Manliness in the News

Sometimes, in an effort to prove how manly they are, some men do stupid things. Things that land them a spot on your evening news. When that happens our crack team of bloggers will join the media fray by adding our own theories on why Mr. X did that thing he did. You’ll find all of those posts listed here. Enjoy!

Recent Articles

Applying the 5 steps of allyship to #YesAllWomen

in: Making News

Mere hours after Elliot Rodger's misogyny fueled killing spree, the Twitter hashtag #YesAllWomen was born. The hashtag, attributed to writer Annie Cardi and an anonymous woman, began when Cardi tweeted; "It's not 'all men are dangerous' but 'all women live with some element of threat'..." Since Cardi's original tweets, the hashtag has exploded into an international [...]

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When will it end? (Thoughts on the media response to Elliot Rodger)

in: Making News

Many called [him] a "madman," but others rejected the term as downplaying the calculating nature of his hatred towards women and feminists. Indeed, [the killer] himself had rejected it in his suicide note: "Even though the Mad Killer epithet will be attributed to me by the media, I consider myself a rational and erudite person…” [...]

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Michael Sam and the kiss heard ’round the world

in: Making News& Sports

Unless you were living under a rock this past weekend, I'm sure by now you're seen it. Seen what? The "kiss heard 'round the world" of course. You know, the televised kiss(es) shared by a relieved (and likely overwhelmed) Michael Sam and his boyfriend after the St. Louis Rams drafted Sam in this year's NFL [...]

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3 key facts in the Wells Report (on Incognito & the Miami Dolphins) overlooked by the media

in: Making News& Sports

Late last week, the NFL commissioned investigation into Richie Incognito and the Miami Dolphins treatment of, and response toward, Jonathan Martin was finally released. The 144 page "Wells Report," as it's being called, not only confirms Martin's allegations, it also reveals that the harassment went even deeper and involved more people than was originally reported. [...]

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Guilty of sexual assault or not, Jameis Winston is getting off and here’s why

in: Making News& Sports

If you haven’t heard by now, there is a great deal of controversy surrounding recent revelations that Florida State quarterback (and Heisman Trophy candidate) Jameis Winston is currently being investigated for sexual battery. Controversy stems from these two facts; 1. That a woman would dare to accuse such a talented young athlete of rape and [...]

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