On Privilege Checking: The Story of My RateMyProfessors.com Chili Pepper

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History professor Oliver Lee Bateman checks the various privileges symbolized by a single flaming chili pepper.

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Nice Guys Finish Last…Due to Chronic Injuries: The Saga of Daniel Bryan

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What will become of pro wrestling’s short, oh-so-normal, and badly injured everyman?

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Ten Amazing Westerns Every Guy Should See

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Film critic John Ryan Powell examines ten of the most underrated westerns of all time.

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Here’s What I’m Afraid of…and Maybe You Are, Too

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Do we run away from what scares us, or run away from running away?

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Video Games: Still Bro-tastic and Misogynistic After All These Years

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Historian Oliver Lee Bateman examines a console gaming industry bent on peddling the same old trash to willing buyers.

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Why I Might Give Up Eating Meat…Forever

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“I do not like to feel trapped by a box of one size fits all manliness, and a template for stepping outside of it, even in a realm as simple as that of cuisine, feels like a liberating idea,” writes strongman and BBQ aficionado N.C. Harrison.

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The Worst Video Game You’ve Never Played

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Historian Oliver Lee Bateman examines how the latest version of Super Smash Bros. has already broken the hearts of its most devoted fans.

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Why We Need Complicated Stories

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“My generation is too focused on easy stories: vituperative takedowns, lists of .gifs, and flippant blog posts,” writes seminarian N.C. Harrison.

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Rising to the Challenge…with Kettlebells

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“One more rep, a few more pounds, another breath,” writes injured strongman N.C. Harrison. “As the world moves, so must I.”

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I Want Michael Sam to Succeed, But Will He?

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N.C. Harrison has some doubts about Michael Sam’s long-term NFL prospects, but he’d love for him to prove that nice guys don’t finish last.

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Bloody Mother’s Day

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“My mother and I are bound, as it should be, in both clumsiness and blood,” writes N.C. Harrison.

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God Was on His Side: Accessing Mark Jackson

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Jim Jividen discusses the firing of Mark Jackson and the special kind of privilege that Jackson and other avowed Christians have.

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Why Didn’t I Look Like Ted Arcidi?

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Oliver Lee Bateman reflects on a forgotten wrestler who embodied the “80s style,” and whose enormous body proved impossible to replicate.

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A Challenge for Men: To Love and Not Destroy

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Many men are torn apart psychically because they are not in touch with their gentler emotions, writes N.C. Harrison.

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Pinterest “Hunk Boards” and Male Objectification

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Oliver Lee Bateman considers the weighty implications of Pinterest “hunk boards.”

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