Guest Bloggers, Intersectionality, Pop Culture, Self-Image

Guest Blogger Mean Asian Girl: Oh? No! Or, Why I didn’t participate in the Facebook doppelganger meme

You may remember friend of SP Mean Asian Girl from her previous guest post, The Fantasy of Being White. We loved that post so much that we asked her to weigh in on that most vexing of seemingly innocuous little internet games: the Facebook celebrity twin meme. Thanks, MAG! -- Sweet Machine Oh? No! Or,… Continue reading Guest Blogger Mean Asian Girl: Oh? No! Or, Why I didn’t participate in the Facebook doppelganger meme

Fat, Pop Culture, You've Got to Be Kidding Me

Kevin Smith Kicked off Southwest Flight for Being Fat

So, a famous person has finally been fucked by an airline's fat policy. Director Kevin Smith got booted off a Southwest plane tonight, after he was already settled in "WITH ARM RESTS DOWN," as he put it on Twitter, where he's been documenting the experience. The captain apparently deemed him a "safety risk." I'll let… Continue reading Kevin Smith Kicked off Southwest Flight for Being Fat

Fashion, Fat, Femininity, Pop Culture, Sweet Machine

Photoshop’s greatest hits

It's nothing most of our readers haven't seen before, but Newsweek has a refresher course on the "biggest airbrushing scandals" of the 2000s. Consider it a visual illustration of the impossibly narrow standards of beauty that we've been talking about this week (and note especially how the women of color involved have had their skin… Continue reading Photoshop’s greatest hits

Fashion, Fat, Femininity, Hair, Media, Other Stuff We Read, Pop Culture, Sweet Machine

Links: Golden Globes backlash, or This one goes out to the ladies

Those of you who hopped on our Golden Globe live-blogging adventure on Sunday (which was way, way more fun than I expected -- GIVE YOURSELVES A HAND) might be interested in the following posts on Jezebel about (sadly predictable) sexist reactions to various women at the show: James Cameron & Kathryn Bigelow Used To Be… Continue reading Links: Golden Globes backlash, or This one goes out to the ladies