Friday, November 18th, 2011

Latino Men Are Always The Most Critical Of Me

The people that get most upset about what I write are almost always Latino men. I’m not stereotyping or exaggerating — this is simply a fact. Nearly all of the hate mail that I’ve received after publishing certain articles has been from Latinos. This makes me uneasy, and I don’t even know how to unpack

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

Who Are Those Sexy Halloween Costumes Really For?

I have been annoyed by sexy Halloween costumes for a long time now. I don’t mean to disparage tastefully sexy and feminine clothing. I don’t think there is anything wrong with being feminine. I’m not some sort...

Friday, August 19th, 2011

News Taco To Go: Amnesty, Abuelitas, DREAMers Y La Frontera

Obama Admin Reverses Deportations, Opens Door For Amnesty When Women Hate Women: An Abuelita Story Obama Admin Says Dreamers Can Stay Case Of Border Patrolman Killing Mexican Boy Dismissed

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

How Do We Define Machismo?

Machismo, in my life, reminds me of songs like José Alfredo Jiménez’s “Mi Palabra es la Ley.” That paves the way to manliness. Boys will be boys, you know. So who is this macho man? What does...

Friday, June 17th, 2011

Thoughts Of Machismo On Father’s Day

I love my father more than I could ever put into words. And, now that I think about it, my father and his male relatives have been the people who have been the most formative in my...

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Confessions Of A “Mister Mom”

Los Angles, California — I get up at 7 a.m. and make coffee. By 7:30 a.m., my wife is looking for her keys to jet. By 8 a.m., my 10 month old son is already rolling around...

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Making Macho Latino Action Heroes

By Santiago Forero Austin, Texas — As an artist, I work with familiar media images to show how society molds beliefs about itself, particularly how these images encourage superficial judgments about the “other”. In my recent series, entitled...

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

The Drive-By Cat Call: Not Hot

“Heeeeeey!” I don’t suppose I’ll ever understand why, exactly, men think this is a good way to attract attention. I’ve never been tempted in the slightest to return these calls in kind, rather, when men do this...

Friday, April 29th, 2011

No Matter What You Do, Men Are Going To Look

Have you ever noticed ladies, that, no matter how you dress or how you act, men are going to check you out? I mean, whether they be bosses, co-workers, friends, stranger, acquaintances or just plain cochinos, they...

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

I Want A House Husband

Recently I was chatting with my great aunt, who grew up in the early part of the 20th century in Monterrey, Mexico. We were talking about a friend of hers whose husband didn’t work, but took care...