月: 2020年2月

How Netflix’s “Sex Education” Fights Toxic Masculinity

Premiered in January, Netflix’s “Sex Education” sets the story of Otis Milburn, a socially awkward teenager raised by a famous sex-therapist single-mother (Gillian Anderson). The TV show follows the story of this introverted virgin boy who, inspired by his mother’s works, ends up becoming a confidential sex consultant at his school.  Often used by media and feminists nowadays, the concept of toxic masculinity refers in psychology to certain cultural norms that are associated with harm to society and to men themselves. It is not intended to demonize men or male attributes, but rather to emphasize the harmful effects of conformity to certain traditional masculine ideal behaviors such as dominance, self-reliance, …

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#kutoo #I_am_me

From #kutoo to #I_am_me: the self-acceptance hashtag launched by Yumi Ishikawa By Martina Cavallaro Yumi Ishikawa is an actress, a gravure model, a writer, an activist. She is also the living proof that when a system is not equal enough, you have to “speak up” in order to make a change. This is what she did with her hashtag #kutoo, which became viral and inspired other women to sign a petition against a rule that is literally damaging their feet. #kutoo. Ishikawa is well-known in Japan for starting the movement marked with the hashtag #kutoo (reminding #metoo, kutoo is a pun that sounds like both the Japanese word for shoes, kutsu, and the one for pain, kutsuu), to …

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