french friesHave you ever wondered what makes someone good at what they do?  Is it because they have a degree or educational background, is it the training they receive, or is it some innate quality that they possess?  Personally, I think it’s a combination of them all.

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Charged with the task of discussing healthy masculinity in honor of the Healthy Masculinity Action Project Blog Carnival, I lost all focus. On first, the struggle began with feeling rather ill-equipped to write about this topic as a cisgender woman. It rounds a sharp curve at second, where one might elaborate on the role of traditional masculinity in fostering rape culture.

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Moments when an entire workplace stops, silently absorbing a public message, are rare.

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Mixed Messages

This morning a two-hour drive from Philadelphia to Harrisburg had me listening to an unusually full set of morning news programming. As world, business, and local news updates cycled and my morning coffee settled in, two stories in particular caught my attention.

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young dancer tying shoesA few weeks ago, I attended my four-year old niece’s first dance recital.  Excitement was in the air as the little ones filed onto the stage and faced the crowd in the packed auditorium.   There were tutus and leotards aplenty, and enough tulle to fill the entire auditorium.  They danced – all cute and awkward as four year olds do

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Special thanks to Jill Laster, this week’s guest blogger on Feminism from Grassroots to Full Bloom. Jill agreed to share her thoughts on this critical issue.

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The interwebs are just crawling with information about sex. Well, let me rephrase that to there is plenty of sex on the internet. Suffice it to say quantity is no indicator of quality when it comes to the topic of sex and the internet, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t people talking about it in helpful, healthy ways.

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If you’re reading this blog, there’s a good chance that you have harnessed the power of social media for good. Starting off with a pretty smarmy title on this post, there’s also a good chance that I won’t pull it off. Hang in there with me for a few. I’m not talking about being that person who has “like, a million friends” on Facebook (shameless self-promotion!).

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Any man can be a father.  It takes someone special to be a dad.  ~Author Unknown

I usually shy away from using cheesy quotes.  But for some reason, this quote has always stuck with me.  I probably have Hallmark to thank for that. 

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