Gender Issues
Pop Culture
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
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 […]

Movies
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
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 […]

Pop Culture
“Bounce That Dick,” Feminist or Not?

When we were sent a link to the new YouTube video “Bounce That Dick” on the Jenna Marbles channel, we didn’t know what to expect: some kind of safe-for-work sexual technique advice video by a porn star turned educator? Then, during the first 30 seconds, our hopes were raised, as the young “blogger and entertainer” began […]

Websites
Winners of a Great Rewrite-the-Ending Contest

Through our friend, Lynn Harris, writer, co-creator of Breakup Girl, and now communications strategist for something called Breakthrough, we heard about a “Rewrite the Ending” contest (which ended last month): Show of hands- How many of you wish that: – Andy (Pretty in Pink) had ended up with Ducky? – After Willy dies (Death of a […]

Confessions
Comments of the Week: What’s Good for the Goose Is Good for the Gander

photo via Flickr We wouldn’t want you to think EMandLO.com is anally fixated or anything, we just really appreciate the whole “what’s good for the goose is good for the gander” argument when it comes to defending straight men being receptive to a little backdoor love. Hence, the second comment of the week in a […]

Research
How Different Are Girls’ and Boys’ Brains?

It’s a favorite question of ours…okay, of mine (i.e. Lo’s). And my personal answer is that yes, there are differences, but not as many or as great as our culture likes to assume or presume. And that bias we have as a society actually influences the development of boys’ and girls’ brains (which are elastic) […]

Pop Culture
Artist Rion Sabean’s “Men-Ups”

We once did a photo shoot for The Sun, that super trashy but widely popular newspaper in the UK (you know, the one with the “Page 3 girl”). We were promoting the British edition of our book, The Big Bang. We were young and naive, the photographer was old and pushy, and as he gradually encouraged us […]

Wise Guys
Wise Guys: Is Manscaping Required These Days?

photo by Vladimir Istomin Advice from three of our guy friends. This week they answer the following: “Is manscaping automatically required these days for men under a certain age? And if so, what does this entail exactly?” Straight Committed Guy (Johnny): Without knowing exactly what age you mean, or whether I fall into this age […]