Are #GamerGaters Just Recreating the Sexist, Racist, Homophobic Dominant Culture?

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Heather N. isn’t buying into the idea that #GamerGate originates with certain handicaps of guys within gamer culture.

On Microaggressions

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Being a man doesn’t mean you don’t get daily doses of nasty gender stereotypes.

Why I’m Not Excited About The New Star Wars Movies

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Noah Brand grew up in 1990s Star Wars fandom, and was there the day it died. Like most geeks, I’ve been hearing a lot about the new Star Wars movies for a while. People opining one way or the other about casting announcements, plot leaks, the teaser trailer, whether the new sequels will be wonderful […]

Libidos, Assumptions, and Miscommunication

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The way we talk about sex is based on some very dubious assumptions, starting with the idea that “normal” is a thing.

The Roots of Nerd Rage, Part 2

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

The Roots of Nerd Rage, Part 1

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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

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Explaining one of the internet’s most annoying mysteries.

The Legacy of Al Feldstein

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

To The Woman Who Let Her Daughters Play With Me

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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?”

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

Help Support Real Sex Education

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

A Wonder Woman Movie Is Not That Hard

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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

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

Crunching The Numbers On Sexist Microaggressions

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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

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