Hey bro. I saw you blowing up on Facebook wearing some kind of ridiculous toga. I bet you’re shit scared now; I wonder if your Mum knows it was you? She would lose her rag. I bet you’ve rolled through every excuse in your head and your mates have told you it’s all bullshit and… Read More Hey, saw you grab her breast at Rhythm & Vines. Come on bro, it’s time to apologise.
One of the impacts of the last US election campaign was that a new lexicon entered our political world. Cuck, beta, snowflake, fake news, alternative facts became favourites of white supremacists and misogynists [I think this is more accurate than saying Alt-Right and Men’s Rights activists respectively]. Cuck: a weak and emasculated man, a conservative… Read More How using the language of angry men empowers angry men
At my first university debating tournament in 1994, my team and I were faced with a moot that the Affirmative had defined to be about feminism. I don’t remember the exact moot, but I do remember my other male team member and I turning to our female team member and asking “what is feminism?” She… Read More 1980s men in 2017: why we don’t really want to end rape culture
In an effort to assist my wife today, I googled “best rolemodel characters for males in movies.” I was slightly surprised to find no simple lists. You can find lists for almost anything normally. Seriously, here is a list for the top 15 squash/zucchini varietals you should grow. But somehow they can’t do the 15… Read More Top Five Rolemodels for Males in Movies
When I was 12 or 13 years old, on occasion I used to ride the long way home from Casebrook Intermediate to Pāpānui via St Bede’s College. I would stop and gaze through the fences at the pristine school grounds, the grand buildings and the sharp red and black uniforms. I couldn’t have articulated this… Read More Bede would turn in his grave: raising boys to worship money & power – thoughts of an Old Boy of St Bede’s
To continue the annus horribilus that is 2014, the at least 35 young men who called themselves the Roastbusters and sexually assaulted and raped at least 110 young women were not charged after a three year investigation because of lack of evidence. The positive Police spin as to the thoroughness of their investigation did nothing to quell the… Read More Controlling men
At Auckland’s Big Gay Out, in a surreal moment, John Key claimed he would “definitely win” a game of beer pong against Labour leader David Cunliffe. “Wouldn’t be any doubt about it,” the PM said. David Cunliffe responded in kind, claiming “I could, I’m sure – if the moment arose – drink him under the… Read More In the battle for control of NZ, Key and Cunliffe wave their phalluses at each other
Absolutely classic disassembling of a very creepy Trade me advert. Nice work, well worth a read.
My wife and I went to see The Secret Life of Walter Mitty on a date night. It got some bad reviews for being banal and saccharine, so I was prepared to be disappointed (incidentally, that is a great way to go in to see a film). I was not. I loved it. Reviewers who disliked it criticised the… Read More My Secret Life as Walter Mitty
More pressing questions for out troubled columnists (a reworking of Karl Du Fresne’s column): Should columnists who abuse parents and kids for difference and divergence in names, language and outlook have a complaint laid against them at the Human Rights Commission? Commodore Frank Bainimarama – the logical outcome of NZ’s economic & social colonisation of the Pacific right in our own backyard? We’ve had Dancing… Read More Karl Du Fresne’s The Mysteries of a Modern Life: Reloaded!