Tag Archives: masculinity

On Masculinity And Homophobia [SHORT FILM]

The Huffington Post reports: A riveting new short film is taking a gripping and unfiltered look at the effects of masculine ideals on both American culture and the actions and development of men who may be attracted to men. “American Male” is the winner of MTV’s Look Different Creator Competition, which invited up-and-coming filmmakers to create work surrounding the topic ...

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Matt Baume: A Salute To Sissies

Dr. Smith, Uncle Arthur, Mr. Humphries, and more!

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HomoQuotable – Noah Michelson

“From Grindr profiles that demand ‘masc only’ to men like [Russell] Tovey who think their masculinity — however manufactured, however antithetical to who they truly were when they landed on this planet — is what makes them marketable or desirable, our obsession with what it means to be a man and what it means to fall short of that is ...

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HomoQuotable – Michelangelo Signorile

“The Benham brothers have attributes and just a general vibe that, for years, have translated as ‘gay.’ But obviously there are a lot of straight men, even homophobes, who now exhibit these characteristics, seemingly free to act on their creative instincts, more comfortable about it — precisely because of the queer movement’s challenge to conventional ideas about masculinity. Some of ...

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Porno Pete On Butchness: Masculine Men Don’t Have Sex With Other Men

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STUDY: 10% Of Craigslist M4M Hook-Up Ads Seek Straight-Identified Sex Partners

According to a study conducted by Columbia University, about one in ten M4M hook-up ads on Craigslist stipulate that the author seeks only non-gay-identified men, either as fantasy fulfillment or in order to keep their man-sexin’ desires secret. This earthshaking revelation will truly blow the minds every single gay man who has never seen five minutes of gay porn. Or ...

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Feminism Causes Male Suicide

“In 2010, more than 38,000 people killed themselves in the United States – and over 30,000 of them were men, Helen Smith, a forensic psychologist, points out in her book Men on Strike. It’s the problem of a culture that often treats men as if there is something inherently wrong with masculinity, with what makes them different from women — ...

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No Hetero

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Scientists Play “Spot The Bottom”

Researchers at the University of Toronto wanted to know (for some reason) if “naive observers” could look at the faces of gay men and determine whether they were tops or bottoms.  From the abstract: In Study 1, we found that naïve observers were able to discern men’s sexual roles from photos of their faces with accuracy that was significantly greater ...

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Today’s Gay Advice Request To NYT

Here’s the most recent letter sent to New York Times gay advice columnist Steven Petrow: Dear Civil Behavior: I am a straight suburban mom who is very supportive of my gay teenage son. He’s confident in who he is but he’s also vulnerable to hostile comments from those who might find him too “flamboyant.” Recently he came home from school ...

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HomoQuotable – Christopher Doyle

“The mission of SPLC’s hate campaign is three-fold: 1) Character Assassination: spreading false and misleading information on their website and via the media about therapists who offer professional services to individuals with unwanted SSA; 2) Fabricate evidence and embellish the facts about the so-called ‘dangers’ of sexual orientation change effort (SOCE) therapy; and 3) Recruit vulnerable and disgruntled clients to ...

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UCLA Study: GOP Women Are Prettier

World Net Daily is promoting a study by a UCLA graduate student which claims that Democratic female members of the U.S. House tend to look butch compared to their delicate feminine GOP counterparts. “Female politicians with stereotypically feminine facial features are more likely to be Republican than Democrat, and the correlation increases the more conservative the lawmaker’s voting record,” said ...

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How To Raise A Butch Boy

The new book by homophobic wackadoodle Doug Giles. (Via Christian Nightmares)

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Rant Of The Day

The topic of the below rant is certainly one of most well-worn discussions in our world, but we haven’t talked about it here in quite a long time. From the work-unfriendly Tumblr titled Dear Chill Masc Bro: Dear patrons and staff of the DC Eagle Y’all faggots need to get with the goddamn program. Your cult of masculinity being so ...

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Look Magazine Flashback

Embiggen the image or go here. I scored 11!

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Paint Company Butches Up

A Canadian paint company has relaunched their selection of colors, but this time with “more manly” names. The original names were geared toward women, just as nail polishes are marketed with witty shade names (Essie’s “Ballet Slippers,” “Not Just a Pretty Face,” and “Sole Mate,” for example). “When it comes to paint names, it’s all about the emotional connection and ...

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Jesus Digs A Macho Macho Man

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Chris Crocker On Femme Vs. Butch

Early YouTube superstar Chris Crocker (who’s looking quite different these days) delivers a rant about the tension between masculine and feminine gay men.

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HomoQuotable – Kevin Troughton

“For many gay men ‘straight-acting’ is highly attractive, but ‘straight’ is even more so. So if you’re looking for a description of yourself that will have the maximum appeal on your dating profile and can’t use ‘straight’, for obvious reasons, maybe ‘straight-acting’ isn’t so bad. It’s clear and descriptive, and it’s fit for purpose, providing that you can overlook the ...

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HomoQuotable – Mike Alvear

“Why do so many effeminate gay men prefer in their partners the very masculinity they’ve bleached out of themselves? The obvious answer is that they’re attracted to their opposites. But that answer only goes so far. Effeminate men may lust for their masculine counterparts but most masculine men don’t return the favor. “Effeminate men get hoisted on their own chiffon ...

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