This Week in Misogyny: New Year, Same Old Shit

Welcome to 2014! Things don’t seem to be much better here in the future, do they? (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Read More This Week in Misogyny: New Year, Same Old Shit

This Week in Misogyny: It Just Keeps Coming

There’s never an end in sight when it comes to finding misogyny in the news. People are literally getting away with murder, telling high school girls that they ought to focus more on being moms than getting jobs, making it harder for women to get healthcare, and just generally being terrible human beings. (As usual, trigger warnings apply for just about everything). Read More This Week in Misogyny: It Just Keeps Coming

Would You Like a Stack of Old French Playboys?

[NSFW] I recently came into possession of a stack of  French Playboys from the early ’90s. They were a vestige from a former occupant casually left behind or my friend, the new renter. She took one look and ceremoniously handed me the box saying, “You have to look at these, they are incredible,” and so look I have. From Novembre 1992 to Mars 1996, I have a dazzling display of tanned breasts fanning out before my eyes. And recorded for posterity, here is the trip I took down Playboy Lane. Read More Would You Like a Stack of Old French Playboys?

Undone by One Male Stranger’s Critique

About two months ago I had a disturbing experience that really drove home to me how entitled some men (and women, of course, but this post is about  a man) feel they are to offer unsolicited opinions on women’s bodies. Until it happened to me, I thought the epidemic of weird body standards and unthinking criticism was largely limited to glossy mags or bitchy fashion sites. Read More Undone by One Male Stranger’s Critique