It's hardly a well-kept secret that journalists can make an interviewee sound like she said pretty much anything. Those of us who are asked to speak on controversial topics know we risk seeing our words twisted to fit a predetermined narrative -- even to suggest the exact opposite of what we clearly meant -- every… Continue reading CNN Makes Jaclyn Friedman Sound Like a Victim-Blamer! Again!
Kathy Kinney (best known as Mimi on The Drew Carey Show) has co-authored a book with a publishing exec I've never heard of named Cindy Ratzlaff - the book's website states: Ratzlaff is a publishing executive, who created marketing campaigns for more than 100 New York Times best-selling books, including The South Beach Diet, as… Continue reading Queen of Your Own Life!
As a Pop Culturalist, I've never found it my job to critique media I do not enjoy, nor do I give much credence to those who do. It's really easy to pick apart even the legitimate shortcomings of media you don't like, but it's hardly productive. Okay, so you found all the problematic elements of… Continue reading Everybody Loves a Strawman!
Throughout my personal fat acceptance journey there have been small moments of victory that I actually realized were victories at the time. The time where I tossed a size 10 sequin raincoat - I fit for all of ten minutes back in 2002 - into the donation pile without one second of, "Well, maybe I… Continue reading The Last Dragon
If you haven't yet read Kate's latest piece on the Kevin Smith/Southwest Airlines debacle, get thee to Broadsheet, stat. It is definitive, and it is moving, and it will remind you of why you started reading Kate's work in the first place. Whenever the issue of whether larger people should be forced to buy two… Continue reading Read more Kate
It will surprise few people who pay attention to American politics that Sarah Palin is a world-class hypocrite. But her recent foray into the politics of language and disability have proved that her hypocrisy is dyed in the wool, an amazing contradiction of terms: openly disingenuous, profoundly committed to shallowness. She's taken one of the… Continue reading With advocates like this, who needs hate radio?
Tron: Legacy finally has an official release date - Christmas 2010 - and I am a trying to tamp down my excitement. Look, I come from a time where one had to use a steam engine to play Combat. Tron blew into town at time when Disney was trying to get its groove back. The… Continue reading Fluff: Tron Legacy or Tron 2: Electric Boogaloo