The Paisano

Masculinity so fragile you’re even scared to be clean

Illustration by Amber Chin

Blue Flores, Staff Writer

September 29, 2020

Straight men have increasingly been the butt of many hygiene jokes lately. TikTok has exposed men who don’t open up their butt cheeks in the shower, and Twitter has had unofficial competitions to find products with the most all-in-one ingredients. Have straight men found efficiency and value in these p...

Dear AJ: #ChangeRapeCulture

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Alejandro Lopez

April 9, 2019

Hello readers! With the weeks winding down to graduation, it means my time writing Dear AJ at the Paisano is slowly coming to an end. With that being said, I am going to be focusing my last blogs on different topics. *Trigger Warning* before reading the rest of this post, I will be discussing a topic th...

I am not a feminist

Marchers hold up hand written protest signs.

Rudy Sanchez

February 26, 2019

I am not a feminist. I support and advocate for gender equality in all areas of society. I support women’s reproductive rights to choose. I understand we live in a patriarchal society where people are systematically disadvantaged. I understand that I, a cisgendered man, am endowed with certain privileges....

Talking toxic masculinity

Denise Frausto, senior, takes a stand.

Kimiya Factory

February 6, 2019

The Mexican-American Studies Department of UTSA aims to inform and make changes to cultural stereotypes within Mexican-American culture by presenting an important dialogue: Toxic Masculinity. On Feb. 14 the Mexican-American studies department will be presenting a 15 minute round-table panel discussion a...

A look at toxic masculinity (COMMENTARY)

A look at toxic masculinity (COMMENTARY)

Justice Lovin

March 7, 2017

If you google “Toxic Masculinity” you’re likely to find a list of sources challenging and ‘debunking’ an absurd idea that feminists are using to make manhood a bad thing. What you won’t find is anything substantial about toxic masculinity (though some of the challenges make for excellent...