Posts Tagged ‘men’s studies’

Reader Beatdown: Men’s Studies Vs. Male Studies, Cartoon Edition

Reader Joseph Hewitt submits his comic interpretation of the Male Studies v. Men's Studies divide, with the help of a thesaurus. Fashion-wise, it appears to be a draw. You can find more of Hewitt's work at Ataraxi Theater.

Lionel Tiger: The Closest Reading

Ladysquires of writing blog Shitty First Drafts provides a lengthy stylistic analysis of the first two paragraphs of Lionel Tiger's latest: "What the hell is Tiger even saying? I recognize that academic prose is necessarily dense. We’re talking about complex theoretical ideas here. . . . The problem is that [...]

Lionel Tiger: You Had Me At “Acidulous Hostility”

A few weeks ago, chief "Male Studies" proponent Lionel Tiger accused me of not having read his book. Guilty as charged! But now that Tiger tipster Dan has sent along the first two paragraphs of Tiger's latest, God's Brain, I can say with confidence that I've read about as much Tiger as humanly possible. Namely: [...]

In Which I Debate Lionel Tiger on “Male Studies”

Apparently, my extensive punning work on the topic of Male Studies has qualified me to comment internationally on the nascent academic discipline. Yesterday, I appeared on Canadian CBC radio program "Q with Jian Ghomeshi" in order to provide the yin to Male Studies founder Lionel Tiger's yang on the phenomenon of the "male as male," and [...]

Sexist Comments of the Week: Male Studies Questions, Answered

Last week, feminism met "Male Studies"—it's like "Men's Studies," but with less of our gender-construction meddling, and more emphasis on the "male as male." After meeting Male Studies, feminists discussed Male Studies, and then we made fun of it a bit, and then a little bit more. And then, in the comments sections of these [...]

The Male Studies Department, Video Edition

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In this Mystery Science Theater 3000 clip, a series of very Male Studies scholar names are invoked to describe the extremely masculine-ly hero of the 1988 science fiction film, Space Mutiny. Among them: Flint Ironstag, Punch Rockgroin, Thick McRunfast, Slub Squatthrust, and Smoke Manmuscle. More inspiration for #malestudiesprofessors.

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 [...]

“Men’s Studies” Too Feminist For You? Meet “Male Studies”

Today in Inside Higher Ed, Jennifer Epstein profiles the newest academic discipline to emerge in the field of gender studies:  "Male Studies."
Male Studies made its official debut this Wednesday, when a symposium was held at New York's Wagner College to announce the formation of the Foundation for Male Studies. While the new discipline received the [...]

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