Enough of the knob gags: penis size is a mental health issue | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

An academic studying penis size and self-esteem received endless puerile messages. But for many men, it’s no joke You have to feel sorry for Dr Alicia Walker. She tried to do a noble thing, which was to conduct a study into how a man’s penis size is related to his self-esteem and other factors, only to find that the internet responded to her request for pictures (or “dick pics” as the media framed it) accordingly and flooded her with joke images of cartoon characters. She cancelled the study this week , saying the quality of the data had been compromised. I imagine she is royally dicked off. Related: We need to talk about male suicide – and not just when celebrities suffer | Richard Taylor Continue reading...