing together in the South of France (glamorous locale, yes, but not the place you want to spend a week with your boyfriend's family!) and I was sort of stunned by the physical relationship between my then-boyfriend and hi…

By: Wendy Atterberry / July 29, 2009

The Daily Squeeze: Circumcision, Crazy Bras, And Producing Heirs

The rate of infant male circumcision has decreased significantly since the 1930s and 1940s, at least in the U.K. Some people see circumcision as a form of genital mutilation, and there are even operations that reverse the procedure. Sounds like fun, doesn't it? [The Times, U.K.] Soroptimist, a volunteer organization, held its annual "Bras for…

By: Catherine Strawn / March 25, 2008