Mad World: What Liquor Ads Teach Us About Guys

Liquor ads capitalize on some of the worst (socialized) masculine traits, glamorize them, and sell these behaviors back to us–encouraging and promoting sexism. Read more »

BitchTapes: The Crying Game

We’ve been reminiscing a bit at Bitch HQ lately about Free to Be… You and Me. Remember that jam? Even if, like me, it aired before you were born, you’re probably the product of its lovey message in some way or another. If not, it’s not too late. Check out this video clip of... Read more »

Meat is for what now? Marketing veganism the wrong way

You’re looking at the cover of a new book by John Joseph, New York native and author of The Evolution of a Cro-Magnon. Besides grimacing, my other first reaction to the book was Malori Maloney’s assessment of Skinny Bastard -... Read more »

Bunk Documentaries: Dockers does it again (2 of 2)

The trailer for An Emasculating Truth opens with the following… “There’s always that fear that masculinity is in danger, that it’s being lost, men are becoming feminized in one way or another.” “Men are definitely finding their feminine side.” “Their masculinity’s kind of... Read more »

The Onion on "Ladyboy" Halloween Costumes

Happy All Hallow’s Eve Eve! Here is a video from The Onion to get you in the spirit. Warning: It paints a pretty stereotypical portrait of “effeminate” boys, but more than that it parodies parents’ fear that their sons aren’t (gasp!) manly enough:... Read more »

Top Ten Reasons Why This Feminist is a Sports Fan: #10

  I get quite a bit of surprised responses when folks find out that I'm an avid sports fan. An incredulous "You really know your shit," says someone, or maybe, more derisively, "Where did that come from?" Or else, I get a well-meaning affirmation that I'll make some guy very lucky (presumably... Read more »

Don Draper: The Most Influential Fake Man of 2009

Yesterday, my bf emailed me an article from the consistently obnoxious and terrible men’s site askmen.com. Apparently, the hard-hitting journalists working over there were interested in determining the... Read more »

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 »

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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 »