Posts Tagged ‘dudes’

Sexist Comments of the Week: Tits or GTFO Edition

This week, Courtney Stoker of From Austin to A&M and Joseph Hewitt of GearHead RPG graced us with their presence to discuss the problem of making dude-dominated subcultures more accessible to women. In the comments, you added your own tips:

Sexist Beatdown: Ladies Love Dude Comedies Edition

I have a confession to make: I love Dude Comedies. Any film where Two to Five Douchey Guys Shirk Their Societal Obligations to Embark on a Night They'll Never Forget can probably coax ten bucks out of me. I'll even watch the Dude Comedies where all female characters are relegated to the Fun-Hating-Wife or Slutty-Sex-Object [...]

Is the Facebook Avatar a Dude?

Sociological Images accuses Facebook of sexism and ethnocentricsm for using a "white and male" image as its default avatar to represent a typical user, while opting for "orange avatars of both sexes" to represent its "global connection" capabilities.
So why does this shadowy male figure look just like me?

New Adams Morgan Bar Loves the Ladies; Dudes, Not So Much

As local blogger Tim at the 42 reported yesterday, the 2323 18th St NW spot formerly occupied by Nolan's will open again this Saturday. The replacement, "The Town Tavern," has some gender-specific rules for entrance, and they're not benefiting Adams Morgan's storied dude population.
Here are some specifics: Women 21 and over can enter, but men [...]

I Am Seventy Percent Man

As a non-man who is nevertheless quite interested in the pursuit of manliness, I was interested to try the Genderanalyzer—which "uses Artificial Intelligence to determine if a homepage is written by a man or woman." Last time I plugged the Sexist into the Genderanalyzer, it told me I wrote like a dude. I [...]

The Morning After

* Slate is all over the sex & gender beat this week! First, Jack Shafer debunks the New York Times Sunday Styles "dudes love cats" trend piece:
How to write a bogus trend story: Start with something you wish were on the rise. State that rise as a fact. Allow that there are no facts, surveys, [...]