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My favorite YouTube show is Hot Ones, a celebrity interview series where guests answer questions while eating increasingly spicy chicken wings. Despite the gimmicky premise (which does inspire some fantastic content, like this Terry Crews battle cry), the well-researched questions can lead to some surprisingly insightful answers. The latest Hot Ones guest, Offset, offered an […]Read More Let’s Talk Masculinity and Hip-Hop
This past Tuesday I was given the awesome opportunity to see a documentary called “The Mask You Live In“.This documentary was absolutely amazing and put into perspective just how impactful having the gender norms our society is structured around can affect male’s of all ages. They brought up an amazing point really on in the […]Read More Hyper-masculinity in Society
This week, the ShoutOut! JMU bloggers set out to understand the differing ways in which feminism is interpreted on an individual basis. While feminism as a whole aims to put an end to patriarchy and sexism, individual identities often influence its meaning. All individuals face different life experiences due to their identities and place in society. […]Read More Feminist Perspectives: Dr. Matthew Ezzell
As many of you may have heard, one of the most popular gay hookup/chatting apps is called grindr. On grindr, you see all sorts of interesting people, many who are super ignorant. A lot of times, reading a blank profile, I’ll see it saying “Masc for masc only” or “No Fats, no Fems”, and in […]Read More Masc 4 Masc ONLY.
*Disclaimer: Video Contains Crude Language* So I was browsing through Facebook the other day when I found a video that caught my eye. The title read “Dude In Yoga Pants Catches Guys Staring at His Butt.” (link) I have to say I was intrigued because as a woman, who loves wearing leggings/yoga pants, I sometimes […]Read More Don’t Stare at My Butt!!!
Let me just start off by saying that I love Disney movies. Like, I’m that girl who will stay home on a Friday night, order pizza, and fire up her VHS player hoping that it’s not the night when it finally gives out. A few nights ago, I was at my friend’s apartment (waiting to go […]Read More New Perspectives on Disney
I don’t know if its the warm weather or the abundance of pollen plaguing the air but I can’t help but think about the summer which in turn makes me think of swimsuit season. UGH the dreaded words, the thoughts of self-loathing, the images of women that are prettier than you, skinnier than you and […]Read More Tis the Season to Be…Critical
Apart from this above image I wasn’t really explicitly told what it meant to be a man in my childhood. You hear of the sex talk, but I don’t remember my dad sitting me down one day and telling me the birds and bees of manhood. So when I was sent a link to an […]Read More Failure of Upbrining: Hegemonic/Toxic Masculinity