Author Archives: Jennifer Wright

Are There Female Lone Wolves?

Are There Female Lone Wolves?

There is a stereotype in movies and literature, perhaps one exemplified by The Wolverine (opening this Friday) that there are certain men who are just so cool, and independent, and able to shoot spikes out of their fingers that they need never settle down or find a mate. That they should probably just be lone wolves forever, because it’s their way. Weirdly, Willie Nelson embodies this notion more than Wolverine does, but let’s just go with it. Are there female equivalents? How do they compare? Let’s assess some of them. More »

Women In Tokyo Are Being Paid To Put Ads On Their Thighs

Women In Tokyo Are Being Paid To Put Ads On Their Thighs

Advertising is weird now, isn’t it? Personally, I’m convinced that all of Occupy Wall Street may just have been a viral marketing ploy to promote The Newsroom. I don’t know. They’re making it seem that way in every single advertisement. And I know that we have flash mobs, and Kim Kardashaian is being paid… how much is she being paid to promote things on her Twitter? Whatever it is, I’m sure it’s an ungodly amount. More »

Hair Shaming Is The Worst

Hair Shaming Is The Worst

All I ever want is for my hair to be cut at one blunt length. I pin it up a lot, and that’s easier to do if it’s all one length, and I also curl it a lot, which, again, works better if it’s one length. Also, I shouldn’t really have to justify this, because it is my own damn hair. More »

Why Do We Forgive Politicians Like Eliot Spitzer But Condemn Sex Workers?

Why Do We Forgive Politicians Like Eliot Spitzer But Condemn Sex Workers?

Honestly, I’m not particularly shocked that sometimes powerful men cheat. I’m not particularly shocked that sometimes they cheat with sex workers. I don’t think it’s great, but I’m not really outraged by it. I don’t view it is as the worst thing a human being can do, because that is… drop kicking puppies off cliffs, I guess? Sure.

But I do think it’s a bit outrageous that politicians – like Eliot Spitzer – get to resume their careers when sex workers don’t. More »

Shelved Dolls: Consuelo Vanderbilt – Really Worked Past Her Terrible Mother

Shelved Dolls: Consuelo Vanderbilt - Really Worked Past Her Terrible Mother

So, last week, we established that you do not have a bad relationship with your mother. You may think you do. You may think that your mother is domineering or too intense or other not so flattering qualities that people label their mothers, but at least your mom didn’t sell you into a loveless 19th century marriage to a Duke so dour he was hilariously known as “Sunny.” More »

Maybe Sex And The City Was A Great Feminist Show

Maybe Sex And The City Was A Great Feminist Show

It’s pretty commonly accepted that we all decry Sex and the City, now. It seems a bit like a relic of an earlier time (she was able to spend that much on clothes while working on one newspaper column? She was a columnist who did not know how to work e-mail?) And, gosh, that second movie was terrible. Really, really terrible. Basically only about buying stuff and making puns. So Emily Nussbaum‘s New Yorker piece on how it was actually a very good, progressive, feminist show is fascinating. More »

Unexpected Things That May Happen When The Royal Baby Is Born

Unexpected Things That May Happen When The Royal Baby Is Born

God, I’m sorry, I just find this royal birth watch business a bit boring. I mean, we know what’s going to happen, right? She’s going to have a baby. Whether it is a boy or a girl, it will inherit the throne, one day, like a bajillion years from now, because the royals live FOREVER. I suppose there’s some suspense to whether it will be a boy or a girl, or if they will name it Diana, but not enough. But take heart! These completely unexpected things could happen. More »