Top Chef’s Joe Sasto and the power of crystals

In an ear­li­er arti­cle I talked about Top Chef con­tes­tant Joe Sasto’s com­ments about kick­ing men in the balls, seem­ing­ly as a form of express­ing dis­agree­ment with men order­ing bev­er­ages that Joe doesn’t con­sid­er to be mas­cu­line:  What Joe said was, “Where I’m from if you ordered one of those you’d get kicked in the nuts.”  This was in ref­er­ence to the German drink known as a radler — what many oth­ers may know as a shandy.  At the time I won­dered…

"Top Chef’s Joe Sasto and the power of crystals"

The Normalization of Sexual Assault Against Men

I’ve long been of the opin­ion, and spo­ken pub­licly about the dou­ble-stan­­dard that exists in Western soci­ety, at least, when it comes to vio­lence against men vs. vio­lence against women, and sex­u­al assault against men vs. sex­u­al assault against women.  The fact of the mat­ter is, of course, that there should be no “vs,” and no debate about the fact that, basi­cal­ly, what is good for the goose is good for the gan­der when it…

"The Normalization of Sexual Assault Against Men"