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Tag Archives: Gender

Enough with Jon Hamm’s penis already!

The internet loves Jon Hamm’s penis. Women, I am told, heterosexual women, that is, cannot stop gazing Jon Hamm’s penis. Even feminists seem to love Jon Hamm’s penis! The penis is courted by underwear manufacturers to showcase their “product”.  The penis is said to be too big for clothes! So much so that it needs [...]

Fertility, Gender, Sterilisation, Womanhood

I chose to get sterilised for many reasons, but one of them was the overarching association between fertility and femaleness that runs like a dark bloody thread throughout our society, no matter how much people push back against it. If you have a uterus and ovaries and fallopian tubes and they are capable of producing [...]

Radical Masculinity, Sumptuary Gender, and The Unfriendly Queer

This still makes me really uncomfortable. 2010 was, I believe, the year when more people read what I wrote than ever before. It’s like I’ve activated a latent superpower, for all that it has changed the way that I live and work. I can’t lift cars or shoot seminal metaphors from my wrists, but I [...]

Words That No Longer Mean Anything: Maverick Edition

At the end of November, the Defense Department’s Comprehensive Review Working Group released its Report of the Comprehensive Review of the Issues Associated with a Repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” The Working Group was tasked with predicting the effect open service would have on “military readiness, military effectiveness, unit cohesion, recruiting, retention and family readiness.” [...]