11 Things I Couldn't Get Anybody To Write About This Week

Because everyone here at xoJane listens to me SO HARD.
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Because everyone here at xoJane listens to me SO HARD.

So every morning, Emily sends me and all of the other xoJane contributors ideas for potential topics for that day. This is aside from all of us just writing about ourselves day in day out, which is a given. These are more topical and actually related to the outside world, rather than the inner/insular worlds we readily talk to you about given half a chance.

Then I weigh in and say  which topics I especially want people to cover and maybe some possible angles for them and will you guys pleasepleaseplease cover these? So instead of a weekend round-up in which I tell you my favorite posts from the previous week, I am going to use this space to rant about the ideas that no one listened to me on. Oh, kidding. Here they are, though, in case you want to check them out:


Editor-In-Cheeto (Madeline wrote this caption)

NYT claims men invented the Internet, pisses off women in tech http://boingboing.net/2012/06/03/nyt-men-invented-the-inter.html

Book smell perfume, which made me realize that I want a perfume that smells like Seventeen magazine circa 1977  http://steidlville.com/books/1312-Paper-Passion.html

 Boobvertising vs. dickvertising? http://www.adweek.com/news/advertising-branding/breast-advertising-140889

Dress Barn changing name -- maybe we could list some suggestions? http://nymag.com/daily/fashion/2012/06/dress-barn-considering-new-name.html

Mark Paul Gosselar says saved by the bell is not a great show -- seems like a good tie-in to do some kind of recap/nostalgia reality check on it...I may have some of it on DVD [that "I" is Emily being helpful, as usual] http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/06/mark-paul-gosselaar-saved-by-the-bell_n_1575772.html

Fashion ad campaigns of fall 2012 [I actually said I preferred we didn't write about these, but if you want to read about them, here you go] http://nymag.com/daily/fashion/2012/05/see-the-first-of-the-fall-2012-campaigns/jcr:content.html

Wilhelmina seeks older models http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/06/wilhemina-models-older-models_n_1572224.html

Sherri Shepard reports Twitter rape threat to police http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/07/sherri-shepherd-rape-tweet-police_n_1577466.html

Did Obama make a blowjob joke? Answer: no http://www.politico.com/politico44/2012/06/obamas-risqu-joke-125518.html

Curvaceous asses are "back in style!" Body types or parts being "in style" is always a big "oh lord" for me and I thought someone could write about it in a funny way. [I still want someone to do an entire "Facebook makeover," by the way, only working out from the waist up, only styling the front of their hair, etc etc. Will someone write that up already?] http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2155483/Kim-Kardashian-Jennifer-Lopez-Curvaceous-derrieres-style.html?ITO=1490

 Half of female workers today say they are discriminated against on a daily basis  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2155820/Mad-Men-era-isnt-dead-Half-female-workers-today-believe-sexually-discriminated-DAILY-basis.html?ITO=1490