The Roots of Nerd Rage, Part 2


How does nerd rage feel from the inside? And what can be done about it?

The Roots of Nerd Rage, Part 1


From “fake geek girls” to Gamergate, a certain demographic seems constantly, causelessly angry. But are you sure it’s the demographic you think it is?

Why Men Spam Women On Dating Sites


Explaining one of the internet’s most annoying mysteries.

The Legacy of Al Feldstein


The recently-departed editor reshaped the 20th century from behind the scenes.

To The Woman Who Let Her Daughters Play With Me


A strange man talking to two little girls isn’t necessarily something to be afraid of.

What The CW’s Arrow Gets Right About Its Hero

It won't conceal your abs, but this is the CW. No force on earth can conceal your abs.

The popular superhero soap is running the grim-and-gritty arc in reverse, and that’s pretty cool.

“What is the difference between conscious persistence and mindless compulsion?”


This post by John on the post The Superpower You Already Have

Help Support Real Sex Education


The internet’s best sex information resource for teenagers needs your help.

A Wonder Woman Movie Is Not That Hard


Some say a Wonder Woman movie is impossible to write or that men won’t be interested. I say I’m a man and I’ll pitch three different Wonder Woman movies right now.

The “Perfect Man” Joke… Again


To nobody’s surprise, it’s not funny this time either. Why do we let it pass?

Crunching The Numbers On Sexist Microaggressions


The Petrie Multiplier is the simple mathematical model that explains why gender-imbalanced communities are always going to be unpleasant for someone.

On Not Speaking For Other People


Are you speaking up for others, or are you shouting them down?

Three Martin Luther King Quotes You Probably Won’t Hear Today


The truths he spoke as a living man don’t necessarily match the narrative that’s been fitted onto him as a dead icon.

How Denying Teenage Sexuality Feeds Rape Culture


The more we pretend that teenagers aren’t horny, the more dangerous it is.

Seeing Myself From the Outside


Noah Brand talks about the curious perspective of reading about himself in his stepfather’s memoirs.

Merry Christmas or Whatever


Noah Brand’s Christmas wishes to all.