Friend of Shapely Prose Elysia (who writes the blog Born That Way) is an evolutionary biologist, and she had some choice words for the latest dude to use evolutionary psychology as an explanation for why he believes seriously douchey things about women. Please give Elysia a warm welcome. -- Kate My friend Sweet Machine brought a… Continue reading Guest Blogger Elysia: Evo Psych and Icky Girls
Dear [name redacted]: I get it. Discussing the fabulous ordinary whiteness of being as portrayed in Stillman films such as Last Days of Disco and Metropolitan is really hot. He creates fantastic, witty - albeit incredibly fatuous and pretentious - characters, giving them meaningful goals and interesting things to say. And I like what you… Continue reading That Lump in Your Pants is Not My Sexual Education Opportunity
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!
You know Spring is truly on its way when media outlets pick up every story matching the keyword, "Dating". The latest being so-called "Nice Guys" seeking assistance in cultivating their inner jerk in order to rid themselves of such despicable qualities as: empathy, respect and appropriateness. There is nothing new here; same rehash of the… Continue reading Zombie Playa Revisited
According to the Vancouver Sun, there's a new way to torture yourself through dieting. Literally: The medical procedure involves stitching a small piece of polyethylene mesh onto a patient's tongue, making it painful to ingest solid foods and forcing a low-calorie, liquid diet. You pay a nice man named Dr Nikolas Chugay to spend 10… Continue reading Gobsmacked
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
Hey all, remember back in July when Washington Post fashion writer Robin Givhan mean-girled soon-to-be Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor for not dressing femme enough? It turns out those "1980s lady power broker" suits were chosen for her by "government officials." There is not enough desk for my forehead right now.