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2013

Manly Ads 2013

Another year, another “Manly Ads” compilation. This of course is the 2013 version of my yearly examination of male targeted advertising. Have a look and see what themes stand out to you, especially compared to last year. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ij5ZG7IN_eM   […] Read more

Manly Ads 2013

2013 was a strange and interesting year when it came to advertising. There were, as there have been in years past, plenty of ads encouraging men to act manly… typically in the most regressive of ways. While some of these ads were humorous and full of irony, others were aggressive, bullying and in some cases […] Read more

1800 Tequila can kiss my ass. Actually, Proximo Spirits (the makers of 1800) and the folks who make their ads; The VIA Agency are the ones who should be kissing all our asses. Have you seen their latest ad? Stylized bullying, that’s all it is… Proximo and VIA started down this path a couple of […] Read more

Dumb Men, Hotter Women

Dear readers, Do you realize that the world is currently facing one of the biggest crises in the history of… ummm… well, history?  I didn’t either until I stumbled upon this: Thanks to the mystery speaker, who we know is smarter than us because of his gray hair and British-esqe accent, one of modern history’s […] Read more

I was invited to participate in another HuffPost Live discussion, this time about domestic violence. More specifically, Nigella Lawson’s husband grabbing her throat at a restaurant. You can watch it here: HuffPost Live: Are We Afraid To Interfere When Couples Fight?   […] Read more

HuffPost Live Discussion

I recently participated in a broadcast panel discussion on Huffington Post Live on the media’s coverage of the Steubenville rape trials and the way people view victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. I had a great time and the discussion, which lasted about 30 minutes, was lively and interesting. Don’t fret if you missed […] Read more

Last week, in Part 1, I focused on the game Batman: Arkham City as an example of video games presenting low expectations for male behavior. I have more examples of this practice to share, so lets get to it! I’ll start with Binary Domain, a distopian future game with killer robots. Early on, I was […] Read more

Imagine this scenario; you go to the store and pick up the newly released, gritty superhero game that you’ve been dying to play. You get home, rip open the packaging, turn on your gaming system and throw the disk in. Grabbing your controller, you sit in your well-worn gaming seat (that spot on the couch […] Read more

Announcing: How Manly!

It’s with great pleasure that I announce the launch of my blog: How Manly! The goal of How Manly is to shine a critical light on masculinity in the media and other parts of our culture, but mostly in the media (video games, TV, movies, advertising, etc). As the creator of How Manly, I’ll be […] Read more

Manly Ads 2012

2012 has come to end end which means it’s time for another one of my Manly Ads compilations! You can watch my latest compilation video on my Youtube Channel. I’ve also posted it below for your convenience. As always please feel free to use this video in your classrooms or in any other educational setting […] Read more