Is Brie Larson the New, Lower-Key Jennifer Lawrence? 

Lest I be accused of pitting women against one another, just know, I really don’t care about your opinion. Also, these two actresses are both blonde-ish, tall, white, and immensely talented, so the comparison really isn’t much of a stretch. Why point out this parallel now? Lawrence, of course, is best known for her… »10/11/15 10:20pm10/11/15 10:20pm


Terry Crews: Modern Day Masculinity Can Be as Damaging as the Taliban

While you probably know Terry Crews from Brooklyn 99, Everybody Hates Chris or his time playing in the NFL, you might be less familiar with his work as one of the most progressive and thoughtful voices in gender criticism. The actor—who just published the book Manhood: How to Be A Better Man - Or Just Live With One »12/01/14 4:40pm12/01/14 4:40pm

'Dude, You Need to Get Into Nursing': How the Field Recruits Men

While there has been significant attention to recruiting women into STEM fields, what about the converse – recruiting men to female-dominated fields? My recent article in Gender & Society analyzes the recruitment strategies of key health care players, examining themes of masculinity in text, speech, and images. »6/30/14 5:40pm6/30/14 5:40pm

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… »3/11/14 1:50pm3/11/14 1:50pm

Looking to Emasculate a Man? Open His Door for Him!

Congratulations, womyn! We've finally found the key to destroying masculinity (THE GOAL, I say. THE GOAL, you echo) and it's so simple that I cannot believe we haven't of it before. Turns out that all you have to do to turn a man into a frantic, insecure mess is to hold the door open for him and allow him to walk in… »2/24/14 6:40pm2/24/14 6:40pm

Men Killed Masculinity All by Their Big Strong Selves

Much to the chagrin of a certain old-timey subset, traditional American masculinity is on its way out. Gone are days of the breadwinning hard hat wearers earning enough to support a wife that stays at home with 2.5 children; in 2014, the Haves wear bowties with short sleeved button down shirts and post pictures of… »1/11/14 3:30pm1/11/14 3:30pm

New Nail Salon for Men Is the Manliest Place on Earth

As everyone who has ever seen a television commercial knows, one does not simply use a gendered product that's been assigned to the other gender. One must wait until a marketing team devises a gender-appropriate version, and then rush out and throw money at it. This is why we have steak houses for women and why we… »10/25/13 2:20pm10/25/13 2:20pm

Christian Grey: Uncomfortable Object of Female Gaze

The erotic-fiction-with-a-clearly-abusive-relationship-dynamic universe was recently rocked when Charlie Hunnam dropped out of Fifty Shades of Grey, citing a busy schedule. It's fairly clear that he had an ulterior motive beyond time constraints — and, while it stands to reason that vitriolic and batshit 50 Shades »10/16/13 7:00pm10/16/13 7:00pm

Let's Bro-ify ALL the Woman Products So Men Won't Feel Like Pussies

We've covered at length the ways in which traditionally "male" fields and products (like pens!) are targeted at women: we ladies, weeping flowers that we are, are often offered a sanitized, delicate — often pink — version of a traditionally male product. The reverse situation is just as telling: when traditionally… »7/25/13 11:10am7/25/13 11:10am

New Documentary Explores the Pressures of Male Gender Stereotypes

The terrifyingly intelligent and beautiful Jennifer Siebel Newsom has launched a project (on Kickstarter, duh) to fund her documentary about the pressures of masculinity on boys today. The film, titled "The Mask You Live In," examines how societal standards of boys and men being emotionally unattached, among other… »7/11/13 4:45pm7/11/13 4:45pm