This is going to be a rant.
This is a video of New Hampshire State Representative Nancy Elliott, expressing support for HB1590, a bill to make gay marriage illegal (again) in her state. Her main point is that gay marriage involves anal sex, which she then describes as “taking the penis penis of one man and putting it into the rectum of another and wiggling it around in excrement.” She says “And you have to think…would I allow that to be done to me?”
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One of my hobbies is playing board games, and I like a good sale as much as the next guy (o.k., probably more than the next guy). Imagine my elation, then, when I saw the 50% off sign in the window of a game store in a local mall yesterday. Though I didn’t have a “Cash in the Attic” moment, I did find a game I couldn’t resist buying. It’s called Man Laws and Woman Rules: The Game of Life’s Unwritten Rules. I thought it would be fun to play it with all of you. Continue Reading »
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A week or so ago, I saw a slide show of “strange plastic surgeries” on MSNBC’s web site. While I’m pleased that the site listed these procedures as extreme (even “oddball”), I was struck by one thing in particular. Two of the surgeries were meant to remedy complaints about women’s calves. If a woman had “cankles”–large calves that stretch to her ankles (hence eliminating the “normal” curve the ankle/calf distinction creates)–she could correct the flaw with liposuction. If a woman had “radish calf”–large, muscular calves that apparently create too much of the aforementioned curve–she could inject botox to reduce the size of the muscle. The upshot of all of this is that a woman must neither have a calf that is too big nor too small. Like Goldilocks’ proverbial porridge, a truly feminine lower leg must be “just right.” Continue Reading »
Posted in books/magazines, cultural commentary, internet | Tagged cankles, Cosmopolitan, femininity, gender, masculinity, msnbc, plastic surgery, radish calf | 1 Comment »
I recently watched a BBC America documentary (part of the BBC Reveals series) called Perfect Private Parts. The hour long documentary is about labiaplasty and other genital plastic surgery. Labiaplasty, for those who don’t know, involves cutting and reshaping one or both sets of the labia, to make them smaller. The documentary is adamantly opposed to any surgery and the director, Lisa Rogers, states on camera that she is making the film in hopes of not only understanding why women undergo labiaplasty, but also dissuading viewers from considering these surgeries.
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By now you’ve probably heard, read about, or experienced the odd Facebook meme of women posting their bra color as their status, supposedly in order to raise awareness of/for breast cancer. Mashable’s brief article about the phenomenon was picked up by The Huffington Post, but I can’t find any other media coverage. Moreover, no one seems to know who is responsible for starting this meme. That’s probably for the best because the whole idea makes very little sense. Here’s why: Continue Reading »
Posted in cultural commentary, internet | Tagged bra, breast cancer, facebook, Huffington Post, mashable | 8 Comments »
I was channel flipping tonight and came across One Hit Wonders–Sex Hour on VH1. Now that’s quality TV! And one of the songs they played was “It’s Raining Men” and I was reminded of just how fabulous it is, so I had to share it (thank you Youtube):
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