Is This the End of the Patriarchy?

Julia Stonehouse examines the recent history of the patriarchial society and finds the male biological preference for a son to be based on a fallacy, from Darwin to Christianity.

“Saying men only shack up because of sex or 1950’s reasoning reduces men to mere sex objects.”

This is a comment by ogwriter on the post “Breaking News from Fox columnist: Women aren’t Women Anymore”.

Why I Don’t Hate on Justin Bieber

Why do we harshly judge a teenage boy for not being man enough?

Achievement Unlocked: Human Woman

I’ve been feeling a bit low just lately, what with it getting dark at 4:30 in the afternoon. It’s the kind of lifestyle in the kind of latitude where you realize that it’s entirely possible that you became a vampire weeks ago, and you just haven’t noticed because sunlight hasn’t touched your skin since god […]

Twilight, Bieber, and Valentino

Trigger warning for a Photoshopped picture of a rape.  There is a subset of the female gaze that causes much kerfluffle amongst a lot of guys, and it tends to occur in an incredibly predictable pattern. Now, for purposes of this post, we will be assuming that female desire for men is not a myth […]

Check It Out, Ladies [Laugh Track]

I often enjoy, and am often really frustrated by, Mistress Matisse’s column in the Seattle Stranger. This one, however, is bang-on and deals with an issue that people don’t talk about enough. (Well, we do around here, but that’s kind of our thing.) She’s absolutely right that there’s a reading of male sexual presentation that […]

Straight Cis White Male Protagonists

An interesting issue has come up in the comments to that 101 101 post, one that I think deserves its own thread to start unpacking its stuff. Indefatigable commenter typhonblue linked to this article from OnFiction, and elaborated on its thesis: What the article talks about is the Actor/Observer bias. We attribute to ourselves that […]

Cock Tales: A Call For Submissions

A very cool lady named Kimberly, a fan of our little blog, has contacted us with a proposal so fun it has little anime-sparklies dancing in my eyes: The philosophy behind Cock Tales is simple. The artistic world is filled to the brim with examinations of female sexuality, female persecution, and criticisms and analysis of […]

How Revenge Of The Nerds Ruined My Life

Trigger warning for discussion of rape. Also, this gets a bit personal and ranty. You might want to get comfortable. I first saw Revenge Of The Nerds on home video, back when you could rent a VHS player in a big plastic case to watch your movie on. It came with instructions on how to […]

Cocks Rock But… WTF With Craigslist “Headless Horsemen” Replies to Personals?

Photo “Headless Horseman Monument” by Flickr user Patcard. Used under a Creative Commons license. So over at my blog I just mentioned a brief experiment I tried after hearing a friend lament about a certain… consistency in replies to her personals ads on Craigslist. Note: Guys, when a woman (or in this case someone who’s […]

Media Gender Roles: WTF?

There’s an interesting disconnect in perceptions of how men are presented on TV. Feminists look at TV and see that the heroes and most of the other characters are overwhelmingly men, and say “That’s misogynist!” Sensitive men look at TV and see that the defining qualities of maleness are crudeness, stupidity, and irresponsibility, and say […]

Cocks Rock Part One: Penises Are Attractive

It has recently come to my attention that many men are insecure about their penises. Because insecurity is bad, and because penises are one of my favorite topics, I have decided to do a series on penises, and why they are, in fact, awesome. This will be a four-part series: this part will discuss the attractiveness […]

Fitness Models

Trigger warning for mentions of eating disorders. Feminists have long sounded the alarm about the dangers of supermodels, starving themselves underweight and Photoshopped to perfection, causing bad body image in young girls, which may lead to anorexia or bulimia. However, a recent article by Express has suggested that men may be falling victim to an […]

The Great Glass Escalator

(Much of the material for this post comes from David J. Maume Jr.’s 1999 work “Glass Ceilings and Glass Escalators,” because that’s the one in my Work Organization textbook. More recent citations gratefully accepted.) According to analysis of the PSID (Panel Study of Income Dynamics), a longitudinal study of a representative sample of American families, between 1989 and 1999, […]