🎥 The Northern California Science Writers Association: Beyond the genital handshake: A conversation about the vagina and penis by authors Jen Gunter & Emily Willingham
- Wednesday, January 27, 7-9 p.m., Pacific time
➤ The Sunday Magazine, CBC Radio: Life lessons from the animal penis.
- Life lessons from the animal penis: Science writer and biologist Emily Willingham speaks to Common about her book Phallacy: Life Lessons from the Animal Penis. She takes us through the wide world of penises in the animal kingdom and how they compare to the relatively-boring human penis, how the penis plays such an outsized role in our conception of masculinity — and what's at stake for men, boys and society at large when we reduce a person down to a body part.
- Also, "Spiky, hypodermic, or long: Biologist who studied animal penises says it shouldn't be a 'measure of a man'", transcript here.
➤ The Brain & Brand Show with Timothy Maurice: Phallacy of Power, Equality Beyond the Penis.
➤ Science Friction with Natasha Mitchell: Phallacy! Life lessons from the animal penis.
- Timothy interviews penis researcher and author of "Phallacy, Life Lessons from the Animal Penis”. Together, they explore how our understanding of genitalia has influenced gender inequality. They also discuss what we can learn from the ongoing studies of both the vagina and the penis about just how similar we are, and what we should be focused on if we hope to achieve gender equality.
- From d*ck pics to the world's Weinsteins and Epsteins, is it time to reconsider what makes a penis...a penis? ... Emily Willingham thinks it's time to put the human penis into perspective ... for the sake of all of humanity.
✎ Q&A and coverage of PHALLACY at Scientific American in China [Mandarin].
✎ Coverage of PHALLACY in Smithsonian Magazine.
- "The more scientists learn about penises, the more they realize how varied sex organs are. Just ask Emily Willingham, a biologist and journalist who’s been studying penises for over a decade. Her book, Phallacy: Life Lessons from the Animal Penis, hit shelves in September. Phallacy plunges readers into the wild and wacky world of animal genitalia while exploring the social and cultural significance of penises as symbols of power and identity."
➤ Nerdette: Your Weekend Starts Here: Fleets, Sweets And Animal BLEEPs [the bleeps are penises, ofc]
🎥 Facebook Live with Dr. Carin Anne Bondar
- "We have a conversation you’ve all been waiting for: Emily Willingham tells us about her new book titled Phallacy: Life Lessons from the Animal Penis. It’s wild!"
🎥 Georgia Center for the Book at DPCL: Health & the Human Experience Author Q&A
- Thursday, November 12, 1:30 Pacific VIDEO POSTING SOON
➤ Taboo Science Podcast: Episode 003, Penises (natch)
- I talk with Ashley Hamer of Discover about, well, penises.
- "How does the human penis measure up to the rest of the animal kingdom? What can the shape of the penis tell us about human mating? And what is up with society's obsession with the penis?"
✎ Review of PHALLACY in the New York Post (!!!), which I, um, didn't see coming.
- "For a thorough stroll through this portion of the biological world, there’s “Phallacy: Life Lessons from the Animal Penis” (Avery), out now, by science writer Emily Willingham. ... But, unlike all of these other animals, Willingham says, human genitals aren’t the most important organs when it comes to copulation. Rather, she writes, it’s the human mind that “deserves to be re-centered as the most fundamental element of our sexual behaviors.”
✎ Review of PHALLACY by Bethany Brookshire at Science News
- "In Phallacy, biologist and science writer Emily Willingham takes readers on a historical, evolutionary and often hilarious tour of the penises of the planet. 'Nothing gets clicks like a story about dicks,' she writes. 'Even if it’s about a penis that’s 1.5 millimeters long and millions of years old.' Along the way, she puts the human penis into much-needed perspective."
🎥 Facebook Live with Dr. Carin Anne Bondar
- Video here
- Phallus Fallacies and Whale Snot: Writing About Weird Biology for More than Just Laughs: A conversation with Emily Willingham, Nick Caruso and Mara Grunbaum.
- Video here.
✎ A great review of PHALLACY from one of my favorite writers, Aatish Bhatia.
✎ Wall Street Journal
- Only available to his Patreon subscribers, which is money well spent. He's also incredible at interactives and extremely clever enterprises he calls "web experiences." About PHALLACY, Bhatia writes: "... while on the surface this is a book about the biology of penises, it also a deeply feminist read that makes many important critiques of how male dominance has skewed our perspectives of science and society. Highly recommended."
- Review: ‘Phallacy: Life Lessons From the Animal Penis’ Review: Genitalia Tales. Science has diligently studied the male organ. The female? Not so much.
- “If you like did-you-know books, and your tastes run a little outré, then PHALLACY is worth a look...Ms. Willingham has written an amusing book, willing to tackle pressing issues.”
- Book excerpt: Does a Millipede Have a Penis? Well ... Define 'Penis'
- In which I answer the question, What's a penis?, among many other things.
- A podcast Q&A in which I talk about the experience of reading my audiobook and which person I would have loved for the job had I not done it myself.
- Where I discuss "What It Means - And Doesn’t Mean - To Be A Man" with Chion Wolf in a fun interview.
- Episode 64: How Science Is Redefining the Penis
- Science Track: Nature Is Still Kinkier Than You
- Episode 573: Penis. That's It. That's the Title.
- Sorry Guys, Your Penis Is Not As Powerful As You Think, by Vicki Larson