sociology

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…

How Sex Scandals Impact the Popularity of Names

It was a rough year for “Harvey.” First, a hurricane named Harvey swallowed Houston. Then the #MeToo movement swallowed Harvey Weinstein. And to think, the…

The Rise of ‘Ironic Masculinity’ in Advertising

For nearly half a century, the Marlboro Man stood as the pinnacle of American masculinity: tough, self-sufficient and unapologetically macho. The gritty cowboy was meant…

Unlike Women, Successful Men Are Under No Pressure to Stay in Shape

There’s a scene in the second episode of Season 2 of Mad Men where Don and Betty Draper invite their neighborhood “friends,” the Hansons, over…