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Women Know Exactly What Kind of Man Donald Trump Is

October 13, 2016 by

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He’s the kind of man you’d feel pity for if you weren’t so repulsed. He’s the kind of man who, as Michelle Obama put it, “stands just a little too close, stares a little too long so you feel uncomfortable in your own skin.” He’s the kind of man whom women don’t like to be […]

Peggy Noonan’s War on Vulgarity

March 19, 2012 by

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The “war on women” is getting to be a bit of a drag. President Obama’s contraception mandate—and Rush Limbaugh’s moronic contribution to the debate surrounding it—has pundits tripping over themselves to prove who’s more misogynist: the Right or the Left? Peggy Noonan duly chimed in this weekend with her Wall Street Journal column, “America’s Real […]

Guest Blog — The Game: A Surprisingly Homoerotic Romp Through the Male Id

April 4, 2011 by

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I’m a little late to The Game, but last week I read Neil Strauss’s exposé of the pick-up artist (PUA) community. Feminists might find offense in these dudes’ approach to women, but the book isn’t about women at all. It’s about men. The Game is a Fight Club-esque dudes-on-dudes tour of the search for self […]

Guest Blog — Wordclouds for Toys Marketed to Boys v. Girls

March 31, 2011 by

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These two images speak for themselves. Check out the wordcloud for toys marketed to boys, compared to the wordcloud for toys marketed to girls: and: Can you guess which one is which? Find the explanation for how the wordclouds were conceived here. These wordclouds don’t necessarily speak to latent gender preferences, but they do speak […]

The Economics of the Swimsuit Issue

February 28, 2011 by

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What’s more exciting than the release of Sports Illustrated‘s Swimsuit Issue? How about economists talking about the Swimsuit Issue?—or, more precisely, economists arguing about whether or not the Swimsuit Issue creates negative externalities for average women? As far as I can tell, the debate started with an old post on Suzanne MacNevin’s blog, Feminist Truths. […]

Wilkinson on Libertarianism and Sexism

February 24, 2011 by

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Will Wilkinson’s response to Bryan Caplan’s call for examples of the “libertarian penumbra,” or views held by many libertarians which have little to do with liberty, is on the money: I’ll add patriotism and an inclination to traffic in bullshit evolutionary psych just-so stories, especially the bullshit just-so stories that rationalize sexist norms. I thought […]

Gamers Gone Wild

February 14, 2011 by

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It’s no secret that the online video-game-verse is dominated by men—or, more precisely, by men’s most boyish versions of themselves. So when female gamers venture onto the virtual battlefield, they’re (predictably) greeted with juvenile come-ons and abuse from their less-evolved male co-players. At FatUglyOrSlutty.com, female gamers record the  most offensive messages they’ve been subjected to […]