Tag Archives: Dan Savage

Fat girls.

(Note:  There’s an excellent essay over at Feminist Critics that touches on some of the themes of this post:  Is “Confident” the Male Analogue to “Thin”?) One response I’ve heard to the “nice guy” lament is that there are women … Continue reading

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Going to the grave with your syphilis slightly informed.

The question of whether and when it’s appropriate to be flip about serious matters became an issue – two and a half years ago – when two columnists from Jezebel were guests at a New York City “event.”  Somewhat late … Continue reading

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Madonna/Whore

There are aggressive women who are going to make your dick hard who are fit to raise your children. – Dan Savage On the Madonna/Whore complex: Whenever you’re exasperated by the undesirable behaviors or beliefs of other people, it’s always … Continue reading

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Feeling pressured to get laid and be straight.

It seems to be a commonly held belief that straight men are under tremendous pressure to “score” and have sex all the time.  In fact, when people talk about the difficulties that men face, being pressured to get laid is … Continue reading

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Cuckolding, and other kinds of kink.

“My wife told me she wanted to have sex in the back seat of the car.  She wanted me to drive.” – Rodney Dangerfield.  (Obit here.) “A joke is an epigram on the death of a feeling.” – Friedrich Nietzsche. … Continue reading

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The raging sexist.

Last month, someone wrote a letter to Dan Savage: “Here’s my problem: I love women. The way they look, move, and sound. But the idea of actually interacting with women absolutely fucking terrifies me. I’m a virgin at 30.” … … Continue reading

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How to threaten violence in an acceptable way.

I’ve been reading Dan Savage since the early 1990s, and usually think his advice is pretty good.  Especially now that he’s not as mean as he once was.  But sometimes he says something really “off,” and did so in a … Continue reading

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