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This Viral Study Was So Convincing It Fooled a Bunch of Academics (and Me)

In May, I published an article on MEL about “fat bodybuilding.” As someone who regularly lifts weights, but has also struggled with my body image…

This 1,000-Year-Old Tapestry Proves a Dick Is Never Just a Dick

The Bayeux Tapestry, which actually a 230-foot long cloth embroidery, dates to the 11th century and narrates, in a sequence of images, the Norman conquest…

The Fraught World of Academics Attempting to Study Male Sexual Health

Six years ago, Missouri State sociology professor Alicia M. Walker spoke with a dozen women whose male partners had above average self-esteem. She was surprised…

When Having Sex Is A Requirement For Being Considered ‘A Real Man’

It occurred to Colby Fleming, a sociologist at Westat, that as a guy he’d likely never be slut-shamed (or “stud-shamed,” as he calls it), since…