masculinity

Love & Sex

Hello, men. If you’re standing in the deodorant aisle wondering whether or not you should pick up that Old Spice, theres now scientific evidence that says yeah, yep, you probably should. According to a study, women perceive men who wear deodorant as “more masculine” which is news that feels diametrically opposed to the notion of masculinity in… READ MORE »


health

Behold, the best thing maybe ever on the internet!

Crossfitter Khan Porter re-posted a video of himself doing a choreographed snatch to Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies” after seeing Channing Tatum dress in drag to perform “Run the World” on Lip Sync Battle. It went viral, so he used the opportunity to READ MORE »


News

I imagine Jeb’s young life as a perpetual emotional storm of pleas for confirmation of his masculinity, a series of vulnerable yet guarded motions towards his dad and older brother expressing his deepest desire: “Hey guys! I can play too!” READ MORE »


Love & Sex

Blessed Samhain!

OK, so maybe you don’t know what that means. Five years ago, I wouldn’t have had any idea either.

In witch speak, Goddess speak, wise woman healer speak, that means Happy Halloween. And just a few years ago, that would have sounded way too witchy for me, because I thought (mostly because… READ MORE »


Entertainment

The New York Times recently attempted to describe the dimensions of the modern man—failing, however, to consider his omnidimensional interests. Here, then, are the 27 definitive ways to be a modern man… … READ MORE »


Style

In all my years of bringing men into my lair, undressing them, and turning them into my sexual playthings, I have never once thrown a guy out for having armpit hair that wasn’t “masculine” enough. In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever really noticed a man’s armpit hair at all, save for the guy I used… READ MORE »


Entertainment

It is incredible that no one has taken on this underrepresented group in a scripted television series. READ MORE »


Style

The only lip balm that won’t emsaculate you, guaranteed. READ MORE »


News

Women in combat, frats being fratty(terrible) and so much more. READ MORE »


News

Facebook has removed its “feeling fat” emoji, hurrah! [The Verge]
Doxxing and revenge porn have now been explicitly banned on Twitter. [Gizmodo]
Part of the sexism problem in tech is sexism toward female entrepreneurs. [The Atlantic]
What do men know about masculinity? This writer went to a masculinities conference to find… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

Robyn pointed me toward this ad on Craigslist today:

Robyn, not knowing me that well yet, of course probably figured that I would not reply to this ad. But of course I replied to this ad. I had three reasons for doing so:

Images of my butt are available… READ MORE »


Celebs

“I think the big thing about feminism is that it scares men because, you know—the big deal is that people are scared of being controlled…I want to be clear that feminism is not saying ‘women are better than men.’ That’s not what’s going on … What it is is that we’re talking about gender equality,… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

Recently, Tara Kennedy-Kline, a mother of two boys, took to the internet to proudly declare that she cannot (and will not) support feminism. If the title of the piece didn’t send up a bevy of red flags, the fact that it appeared on Thought Catalog should have clued me in to the fact that it… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

After that NYC catcalling video went viral online, some men (not all men!) were upset, not because they were trying to defend their right to shout “nice tits” at a random woman, but because even non-sexual comments were being defined as harassment. For instance, Michael Che, co-host of “Saturday Night Live”’s Weekend Update, wrote on Facebook,… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

I’m not going to lie, male friendship is a mystifying thing to me. Whenever I overhear dude friends having really personal conversations, I feel like I’m hiding behind a bush observing a unicorn. Most of my best friends have been guys, and specifically straight guys, but our friendships have always taken on a different tenor… READ MORE »


News

Could it be that plain old mental habit is the reason for gender inequality at work? According to consultant and former businesswoman Caroline Turner, that’s pretty much what it comes down to. In a blog post for the Huffington Post, Turner said that the biggest reason women aren’t proportionately represented in business leadership positions is a set… READ MORE »


Celebs

“I have always been frightened with men. To the point where I couldn’t go into a gym because of the testosterone and I felt weak. I don’t feel very manly. I don’t feel rugged and strong and capable in real life, not how i imagine a man ought to be. So I seek it, to… READ MORE »


Guys

A few years ago, I mentored a group of teen girls at a small, alternative high school. The whole point of the group was just to give these young women a safe space to talk, express themselves, and feel heard and validated. I will never forget how eager the girls were to let their emotions… READ MORE »


1 2 3