11-Year-Old Boy Bullied Almost To Death For Liking Ponies

Michael Morones is caught between life and death after a suicide attempt. Here’s why, and what you can do to help.

On Men and Fashion

Or why hipster mustaches and bronies in fedoras are the new face of feminism.

Sexist Pictures Post

Pictoral evidence of the existence of sexism below the cut. Slow connections beware. Hat tip to Sociological Images and Love Joy Feminism, from which these pictures were stolen.

Nate Silver Apparently Inaccurate On Polls Because He’s Effeminate

Some conservatives are not terribly fond of Nate Silver, the renowned blogger and statistics wonk behind Fivethirtyeight. For one thing, he keeps predicting that Obama will win. (80.8% chance as of this writing.) Those conservatives, who are fond of the narrative of Romney Momentum, feel that Nate Silver is randomly making up numbers in order […]

This Week Is Homophobia Week or Something

Apparently I am not allowed to swear in the titles of articles anymore! However, I assume no one will have any objections to me calling the infestation of homophobes that has shown up this week assheaded cockmongering fuckwitted douchefaces, because that is in fact what they are, and also no one has said I can’t […]

Progressiveness In Rap Music

Unfortunately, I have a case of terminal whiteness (Things Ozy Has Literally Said: “That 99 Problems is a nice song!”), so I haven’t talked much about rap music here, what with the not knowing anything about it or anything. However, recently, a couple of interesting anti-kyriarchy and rap music things have shown up on my […]

Female-Bashing Leaves Both Genders Battered

Jessica Bahr unpacks some of the assumptions behind femmephobia, and how devaluing women devalues men on a fundamental level.

Mitt Romney’s “Wimp Factor”

Seriously, Newsweek? Are you so low on negative traits to describe Romney that you had to choose ‘wimp’? Do I have to make a list of negative things about him? Even if you ignore, you know, his policies (which should be the key point of any presidential race), there’s his abuse of his dog, his history […]


I just realized that, like, this entire week has been about rape and murder and prisons and depressing things, so I’ve decided it’s time for a happier topic: PONIES! (Also, gif warning, epileptic people!) Are bronies changing the definition of masculinity? [Video summary: Dude talks at a camera. He defines “brony” (adult fan of My […]

P!nk: Lady Warrior, Femmephobe

Femmephobia is a trouble that I look on with no small amount of sympathy. In this lovely article from No Seriously, What AboutTeh Menz? Ozy Frantz discusses how, when zie was in high school, zie was a “Cool Chick.” Zie mocked other girls for their stereotypically feminine presentation and behavior and “adopt[ed] male gender norms […]

Ozy Discusses Things Two Months After Everyone Else: Romney Edition

Trigger warning for descriptions of bullying. Hey, everyone, remember how Mitt Romney is a femmephobic, queerphobic doucheface? A few days later, Friedemann entered Stevens Hall off the school’s collegiate quad to find Romney marching out of his own room ahead of a prep school posse shouting about their plan to cut Lauber’s hair. Friedemann followed […]

TakiMag: Twelve-Step Plan for American Machismo

Ah, nothing like picking on an easy target early in the morning. And Takimag’s Twelve Step Plan for American Machismo is the easiest of targets. Apparently, the premise of the article is that American men are insufficiently manly, and therefore women don’t want to sleep with them. 1) Stop ordering women’s drinks.  Acceptable drinks: Budweiser, […]

Pastor Sean Harris Advocates Beating Gay Kids

(Hat tip Womanist Musings.) Pastor Sean Harris, a small pile of slime that has crawled out of the primordial ooze and inexplicably chooses to call itself human, has a few wise words to share with people about the gender binary: “So your little son starts to act a little girlish when he is four years […]

Advertising Sins: From Cracked!

Via Cracked, we have the five most insulting ways products are advertised to men. I’m going to assume you’ve gone over there and read the article, on account of my article will be far more boring and lacking in dick jokes. (Also, less ableist, so go me.)

Femmephobia: “Girls Are Gross” Writ Large

Ozy Frantz explains the difference between fear and hatred of women, and the more common fear and hatred of anything feminine.

The Masculinization of Femme Stuff

(Hat tip to dreamwaffles.) Autostraddle and Ms. Blog have the news about an interesting new advertising sins and the latest mutation of femmephobia. I mean, kind of news. It’s from, erm, two months ago. Ozy is known for many things, but zir punctuality is evidently not one of them. If you click the friendly Ms. Blog […]