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Seins: la vraie raison pour laquelle les hommes en sont fous

(5) Comments | Posted September 27, 2012 | 9:04 AM

Les blagues sur les seins et les hommes qui les regardent sont de tels ressorts comiques qu'ils sont devenus des clichés. Combien de fois on a vu un homme parler avec une femme pulpeuse pour finir par voir cette femme pointer ses propres yeux en disant : "Hé, mec, c'est là...

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Breasts: The Real Reason Men Love Them

(2165) Comments | Posted September 25, 2012 | 10:22 AM

Jokes about breasts, and men looking at breasts, are such a comedy staple they've become a kind of go-to cliché. How many times have we seen a man talking to a curvaceous woman only to have her point to her own eyes and say "Hey, buddy, up here!"?

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Society Does Not Make Gender

(128) Comments | Posted August 21, 2012 | 1:25 PM

Ruth Padawer's New York Times magazine exploration of boys whose behavior doesn't fit neatly into typical male molds has tapped into an argument that appears to have gained currency recently as a skirmish in our ongoing cultural warfare. Unfortunately, neither side seems to have heard of something called...

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An Elegy for Magazines

(11) Comments | Posted October 12, 2009 | 4:00 PM

Surely many other people made some mental link between the recent deaths of Irving Penn and Gourmet magazine, and the general doomsday atmosphere surrounding the magazine world. No doubt many of these people are smart and have eaten many more lunches at Michael's than I have eaten (zero), but I...

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