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on banning bossy

on banning bossy

So Sheryl Sandberg, the patron saint of leaning in, has handed down a new commandment from the mount: Ban “bossy”. (I had to convince myself not to write “excommunicate ‘Bossy’ from your vocabulary.” A holy trinity of inconsistent religious imagery! Apparently poorly-constructed figurative devices give me a weird thrill today.) When I heard about this,(…)

lies told by at least one female

lies told by at least one female

A twitter hashtag is going around, getting people all riled up. It’s called #liestoldbyfemales and it’s largely sexist bullshit. Shit like “Tell me the truth, I won’t get mad” and “No I’m not jealous!” and “I’m not a stupid slut.” You know, things that are lies! That upsets me, especially because I am a female and(…)

please shut up about millennials, i’m begging you

please shut up about millennials, i’m begging you

It looks like we’re still doing this. Saying things about millennials. I asked us to stop, but I guess we’re not stopping. Fine. The latest offense comes from psychotherapist Brooke Donatone writing at Slate. She thinks we “can’t grow up” and are “unable to think for [ourselves]” because of “helicopter parenting.” I think she needs(…)

stop describing food as “guilt free” you jerks

stop describing food as “guilt free” you jerks

Pinterest-addict that I am, I’ve noticed a pretty irritating trend lately. Maybe it has to do with everyone’s favorite upcoming eat-until-you-hate-yourself holiday. Healthier versions of food are now being marketed as not “low calorie” or “nutrient rich” or whatever, but “guilt free.” I’m sorry, but what? A quick search reveals that all of these otherwise(…)

shaving down there: the great paradox of womanhood

shaving down there: the great paradox of womanhood

Warning for Mom and Dad: This is a blog post about my vagina. I really encourage you to stop reading right now. (Everyone else, carry on.) So, my spooky webmaster tools have told me that folks have been arriving at this blog by searching the phrase “shaving down there.” Y’all, I have been wanting to write(…)

the menswear paradox

the menswear paradox

Lately I’ve been really into menswear as a fashion concept. You know, button down shirts, blazers, loafers, sensible belts. Aesthetically, I just think it looks really cool. But I’ve stumbled upon something problematic. Here’s a fact about society: Boys are cooler than girls. Think about it. If a little girl wants to play with trucks?(…)