One explicit fear is if homosexuals can marry despite the lack of joyless obligation, heterosexuals will no longer feel the joyless obligation is important.
These posters are for a 1970 film about murdering hippies for no reason. Noah Brand looks at why it was a hit.
Can any meaning be derived from the president-elect’s word salad? Maybe, says Noah Brand.
Nobody’s in favor of rape, but it keeps on happening. What’s not working?
We can’t keep pretending that most of our wars have been noble or worthwhile, so where does that put us on Memorial Day?
If it were just one movie or TV show, we could dismiss it. But it’s a consistent trope across many different stories. Why?
They’re more than just sexist jerks, they’re the heroes of a different show.
A story with toxic ideas about gender includes the toxic image of men as success objects.
Being a man doesn’t mean you don’t get daily doses of nasty gender stereotypes.
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 or…
The way we talk about sex is based on some very dubious assumptions, starting with the idea that “normal” is a thing.
How does nerd rage feel from the inside? And what can be done about it?
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?
Explaining one of the internet’s most annoying mysteries.
The recently-departed editor reshaped the 20th century from behind the scenes.