Archive for the 'Gender Madness' Category

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 [...]

The Holiday Dating Guide for Women
Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

(This post is in response to John Carney’s Annual Guide to Holiday Romance)

Avoid any guy who lists “blogger” on his resume. The reasons to do this are too numerous to list.
Avoid any guy who starts a sentence with “If you Google me…”
Avoid any guy who quotes Judd Apatow and/or refers to his friends [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

The Internet Is For TV
Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

I’ve been radio silence for a while, so in a gesture of cyber-pennance, here’s a list of worthy things to check out around los Internets:
Smart Girls at the Party — a newly-launched Web series featuring Amy Poehler, Meredith Walker and Amy Miles doing a smorgasbord of awesome things (the primary being interviewing young girls who [...]

A Little Light Reading, While Rome Burns
Friday, September 26th, 2008

By no coincidence, it’s much more fun to write about crappy movies than good ones.
Also, for the record, I’m not an atheist — I just wish the people who make a living preaching that God exists could do a little better job of explaining why.
And finally, a comparison that needed to be made. [...]

Settle This
Monday, April 14th, 2008

This piece also appeared in The Huffington Post.
A month ago, I woke up feeling peaceful for the first time in months. I’m 29, I had just closed on my first apartment, and I was leaving a five-year relationship that, despite my dogged hopes of marriage, had become a stew pot of resentment and anger. While [...]

Eternal Love & Devotion, Times Five
Monday, October 1st, 2007

If you’re looking for something a bit more titillating than the usual fare (e.g. law, back problems, excessive sugar consumption) check out an article I wrote for this week’s Page Six magazine. It’s about New York women who practice polyamory (no, it’s not an exotic new kind of yoga). I doubt I’ll ever delve into [...]