Weird gender discrimination thing you probably never noticed or knew about! Men get 70% of speaking roles on film. Women get only 28.4%. The other 1.6% go to iguanas and monkeys. More
How long do you think you could go without looking in a mirror? I’m going to say I could go about four hours, providing I could also look at myself in windows or reflective pools. One woman managed to do it for a year. According to The Daily Mail, the experiment helped one woman gain self confidence. More
I end up feeling pretty bad for short guys. I mean, not Napoleon. I do not feel particularly bad for Napoleon. I think, ultimately, like Jay Gatsby, Napoleon was alright in the end. Nor do I feel particularly bad for Hugh Dancy, who is a very short man, but seems to have a lovely relationship with Claire Danes. I also do not feel bad for Tom Cruise because I think he is utterly insane.
But, you know, all the other ones.
I’ve spent a lot of time hearing and thinking about Sheryl Sandberg‘s Lean In, which encouraged people to push harder even if meant being thought unfeminine (Mark Zuckerberg told Sandberg had to stop worrying about people liking her). So I was pretty excited to hear about The Athena Doctrine which says that, actually, men should try to be more like women. More
Basically, every time there is a piece written about how women aren’t funny, the thesis seems to be, “Women are not funny, because I do not find them to be so, and I am right about everything all of the time.” By that logic you could also say that monkeys in tiny suits are not funny (they are) or that large hammers are not funny (they definitely are). More
You know how we are always doing “what your… says about you?” Of course you do. They are practically my favorite thing to do. Cosmopolitan has clearly stolen this idea from us, and they are telling you what your menstrual cramps are trying to communicate. Your menstrual cramps are saying that you are dying, probably. Some spoilers, and I’m going to fill in the details they forgot: More
When it comes to the struggle for women to obtain educations in countries that oppose the very idea of it, the lengths that people will go to on either side are shocking. More
When you think of people who shine shoes, do you imagine an aging man who has tips on what’s going on in the market? Someone who wears a bow tie? Someone who, in a movie, says to the young upstart on Wall Street, “Money doesn’t make anybody happy, son. Only love does that.” That’s advice that the protagonist will not take, until his fall from grace. At the end he’ll see the old shoe-shine man, nodding sagely, and he’ll realize that man was truly a master of obvious facts.
You watch too many old movies. Now men just want their shoes shined by sexy women in short shorts. More
I can think of a lot of “worst things you can say to a woman.” Mostly, telling them to smile. Every woman hates that. However, I haven’t considered this as a seriously as The Daily Mail who has a list of the worst things you can possibly say to a woman. They report:
Asking a woman ‘when’s the baby due?’ when she is not actually pregnant has been voted the worst thing a man can say to a lady – according to a new poll. More
Margaret Thatcher – a woman who was or was not a feminist – died this morning at the age of 87. She was the first female Prime Minister in the UK. She died of a stroke after a long struggle with dementia. There are a lot of different people who will describe her in a lot of different ways. She was known for her strong stand against the miner’s union, and her close relationship with Ronald Reagan, and the words you use to describe her might depend on how you feel about those topics. However, whatever you feel about those things, it’s still worth remembering that she was the first female Prime Minister in the UK. More
Imagine that the government told you that you couldn’t show certain sections of your legs, and if you were to reveal those portions of your body, you would be arrested. Each and every morning, you would have to double check … More