Gender Issues
Women Kick Ass at Olympics, Still More Ass to Be Kicked

photo via Flickr Reuters writer Belinda Goldsmith had a great roundup yesterday of “The Women’s Games”, which is what many are calling the 2012 Summer Olympics (which — for those of you living under a rock — just wrapped up this past weekend in London). Here’s a quick summary of the important stats, but the whole article is worth a […]

Wise Guys: Why Do Straight Men Have Such a Problem with Male Nudity?

photo via Flickr Advice from three of EMandLO.com’s guy friends. This week they answer the following: “Women put up with female nudity in movies all the time, but guys freak if there’s the occasional male butt – what gives?“ To ask the guys your own question, click here. Married Straight Guy (Fred): Do men freak? Maybe the ones […]

Confession: I’m a BDSM Beginner

Lelo’s “Etherea” Silk Cuffs A female friend of ours, a recent college grad who wishes to remain anonymous, has a confession to make: I think I might be kinky. I know, I know: These days, who isn’t? With Fifty Shades of Grey refusing to budge from the bestseller list and Rihanna singing about how chains […]

Wise Guys: How Do Men Feel About Their Girlfriends Kissing Other Women?

photo via Flickr Advice from three of EMandLO.com’s guy friends. This week they answer the following: “Would a guy feel cheated on if his girlfriend made out with another girl, or is that somehow different territory?” To ask the guys your own question, click here. Straight Married Guy (Ben): I think it all depends on the spirit of the make […]

Wise Guys: Do Men Admit to Other Current Casual Sex Partners?

photo via Flickr Advice from three of EMandLO.com’s guy friends. This week they answer the following: “If a guy is casually hooking up with someone and exclusivity has not yet been established, is he obliged to tell that person about other people he’s sleeping with? And should he offer up that information, or should he wait to be […]

Morgan Spurlock’s New Doc, “Mansome”

Tickets go on sale today for Morgan Spurlock’s new documentary, MANSOME, as part of the 2012 Tribeca Film Fesitval — but only for American Express cardholders (Amex is a founding sponsor of the festival). The rest of you plebes can order tickets next Monday for the screenings which start on Saturday, April 21st and run through the following […]

Switcheroo, a Clothes-Swapping Photo Project

photo “Mish & Colin” from the series Switcheroo by Sincerely Hana We’re not quite sure what the point is of “Sincerely Hana’s” ongoing photography project called Switcheroo: Is it some commentary on stifling gender roles, on the power of fashion, on power dynamics in relationships…? The main thing we take away from it is that women, by far, […]

Wise Guys: What Would You Do As a Woman for One Day?

photo via Flickr dvice from three of EMandLO.com’s guy friends. This week they answer the following: “What would you do if you had one day to be and think like a woman?” To ask the guys your own question, click here. Straight Married Guy (Ben): The very first thing I’d do is make out with my wife —  so hot […]

The Slow But (Hopefully) Steady Erosion of Gender Stereotypes

Stop the presses! A detergent commercial with just a normal dad doing laundry. For our book club, we’re reading the 2003 novel “We Need to Talk About Kevin” by Lionel Shriver.* I, Lo, knowing nothing about the book or its author, began reading and was amazed that a male author could create a female narrator that […]

Wise Guys: What Do Most Guys Think of Feminism?

Advice from three of EMandLO.com’s guy friends. This week they answer the following: “What do most guys think of feminism: a successful movement that’s not needed any more, an eternal campaign of whiney man-haters, or a philosophy that makes the world a better place for both men and women?” To ask the guys your own question, click here. Single Bisexual […]