White, heterosexual men have the fewest friends of anyone in America. This “friendship crisis” matters: Loneliness and social isolation can kill. Friendships ― especially those initiated during childhood ― coincide with better adult health. As people age, their social networks begin to thin out, and if you had few friends to begin with, you may become socially isolated, which is associated with a higher risk of ailments such as heart disease, stroke and cancer.
A cheeky new Twitter account shows how tabloids objectify women by using pulled-from-the-headlines phrasing to describe famous men.
“Asians deserve to be represented. Asians deserve to be seen. And all Asians aren’t the stereotype of being small and petite. Being Asian is not one look. Being Asian is not one culture.”
“There are plenty of reasons to eat cake,” writer Jenna Karvunidis said. “You can pick one that doesn’t reinforce an attitude of harm toward members of the LGBTQ community.”
LGBTQ+-inclusive education helps all students, not just those who identify as part of the community, and it can be a vital part of improving overall health outcomes for the general population. Sex educators and activists share six things that you would learn in sex ed in America if the curriculum were more inclusive.
In a new photo series, photographer Jessica Amity captures just how liberating rejecting gender norms can be for men.
“Women are climbing the ladder to break through the glass ceiling ― but it’s a tough ladder to climb,” she said. “They need allies in men because it’s often men who are found in the higher echelons of the organization. If you know the rules that can help women get ahead with promotions and advancements, you should share them.”