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Peter F. Murphy, author of "Studs, Tools, and the Family Jewels: Metaphors Men Live By", on how the language of masculinity shapes men's experience.

" With men's health books, what few there are, the majority of them have a subtitle called, 'An Owner's Manual'. "
- Peter F. Murphy

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00:00 Introduction and commentary, including:
• Oil profits
• Peter F. Murphy and 'guy talk'
• FCC rules changes to media ownership
• Peter Oiler: No more hate mail, please!
17:50 Question of the Week
" I live on the coast of Maine By Rockland I was wondering if you your anyone out there knows where you can go have facial hair removed I am 44 years old been on hormones for over a year now hope to live full time as a woman in a few years to come but I need to get my beard removed. "
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23:22 Hal Fuller's Twisted Nasty News
38:09 Boston area (and national) announcements
42:24 Special Message
42:57 It's no secret that language has great influence over our daily experience of life. Our guest is Peter F. Murphy, the author of a fascinating book titled "Studs, Tools, and the Family Jewels: Metaphors Men Live By" which takes a close look at the language commonly used by and about men, and the effect such language has on our gendered thinking.

Peter F. Murphy is a Professor and Chair of the Department of English and Philosophy at Murray State University in Murray, KY. In addition to this book on metaphors of masculinity, he has edited a collection of essays called "Fictions of Masculinity: Crossing Cultures, Crossing Sexualities," published by New York University Press in 1994.

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