Category Archives: Men and masculinity

New Comic Strip: “If It Looks Like A Duck”

I have a new comic up at The Nib today! This is a very unusual comic strip for me – it’s autobio, a genre I almost never do. It’s about what happened to me when I took a job playing … Continue reading

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Why Feminists Shouldn’t Use “Neckbeard”

My newest “Everyday Feminism” cartoon.

Posted in Cartooning & comics, Disabled Rights & Issues, Fat, fat and more fat, Feminism, sexism, etc, Gender and the Body, Men and masculinity, Sexism hurts men | Comments Off  

Deb Chachra on “The Gray Man” and Gender-Marked Fashion

Source. In this fantastic interview for Rawr Denim, William Gibson talks about clothing and fashion: “There’s an idea called “gray man”, in the security business, that I find interesting. They teach people to dress unobtrusively. Chinos instead of combat pants, … Continue reading

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Towards a Feminist Politics of “Male Survivorship”

I have spent the last month or so writing a proposal for a fellowship that, if I get it, will buy me some serious time to write. The project I am proposing will allow me to go back into the … Continue reading

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I Disagree With People On Tumblr About Dr. Horrible And About The Minimum Wage

I disagree with people on Tumblr: Is Dr. Horrible A Sexist “Nice Guy” Narrative? I disagree with people on Tumblr part 2: Why We Should NOT Abolish The Minimum Wage

Posted in Class, poverty, labor, & related issues, Economics and the like, Men and masculinity, Minimum Wage, Popular (and unpopular) culture | Comments Off  

I’m Performing in the 2015 New Masculinities Festival in New York City

On Saturday, May 2nd, at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, I will be performing as part of ManQuestion.org’s 2015 New Masculinities Festival. Tickets are $10 per performance slot, each of which lasts about an hour, and $20 for the day. … Continue reading

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Men Should Call Themselves Feminists, But They Shouldn’t Start Fights About It In Other Feminists’ Spaces

In my opinion it’s okay for men to call themselves feminists. More than okay, I think it’s beneficial. And I call myself a feminist. Feminist men on “Alas” are welcome to call themselves feminists. In my (anecdotal) experience, most feminists … Continue reading

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Thinking about Barbara Walters’ Interview with Vili and Mary Kay Letourneau Fualaau

I’m giving two readings over the next few weeks, one on April 21st at the Risk of Discovery Reading Series, and the other on May 2nd as part of the New Masculinities Festival 2015. The details are below, but I’ve been giving … Continue reading

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My Reading at the 2015 International Conference on Masculinities

ETA: There were some problems with the original version of the video. This one should be better. As well, the text of the poems, which contain explicit descriptions of sex and sexual violence, appear below the fold. On March 5th of … Continue reading

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The International Conference on Masculinities, March 5-8

If you care about men’s issue and gender equality, and you’re the conference-going type, this is one you should check out. A collaborative effort between the Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities (headed by Michael Kimmel), the American … Continue reading

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