The feminist movement began as a struggle for basic rights: women’s suffrage, reproductive rights, access to work and education, and equal rights within those institutions. Through the hard work and dedication of our foremothers, many of those feats have been won. As a result, our culture has become dominated by a narrative that is not representative of the country’s reality: A progressive picture of fairness and equal opportunity regardless of sex or race. One where the fight for Civil Rights eradicated racism and feminism ushered in an era of “equality” between the sexes.
Yet, in reality, not much has really changed where gender relations are involved. Though a small percentage of men and women have entered fields that they were once barred from participating in because of their sex, most work fields are extremely gendered, many of the most dangerous occupations are still dominated by men and society still has very restrictive gender ideals. Keep reading »
Step aside, Taylor Swift, because your “Blank Space” video just became old news now that Schick’s “Crib In My Pants” video has arrived.
To advertise the new Schick Hydro Groomer men’s razor, the brand teamed up with JWT New York to create a music video that takes us through one manscaper’s quest to make the “crib in his pants” more alluring to the ladies. Complete with testimonial interludes from girlfriends of the past and present, we can see the “renovations” taking place before our eyes, all to the soothing sounds of a beautiful ballad. Keep reading »
Ladies, is your boyfriend a lumbersexual? More importantly, do you want him to be one? If so, this is what you need to know about the newest look sweeping the nation. A “lumbersexual” is every boy that you feel kind of dirty liking, because he looks a little homeless. It’s each and every gentleman riding the subway in Brooklyn. A lumbersexual is somewhere between a bro and a metrosexual. He has the well coiffed beard of the metro, but the passion for Patagonia that’s exclusive to the bro-iest bros. Like Hannah Montana said, it’s the best of both worlds. He’s half hipster, half mountain man (so basically Bon Iver). Read more on College Candy…
With Movember in full swing, it’s time to think of mustaches. Not beards, but mustaches that exist alone without the beard. You know, like the one Brad Pitt has been rocking as of late. It’s a difficult look to pull off for many, and since it is that Movember time of year again, it seemed like an ideal question for this week’s “What Women Really Think…”
I asked the ladies their feelings on mustaches. Are they creepy? Only OK in November, because it’s for a good cause? Perhaps, the sexiest thing a man can do to lure a woman into his clutches? Or something that only our favorite mustached-man Brad Pitt can pull off? Here’s what the ladies had to say. Read more on YourTango…
Bye Felipe is an Instagram collection of Tinder creeps curated by Alexandra Tweten, an Los Angeles-based journalist inspired by her own bad experiences on Tinder. The difference between Bye Felipe (the name is inspired by the “Bye, Felicia” meme) and other blogs dedicated to exposing assholes on dating sites is the particular kind of asshole they expose: The guys who escalate and get angry reallllly fast if women reject them, don’t answer them, or simply exist, in some cases.
The Atlantic is calling this a “feminist” initiative. It pains me to think that asking men to be basically decent and polite is part of a non-mainstream political effort to erase the gender gap, because it seems like it should just be something that everyone does for the sake of doing it. But it’s women, not men, who are experiencing sexual harassment online — in dating apps less of the time and on social media more often. That gender difference means something about men’s attitudes toward sex and women, specifically that they feel entitled to sex and entitled to women. In that context, sexual rejection isn’t just a normal part of human interactions, it’s a denial of something they perceive to be rightfully theirs. Keep reading »
Well, spank my tush and color me shocked: there WAS a survey done telling us which U.S. cities have the most douchebags. Earlier this week, I wrote about the new Estately survey telling us which states have the most immature and mature men. Surprised that New York wasn’t on the list, I mentioned that they’re probably too busy trying to stay in the lead of the Most Douchebags Per Square Foot survey which is yet to be created, but BEHOLD! Earlier this year, Estately did do a survey of which U.S. cities have the most douchebags. Keep reading »