Category Archives: emotion

Ten Responses to Man Up

I recently found this brilliant piece by Guante, a hip-hop artist and two-time National Poetry Slam champion, and felt like sharing it with everyone. Transcript from his website below the cut.

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Occupy Valentine’s Day

Our post on hegemonic heterosexuality is proving popular, so I thought I’d provide a link to a site full of people who are fighting the hegemony by enjoying Valentine’s Day on… let’s say different terms. Enjoy!

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Spam Messages On Dating Sites

Here in the Weird Alternate Future, the internet has proven, despite its serious problems, to be something of a gender leveller. Yeah, there’s a lot of ingrained sexism in internet culture, but it’s not like that’s somehow absent in meatspace … Continue reading

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Male Friendship

(hat tip to StartledOctopus) This is an interesting video from Sociological Images (no transcript available and I don’t want to write an transcript of an hour-and-a-half video, sorry) about how gender affects friendship, although the audience appeared more interested in … Continue reading

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Achievement Unlocked: Human Woman

I’ve been feeling a bit low just lately, what with it getting dark at 4:30 in the afternoon. It’s the kind of lifestyle in the kind of latitude where you realize that it’s entirely possible that you became a vampire … Continue reading

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Masculine Lore

On a recent open thread, Ozy posted a picture of her “steampunk rakish dandy” costume as an example of “what sluts wear on Halloween”. I was deeply offended. Speaking as a rakish dandy, I feel that this costume misrepresents my … Continue reading

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What Makes You Cry?

One of the things feeding into male emotional repression and shaming is the idea that men aren’t supposed to cry. Now, of course, that’s bullshit, but one overcomes bullshit by confronting it, so let’s start openly listing the stuff that … Continue reading

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Interesting NYT Article On Boys and Friendship

Just read this article in the New York Times about how boys who lose their best friendships growing up can turn into emotionally stunted men who have difficulty connecting with others. I’m not sure how well this connects to my … Continue reading

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Depression Part Four: Male-Pattern Depression

The core paradox of men and depression is this: women are more likely to be depressed; men are more likely to kill themselves. This makes literally no sense. Unless one is assuming a giant epidemic of men who wake up … Continue reading

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Strictly Moderated: Fat Is A Masculist Issue

Ozymandias Note: NSWATM is proud to welcome Sir Gabe, who also goes by Succubus Boy,¬†as our first guest blogger. He is a trans man who plans mostly to discuss issues of intersectionality for men. Now, we’ve all heard that “fat … Continue reading

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