Monthly Archives: February 2011

Muddled messages show cultural bias against “feminine” boys

Great follow-up to my post about Dr. Phil’s muddled message in this Salon post by Sarah Hoffman (pen name): My Son, the Pink Boy. Elsewhere on his website, Dr. Phil tells a mother concerned about her lesbian daughter, “Homosexuality is … Continue reading

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Inviting Dr. Phil to join us in the in-between

One more note on Phil McGraw’s (TV’s “Dr. Phil’s”) advice to a mother whose son was playing with Barbies and preferring girls’ clothes . . . I think it’s interesting how important McGraw seems to find it to make a … Continue reading

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Dr. Phil’s boys with dolls gaffe can provide all of us something to think about

Phil McGraw, the pop guru of TV psychology advice known as Dr. Phil, has been taking a lot of heat this week for the online posting of his response to a mother’s request for advice. (BTW, this was apparently a question … Continue reading

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Mysterious Pink

Pink Originally uploaded by Zach Klein Came across this enigmatic photo of boys dressed in pink and wearing blond wigs while browsing Flickr yesterday. The striking shot was apparently taken in Winston Salem, NC in 2002. The artist said he … Continue reading

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