Discourse analysis of men’s online groin shaving talk (new study)

It could be said that not all that much academic attention has been afforded to discourse analysis of men’s online groin shaving talk. One, perhaps the only, published exception is a new paper in the journal Sexualities, December 2015, vol. 18 no. 8 997-1017 ‘When there’s no underbrush the tree looks taller’: A discourse analysis […]

Studies: “Interacting with Women Can Impair Men’s Cognitive Functioning”

As discussed in this week’s podcast, some scholars believe that “Interacting with Women Can Impair Men’s Cognitive Functioning.” That is the title and theme of a Dutch study published in 2009. The study is: “Interacting with Women Can Impair Men’s Cognitive Functioning,” Johan C. Karremans, Thijs Verwijmeren, Tila M. Pronk, and Meyke Reitsma, Journal of […]

Male-Body-Part-Metaphors-driven Organizational Change

If, from a critical and/or strategic management perspective, you’ve examined the metaphorical resources provided by specific parts of the male body for thinking [about] masculinity in social and organizational contexts, then, like many others, you may well have concentrated on the phallus. Now, a new paper in the journal Human Relations (March 5, 2015) points […]

Mancaves and masculinity

Man Caves. Are they retrograde expressions of masculine ethos, or therapeutic, integrative spaces? Either way, perhaps they haven’t received the academic attention they deserve? Until now. The Journal of Consumer Culture presents work by Professor Risto Moisio (California State University, Long Beach, USA) and Professor Mariam Beruchashvili (California State University, Northridge, USA) who have authored […]

Reinforcing stereotypes: Are men more mechanically adept? [with condoms]

This study stands to reinforce several stereotypes, one of which deals with women’s vs. men’s mechanical abilities: “Condoms are more effective when applied by males: a study of young black males in the United States,” Richard A. Crosby [pictured here], et al., Annals of Epidemiology, vol. 24, 2014, pp 868-70. The authors, at the University […]

Women talk more than men — at least sometimes, sensor study says

Do women talk more than men? A new study used tiny technology to investigate. Tinier, cheaper, more capable electronics make it possible to sense , record and measure more and more kinds of things. Some sensors are built into conspicuous, please-notice-what-I’m-doing frames — Google Glass is the current great example of that. But tiny sensors can easily […]

Short men get more sex, they say

Here’s a recent exercise in data collection: “Sexual Activity of Young Men is Not Related to Their Anthropometric Parameters,” Imre Rurik [pictured here, below], Attila Varga, Ferenc Fekete, Timea Ungvári and János Sándor, Journal of Sexual Medicine, epub June 21, 2014. (Thanks to investigator Ivan Oransky for bringing this to our attention.) The authors, at […]

CONVERSATION STARTER: Testosterone in self-employed Australian men

If you’re stuck in an awkward social situation, and need some convenient way to switch the conversation to a different topic, mention this study: “Testosterone is associated with self-employment among Australian men,” Francis J. Greene, Liang Han, Sean Martin, Song Zhang, Gary Wittert, Economics & Human Biology, Volume 13, March 2014, Pages 76–84. The authors, at University […]