Em & Lo's RSS Feed Em & Lo's Daily Email Feed Be Our Facebook Friend! Follow Us on Twitter!


Tag Archive | "Gender Issues"

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

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

0 Comments

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 [...]

Continue reading...

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

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

5 Comments

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 [...]

Continue reading...

Confession: I’m a BDSM Beginner

Thursday, June 28, 2012

5 Comments

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 [...]

Continue reading...

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

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

11 Comments

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 [...]

Continue reading...

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

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

2 Comments

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 [...]

Continue reading...

Morgan Spurlock’s New Doc, “Mansome”

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

1 Comment

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 [...]

Continue reading...

Comment of the Week: Moving Past Rigid Gender-Based Dating Rules

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

0 Comments

photo via flickr James S. said the following in response to the post “Wise Guys: Can’t Women Ask Men Out?” I think that the root of many men responding negatively to women who approach men comes down to two things: sexism and pride. This form of sexism starts at birth in blue being for boys [...]

Continue reading...

Switcheroo, a Clothes-Swapping Photo Project

Thursday, March 1, 2012

1 Comment

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, [...]

Continue reading...

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

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

12 Comments

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 [...]

Continue reading...

The Slow But (Hopefully) Steady Erosion of Gender Stereotypes

Friday, January 13, 2012

1 Comment

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 [...]

Continue reading...