What Comes After The Twink?
"Somewhere along the way "twink" has stopped being just a cutesy, mildly negative stereotype and become something more malignant: An easy shorthand for a lot of vicious stereotypes about gay people, a way to covertly make fun not just of someone's mild gender variance but really their "gayness" as well."
posted by andoatnp
on Jul 12, 2013 -
"The Sound of Stigma
: An essay by Mark S. King—an AIDS advocate, an author and a blogger living with HIV since 1985—on why HIV stigma among gay men persists."
posted by andoatnp
on May 14, 2013 -
Men in Saris: Mumbai's new lavani dancers Lavani is a folk dance, traditionally performed by women for men. The popularity of Bin Baykancha Tamasha (or Performance Without Women) and other female-impersonation groups in Mumbai suggests that the city may slowly be getting comfortable with flamboyant expressions of male sexuality.
posted by infini
on Mar 10, 2013 -
"Men across all cultures reported higher sex drives and less restricted sexual attitudes than women, but women were consistently more variable than men in their sex drives. Another important, if not entirely surprising pattern, suggests that these differences are not entirely biological, and are due in some part to social and cultural ideologies." An io9 article looks at the results from a number of sex surveys.
posted by Brandon Blatcher
on Jan 21, 2013 -
is photographer Leland Bobbé's series capturing both the 'male and the alter-ego female side' of a person's face in a single image.
posted by gman
on Aug 5, 2012 -
Model Behavior: A Laurie Penny essay on gender presentation, anorexia, neoliberalism, capitalism, queerness, gender, drag, media, America's Next Top Model, and a few other things.
posted by latkes
on May 31, 2012 -
"Dude" is a term with quite a history
, possibly starting in the mid 19th century with Erastus Brooks
, an editor of the New York Express
(NYT excerpt, link to full PDF). In writing, "the "dude" craze began in New York City in 1883
," apparently starting with the poem The True Origin and History of "The Dude"
, published on 14 January 1883, in the New York World
. As the "vapid fops" traveled west, dude ranches sprang up, catering to city slickers
. Some eight decades after the term proliferated in New York City, "dude" was applied to any male in African American vernacular
. In 1969, dude was defined as nice guy, a regular sort of person
[YT short clip
] in Easy Rider
, then claimed by surfers, as represented by Jeff Spicoli in Fast Times at Ridgemont High
in 1982. Four years later, everyone loves Ferris Bueller, "he's a righteous dude." Baseketball turns the one word into a conversation
in 1998, the same year El Duderino claims the term as a personal title
. By 2011, the word, in some circles, has come around to the beginning
, with Dude-itors, laid-back editors
, the opposite of the "tightly wound, hyper-neurotic editor of yesteryear." [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief
on Apr 6, 2012 -
"Over the past few decades, 160 million women have vanished from East and South Asia
— or, to be more accurate, they were never born at all. Throughout the region, the practice of sex selection — prenatal sex screening followed by selective termination of pregnancies — has yielded a generation packed with boys. From a normal level of 105 boys to 100 girls, the ratio has shifted to 120, 150, and, in some cases, nearly 200 boys born for every 100 girls. In some countries, like South Korea, ratios spiked and are now returning to normal. But sex selection is on the rise in Eastern Europe, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East." American journalist Mara Hvistendahl's new book: "Unnatural Selection: Choosing Boys Over Girls, and the Consequences of a World Full of Men
," examines and tries to predict the actual and potential effects of unequal sex ratios on men, women and the social economies of the affected regions, including the recent spike in sex trafficking and bride-buying across Asia. More
. [more inside]
posted by zarq
on Jun 10, 2011 -
Privileges: Gender: 10 things only men can do
(Askmen.com), male privilege (wiki)
, 21 Things Women Can Do That Guys Can't
(Cosmo), female privilege (2 3 4 5)
. Race: white privilege (wiki)
. Sexual orientation: straight privilege (2) (wiki)
, cisgendered privilege
. Body: able-bodied privilege
, non-fat privilege
. Money: non-poor privilege (2)
, class privilege (PDF)
. Demographics: Christian privilege
, American privilege
, adult privilege
, black male privilege
, Muslim male privilege
. Combo: gamer privilege
, male programmer privilege
. Criticism and essays: victim privilege
, "Point of Privilege
", "We can't be equal while ...
", "Where's My Extra Piece of the Pie?
". And, lest this become too serious: pirate privilege
and lolcat privilege (the latter via)
. (Covered in smaller scope previously.)
posted by WCityMike
on Aug 15, 2008 -
, the Path of Masculine Power
, [parts of the site NSFW] was created by a 25 year old guy in LA, who put together his ideas on dating and life advice. The site has a number of his articles on various topics that might be interesting to both men and women such as Are Any of These 5 Energy Vampires Draining Your Life
? There are also informative links to Female Orgasm Mastery
with explicit instructions on how to stimulate the G-Spot
[NSFW], definitely [more inside]
posted by nickyskye
on Jan 13, 2008 -
Does Your Penis Smell Perfect? Have you ever asked yourself: "Why is it that no matter how much time and effort I put into washing my penis in the shower, I still get that awful whiff of a rancid smell throughout the day, or even right after a shower?" Nodoro
has the solution. There are commercials (Are they real or parodies?) here
posted by amyms
on Jan 10, 2008 -
Your mother was right.
You can go blind from doing that. Federal health officials are examining rare reports of blindness among some men using the impotence drugs Viagra
and Cialis. Since it doesn't actually do anything, Enzyte
should still be safe.
posted by hipnerd
on May 27, 2005 -
How male or female is your brain?
Psychologist Simon Baron-Cohen argues
in today's Guardian that the male and female brains tend to be hard-wired for different kinds of thinking - empathising (more common in females) or systemising (more common in males). Take the test.
posted by jamespake
on Apr 17, 2003 -
The Male Minority
The percentage of men enrolled in higher education has dropped below that of women.
Are men not encouraged as much as women to go to college?
posted by amanda
on Dec 7, 2000 -
True or not?!
One of the weirdest things I've ever seen on the web. I was sure
this was a hoax and kept digging for confirmation and never found it.
posted by norm
on Nov 3, 2000 -
Would you hire a male nanny? I don't see any problems with it as long as there is a good back-ground check.
posted by da5id
on Sep 19, 2000 -