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?

Sex, Food, Success… Repeat

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Why are our stereotypes of what men want so shallow… and so wrong?

‘Gatsby,’ F. Scott Fitzgerald, and the Murphys: Amanda Vaill Connects the Dots

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Who was Gatsby? A neighbor of the Fitzgeralds reports on the lifestyles of the young and beautiful Golden Couple in the 1920s.

Massive Trove of William Blake Drawings Uncovered

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A lost trove of William Blake’s art has been uncovered, art that went unappreciated when it was made.

Why “Eligible Bachelors” Are a Twisted Anachronism

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Town & Country magazine does their part perpetuating an outdated, harmful, sexist trope.

On Discussing Beauty

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Joanna Schroeder understands the cruel machinations of the beauty industry, but she doesn’t think that minimizes the authenticity of Tom Matlack’s admiration of his wife.

Is Selling Your Name The Same As Selling Your Identity?

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What does it say about a person, when they are willing to sell even their last name for profit?

Is There A War On Men?

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Women and men are fighting a war where the bombs are OUR HEARTS. Or something.

“The End of Men” on Al-Jazeera Stream

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The Good Men Project’s own Noah Brand weighs in against Hanna Rosin’s notion of “The End of Men”

Both Men and Women Value Work, Family

From the Department of Fuck You, We’re Totally Winning: Men and women are increasingly equally likely to value both work and family. According to a Pew research study, two-thirds of women say that career success is one of the most important things or very important in their lives, while 59% of men say that career […]

Love And Relationship Expert Knows Nothing About Relationships, Love

Apparently Amy Poehler and Will Arnette have broken up. My reaction is “…they were married?” which I think is the reaction of most people, with a few diehard fans of both having a few tears. (No judgement. If Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer broke up I would probably stop believing in love.) However, some Patti […]

Men Who Do Chores Are Happier

According to a study across seven countries, men who do more household chores are happier and report more well-being and a better work-life balance. Of course, correlation is not causation. It’s probable that having a better work-life balance leads to doing more chores: after all, if you’re spending sixty hours a week working, you don’t […]

Romney is an “Alpha Male” Apparently

Or so says the National Review. I remain confused about why I should give a fuck. The conventional biological wisdom is that men select mates for fertility, while women select for status — thus the commonness of younger women’s pairing with well-established older men but the rarity of the converse. The conventional biological wisdom is […]

Part Two of the Fucking Ridiculous Article

Article here. Part one here. When Barry Schwartz started teaching at Swarthmore in the ’70s and would pose a question to a class, “Someone was always interrupting before the question was finished,” he recalls, “and it was always a male.” Now, he says, guys aren’t doing that. Men aren’t acting like privileged douchebags anymore! OH […]

How Did I Miss This Article?

Isn’t it someone’s job to inform me when something that stupid is going down? Because this article is the quintessence of End of Men hysteria. How bad is it? It says, in all seriousness, this paragraph: Something, it seems, is sucking the life out of guys quite literally. One-third of male college students say they’ve experienced […]

“When I see male Olympians, I see that hard work does pay off. It’s refreshing and triumphant.”

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These are comments by A. Buchert and Mike L on the post “Open Thread: Does Watching the Olympics Make You Feel Bad About Your Body?”