“Toxic masculinity” in advertising: keeping women scared and men shamed
Frightening women out of their wits for no good reason and arousing shame in male viewers as both films are designed to do, serves no purpose other than to demonize men collectively, arouse resentment in the majority of men, who are decent and non-violent, and erect walls of distrust between the sexes.
The new Rome: how vigilante internet justice destroys lives
We carry out the punishments ourselves in the form of tweets, and emails, and podcasts, and news stories, and every manner of hate-filled speech until we are drunk on our own moral superiority.
The Gawker reboot faltered because the entire media world has become Gawker
In a lot of ways, it feels like the entire media world has become Gawker in Gawker’s absence, as week after week, new stories emerge that are sourced by and catered to the outrage of readers.
The media lied about Catholic students “mobbing” a Native American elder
The mobbing of the Covington Catholic high school boys that dominated social media yesterday was wrong. The media reports that spurred on the mobbing were wrong.
Gillette has a problem with men, and now consumers have a problem with Gillette
In the last few days, the tables have been turned on Gillette, the world’s most famous name in razors
Now that we are talking about toxic masculinity, we need to talk about the orange man
If the tide is going to turn, then it’s time to call out one particularly problematic, big, orange monster who embodies all that is wrong with our culture for men.
First Nations leadership needs to work together with both sides of pipeline debate to determine the best path forward
As a member of the Bigstone Cree Nation, I can attest to the great benefits the oil and gas industry has provided both for our nation and for different bands all across Western Canada.