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Why I hate dad bod (and I'm not even going to mention the stupid name)

Unless you’ve been living under a rock lately, you’ve read about dad bod. Supposedly it’s the trendy body shape for men. According to Mackenzie Pearson… 639 more words

Pink and Blue / True Gold / Nine Days Old:

Episode 11
Alright this episode isn’t for the faint of heart. I’m going to give my opinions on some matters which South Carolinians may take offense, and as history teaches us, there’s no one more dangerous than South Carolinians when they feel slighted (just ask Charles Sumner). 477 more words

Should boys be wearing skirts?

This is the reaction of New Zealand designer (and all-round nasty individual) Denise L’Estrange-Corbet has to the idea of gender-neutral uniform options being considered by schools. 182 more words


Whats the Verdict: Will the Feds impose gender quotas in Hollywood?

Whats the Verdict: Will the Feds impose gender quotas in Hollywood?

Last week the ACLU launched a petition via email to people in the entertainment industry asking them to urge the federal government to “look into biased hiring practices” that they claim run rampant in Hollywood. 347 more words


My Body is My Burden

My body is my blessing.

I am told to embrace it; its curves, blemishes, faults.

My body is beautiful.

Yet the exposure of my body is deemed a cry for attention… 148 more words

Can you tell if these passages are from Bernie Sanders' weird 1972 short story or "Fifty Shades of Grey"?

Earlier this week, Mother Jones unearthed a bizarre piece of writing, titled ‘Man-and Woman,’ that U.S. Senator and 2016 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders published in a Vermont alt-weekly paper in 1972. 206 more words

Arts And Culture

Late to the Party: Woman Seeks PhD

As usual I’m late to the party.

After debating the merits of creating an academic blog — because, really, do we need more of these? — I’ve decided to go for it. 512 more words