Top Easiest Ways to Emasculate a Dude (And Rule the World)

Based on all the dumb shit I've been told about how men allegedly are and women allegedly are, I've concluded the following: Being masculine is apparently just like being a proud lion, it is an intrinsically superior gift of strength and wisdom bestowed on men by the universe that women must stroke and honor (or else). … » 3/11/14 1:50pm 3/11/14 1:50pm

We Really Ought to Teach Dudes About Periods

Periods are a perfectly natural element of the human experience, not a blood-soaked nightmare from whence we can never wake. But you wouldn't know that to talk to many dudes out there! And maybe it's time that we, as a society, maybe fixed that. » 3/06/14 5:40pm 3/06/14 5:40pm

A Non Christian's Guide To Sexy White Jesus

Last week, the latest interpretation of the life of noted dude Jesus Christ hit the big screen. Son of God, the movie in which the "Satan" character was removed for too closely resembling a certain Head of State, is an overview of Jesus' life, from birth to resurrection. More importantly, it features a very good looking… » 3/02/14 4:45pm 3/02/14 4:45pm

Money Is the Only Thing Dudes Worry About More Than Their Looks

Talk about body image often revolves around the pressures that women face, which are of course abundant. (I was once tut-tutted for my cuticles. WHO CARES?) But men aren't immune, either. A recent survey says that men worry about their appearance more than anything—oh, except for money. » 2/28/14 1:30pm 2/28/14 1:30pm

Finance Dude Asks Clients to Vote For Him in Sad Sexy Banker Contest

Even though the title of sexiest banker was given out long ago (Meredith Whitney, duh), some who work in finance remain unsatisfied, I guess. What other possible explanation would there be for a banking career website to sponsor a "sexiest banker poll" and invite users to vote? And what deep, all-consuming sadness would… » 10/03/13 4:20pm 10/03/13 4:20pm

How Nice Does a Woman Have to Be to a Guy She Rejects?

In the world of rejections, I always think of the movie Say Anything: A guy is allowed/expected/culturally celebrated for wooing his ex back with grand gestures. It would be a very different movie if she simply called the police. (If a heartbroken woman holds up a boom box in the rain outside her ex's bedroom, the only … » 8/03/13 5:00pm 8/03/13 5:00pm

San Francisco and New York Have the Nation's Skinniest Dudes

A new report from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington finds that in 2011, in a nation-wide study of counties, the lowest levels of obesity in men were found in San Francisco and New York. The New York Daily News crows, "Manhattan men nation's 2nd-skinniest." Meggings for… » 7/22/13 3:45pm 7/22/13 3:45pm

How Bro Is a Bro? Let's Consult Our Bro-proval Matrix

And now for the most important question of our time: what is a "bro," exactly? It was the second-most popular plea for clarity my parents made while visiting me at college (the first most popular was, "Why in God's name are you basically pursuing a degree in analyzing vampire erotica?"). "Callie," they would ask, "what do you … » 6/24/13 2:15pm 6/24/13 2:15pm

No One 'Has It All' — Not Even Men — Because Work Sucks. The End.

There was a crucial moment when I was newly pregnant where I had to make a choice whether to take a (better-paid) job that would have me still in clubs, reviewing rock shows three or four nights a week for an alt-weekly while gestating, or peel off to the more family-friendly track of writing about culture with… » 3/26/13 11:50am 3/26/13 11:50am

Dear Dudes: Here Are Six Reasons Why You Don't Need a Dating Coach

Hello, muffins. Here at this site, we spend a lot of time railing against the shitty shit that dudes do, because, come on, shitty shit is shitty. It's shitty to act like women owe you attention and/or genital touching simply because you're noble enough to refrain from being an abusive dick-monster. It's shitty to tell… » 12/19/12 5:00pm 12/19/12 5:00pm

Oh God, Please Don't Let White Male Victimhood Be the Next Big Social…

If there's one thing I'm always going to remember about the 2012 election, it's that it was the moment I first saw the white male monopoly lose its vise-grip on American culture. Not that white men aren't in charge anymore—they are, and they will probably always be a dominant political bloc—but there's a sense that… » 12/04/12 5:10pm 12/04/12 5:10pm

The 32 Biggest WTFs About the '32 Things Every Man Should Do'

Yes, yes, yes, I know there are a billion kooky subcultures floating around out there on the internet, most of which are incredibly offensive to human beings with clear eyes and full hearts, and ripping them to shreds on a widely read blog is the very easiest of all pickins. And I knooooooooow we shouldn't give… » 12/02/12 11:00am 12/02/12 11:00am