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Silencing the Trumpet: Race, Masculinity, and Sedition in Gladstone's Coercion Bill

In a cartoon published 9 April 1870 in Punch, English illustrator John Tenniel juxtaposed a thick-chested British officer with a simian Irish trumpeter. The British officer was drawn with an imposing posture, a rigid jawline, confident eyes, and a pristine military uniform. 867 more words


Because why force one pun when you can force two instead?

“Man”. A word designating one of two heteronormative gender identities recognised in Western society, which I happen to relate to. 3,429 more words

Permeable Rants

Food, touch, and dispelling fear

“While they were still speaking about this,
he stood in their midst and said to them,
“Peace be with you.”
But they were startled and terrified… 563 more words



I know it’s a silly thing, but I really don’t like when people call limp handshakes ‘effeminate’. Maybe it’s because I take a lot of pride in having a firm handshake- even lectured many a friend on their importance- or because I knew one man with a fish handshake whose response to my firm handshake was to squeeze my hand until it hurt and another man with a fish handshake who was known for being a sleaze and a thief but, more than a lot of things, that feels almost like a personal insult. 63 more words

|Be a Man| 5 reasons why you should cut your own hair

Today, I got to admit, the topic I chose, is not the best. However I felt like doing this post. Read it, or leave it. At least look at the funny pictures. 813 more words


Men Who Take Selfies.

As Missing a Dick has iterated many times before, there are some things in this life that are very gender-specific. Try as we might to veer away from this sort of specificity in the twenty-first century, you can’t eradicate an ages old indoctrination. 122 more words