Monthly Archives: October 2011

Halloween: Dan Savage Has Points, Misses Points

So I read Dan Savage’s article on Halloween, and I’ve been ruminating on it, particularly in light of my previous criticism of “sexy” Halloween costumes. The short version of Dan’s piece is that we should embrace sexy costumes, because Halloween … Continue reading

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Ideal Vs. Real In Attraction

So I’m reading this post on Jezebel about increasing cultural acceptance of the female gaze, and it’s got an interesting line in it: For example, many men don’t realize that their girlfriends might lust after Lautner or Gosling — and … Continue reading

Posted in body image, noseriouslywhatabouttehmenz, relationships, the media, Uncategorized | 261 Comments

The Kipling Effect

We all have art that we enjoy as art, but deplore as ideology. This sometimes creates a serious cognitive dissonance that I refer to as the Kipling Effect. I cite Kipling because he’s such a clear example. He was, legitimately, … Continue reading

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Open Thread

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Link Awesomeness

Pharyngula links to a documentary on circumcision. I have not actually seen it, so I don’t know if it’s problematic or not, but I figured it would be relevant to some of our commenters’ interests. Anyway, Papa Zed wouldn’t post … Continue reading

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No, Really, Not All Men Are Pedophiles

I’m a bit late to the party on Jenna Myers Karvunidis, on account of I had to wait until I could write an article about this that wasn’t just RAAAAAAARRRRRRGGGGGHHHH. Karvundis posted an article to her blog about how she refused to … Continue reading

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FBI Subcommittee Acknowledges Men Can Be Raped

The FBI’s definition of rape has remained unchanged for more than eighty years: “the carnal knowledge of a female forcibly and against her will.” It is unknown how many millions of rapes have gone uncounted because they were Apparently Not Really … Continue reading

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