The BBC, The #WarOnNerds And The Matrix

[See: http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20190319-the-matrixs-male-power-fantasy-has-dated-badly]

It isn’t surprising that the BBC, and public broadcasting generally, is full of Progressive-Left Identity-Politics advocates; public broadcasting typically ends up supportive of ideologies that support public broadcasting, and it typically ends up catering to the norms and sensibilities of the kind of people that watch public broadcasting.…

In Reply To Robby Soave: Why The Gillette Advertisement Is Offensive

Reason magazine writer, and critic of political correctness Robby Soave, asks in his article (http://reason.com/blog/2019/01/15/gillette-ad-toxic-masculinity-men-me-too) why Gillette’s recent advertisements calling upon men to “do better” have caused a strong sense of offense among men and, in particular, some commenters on the political right.…

When Transmisogyny Is Misandry, or, When The Anti-Trans Anti-PC-Sphere Hates Men

Several websites critical of political correctness, from Milo Yiannopoulos’ Dangerous News to Spiked Online have been very critical of the trans lobby. Now of course, there are legitimate reasons to criticize trans activism in its current state, particularly in a world of Transtrenders and heated arguments over pronouns.…

New Atheism As The Seed Of The Post-Religious Right: A Speculative History

Author’s Note: I am aware that HBB is primarily a gender issues blog, and I confess this article is somewhat tangential in its relationship to that subject. However, the wider ‘culture war’ context in which men’s issues are discussed needs to be addressed, especially since even discussing such issues is seen as participating in a culture war.

Are Nerdy Men Hated For Non-Mainstream Shopping Habits? A Response To Rachael Lefler

Author’s Note: This piece can also be found at A Voice For Men here:¬†https://www.avoiceformen.com/art-entertainment-culture/are-nerdy-men-hated-for-non-mainstream-shopping-habits-a-response-to-rachael-lefler/

Introduction
Rachael Lefler of A Voice For Men recently wrote an article which proposed an explanation for why feminists seem so hateful towards “geek” or “nerd” culture (see https://www.avoiceformen.com/misandry/the-real-reason-why-geeky-men-offend-the-church-of-feminism/).…

“Where Have All The Good Men Gone?” vs. “But I’m A Nice Guy” – A Comparative Study In (Alleged) Sexual Entitlement

INTRODUCTION
The feminist Michael Kimmel is well known for his thesis that American society is dealing with the phenomenon of “Angry White Men.” As Kimmel describes it, white men are angry because of “aggrieved entitlement” – white males, according to Kimmel, believe they deserve a loving wife, a good and secure job, freedom and happiness.…