A London salon has been charging a “fat tax” to wax women over a U.K. size 12. More
It sounds like a misogyny-filled frat party with awful music that you can never leave. More
“Abercrombie & Fitch does not discriminate based on religion and we grant religious accommodations when reasonable.” This is a funny joke, because A&F does discriminate based on religion! And also other things. More
Earlier this week, Elle Magazine released its 2013 Power Survey, a collection of career-related statistics collected with the help of the Center for American Progress. For this report, Elle and the CAP polled a large number of respondents on questions relating to work, parenting, discrimination, and more, with a particular focus on women’s issues. The findings ranged from vaguely encouraging to downright depressing; here are the ones that stood out most to me. More
Last I checked, being “effortlessly cool” and “timeless” didn’t include discrimination. In fact, the easiest and fastest way to seem dated is to show ignorance of this sort, oui? More
Of all the colleges in this great nation, Smith College in Northampton, MA has one of the most feminist, inclusive, and social justice-y reputations. In my mind, I have always pictured it as the sort of place where “gender” is understood as an oppressive societal construct, where you can take 100 classes on the aforementioned concept, and where women of all kinds frolic in Gaia’s magic garden of self-actualization. Which is why I was so surprised to find out that Smith College has been rejecting transwomen, i.e. male-to-female trans persons who identify as women, on the grounds that they are not “real” women. More
As we have noted many times, the fashion industry is notably slow to change its ways. From stereotypical, historically racist earrings by major designers to its continuously excused use of blackface on white models, fashion to barely using black models in runway shows has somehow not gotten the memo that racial diversity exists and the racism is — to put it lightly — “so out.” Even Victoria’s Secret model Chanel Iman openly admits to dealing with racism in fashion. More
This is what happens when you give a homophobe a pen and paper: “P.S. my daughter also was gay. It destroy her life and my grandson.” More
In the wake of a tragedy like the recent Newtown massacre, it’s only natural to try to make sense of what has happened. As humans are social creatures, it’s also natural (and correct, I think), to attempt to look at it in a systemic way, especially considering these kinds of killings have dramatically increased over the past 30 years. Yesterday’s New York Times editorial by our old pal Christy Wampole attempts to do both of those things. Unfortunately, the conclusion she comes to is so off base as to make me question whether she’s just trolling us, or what. In short: she believes that we can (and should) stop young white men from lashing out and killing people by having more empathy for their loss of privilege in modern society. Say what? More
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Could He End Up In Jail For This?
So I’m not voting for Barack Obama. I’ll tell you more about that decision in a few days, after the election hysteria has died down and people are less likely to scream at me. That said, it’s not like he hasn’t done a single thing I agree with during his tenure as president. Hence, in the interest of being nice to my Democrat friends (with whom I share many ideals) on a day that’s important to them, I’m going to talk about one of them, and that’s the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. (Warning: I am also going to critique its shortcomings.) More
Here’s one for the blogs: a 29-year-old New Jersey woman named Lauren Odes claims she was fired on account of her outrageous hotness. Odes, a data entry professional, believes her looks and (comparatively) provocative fashions were too much for her Orthodox Jewish employers at wholesale lingerie company Native Intimates. More
Want a cushy job at Google? Put down the cake! More
This is depressing on a number of levels, but also not too surprising. More
Feeling cheated on, but can’t figure out why? There’s a new kind of infidelity in town, and it’s financial. Guess that’s where that mysterious new plasma screen came from… – Reuters
All he needs is imagination and some AA batteries, and he can be anything you want him to be. – Huffington Post
Mile High Flights has been shut down, on the grounds that the in-flight sex posed a safety hazard. For the passengers, or for the pilots? – YourTango
Riding the slutwave with Katy Perry’s boobs. – The Frisky