A Different Kind of F-Word: Perez Hilton and GaySlurGate

Gossip blogger Perez Hilton was allegedly assaulted Monday night in Toronto by Black Eyed Peas member Will.I.Am and the band’s tour manager, Polo Molina.... Read more »

I Can Has Feminizm?

More feminist LOLz for your weekend! Awww, this li’l guy is resisting gender stereotypes, alright: And let’s hope this possum doesn’t have to hang in there for too much longer: We understand kitty – we hate douchebags too! A big thank you to our readers who have been... Read more »

Adventures in Feministory Presents: Know Your Feminist Theorists -- Sandra Lipsitz Bem

Today I'd like to introduce you to one of my favorite feminists in academia: (*drum roll*) Dr. Sandra Ruth Lipsitz Bem. Bem's wisdom on  the subjects of masculinity, femininity, androgyny and feminist child rearing after the jump. Read more »

Fists Up: LA Boxing Pres Challenges Chris Brown to a Duel

Anthony Geisler, President of LA Boxing, is dealing with Chris Brown's arrest on criminal threat charges in true eye-for-an-eye fashion. Geisler started a Facebook group earlier this week called,... Read more »

The Box's Crush of the Week: Neil Patrick Harris

He's taken the role of "ladies man" to new levels on How I Met Your Mother, played himself as a child actor turned mega-douche in the Harold & Kumar movies, and even used his rep for machismo to shill Old Spice. So why should feminists be crushing? Because he's redefining the way masculinity... Read more »

Get some nuts?

If you’re offended, you can take some relief knowing that the ad was never shown in the United States – Mars (Snickers’ parent company) agreed to pull it after complaints from the HRC. Read more »

About/for my dad

Since today is Father’s Day, I want to take some time to reflect on my dad, and try to start giving voice to some ideas and pain and anger that have been simmering in my mind. My dad died this past winter after a shitty and long battle with cancer (he was a life-long smoker). He was 67. Now I... Read more »

Coming out (and out and out)

Lately I’ve been thinking about the process of coming out and identities/shifting, and how for so many of us it’s an ongoing/lifetime process. In part because we as individuals change, and/or in part because our environment changes, and/or in part because our identities can’t be... Read more »

More conference bitching

I was back in Minneapolis this weekend for the National Conference for Media Reform, an annual event organized by the folks at Free Press, a nonpartisan group focused on media reform and... Read more »

Masculinity

Lately, it seems there's been more discussion of what it means to be a man. Maybe because old school notions are becoming so unworkable that there's a critical mass of resentful partners in hetero relationships; perhaps Hilary's presidential run is raising some eyebrows in sheltered communities;... Read more »

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"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 »

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 »