Did Gamergate Kill David Bowie?

UPDATE: Jennifer Mendoza has indeed been confirmed as a “Poe”/satire account. Nevertheless I won’t delete this post due to its criticism of the idea that gamer culture has historically been hypermasculine and that androgyny or gender-atypicality somehow represents a threat to this culture’s values.

The Mary Sue/Marty Stu Disparity: A Theory

With Max Landis’ critiques of Rey from Star Wars: The Force Awakens making news in the gendersphere (because some argue that it is misogynist to call Rey a “Mary Sue”), I wish to propose a theory as to why Mary Sues are generally disliked and “called out” far more than Marty Stus.…

Stoicism is a feminine virtue

en Español

Stoicism is a feminine virtue as much as a masculine virtue. It is really the center of adulthood, both male and female. It’s common nowadays to hear stoicism denounced as a form of “toxic masculinity.” The answer to that was stated best in a blog thread comment (that I cannot find): “We have gone from a culture of dignity to a culture of victimhood.” The denunciations of stoic serenity in the face of adversity, tight-lipped though it be at times, are a symptom of this cultural shift.…

Women explain things to me

en Español

And I’m not taking about Alison or Karen, who really have explained some very important things to me. Nor am I talking about women who take time and make the effort to explain something or how to do something, even if I may know better than they do, because it is a generous impulse, they are truly trying to help me, not patronize (or in this case, matronize) me – as are most men who explain things to women.…


Just a word to those interested in men’s health issues that this is Movember and no one has any excuse not to sport a moustache to raise public awareness. No one. Eye liner and a steady hand are your friends.

If I can grow my weedy, sparse growth for a month, so can anyone.…

An Open Letter to Elizabeth Nolan Brown of Reason Magazine

Note: This letter is in response to the following article – https://reason.com/blog/2015/09/25/mgtows-mras-and-libertarians

Ms Brown,

I was utterly shocked to read your recent Reason article “Why So Many Men Who Hate Women Love Limited Government.” Your article is far beneath the standard I expect from Reason Magazine, and as a multi-year donor to the Reason Foundation I am greatly disappointed in it.…

Towards a New Nerd Culture

Note: In honor of the 28th of August being one year anniversary of the “Gamers Are Dead” fiasco, I present this new piece which focuses on the “nerd” subculture. It contains some very brief allusions to the HBB’s ongoing legal issues with CalgaryExpo and if this is a sensitive matter I shall remove any commentary about it from my post.

My answer to a sob story in Out Magazine about the ex-wives of gay men

Out Magazine ran a revolting article slamming gay men who have married women. It should be ironic that it appeared in Out, but sadly it is just one more example of the man-hating sepsis of fashionable feminism that is polluting the LGBTA community. Clearly it is time for us gay men to break away again and form our own communities.…

Luck and the emotional mule

Professor Richard Wiseman–a proffessor of psychology–gave a newspaper to two groups of people. The first group described themselves as unlucky. The second group as lucky.

Professor Wiseman told both groups to look through and see how many photographs were inside the newspaper.…