The Male Sentimental

By Liz Kinnamon The “sensitive guy” should be understood through the lens of what pop psychologists call emotional manipulation, and his proliferation is the result of two things: the rise of feminism and the rise of immaterial labor.  At Cannes 2015, a crowd of hundreds competed for entry into a midnight screening of what was called "the…

Gendered Food Categories: Mythology, Men and Meat

by Amy Calvert In this post, I want to make use of Ferdinand de Saussure’s structuralist theory (later developed by Roland Barthes) to look at gendered food categories. I want to explore some of the linkages made between gender performance and food, specifically cultural connotations tying men and masculinity with meat. To do this, I…