Posts Tagged ‘men’

Hiring Inequality Through The Daily Show

As it turns out, that fawning defense of The Daily Show by its women employees illustrates exactly what's wrong with the show's hiring practices. They write:
Jon’s not just a guy in a suit reading a prompter. His voice and vision shape every aspect of the show from concept to execution. The idea that [...]

28 Percent of Women “Unsure” of Basic Facts of U.S. Independence

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Last month, the Marist Poll asked 1,004 U.S. residents: From which country did the United States win its independence? The results varied based on region, household income, race, age, and gender—while 81 percent of men responded that the U.S. won independence from Great Britain, only 67 percent of women could say the same. [...]

The Morning After: Battle Cry of the Menaissance Edition

* Sociological Images takes a ride on the way-back machine to examine the men's magazines of yore . . . you know, back when men were men. Tip via Jess, who was particularly fond of Battle Cry (above).

Sexist Comments of the Week: Exploding Masculinity Edition

Masculinity: Should we explode it? That's the question posed by Sexist commenters in last week's battle over the M-word and its place in the education of men and boys. So: Should we redefine masculinity to encourage boys to be manly-but-in-a-good-way, or should we blow the whole concept to smithereens in a strangely masculine display of [...]

“The Unemployable Man”: Still More Employable Than Woman

Last week, this graph accompanied a Wall Street Journal story on "The Unemployable Man," which delivered the "arresting" news that one in five men aged 25 to 54 are currently unemployed. "Women have suffered less in this recession," WSJ says. "They were more likely to be in health care and other jobs that weren't hit as hard [...]

Paint By Gender: What Color Is “Penis”?

From Austin to A&M points us to this amazing survey on gender variation in the naming of colors. In an effort to determine whether men and women identify colors differently, Randall Munroe had users name over five million colors across "222,500 user sessions." The result? "Basically, women were slightly more liberal with the modifiers, but otherwise [...]

When Will “Aesthetic Plastic Surgery” Empower Men, Too?

Dr. Val Lambros is five years into a 20-year study of how the face ages. Every five years, Lambros sits a group of study participants in front of a 3-D camera, maps out their faces, and then painstakingly aligns the images to see what time has wreaked upon their pores, wrinkles, [...]

Impromptu Meeting of the Male Studies Department

Important Announcement: I have ceased all productive output this afternoon because I'm too busy making up fake names of Male Studies scholars on Twitter. For the uninitiated, "Male Studies" is the answer to "Men's Studies" dedicated to studying the male . . . "as male." Revolutionary.
None of our imaginary professors' names will ever beat the [...]

Sexist Beatdown: Manly Masculine Male Edition

A couple of guys just hangin' out.
Two important developments in the World of Men this week:
1. A group of scholars, led by a man with the almost suspiciously masculine name of Lionel Tiger, established a new discipline of gender studies: Male Studies. Male Studies differs from the already existing discipline of Men's Studies in that [...]

What Men Do With Their Pubic Hair

This week, after a serious bitch session on the topic of replacing female pubic hair with space crystals, I asked the Sexist's male readers how they managed their own body hair. You did not disappoint!
How do male Sexist readers' grooming habits stack up against the ladies'? Your hair maintenance includes plucking your nipple hair, shaping [...]