male gaze

Maxim Photographer Fires Back By Sliding Into Ashley Graham’s Instagram Comments

Ashley Graham is having quite the year. She’s covered Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit Edition, launched a line at Dress Barn, and been the face of Forever 21’s first plus-size activewear line. She’s stunting again…

Leah Prinzivalli | March 29, 2016 - 12:15 pm

It’s Here: Ashley Graham Makes History As First Size 16 Model To Be On The Cover Of ‘Sports Illustrated’

Model and activist Ashley Graham has just made history as the first size-16 model to make the cover of Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit Edition.

It’s certainly taken long enough…

Katrin Higher | February 14, 2016 - 1:30 pm

“Cisgender” Is Now Defined In The Oxford English Dictionary

The O.E.D. has made cis people just another identity rather than the norm; the kidnapped Nigerian girls are being forced to fight for Boko Haram; find out the differences between…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | June 29, 2015 - 6:30 pm

Girl On Girl: I Am Not For Male Consumption

A couple weeks ago, some guy tweeted at Janelle Monae telling her to be sexier and to not dress so androgynously. What resulted was one of the most perfect and…

Morgan Cohn | May 7, 2015 - 12:25 pm

NY Post Declares That Hot “Celesbians” Are Totally On Trend

GUYS! GUYS! GUYS! Lesbians are news! Look, lesbians! They’re hot lesbians, too! Isn’t it amazing that they’re hot?! I never would have dreamed that such a thing exists! Oh my…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 16, 2014 - 12:30 pm

“Women Draw Penises” Reverses The Male Gaze In The Best Book You Never Knew You Needed

Remember when a bunch of gay men started drawing vaginas as they see them and it kind of blew people’s minds? Philadelphia writer and artist Alex Millard remembers too, and she…

Claire Hannum | September 12, 2014 - 3:00 pm

Leggings, Yoga Pants Banned From Middle School Because They Are “Too Distracting For Boys”

Haven Middle School in Evanston, Illinois, has banned female students from wearing leggings, shorts and yoga pants, allegedly because the clothes are “too distracting for boys.” Sigh, and body…

Jessica Wakeman | March 20, 2014 - 6:30 pm

The Soapbox: Women Wear Yoga Pants Because They Are Comfortable, Not Because They Apparently Give You A Boner

Poor Nathan Graziano. He has an obsession and is surrounded by temptation all the time. He can’t stop thinking about women in yoga pants, especially now that us ladies are…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | February 20, 2013 - 11:00 am

Is This Olympus Camera Ad Sexist?

One of the things that comes up in a gender studies class is the concept of the “male gaze.” Generally speaking, it’s the idea that men have a particular and…

Jessica Wakeman | September 15, 2011 - 10:20 am

British Porn Mag For Women Models Only “Feminine” Men

Laaaaaaaaaaaaaa-dies! We’ve got a new porno mag out over in England!

But unfortunately, Filament received a sour review from the Daily Mail, which hissed, “Most of the boys pictured…

Jessica Wakeman | June 5, 2009 - 6:00 pm