Baking Down Boundaries

As an American guy in my village, I was sometimes the target of some interesting propositions from local women (see https://blog.sheswanderful.com/?p=2272). It was not uncommon for male teachers, living far…

Jazz Time

It’s spring break 2010 and I’m cruising around New Orleans in a big white van full of friends. “And I think that was our turn that we just passed…” I…

Solidarity not Sympathy

Last month, I traveled down to New Orleans for a week-long service trip. Details can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/y3f9eqr. I served with a group of Humanist graduate students hosted by…

Let’s Talk about Sex

Sex education is kind of important… okay, it’s really important, especially in places with a high rate of STI’s and teenage pregnancy. As a Peace Corps Volunteer working in education…

You’re Ugly!

Prologue: When a guy considers himself a feminist, he faces a lot of challenges no matter what culture he is in. I’d say there are even more challenges for straight…

Get Yourself a Girlfriend, or Two (Part 2)!

By AJ Last month, I focused on the parts of male culture that I saw in South Africa that promoted infidelity and having multiple girlfriends, or cherries (http://letsgogirl.wordpress.com/2009/12/27/get-yourself-a-girlfriend-or-two/).  There is…

Get yourself a girlfriend, or two!

By AJ When trying to think of a topic for this months column, I found myself skimming through accounts of women’s travels to dig up some themes. Something that comes…

She's with me

She’s with me By AJ . Two girls and a guy walk into a bar.  The bartender proceeds to mack on the women while a crowd of inebriated, touchy men…