We're getting a better picture of Benjamin Straight, author of yesterday's controversial Portrait of the Female Law Student as a pathetic, fake baguette-toting Carrie Bradshaw idolizing exercise anorexic full of misplaced righteousness and drowning in a whirlpool of media-condoned denial. (Wait, I am making it sound somewhat good. It is not, but it is kind of interesting.) Here is what is more interesting: Benjamin Straight was once a budding feminist. Not four years ago, he authored book on the Feminine Condition called The Two Finger Diet: How The Media Has Duped Women Into Hating Themselves. Written in 2003, The Two Finger Diet is a very self-serious, undergrad-y take on...uh...the nexus of feminism and capitalism, plastic surgery & eating disorders, basically all our beats. A typical excerpt:
Kinja is in read-only mode. We are working to restore service.