toxic-masculinity

Why We Can’t Escape the ‘Debate Me’ Dudes

A famous linguist once said that of all the phrases in the English language — of all the endless combinations of words in all of…

Everything I Know About Men I Learned From ‘The Thing’

The Thing, John Carpenter’s 1982 horror classic, is a slippery little number. It seems like a horror movie about a bunch of cooped-up researcher science…

Why Guys Like Me Can’t Stop Crying at Commercials

Remember that Nationwide ad with the dead kid? The one where he talks about all the stuff he can’t do because he’s dead? Yeah, at…

The Feminist on Cell Block Y Is Now a Free Man

In February 2008, I was a sophomore at Cleveland High School in L.A.’s San Fernando Valley when an anatomical diagram of a vagina graced the…