Author Archives: figleaf

Triggery Example of How Harsher False-Reporting Laws Increase the Likelihood of False Reports of Sexual Assault

Note: This post contains graphic quotes from a newspaper article about things a serial rapist did to some of his victims.  If that bothers you you’ll want to skip this post. You know that often-cited statistic that half of all … Continue reading

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Deeply Sexist-Against-Men Assumptions Drive Draconian Social Welfare Policies

Summary:No matter where you stand on the politics of social welfare policy in America, it’s worth contemplating that it’s been shaped by entirely mainstream and deeply sexist antipathy towards men. Lynn Gassiz-Sax, tackling the persistent notion that race rather than … Continue reading

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Manliness vs Mannequin vs Monstrosity

Lynn Gazzis-Sax asks a perfectly reasonable question about the question of masculinity and manliness. Adam Serwer writes It’s 2000 all over again: A Republican governor from Texas is running for president, and the press is swooning over his manly manliness. As … Continue reading

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Pondering Penis Anxieties Past the Decimal Point.

Speaking of penis size, after perusing query strings on her personal blog’s server logs Ozymandias says ATTN: Person who got here with the search term “do women like an eight inch cock better than a seven and a half inch … Continue reading

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(Mostly) Male Researchers: Aah, We Studied Men’s Erogenous Zones 60 Years Ago — Now Let’s Get More Women to Diddle Themselves in the fMRI Machine

Like some of the rest of us I’ve been up to my neck in other stuff. But over at my blog I recently posted about three items that in retrospect are pretty related. Here’s the second. The editors at the … Continue reading

Posted in body image, health, noseriouslywhatabouttehmenz, sexism | 30 Comments

Should “Hot Chicks With Douchebags” Really Be Called “Straight Men Shooting Themselves in the Foot?”

Like some of the rest of us I’ve been up to my neck in other stuff. But over at my blog I recently posted about three items that in retrospect are pretty related. Here’s the first. One was about the … Continue reading

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“She’s Not Out Of Your League”

This post complements some stuff that came up in comments to Ozy’s post about objectification.  The theme there was between the reception of catcalls vs. face-to-face conversation initiation.  The theme here is about the difference between strong or repeated compliments … Continue reading

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