Anatomy of a Bully

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Ross Grainger with a powerful story about the time he was bullied, and what he has since come to learn from it.

Thanks, Facebook, But I Don’t Need a Makeover

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JJ Vincent hates it when Facebook suggests things he should “like”. For one, the words “should” and “like” don’t go together. And two, having Facebook do your thinking for you is kinda creepy.

The Haircut Test

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Steve Axelrod got a haircut. And what people say to him about it—or don’t say—says it all.

Your Guide to the Masculine Tar Pits

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Seven keys to making women wish you were extinct. Jim Benson with advice to men who date women.

The Skinny on Skinny Pants

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Sameer Rao went from hiding his figure out of insecurity and fear to embracing himself and the pants he loves.

“There is a push for women to be their most genuine selves, and yet now there is makeup for men!?”

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This is a comment by Cameron Brown on the post “Makeup for Men? Why?”

“It’s not that men are afraid of strong women, or fear of a person’s strength. It’s fear of the strength disparity.”

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This is a comment by John Anderson on the post “Are Some Men Intimidated by Strong Women?”

Dear John: Will Boyfriend’s Solitary Pleasures Lead To Pain?

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Masturbation getting in the way of their sex life, a kissy aunt with cold sores, and parents trying to fight princess culture.

“Declarations like these are why guys who do have self-esteem issues are told they don’t matter.”

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This is a comment by Danny on the comment of the day: “If a man KNOWS he is physically unattractive we focus other qualities instead of beating up our self-esteem.”

“If a man KNOWS he is physically unattractive we focus other qualities instead of beating up our self-esteem.”

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This is a comment by Keith Kappel on the post “The Biggest Bulges of 2012: Packing a Double Standard”.

Keith asks, “Is the casual sex marketplace heavily biased against men?”

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This is a comment by Keith, John, and John D on the post “On Women and Casual Sex – Part II: Flings, One Night Stands and Same Night Lays”.

Pissing My Pants: Betraying My Manliness at the Sight of Needles

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Jamie Reidy’s fear of needles is getting better, but he’s still taking it a step at a time.

Dear John: His Low Libido Is Bringing Her Down

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This week Dear John addresses a low libido, a son’s discovery of porn, and a self-conscious, protective partner.

Dear John: Happy Birthday to Whom, Exactly?

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This week, Dear John addresses surprise implants, nanny crushes, and collegiate cheating.

“Severe objectification is when you see someone as a collection of parts that only exist for your pleasure.”

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This is a comment by wellokaythen on the Comment of the Day: “Society wants dads to ‘step up’, but they are literally stomped down when they do.”

“When I see male Olympians, I see that hard work does pay off. It’s refreshing and triumphant.”

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These are comments by A. Buchert and Mike L on the post “Open Thread: Does Watching the Olympics Make You Feel Bad About Your Body?”