Week in Review: March 2-8, 2014

7 Mar

In the News

Psychologists at Purdue University find that men feel emasculated when doors are held open for them.

A Massachusetts court rules that a man who took an “upskirt” photo of a woman did not violate state law. In response, the Massachusetts legislature passes a ban on these voyeuristic photos.

The U.S. Senate is set to vote on legislation that will curb sexual assaults in the military. PBS reports that while the Pentagon opposes the bill, the majority of the senate supports it.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approves Aveed, a testosterone enhancing pharmaceutical for aging men. While the drug may help aging men deal with fatigue and low libido, studies suggest that side effects include increased risk of heart disease.

 

Interesting Events/Reads

Today from 4-6pm, the Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities will host a seminar with Svend Aage Madsen, a psychologist from the University of Coppenhagen, at Stony Brook University Manhattan campus.

On Saturday, March 7, from 5-7pm at Stony Brook University Manhattan campus, the Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities will screen This is How I Roll, a documentary about men’s roller derby.

This week, John-Manuel Andriote writes about the relationship between gay men and their fathers in a Huffington Post blog.

Today, Lola Okolosie contemplates the constraints of masculinity on her son in this piece for the Guardian.

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