Tag Archives: hypermasculinity

Complicit Geek Masculinity and The Big Bang Theory

The Big Bang Theory delights in poking fun at its male characters for their geeky obsessions but there’s something even more pernicious going on just under the surface. Beyond the mocking of geekdom, the show is relentless in making fun of its male leads for not being “real men.” In their quest to prove their […]

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What Is Toxic Masculinity?

You may have bumped into the term toxic masculinity during your travels around the internet. It usually shows up in connection with particularly abusive male behavior, but what does it really mean? In this episode we take a closer look at the term using Biff from Back To The Future as our example. If you’d […]

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Supermanhood: Geek Guys and Hypermasculinity in Superhero Movies

(A shortened version of this article was published in The Independent UK on 11/27/15) The trailer for Captain America: Civil War premiered this week and geeks all over the internet exploded with excitement. This is the 13th movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and there are at least 10 more on the way to the big […]

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