masculinity

Monstrous Poetry: Kenji Liu Is Using Frankenstein as a Metaphor for Toxic Masculinity

It’s easy to write something that criticizes toxic masculinity, or our current president, or any number of things in the news about guys acting badly.

Prison Rape Is Not a Punch Line

How often have you heard someone chuckle about “dropping the soap”?  Read more »

Male Rape is No Joke—But Pop Culture Often Treats It That Way

From Wedding Crashers to 40 Days and 40 Nights, films often treat sexual assault of men as a punchline.  Read more »

Gray Matters: How Rape in Pop Culture Became a Matter of Opinion

Time and again, we refuse to believe that people who commit sexual violence specifically get off on the lack of consent, casting them instead as “good boys” confounded by the complex rules of dating in our modern world. Read more »

How “The Sopranos” Changed Therapy On TV

The Sopranos’ willingness to suggest the necessity of therapy in men’s lives reverberated in popular culture. Read more »

The Misguided Pursuit of “Better” Manhood at American Fraternities

The dominant narrative around fraternities has long been one of peer pressure, blackout drinking, and cruel hazing rituals. So why are so many male students, especially white ones, as excited as ever to join them? Read more »

I Went to Yale: Elite Law Schools Are Breeding Grounds for Rape Culture

Every time Brett Kavanaugh used Yale to virtue-signal his goodness, somewhere, another student just like him looked at that and thought they too were safe from reproach. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: The Lies of Brett Kavanaugh

Brett Kavanaugh’s repeated lies only speak to his entitlement. Read more »

The Manipulative Power of White Men’s Tears

The Kavanaugh hearings exemplified how men weaponize the concept of male vulnerability to maintain power. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: The Brett Kavanaugh Hearing

Yesterday was…a lot. Read more »

Brewed Awakening: Has Coffee Culture Become Too Gendered? Talk Amongst Yourselves

Coffee—especially strong, black coffee—is coded as unquestionably masculine. Read more »

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Ms. Opinionated: I'm a Man. How Can I Help the Feminist Movement?

Welcome to Ms. Opinionated, our weekly advice column dealing with questions of life, love, feminism, and pop culture. This week, a reader... Read more »

"Moonlight" is an Essential Work of Art for the Current Political Moment

Moonlight displays the kind of empathy and humanity that we desperately need right now. Read more »