About Robert Reece

Robert Reece is from Leland, MS and received his BA and MA degrees from The University of Mississippi. He is now a PhD student in sociology at Duke University where he studies race and racism and contracts as a NPO researcher. He blogs at Still Furious and Still Brave and tweets at @PhuzzieSlippers.

5 Ways Disavowing Masculinity Changed My Life

men's fashion, men's style, men who break rules, Man Code

Robert Reece has found that ignoring the Man Code has improved his life enormously.

Playing with Legos

games, men's toys, hobbies, Legos

How doctoral student Robert Reece blows off steam.

Mississippi Is Enough

love of place, home, homesickness, The South, African Americans

Robert Reece quit looking for his roots in distant lands that have not affected him so deeply as the history, culture, and people of Mississippi.

Danny Brown’s Availability

Danny Brown, black men's bodies, hypermasculinization, male victims of sexual assault

White women assuming sexual power over black men is not a new story, says Robert Reece, of news that Danny Brown received unwanted oral sex on stage.

100 Words on Love: Miss Leland

hot summer nights, boyhood summers, adolescence, teen memories, friends, summer fun, Mississippi, rural South, 100 words from men on love, men on love, hometown, homesickness, love of place

The best times were always the summers.

4 NFL Players to Come Out


As buzz builds about 4 NFL players coming out, Robert Reece speculates on what it will mean for them personally and for the hyper-masculine league they play in.

‘Guys With Kids’ Broadens TV Landscape of Black Men and SAHDs


A sitcom that stands out by subverting race and gender norms on network TV.

Rap Music as a Safe Space for Hetero-Masculine Love


That most masculine of subcultures, the world of hip hop, ironically provides an acceptable outlet for men to express platonic affection for one another: through rap lyrics.

The Myth of One-Size-Fits-All Sex


Sexual instruction manuals perpetuate the notion that, despite the apparent diversity of ways to have sex, there’s just one right way for men to be lovers.

Why Black Women Also Fear Black Men


Though the fear of black men by white people is based on racist stereotypes, black women’s fear is rooted in a lifetime of experience.