I’m tired of watching middle-aged white men having mid-life crises and cheating on their wives and failing as fathers and committing terrible crimes and trafficking in moral ambiguity
I’m embarrassed by the fact that I expect this sort of behavior. I should expect more, we all should.
Government interference with the operations of businesses should be anathema to Republicans, yet when it comes to abortion, their supposed core values go right out the window.
We're supposed to sit there silently tolerating the abuse, maintaining stiff upper lips.
There's another Kermit Gosnell out there racking up medical complaints right now, and no one is making a move to stop him.
bad words
INCLUDING: what "bitching" once had to do with pouring tea, and some unexpectedly amazing English origins of the c-word. This is not a place for delicate sensibilities.

Jul 3, 2013 at 1:00pm | 163 comments

So what now? I guess I’m supposed to be filled with regret over my barren womb and spinster future?
"Real Beauty" features and advertisements cleverly sell you products under the guise of body-positivity while actually reinforcing the idea that a woman's worth is based on the way she looks to others.
All you have to do is type "karma" and "Angelina" in Twitter search engine to find the sad.
Video games are changing, and more women are playing them. Whether you like it or not.

Mar 28, 2013 at 11:00am | 116 comments

black women
Commentator Zerlina Maxwell did a brave thing this weekend. She went on Fox News, not exactly a bastion of human rights commentary, and said that if we want to stop rape, we need to educate men on the subject, rather than putting the responsibility on women.
domestic violence
Whatever Steenkamp endured in their relationship before her death was quietly shoved under the carpet, and no one talked about it; just like no one talks about domestic violence in any cases involving “heroes.”
When people can’t even engage respectfully with a woman saying she’s harmed by something people in her environment are doing, it’s kind of impossible to hope for any meaningful change.
good guys
Why is it that so many “good guys” act like adult babies, and not in a fetish sense?
Corrigan’s column appears to have been an attempt at satire, but the fact that he’s an incredibly shitty writer means it fell far short of the intended goal. Instead it just reads like a string of misogynist jokes glued together with flapping noises from his butt cheeks.
revenge porn will be porting a lot of content from the original “Is Anyone Up?” and it’ll be adding lots more user-submitted material, along with a chilling new submission field: address.
gay best friend
A writer for The Good Men Project is arguing that the majority of gay men think it's acceptable to assault and insult women, using their sexualities as an excuse.
This new book, "Raising Boys Feminists Will Hate" says that feminists want nothing more than to "take your son and eradicate his masculine uniqueness." Discuss.
If a man tells you he likes Bukowski as a way of telling you about himself, this is shorthand for telling you that he thinks alcoholism and misanthropy are kind of romantic.
I have become some sort of “expert” on DSK. Perhaps “obsessed” would be a more suitable term to describe my tendency to scout every news source in four different languages trying to understand his actions or his motivations. This has not been a good week for my understanding.

Apr 2, 2012 at 4:00pm | 24 comments

car shopping
Women don't drive stick and red is the same color as black -- and other words of wisdom from car salesmen.
Sexual harassment allegations and claims of misogynistic abuse online both involve women talking about something they experience as hurtful. So in both cases there are people lined up to tell them that it never happened.