Did you have a great Valentine’s weekend? Before we get into the news, let’s take a minute to appreciate this bit of adorableness courtesy of Blue Ivy and Beyoncé.
In which fashion is tone deaf not once, but twice.
I feel like I’m reading a lot of stories and seeing a lot of media that feature women who complain about a lack of engagement ring. One reason for this might be a lack of representation of women proposing to men; the only pop culture portrayal I can think of is Monica proposing to Chandler on Friends. […]
Ask UfYH: Married to the Slob
Q: Any advice on how I can train my husband to be less of a slob?
A dear colleague-turned-friend of mine is planning to head to the jewelry store this weekend to pick out her engagement ring. She already has the wedding dress, potentially the new home and the rest of her future planned out. She was just waiting for the right guy to turn up.
This week’s sampler platter of news errs more on the pop cultural than usual, I admit, but they all met my main criteria for selection: Upon seeing each headline, I thought, Ooh, now that’s interesting. Let’s get to it, shall we?
After the End
Living with my MIL was tough. Not living with her has been tough, too.
If there was ever a week to remember not to read the comments, it was this week. So much concern for Angelina Jolie’s boobs! And did you know feminism is to blame for gonorrhea and cheating husbands, while also being over? Neither did I! (Trigger warnings for the usual suspects apply.)
Not Gay Enough
From a very young age, I remember being subjected to the idea that I needed a man to “rescue me” and to “make me complete.” We are shown Disney movies in which the princess needs to be rescued, comedies where the leading lady is doing everything she can to nab a man, and movies in […]
Thanks to the lovely Sara Habein for helping me while I trotted the globe for two weeks. Let’s see what’s up, shall we?
You really should read this week’s dispatches. Why? They’ve got analysis of the sad double-standard of male and female movie stars in editorials, discussions of porn and some brainy literary discussion. But why should you really read this week’s dispatches? Because one of the articles has a delicious animated gif of Chris Hemsworth.
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Happy Friday, Persephoneers! Last week I was a little under the weather, so there was no movie review, but this week I’m back, as bright-eyed and bushy-tailed as always. And I have a classic movie pick for you: Indiscretion of an American Wife, starring Jennifer Jones and Montgomery Clift. The film was made in 1954 […]
A Rose By Any Other Name
Firstmute posted “Marriage: Sharing Whose Name, Exactly?“ on November 29, 2011. The piece is thoughtful and persuasive. However, my point of view is different and rests on the idea that as postmodern feminist theory evolves, so does the name game. I hope to add more ideas and perspectives on this debate.
Yeah, my name is now Tigress. What. I’m like a tiger! Just more ladylike. It’s still me, though. This week, Dr. Laura has advice for a woman who is anxious to get married.