Stories by Hugo Schwyzer

Hugo Schwyzer has taught history and gender studies at Pasadena City College since 1993, where he developed the college's first courses on Men and Masculinity and Beauty and Body Image. A writer and speaker as well as a professor, Hugo lives with his wife, daughter, and son in Los Angeles. Hugo blogs at his eponymous website and co-authored the recent autobiography of supermodel Carré Otis, Beauty, Disrupted. You can find him on Twitter at @hugoschwyzer. subscribe to Hugo Schwyzer's feed

Posted on: Nov 2, 2011, Source: Role Reboot

Gender theorists Nicole Rodgers and Hugo Schwyzer discuss why our pre-occupation with the number of sexual partners people have had is misguided.

Posted on: Oct 20, 2011, Source: The Good Men Project

Men with lower libidos than their female partners are subject to a slew of unfair stereotypes.

Posted on: Sep 12, 2011, Source: Bitch Magazine

Like women, men are pushed to obsess over unrealistic ways of looking and acting. And that hurts everyone.

Posted on: Jul 10, 2011, Source: The Good Men Project

At times, the sexual behavior of even the straightest of guys is driven by the need for other men’s approval. There’s a name for this behavior: homosociality.

Posted on: May 8, 2011, Source: The Good Men Project

One of the defenses of the macho ethic is that it encourages men to be tough to protect their families. Even if that were true, you can’t protect if you’re not there.

Posted on: May 1, 2011, Source: The Good Men Project

There's nothing wrong with appreciating a woman's beauty. But it's important to check out women in ways that aren't going to make them uncomfortable.

Posted on: Apr 19, 2011, Source: The Good Men Project

We've mostly let go of the silly notion that all women are hardwired to nurture rather than compete. What some of us are still not seeing is that men are every bit as adaptable.

Posted on: Apr 12, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Smart and amazing young women have somehow gotten the idea that in order to be treated with respect and love, they have to be damn near perfect.

Posted on: Mar 15, 2011, Source: The Good Men Project

Many men are obsessed with getting and maintaining hard-ons, a performance anxiety that becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. Losing my erections forced me to rethink my sexuality.

Posted on: Feb 22, 2011, Source: The Good Men Project

Many men seem concerned with how sexually experienced their partners are. But why does that matter?

Posted on: Feb 16, 2011, Source: The Good Men Project

Some men just don't want to be married. Others do, but unrealistically wait for the "perfect" partner.

Posted on: Feb 2, 2011, Source: The Good Men Project

Why men may be too willing to muddle through a mediocre marriage while women are less inclined to settle.