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Men on the TV

I've been really happy with the reception I've gotten for a piece I did on masculinity and high-quality TV drama.  (It got reprinted on Jezebel, which I think may be my first byline for them, believe it or not.) Alyssa Rosenberg calls it "prestige TV", and I think that's exactly the…

Put down that latte and stroke my pistol

Anne at Balloon Juice posted on what initially seems like the stupidest “protest” of all time—men parading around Starbucks showing off their guns to protest…..nothing, really. Starbucks lets them do it, it turns out, though now the gun wavers have provoked gun control advocates to respond in anger and fear,…

I always wanted reporters to ask me about that, but the only other option was to be a porn star

Even at my most cynical, I would have not predicted that people would be brandishing weapons and threatening Obama 9 months out from the inauguration. I figured it was either at inauguration or years out, depending on how they mustered their courage. And frankly, the latter seemed more likely, because…

When in doubt, look for a reason to blame the ladies

In terms of fake science, this article about how frivolous, stupid women can’t be expected to rein in their spending during a recession may be hitting a new low. There is no sourcing that I can see for this claim: This may come as little surprise to most people: In…

Borrowed authority

Kathryn Joyce sent me this article from Alternet as an exercise in laughing at the Internet Tough Guys who tend to go apeshit whenever anyone questions the toxic masculinity that holds their allegiance, and believe me, the comments on it went from hilarious to just sickening. Because we’re talking about…

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