Myths about Black men’s prowess reinforce racist stereotypes about Black men.
“We expect to have sex like the pros, but not dunk a basketball like the pros and we’re fine with that.”
My Halloween costume this year is simple and inexpensive: Lex Luthor. The key components of this costume are a red silk tie in a full Windsor knot, because Luthor is the kind of asshole who always has to win every human interaction, and a Kryptonite signet ring on my right hand, because Luthor is also [...]
Sometimes I feel like height, physical height, is the elephant in the room when it comes to hegemonic masculinity. Everyone knows it’s a giant friggin’ deal, but nobody wants to talk about it, because, as the inimitable Greta Christina pointed out, what the hell are you supposed to do about it? There’s a perception, an [...]
Speaking of penis size, after perusing query strings on her personal blog’s server logs Ozymandias says ATTN: Person who got here with the search term “do women like an eight inch cock better than a seven and a half inch cock?” I cannot even figure out all the things that have gone wrong with our [...]
Caption: Stick figure with hands spread a little apart says “PENISES: they are about this big. Now can we, as a culture, move on?” It’s no secret that hundreds of millions of Western men have insecurities about their penises. Pornography creates an ideal of the penis that is far larger than most men’s, as it depicts women [...]
American culture sends a message about the penis that is confused, at best. In the wake of Rep. Anthony Weiner’s dick-pic scandal, the theme that “wangs are ugly” spattered the Internet, the media (wrongly) assuming that’s just how most women feel. The Washington Post even ran a sweeping op-ed in which writer Monica Hesse mused, all too [...]