masculine

Gift Guide: 11 Gifts For the Dapper Dude Or Dame

Do you have a masculine-presenting friend or loved one (male, female, trans, or anywhere in between) who’s too stylish for words? Cheers to the masculine set! There’s a lot to…

Rebecca Vipond Brink |

The Soapbox: On Lori Gottlieb, “Egalitarian” Relationships And Sexual Passion

The author Lori Gottlieb markets herself as a teller of harsh relationship truths for women. As a contributor to The Atlantic, she saw her 2008 piece “Marry Him!” turned into…

Jessica Wakeman |

MTV Announces Masculinity-Policing New Series Called “Guy Court”

Just in case you weren’t clear why we still need feminism to break down the sexism of culturally-prescribed gender roles: MTV announced yesterday it greenlit a new reality TV show…

Jessica Wakeman |

Men, Quit Being A Bag-Of-Bones Weakling!

No wonder some men can have pretty messed up ideas about masculinity. This old bodybuilding ad posted on Boing Boing — in which men claim to have gained 25 and…

Jessica Wakeman |

Watch Eve Ensler’s “Man Prayer,” A Prayer For All Men

February 14th isn’t just Valentine’s Day: it’s also V-Day, the day dedicated to raising awareness about violence against women. The playwright Eve Ensler, whose play “The Vagina Monologues” is performed…

Jessica Wakeman |

Smell Like A Real Man With “ManHands” (That Means Like Baseball Glove Or Urinal Cake)

It used to be that a lady only had to be on the lookout for Axe Body Wash as a demarcation of doucheitude in a man’s shower. But if the…

Jessica Wakeman |

Guy Talk: Men Don’t Want To Have Sex All The Time

Here is a confession: I am a dude, and sometimes I don’t want to have sex. For good reasons, or no reasons at all. It just depends.

I…

Dan Solomon |

The Soapbox: On Proving Masculinity

Hello from out here in Man Card America, where proving your masculinity to the dude-friends who are vigilantly looking to revoke your “Man Card” if you get caught engaging in…

Dan Solomon |

Evening Quickies: Ruffles Launching “Manly” Line Of Potato Chips Just For Men

Ruffles is launching a line of Ruffles Ultimate potato chips just for men, which will feature deeper ridges and more “manly” flavors like Kickin’ Jalapeno Ranch and Sweet &…

Jessica Wakeman |

British PSA About Male Rape Proves It’s Hard To Please Everybody

The issues of male rape and sexual abuse get plenty of sensationalistic air time on “Law & Order: SVU,” but not so much substantive awareness in our day-to-day lives. While…

Jessica Wakeman |

Manwich Reminds Dudes Not To Act Gay (Or Else Get A Sandwich To The Face)

As if naming their sloppy Joe sandwich a “Manwich” wasn’t macho enough, a company is now explaining why commercials advertising their product show dudes talking about “feminine” or “gay

Jessica Wakeman |

Dr. Phil Tells Mom To Not Let Son Play With Barbies

Dr. Phil doesn’t want your son to be “confused” — especially if “confused” means “gay.” Not that one of America’s most prominent psychological experts (thanks a lot, Oprah) comes right…

Jessica Wakeman |

Girl Talk: I’m A Feminist, But I Think I Want To Date A More Traditional Dude

One of the defining tensions in my life has always been reconciling my feminist political beliefs, my desire for a respectful and egalitarian relationship, and my attraction to more traditional…

Jessica Wakeman |

Dude-Washing: A Marketing Strategy Aimed At Guys With Small Wieners

Tony Soprano (and mobster types everywhere) made it OK for dudes to get manicures. Diddy has become the poster boy for manscaping. And now, as if we need more proof…

Lauren Gitlin |