Archive for the 'Feminism's Bloody Aftermath' Category

In Defense of Having Children
Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

This piece originally appeared on The Awl
Disclosure! I will begin by stating that, at the age 31, I currently have no children. Which, in and of itself, will be a driver for many parents to click the “BACK” button on their browsers while muttering that I have nothing resembling a fucking clue about this [...]

Why Settle for Lori Gottlieb’s View of Life? Live Your Own
Thursday, February 18th, 2010

I’ve made no secret of my feelings for Lori Gottlieb. Ever since my response to her “Settle for Him Girls” piece two years ago, I’ve strapped on the view that her Atlantic article-cum-book-cum-potential-chick flick is nothing more than the fallout of a woman unhappy with her life choices, who felt compelled to mold those crappy [...]

Today’s Sign of the Apocalypse: Toddlers in Heels
Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

What does it mean when one of the most famous three-year-olds in the world is toddling around in high heels and designer coats? Nothing good, my friends. Nothing good. Check out my piece in today’s New York Post to read the full rant.

Just Because a Movie Is God Awful Doesn’t Mean It’s Misogynistic
Thursday, October 29th, 2009

Which is the perfect segue into this week’s Horror Chick, a discussion of the terribleness of Antichrist. I’d like to give a proper hat tip to Garrett, who is responsible for alerting me to the alternative wonderfulness that is The Gay Bed and Breakfast of Terror (see clip).

On Horror Films, Hefner, and Porn
Thursday, October 15th, 2009

This week’s Horror Chick is about Paranormal Activity, that new “Blair Witch”-type thing that’s being hailed the “scariest movie ever made” (if by “scariest” you mean “most packed with set pieces from Bed Bath & Beyond,” then I concur). One of the points that sort of found its way in there is about porn — [...]

Men Are Dumb: Special Letterman Edition
Friday, October 9th, 2009

I can’t tell you how many men have told me that men are idiots. It doesn’t come in response to any prompting (”Hey Reid/Neil/Dave/Tom, do you think men are idiots?” “Why yes, I do”). No, it’s made as a declaration of fact that’s accepted as universal truth. In any normal conversation that turns to male [...]

“Jennifer’s Body”: Megan Fox and the Demon Pretty
Monday, September 21st, 2009

In this week’s Horror Chick column, I rant about Diablo Cody’s blood-soaked Juno followup, starring the absurdly attractive (and intelligent dammit) Megan Fox.
To be honest (which I’m pathetically incapable of not being) I liked and respected parts of this movie more than I let on here. There was some great toxic friendship dialogue in [...]

In Which I Defend the Intelligence of Megan Fox
Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

Yup, you read that right. Check out the full story here. Since when does being a hot actress preclude you from having a single working brain cell?

Crazy Ladies
Thursday, June 4th, 2009

Some men have a tendency to call women “crazy.” They toss it around like a Frisbee on Labor Day. But the worst part is, they’re sometimes under the severe delusion that it’s actually true.
See, the thing is, very few people are actually crazy, by the formal definition. According to psychiatric stats, only around 4% of [...]

Chicks Are People Too
Monday, May 4th, 2009

Oodles of words have been written about the differences between men and women. Trying to conceptualize just how many is like those graphics showing how many pennies are in a $10.5 trillion government bailout. For a long time, I wrote off most gender-based rants as a bunch of unenlightened crap–at the end of the day, [...]