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.…

Some random thoughts on recent events

The Seattle Pride parade was the Sunday before last, and some thoughts have been knocking around in my head since then. The events of the week before were earthshaking. The last time I felt the ground move beneath me like this was when the Berlin Wall came down and the Warsaw Pact passed into history.…

Driving Women’s Agency Out of a Culture

Typhonblue’s law is that he core of the gender role divide is that men are actors and women are acted upon. Has it always been this way in our culture?

When I say “our culture”, I need to specify. We are English-speakers and our culture is Anglosphere culture.…

Emma Sulkowicz, Bunny Boiler

chat is a bunny boiler? It refers to Glenn Close’s character in “Fatal Attraction”, Alex Forrest. Alex Forrest has sex with Dan Gallagher (Michael Douglas) and then starts stalking and harassing him – subjecting him to anti-male shaming and emotional blackmail, pouring acid on his car, sending tapes full of abusive language.…

If women ran the world… and the Chinese answer to the princess culture

We still get calls for more female leadership in the world because women are supposedly so caring and peace-loving – although the record of female-dominated societies like the Iroquois and the Tlingit give the lie to that – when the truth is that power is power and it has the same effect on everyone who wields it irrespective of genitalia, gender or sexuality.…

The way forward

I have been wondering which way the men’s movement may be headed, what the next steps might be. I ran across a reddit post that asked the same question.

“{Debate} What should the MRM’s next step be?
In order to make a positive change happen, what next steps must the MRM take?

HYPOAGENCY – “Pussy”, “bitch”, “harpy” and “girl”

The behavior of the terms “pussy”, “bitch”, “harpy” and “girl” in the language, including cultural strictures on their use, shows how deeply attached people are to female hypoagency, even those who insist they reject this patriarchal gender norm.…

“Effeminate”

You’re an adult speaker of English; what does the word “effeminate” convey to you? A man who acts too girly, right? It’s the main gay stereotype, the flaming queen in bright colors and loud patterns with exaggeratedly feminine voice mannerisms and florid

Of course “effeminate” is a word almost always applied only to men.…