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Category Archives: Gender

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Is Sex-Reassignment Surgery Really the Solution?

by Cassandra Hough Last week, my children sat and listened to Mo Willems’ I’m a Frog! during their pre-K reading hour. In this Elephant and Piggie book, Gerald the elephant grapples with how to react to his friend Piggie when … Continue reading »

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On the Right to Drive Mom and Dad Crazy

The following is adapted from LFN Director Caitlin La Ruffa’s remarks at the Stand for Marriage rally in Washington, D.C. on April 28th that took place outside the Supreme Court as the oral arguments for Obergefell v. Hodges were in … Continue reading »

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Gender, Complementarity, and Emma Watson

By Emily Blume Like many politically and emotionally charged words floating around in today’s culture, “feminism” is one that often makes me cringe, and I find myself running for the hills at its mere mentioning. The last thing I want … Continue reading »

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On the Messiness of Relationships and the Need for Courageous Men

By Louis Cona  Are men today willing to suffer for their love or embrace the “messiness” of commitment and risk taking? Taking a look at our current culture would produce skeptical answers. Divorce rates are over 50%, sexuality is being … Continue reading »

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The Economics of Sex?

By Caitlin Seery For all those who participated in last week’s Valentine’s Day campaign – and especially the survey – it sounds like you heard a lot of confusion on campus about sex, relationships, and the dating market today. Well, … Continue reading »

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And That’s a Wrap!

By: LFN staff It’s Friday, February 14th—both Valentine’s Day and the end of our very successful week-long Valentine’s campaign. We are so excited about the energy and enthusiasm that we have seen from all of our student leaders this past … Continue reading »

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What Women Want for Valentine’s Day

By Brittany Crippen  It’s Valentine’s season—the time for lots of chocolate, flowers, cheesy greeting cards and red cutout hearts…everywhere. Thanks to Hallmark, it’s easy to decide what to get for your significant other during Valentine’s. It seems like you can’t … Continue reading »

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What Men Want for Valentine’s Day

By Trent Hurliam   It’s simply restating the obvious that Valentine’s Day is a holiday most often associated with gifts – gifts that women, by and large, prefer more than men do.  Valentine’s day has become (or maybe it always … Continue reading »

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The New Phobia of Fecundity

By Cassandra Hough Last week, discussion of a new phobia made waves on the social media circuit: fecundophobia. Mollie Hemmingway, writing for The Federalist, explained that “fecundophobia” is the growing fear of children and fertile women.  She sites ample evidence … Continue reading »

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Why Men Want Commitment Too (Or Should if They Knew What Was Good for Them)

By: Matthew Dugandzic The desire for commitment in relationships is often thought of as feminine. Men are thought of as desiring sex for its own sake – with as many different partners as possible. The modern feminist movement, by judging … Continue reading »

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