Category Archives: gender identity

Cracked on Misogyny

Hat tip to Psychonomics. TW for brief mentions of rape. Cracked has recently presented an article about the five ways modern men are trained to hate women, as part of its latest bid to be Feministe’s more ableist, more prone … Continue reading

Posted in gender identity, noseriouslywhatabouttehmenz, rape, sexism | Tagged , , , , , | 36 Comments

Dads Rock

Hat tip to Al Watts at Role/Reboot. So it seems that after 2 weeks of constant critique and polite disagreement Huggies have finally relented and changed that horrible dad ad of theirs from: “To prove Huggies diapers and wipes can … Continue reading

Posted in fatherhood, gender identity, media, men as children, noseriouslywhatabouttehmenz, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 16 Comments

Heroine Worship: Men and Female Role Models

It’s been over 30 years, but I can still remember my first action figure. Breaking open the package to reveal the molded plastic beneath, making sure not to drop the accesories. I can still recall the white outfit contrasted by … Continue reading

Posted in gender identity, lighthearted, noseriouslywhatabouttehmenz, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 46 Comments

Assorted Links!

Today I am outsourcing this “blogging” thing to other people who have more interesting things to say than I do. Scientific American would like to inform you that men and women are both, in fact, from Earth: Finally, when talking … Continue reading

Posted in blog responses, gender identity, gender performativity, noseriouslywhatabouttehmenz, rape culture | Tagged , , , , , , | 33 Comments


I have recently begun watching My Little Pony, which is clearly BEST SHOW. But, unfortunately, I began watching it when I was at home with my parents for the holidays. My parents, while lovely people, carry around giant bags of … Continue reading

Posted in awesomeness, femmephobia, gender identity, gender performativity, intersectionality, noseriouslywhatabouttehmenz, sexuality | Tagged , , , , | 75 Comments

Okay, Seriously, Why Is One of America’s Most Decent Politicians A Comedian?

We have two good pieces of American legislative news for you. First, the FBI has officially changed their definition of rape (used primarily for statistical purposes) to include male survivors and those who were raped non-forcibly or non-vaginally. Although still … Continue reading

Posted in children, gender identity, homosexuality, noseriouslywhatabouttehmenz | Tagged , , , | 31 Comments

Melissa Tempel Is Doing It Right

This inspiring article has been Tumblred and Facebooked and [whatever else you damn kids do when you’re not on my lawn] all over the place, and with good cause. It’s by a kindergarten teacher who’s taking simple, common-sense, nonthreatening steps … Continue reading

Posted in education, gender identity, gender performativity, noseriouslywhatabouttehmenz | Tagged , , | 10 Comments

This this this

I know, I’m probably the millionth friggin’ person to reblog this, but Christmas is coming up and it made me smile, and also tear up a little. This is what we’re fighting for. A world where people can love and … Continue reading

Posted in fatherhood, gender identity, holiday, homosexuality, noseriouslywhatabouttehmenz | 2 Comments

The Beauty Myth And The Success Myth: Ozy’s Law In Action

Over Thanksgiving weekend, I was talking with my brother, and we were bemoaning something I’ve bemoaned with other men on many occasions: the bloody impossibility of convincing the women we love that they’re beautiful. Those with a woman that they … Continue reading

Posted in body image, gender identity, noseriouslywhatabouttehmenz, relationships, success | Tagged , , , | 73 Comments

Strictly Moderated: Transgender Day of Remembrance 2011 (TW for discussion of violence and transphobia)

Mod Note: Don’t be an asshole. If you wouldn’t say it at a funeral, don’t say it here. Today is a sombre day for many transfolk and their families and friends, because we remember those people who were killed or … Continue reading

Posted in abuse, gender identity, gender movements, intersectionality, issues, noseriouslywhatabouttehmenz, violence | 24 Comments