Archive for December, 2007

Sexual Consent

Tweet You ever feel like society’s attempts at taking the risk out of everything are also sucking out all the spontaneity and fun too? No related posts.

Some Things You Can’t Explain

Tweet I consider myself to have a decent grasp on human behavior and why people do the things they do. I spend a lot of time thinking about it, and even if I don’t know the cause of something for sure, I usually have at least a half-baked theory to throw out there. Take attraction [...]

Why We Have More Opportunity Than Our Parents Yet Are Less Happy

Tweet When speaking to friends  in my age range or younger, I notice a common thread: the collector’s mentality. The compulsive need to accumulate experiences and things, and to collect friends and lovers, yet treat them as experiences and things rather than as people, or individuals in their own right. The need to travel to [...]

Perspective And Preconceptions Are Everything

Tweet This piece from The Onion is pretty old (1999), but it’s a classic: European Men Are So Much More Romantic Than American Men vs. American Women Studying In Europe Are Unbelievably Easy It’s humor, but like all good humor I think it teaches a valuable lesson on human nature. Related posts: Looking For Books [...]

Why You Can’t Trust People To Say What They Really Want

Tweet [This post has been edited from its original version. Therefore some of the comments following the post may refer to language and ideas that were originally in the post but are no longer in it post-revision. - T.] There are two thoughts many people have when asked a question: (1) they want to give [...]

Myth Of The Ghetto Alpha Male

Tweet Ghetto men have a reputation for being tough guys. To the untrained eye it may seem the problems many ghetto guys have with violence and the legal system are a result of them being textbook alpha males. But that’s only partly to blame. These problems actually come about not totally because of manhood run wild [...]

The Slut Double Standard Revisited

Tweet A lot of people are going to read all my previous post on the male/female slut double standard and dismissively think Oh this guy is just being a typical man and trying to justify every man’s dream: cheating and polygamy.Actually though , I don’t really think male polygamy is all it’s cracked up to [...]

Why Women Are Called Sluts When They Sleep Around, But Men Aren’t

Tweet [Note: This post was revised from the original published version. Hence some of the comments below may be responding to an earlier, slightly different draft.] Women complain about how unfair it is that men are called studs when they sleep around, yet women get called sluts for the exact same behavior. It’s actually not [...]