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  • The Ban has been Lifted! ©2005 by Joe Kort. All Rights Reserved.

    I am not talking about the government’s “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy on gays in the military. I’m talking about my walking down the Barbie aisle at my local toy store.

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  • A Man Among Men © 2004 by Joe Kort. All rights reserved

    As Robert Bly pointed out in his best-selling book Iron John  few heterosexual men have appropriate initiations into becoming a man. Most initiations into manhood as . . .

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  • Boys Who Play with Dolls BY JASON MICHAEL · All Rights Reserved

    One of my most vivid childhood memories is of riding in the backseat of our family car, on the way to the circus—and crying . . .

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  • Gays Fighting for Accurate, Deeper Roles in Television © 2004 by Joe Kort. All rights reserved

    After years of being invisible or the subject of jokes, we are now seen as everyday people. Just as other minorities have had to fight . . .

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  • Misandry: The other side of Misogyny ©2008 by Joe Kort. All Rights Reserved

    I’m sorry mama! I never meant to hurt you! I never meant to make you cry but tonight I’m cleaning out my closet. —lyrics to Eminem’s “Cleaning Out My Closet (I’m Sorry, Mama)”

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