What I Learned When I Infiltrated A Pick-up Artist Forum

Ravishly’s Nikki Gloudeman went undercover in a PUA forum to see what kinds of awful things they say when they think they’re among friends. They were predictably terrible. TW misogyny. Read More What I Learned When I Infiltrated A Pick-up Artist Forum

The Stitch In My Side: Renavigating Racial Identity Through “Lilo & Stitch”

While Lilo & Stitch masquerades as a cartoonish, feel good science-fiction comedy, the real themes of the film touch on a much deeper emotion — a sense of family, of belonging — that’s almost impossible to capture in words. The film had the power to help me process my own childhood as a second-generation Japanese American, and to see value in my family’s cultural traditions. Read More The Stitch In My Side: Renavigating Racial Identity Through “Lilo & Stitch”

“I Am A Final Boss”: Interview With (Ex)-Games Critic Mattie Brice

“Mattie is just so hot—”

“I know, right!? I keep hoping she’ll give girls a try.”

My girlfriend and I are in bed. A tangled debacle of dyed hair now enjoined in communal swoon. Mattie Brice brings the pubescent high school crush to your lazy late morning love-a-thon. Read More “I Am A Final Boss”: Interview With (Ex)-Games Critic Mattie Brice

Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Ladyblogland let us know about some awesome stuff this week.

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Ladyblog You Should Be Reading: Ravishly

Happy Monday, friends! I’m tickled to announce a new partnership with the equally bookish and clever dames over at Ravishly, including P-Mag alum Jetta Rae.  Read More Ladyblog You Should Be Reading: Ravishly

An Insider’s Look At The Strangely Sexist World Of Waitressing

Like more than 2 million waiters and waitresses across the country, I know what it’s like to fill up water carafes while balancing a plate in the other hand, how to feign joy while crooning “happy birthday” to unsuspecting patrons, and the mnemonic devices necessary for memorizing specials, salad dressings and sides. And as for many, mastering these arguably odd, motor and interpersonal skills was in many ways a godsend — in my case, waitressing helped me through grad school and, later, my requisite unpaid journalism internship.

Having been through the waiter-ly ringer myself, I can vouch for the fact that serving is, in addition to many other things, absolutely sexist. Read More An Insider’s Look At The Strangely Sexist World Of Waitressing